Lovely tribute, Stuart. And I so love each of the songs you've posted - especially the last one, which is one of my absolute favourites. P.S. Have been discovering a lot more about Shamshad Begum's singing since yesterday. Will share someday soon.
Thanks, I am really looking forward to a Dustedoff Shamshad ten! By the way, how many films did she and Geeta Dutt both sing for? There's one film that's nagging me in which Shamshad sings a song early in the film, then Geeta does the rest.
IMDB lists 28 films in which both Geeta Dutt and Shamshad sang. Could Aar Paar be the movie you mention? I remember the title song being sung by Shamshad - but from what I remember all the other songs are Geeta's.
Thanks so much, I knew you'd have the answer! One thing I remembered was that the song was in a film I own on DVD, not just one I rented or watched online, so having Aar Paar in my DVD collection confirmed it. :)
What a lovely tribute Stuart. Shamshad begum is one of my favourite singers too. Have you heard Dharti ko Aakash Pukare from Mela, and Kahe Koyal Shor Machae Re from Aag? Two of my absolute favourites. Will be doing a best -of-Shamshad list too.
Thanks, neer! Another Shamshad list will be a treat to look out for. I have heard, and like, Kahe Koyal Shor Machae Re as I own a copy of Aag. I had not heard Dharti ko Aakash Pukare, thanks for the tip. What I've heard sounds moving and beautiful, but the way it's up on YouTube suggests to me that I need to see it in the film to do it justice.