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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 playback system came in to vogue some time in 1935 in Bombay film industry. The system really got stabilized only from early 40s. At that time,  among the female playback singers, Ameerbai Karnataki, Rajkumari, Zohrabai Ambaalewaali and Shamshad Begum dominated the Hindi film industry. There were other playback singers like Parul Ghosh, Zeenat Begum, Hamida Bano, Naseem Akhtar, Mohantara Talpade, Dilshad Begum etc. While a few among them had migrated to Pakistan, others  playback singers either could not stand against the competition with the well- established playback singers or they had to give up their careers, probably for domestic and personal reasons.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 24
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‘ध’

“धीरे चल ज़रा, ओ पागल पुरवइय्या”

Vintage Rafi – that was my reaction on hearing this song, actually for the first time yesterday. And then I checked the other details, and find, this song is likely one the few very last songs that Rafi Sb would have recorded. This song comes from the 1980 vigilantes-and-robbers type story – ‘Hum Paanch’. As I chanced upon this song and started to play, my first feeling was – 1960s, or thereabouts.  The sedate rhythm and the soft rendition, gives that charmed old world feeling of the golden era. Just that the picturization visual in the video clip gives one the clue that this song is much later than 1960s.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 20
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‘ड’
“डूबी नैय्या आके किनारे”

Continuing with the alpha series of songs by Rafi Sb, I present today a lesser heard sad song from the early years of his career. The year is 1948.  The young singer is just finding a foothold in the industry. The film song that will become his first popular hit happened this year – “Ik Dil Ke Tukde Hazaar Huye. . .” (from the film ‘Pyaar Ki Jeet’). Other very significant songs are also to follow in this year and the next (1949).
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 18
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‘ट’
“टूट गए सब साथ सहारे”

Aah, long gap, long wait. We come to the next episode in the alphabetic series of Rafi Sb songs. The word for today is ‘ट’ and the song is from a film from 1955 – ‘Raaj Darbaar’. As the name suggests, this is a costume drama that is directed by Balwant Bhatt for the banner of Deepak Pictures, Bombay. The star casting pairs Nirupa Roy opposite to Ranjan, as the lead pair. Others in the star cast include Ishwar Lal, Ranjeet Kumari, BM Vyas, Nagpal, Kesri, Shyam Sunder, Master Bachcha, Azeem, Neera, Henna, Asha Mathur etc.
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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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 46
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I take it as a privilege to present the 100th song of a low profile music director who was very active during 1937-1948 though his musical career in films extended till 1965. I have described him as a low profile music director because he and his music has rarely been discussed in articles and books pertaining to Hindi film music. Even Dr Ashok Da Ranade, in his book ‘Hindi Film Song – Music Beyond Boundary’ has not found it necessary to discuss the technicalities of his musical scores who was music director for 58 films aggregating over 600 songs. The music director under discussion is Gyan Dutt.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

During my routine searching of songs online I came across this film title ‘Dhamki-1945’. And since there had been a film with this same title in 1973 which has already made an entry on the blog, this falls under one of my activities of bringing ‘films with similar titles’ to the blog (so far for the films released before 1980).
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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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 21
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Do Music Directors direct the music?

This is the title of an article appeared about 72 years ago in June 1943 issue of FILMINDIA magazine. I had read the title of the article more than a year back but did not go through it at that time thinking that it must have been written by some staff of the magazine. Recently, when I came across the same article, I was surprised to find that the article was written by Ramchandra Pal, the music director who has composed music for Bombay Talkies films like ‘Kangan’ (1939), ‘Bandhan’ (1940), ‘Punar Milan’ (1940), ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941) and many more films in other banners mainly in the 40s. The article is well written.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 31
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Memories may be of joy, or they may be of melancholy. But memories are always very dear to the heart. Always. For the memories carry segments of our own past, our experiences, and the times that we have traveled through. If we could control time, life would have no place for memories. If we could navigate the time, as we navigate the space, then we could, at will, return to the past moments and relive them, as we desired. But no, the time is not in our control. We are, in turn, tied to an ever forward-progressing passage of time, where the moments once passed, can never be revisited. And so, the Designer of this universe, invented the artifact of memory, placed it in our brains, and linked it to our hearts and minds. And so, we remember.
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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 – 10
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Original HMV of EMI group, when purchased by the Goenka Group, was called RPG. Later on in 2000, this major music producing company was aptly named as ‘Saregama’.  During earlier years, it used to sponsor great artists to produce many non-film music albums.  Later-on, under the false pretext of changing music trend, but mainly due to commercial considerations, such publications along with classical music albums ware slowly reduced to very near zero.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

एक दोस्त मिला आज, बहुत सारे सालों के बाद।

Yes, years and years have passed since we last met. And today, while searching for someone else, I located the one I had probably met once or maybe twice, and then never met again for decades. But the memories of that earlier meeting are so very sharp and very clear. And the lilt of its sound still rings in the backdrop of the mind, very often.
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