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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The first gramophone recording of songs in India was done in November 1902. However, the records were marketed only in 1903. A cursory glance at the various issues of Society of Indian Records Collectors (SIRC) indicates that early gramophone recordings were confined mostly to songs sung by ‘Bais’, ‘Devis’, ‘Jaans’, ‘Begums’ etc who mainly belonged to professions like courtesans, dancing, private concert singers etc. In view of their background, they recorded mostly semi-classical songs in the genre of Thumri, Dadra, Ghazals, Bhajans, Hori, Chaiti, Folks music etc. These genres of songs were popular among the masses thanks to theatres where some of the above mentioned singers acted in the plays. The popularity of these songs gave gramophone recording companies profitable business opportunity.

With the advent of talkies in 1931, the genre of semi-classical songs found place in the films as well. And who could have sung such songs better than the popular ‘gramophone’ singers like Jahanara Kajjan, Mukhtar Begum, Begum Akhtar, Mallika Pukhraj, Mushtari Bai, Jaddan Bai, Waheedan Bai, Indubala, Kamala Jharia etc. They found avenue to become actor-singer in the films of the 1930s and 40s.

In the initial period of talkies, music directors were mostly from the theatre background. A cursory perusal of the available songs of the films released during early 1930s reveals that their song compositions were mostly influenced by semi-classical genres like ghazals, thumris, dadras, bhajans etc. Some of the songs in films during this period were customised based on the popular songs sung by the semi-classical singers. There are many such instances from 1930s through 1960s. I will not go into the detailed listing. They are still in vogue even now in the guise of remix songs. However, I wish to share a few of them from films of early 1930s which came to my notice while writing this article:

1. Lagat karejwa mein chot phool gajra na maaro re from the film MADHURI (1932) sung by Chanda Bai. Unfortunately, the gramophone record for this song was not issued. It is based on a traditional bandish in raag Bhairavi which I guess, Chanda Bai may have sung umpteen times during her association with Parsi Theatres in the 1920s. By the way, Chanda Bai was Begum Akhtar’s first inspiration to become actor-singer when she was barely 7 years old.

2. Raam rang rang le mann aatm rang rang le mann from the film BHARATI MATA(1932). Again, the song is not available. Probably, the gramophone record may not have been issued for this song. I strongly feel that this Hindi version song may have been based on a popular Bhajan in raag Yaman sung by Panditrao Nagarkar in Marathi musical play ‘Sangeet Tulsidas’ (1928). This bhajan was made more popular by Pandit Bhimsen Joshi in the later years.

3. hai kya kya jalwa bhara hua and deejo darshan mujhe bansi ke bajaanewaale from the film AANKH KAA TAARA (1932) were first recorded as non-filmy bhajans by Indubala in June 1931. Later, Indubala sang these two songs in the film.

4. Koyaliya mat kar pukaar karjewa laage kataar from the film JAWAANI KAA NASHA (1935) was sung by Begum Akhtar in the film but the gramophone record was not issued. Later, she recorded this Dadra in 78 RPM record as non-filmy song and also a fuller length (over 10 minutes) in concerts which was also recorded as non-filmy song, probably in early 50s.

My emphasis in this article is to show that the inspirations for the filmy songs especially during the early period of talkies, by and large, came from scores of non-filmy semi-classical songs which were recorded during 1902 to say 1940.

Now let me talk about one more inspired song, inhi logon ne le leena dupatta mera which became very popular in 1972 when the film PAAKEEZAH (1972) was released. The song is still popular as a mujra song. At that time, I was not aware that a similarly worded song was sung by Shamshad Begum in the film HIMMAT (1941) until 2012. I wrote an article on the song in the Blog on the next day of my becoming aware of this song. The song was also repeated in AABROO (1943). The credit for the lyrics went to Majrooh Sultanpuri, Aziz Kashmiri and Tanveer Naqvi, respectively in the order of the films’ names which appear above. Of course, all the lyricists have made some minor changes in the lyrics.

During the discussion on the article mentioned above, Arun ji had mentioned that this was a traditional song sung in kothas (by courtesans). I had also mentioned in my article that the Shamshad Begum’s version gave a feel of a kotha song. After about 5 years since I wrote the article, it is now more or less confirmed that this is indeed a traditional kotha song. For this, I thank Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji for making available the traditional version of the song on YT about three months back.

