Shamshad Begum

July 2011

Shammi, Geeta Bali and Tun Tun in Rangeen Raatein (1956)

By |July 6th, 2011|

Music director Roshan used Shamshad Begum’s voice sparingly. He composed 10 songs for her (6 solos and 4 duets) and Mein Ek Shola was one of the last songs (actually second last) Shamshad sang for Roshan. This is perhaps the only song where Geeta […]

November 2010

Help Identify These Unknown Singers

By |November 21st, 2010|

HMV released four cassette set of Vintage Favourites From Films – The Earliest Hindi Film Hits from 1932 – 1942 long time ago. It was a good collection of rare and old Hindi film songs from 30s and early 40s. The covers of this […]

October 2010

Errors made by Recording Companies – Dekh chand ki Or (Aag – 1948)

By |October 21st, 2010|

Today I was listening to the “The Golden Collection – Shamshad Begum” 2 CD set and that prompted me to write this post. If you are an avid collector of old records or just a careful listener.. have you ever noticed how many times […]

July 2010

Lata Mangeshkar – Shamshad Begum Duets

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum | Back to Legends – Lata Mangeshkar
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Shamshad Begum was reigning playback queen when Lata joined the film industry. Therefore, it is not surprising that in their first song together [along with Mohantara Talapade], Lata sang with […]

Shamshad Begum – Madan Mohan Collaboration

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum
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Madan Mohan was one of those music composers who used Shamshad as a stepping stone before moving on either to Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhosle. Lata was supposed to sing for his debut film Aankhen (1950), but according to […]

Shamshad Begum’s Song List (1956 – 1960)

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Her Hindi/Urdu Film Song List
1941 – 1945 | 1946 – 1950 | 1951 – 1955 |
1956 – 1960 | 1961 – 1970 | 1971 Onwards |
Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum
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Song
Year
Film
Singers
Music Director

Aaj hum tumhen
1956
Anuraag
Shamshad Begum, Madhubala Zaveri
Mukesh

Sawan aaya re aaya […]

Shamshad Begum’s Song List (1951 – 1955)

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Her Hindi/Urdu Film Song List
1941 – 1945 | 1946 – 1950 | 1951 – 1955 |
1956 – 1960 | 1961 – 1970 | 1971 Onwards |
Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum
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Song
Year
Film
Singers
Music Director

Aa bhie jao o sajana
1951
Actor
Shamshad Begum
Aziz Hindi

Jaise dunia men […]

Shamshad Begum’s Song List (1946 – 1950)

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Her Hindi/Urdu Film Song List
1941 – 1945 | 1946 – 1950 | 1951 – 1955 |
1956 – 1960 | 1961 – 1970 | 1971 Onwards |
Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum
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Song
Year
Film
Singers
Music Director

Udan khatole pe ud
1946
Anmol ghadi
Shamshad Begum, Zohrabai Ambalewali
Naushad

Tum kis […]

Shamshad Begum’s Song List (1941 – 1945)

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Her Hindi/Urdu Film Song List
1941 – 1945 | 1946 – 1950 | 1951 – 1955 |
1956 – 1960 | 1961 – 1970 | 1971 Onwards |
Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum
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Song
Year
Film
Singers
Music Director

Inhi logon ne le lina dupatta mera
1941
Himmat
Shamshad […]

Shamshad Begum – Naushad Collaboration

By |July 17th, 2010|

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Back to Legends – Shamshad Begum
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After Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad was Naushad’s second favorite female singer. Naushad gave Shamshad some of the best songs of her career. Shamshad sang for Naushad for the first time in Shah-Jehan (1946). Shah-Jehan – a soundtrack dominated by K.L […]