Thursday, May 24, 2012

Two songs of Shamshad Begum

which I came across in the last week, the first via 'Dances on the Footpath'. It is dance song from the Hindi film Himmat, 1941 sung by Shamshad Begum. The song without the dance
There is also a nice video but it not clear to me whether it is from the same film
Almost the same song but with different singers and dancers from a later film
This seems to be one of the first Hindi film songs by Shamshad Begum
one of the stars in the film is Ragini, whose original name was Shamshad Begum. I do not know whether the dance was picurized with her. A brief biography of Ragini
The second song is via Rajraj of the Hub forum and by Amirbai Karnataki
Apparently it was dropped from the film Naghma in favour of Shamshad Begum's version
I like both but like Amirbai's version a bit more

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