Today, I am presenting a non-filmy version of ‘inhi logon ne le leena dupatta mera’ (1921) sung in Dadra style by Akhtari Jaan of Lucknow, a courtesan. Other than this, I have no information on Akhtari Jaan. It seems, her name has been mixed up with that of Akhtari Bai (Begum Akhtar) on the internet.

The lyrics of Akhtari Jaan’s version the last stanza has somewhat different wordings as against wordings of Shamshad Begum version. I assume that Aziz Kashmiri has made changes in the last stanza in Shamshad Begum’s version. Akhtari Jaan has rendered the Dadra with aalaaps. The name of the music director is not known. With only harmonium and percussion as musical instruments, I guess even the tune may be a traditional one.

After listening to the four versions of this song, Lata Mangeshkar’s version of the song still remain popular due to a better voice, a better orchestration and the improved technical support available for the song recording.

This non-filmy song becomes the second oldest recorded song on the Blog.


Song-Inhin logon ne le leena dupatta mera (Akhtari Jaan NFS)(1921) Singer-Akhtari Jaan

Lyrics

aaa aaa aa aa
inhin logon ne le leena dupatta mera
inhin logon ne le leena dupatta mera
inhin lo..gon ne
inhin lo..gon ne
inhin lo..gon ne
inhin lo..gon ne
inhin logon ne le leena dupatta mera
haan
inhin logon ne le leena dupatta mera

na jaano ba..jajwaa se poochho
na jaano ba..jajwaa se poochho
jisne asharfi gaz deenaa dupattaa mera
haan
jisne asharfi gaz deenaa dupattaa mera aa
inhi logon ne le leenaa dupattaa mera

na jaano rangrejiya se poochho
na jaano rang
na jaano rangrejiya se poochho
jisne gulaabi rang deenaa dupattaa mera
jisne gulaabi rang deenaa dupattaa mera
aaa aaa aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa re haan
inhin logon ne le leena dupattaa mera
inhin logon ne le leena dupattaa mera

na jaano more sainyyan se poochho
na jaano more sainyyan se poochho
jisne bula ke maza leena deenaa dupattaa mera
jisne bula ke maza leena deenaa dupattaa mera
inhin logon ne le leena
aaaa aa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa re haan
inhin logon ne le leena dupattaa mera
inhin logon ne
[mera naam Akhtari Jaan Lucknow se hai]

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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 05
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This melodius singing by Penaaz under the baton of Jaidev will not easily leave your mind long after the last note is played and heard. “Wow’ is what I can say after listening to her.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

If it is a post by me then it has to be someone’s’ birthday.

It is 8thSeptember. Our beloved Asha Bhonsle’s 84thbirthday. So let me wish her a very Happy Birthday with this very lively number from her Non- Film album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (1997). I just thought that it will be a lovely departure from routine to showcase the versatility of the forever young-at-heart Asha.
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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

zamaanaa bade shauq se sun raha tha
hameen so gaye daastaan kehte kehte
hameen so gaye

Today is the remembrance day of legendary singer Mukesh. (23 July 1922 to 27 August 1976).

“Each word from his lips was a pearl. No one could sing the way Mukesh did, with the right diction, inflexion and intonation. His vocal timbre was out of this world.”

These are the words of composer Salil Choudhary in praise of the voice of Mukesh.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 04
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Chhaya Ganguly is an ardent disciple of Madhurani, guru to so many other contemporary ghazal singers.

As mentioned earlier, Jaidev ji was so much impressed by Chhaya Ganguly’s voice and its tonal quality, much different from the prevalent style of most of the contemporary singers. He decided to make a devotional album suited to Chhaaya’s voice. The album ‘Bhakti Sudha’ was published by SaReGaMa (originally HMV, and then RPG) in 1983. It contains eight melodious devotional songs. Today’s post is the second Bhajan from this album to be introduced here on our marvellous musical blog. This Bhajan is written by blind poet Surdas-ji.

This Bhajan is set in the typical Boul music from Bengal. This one is one of the most popular bhajans of Surdas. I have not been able to hear two three words in the last stanza. Please will someone help me?

Chhaya Ganguly’s renderings charged with emotions, divine abandon and melody do full justice to the rich contents of the original verses. Her haunting and sensitive style lingers in the mind long after the last note has faded away.

 


Song – Nath Mohe Ab Ki Ber Ubaaro (Chhaaya Ganguly NFS) (1983) Singer – Chhaaya Ganguly, Lyrics – Soordas, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics

naath mohe..e..e
naath mohe..e..e mohe..e..e
naath mohe
ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
naath mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
 
tum naathan ke naath swami
daata naam tihaaro
daata naam tihaaro
tum naathan ke naath swami
dataa naam tihaaro
dataa naam tihaaro
karam-heen janam ko andho
karam-heen. . .
karam-heen janam ko andho
mo te kaun nakaaro
nakaaro
mo te kaun nakaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro

teen lok ke tum prati-paalak
teen lok ke tum prati-paalak
main hun daas tihaaro
teen lok ke tum prati-paalak
main hun daas tihaaro
taari jaati kujaati shyam tum
taari. . .
taari jaati kujaati shyam tum
mo par kirpa dhaaro
dhaaro
mo par kirpa dhaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
 
shudra patit tum taare ramaapati
shudra patit tum taare ramaapati
ab naa karo jiya gaaro
shudra patit tum taare ramaapati
ab naa karo jiya gaaro
soordas saacho tab maane
soordas
daata. . .
soordas saacho tab maane
jo h’ve mam nistaaro
nistaaro
jo h’ve mam nistaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
mohe ab ki ber ubaaro
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नाथ मोहे॰॰ए॰॰ए
नाथ मोहे॰॰ए॰॰ए मोहे॰॰ए॰॰ए
नाथ मोहे
अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
नाथ मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो

तुम नाथन के नाथ स्वामी
दाता नाम तिहारो
दाता नाम तिहारो
तुम नाथन के नाथ स्वामी
दाता नाम तिहारो
दाता नाम तिहारो
करमहीन जनम को अन्धो
करमहीन॰॰॰
करमहीन जनम को अन्धो
मो ते कौन नकारो
नकारो
मो ते कौन नकारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो

तीन लोक के तुम प्रति-पालक
तीन लोक के तुम प्रति-पालक
मैं हूँ दस तिहारो
तीन लोक के तुम प्रति-पालक
मैं हूँ दस तिहारो
तारी जाती कुजाति श्याम तुम
तारी॰॰॰
तारी जाती कुजाति श्याम तुम
मो पर किरपा धारो
धारो
मो पर किरपा धारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो

शूद्र पतित तुम तारे रमापति
शूद्र पतित तुम तारे रमापति
अब ना करो जियो गारो
शूद्र पतित तुम तारे रमापति
अब ना करो जियो गारो
सूरदास साँचो तब माने
सूरदास
दाता॰॰॰
सूरदास साँचो तब माने
जो ह्वै मम् निस्तारो
निस्तारो
जो ह्वै मम् निस्तारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो
मोहे अब की बेर उबारो


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 03
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When I look, with wide eyes, at my ‘Khjaana’ of Jaidev-ji’s Non-Film songs, I am confused about how to do my presentation of this series to our esteemed audience.  Should I take one artist serially or various artists at random? After an hour or so, of that internal fight, when I played one bhajan by Chhaaya Ganguly, it was easy to decide to present all HER songs serially.  Now with that internal fight over and with a clearer mind, I will write about this bhajan.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 02
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I missed the birth anniversary of my dear Jaidev ji (3rd Aug), by not presenting a tribute to him. I also regretfully observed that same day on our blog, under to flood of songs of ‘KK’ by his fans, NO Atulite remembered Jaidev ji.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 01
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Thanks to the help of Researchist Sadanandbhai and few more quotes from here and there, this is going to be quite different to my usual writing of short preface to the presentation of the song.

In my series ‘Genius of Jaidev’, I have presented about 60 filmy songs of Jaidevji, which were not covered on our musical Blog. I am unable to locate few more film songs of Jaidev ji, which are obscure, as I am a poor RESEARCHER. (In spite of the fact that I worked for 40 years in a RESEARCH Institute.)
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today is a special day for Atulites and each one of us on our Whatsapp Group knows that it is Blog’s 9th anniversary. The Blog’s anniversary is the mother of all other celebrations connected with it. Otherwise how would it be possible to celebrate century songs, artists’ centuries, artists’ birth anniversaries, the remembrance days, other special occasions etc without the existence of the Blog?
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Sureeli Suman – 26
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As repeatedly mentioned earlier, those were the days when under ‘Super Cassettes Industries Limited’ banner, Gulshan Kumar had released a number of Devotional and Gazal cassettes under T-Series, to the utter joy of real good taste music lovers.  He had many singers as well as many MDs under contract and had made a bank of songs suitable for various situations and had used them in films, whenever needed.
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