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Virtually every well-known singer of Bengal (some also from outside Bengal) in the '50s to the '80s recorded for Salil. Some recorded just a couple of songs and others a few more. But each singer and each song was unique. Singers like Utpala Sen, Pintu Bhattyacharya, Protima Bandyopadhaya etc will always be remembered for those exquisite Salil songs they recorded. Salil had this wonderful gift of composing just the right type of song for a singer. The song would just fit the singer's voice and his or her personality. Just listen to Manobendra Mukhopadhaya's 'Aami paarini bujhite paarini'. Just suits his style, doesn't it ? Salil even wrote songs for the then famous and handsome film actor Biswajeet. In stead of dedicating one page to each singer I have tried to list them together in one page. This does not, in any way, show disrespect to the singers nor does it make these songs less important. In fact some of Salil's best compositions are here.
Salil's first record released as a lyricist and a composer contained the first two songs listed here. He composed them for IPTA and sings them as well !

Hnd = Hindi; Mal = Malayalam; Tam = Tamil; Tel = Telegu; Kan = Kannada; Bng = Bengali; Oth = Other

Nr

Song

Year

Other known Variations

Hnd Mal Tam Tel Kan Bng Oth
Utpala Sen
OS1
Amaar kichhu moner aasha 1953

EK5

- - - - - -
OS2

Prantarero gaan amaar

1953 CD5 - - - - - -
Hiralal Sarkhel
OS3
Brishti parey tapur tupur
Lyric: Bhaskar Bose
1954 - - - - - - -
Bani Ghosal
Iskaboner deshey 1954 - - - - -

AN11

-
Teler shishi bhaanglo boley 
Lyric:Annada Shankar Roy
1954 - - - - -

AN12

-
Protima Bandyopadhaay

OS6

Ghoom aay re aay
Lyric: Mangalacharan Chattopadhaay  
1955

DZ4

-

- - - - -
Naao gaan bhorey 1955 - - - - -

SC45

-
Sachin Gupta
OS8
Ebaar aami amaar thekey 1961 - - - - - LM24 -
Jaani naa jaani naa 1961 HM6 - - - - SS5 -
Manobendra Mukhopadhaya
OS10
Jodi jaante, O tumi jaante 1962 - - - - - - -
Aami paarini bujhite paarini 1962

CS4

- - - - - -
Jatileshwar Mukhopadhaya
Paagol hawaa 1962

CB2

- - - - SS10 -
OS13
Aamaar e jibone sudhu 1962 - - - - - - -
Bishnupada Das
Bhaangaa gharey o baroshaa 1962 JR1 - - - - SB56 -
Mon moyur ponkhi 1962 - - - - - - SB3
Nirmala Misra
E mon more jaani na
Lyric: Pulak Banerjee
1963

PP5

- - - - - -
Aamaar e bedon maajhe
Lyric: Pulak Banerjee
1963

PP3

- - - - - -
Krishna Chattopadhaya
Gun gun gun gun mon bhromoraa 1963 JH3 - - - - - -
Kaachhey thekey bhuley gachhey 1963 - - - - - - -
Dhananjoy Bhattyacharya
Antabiheen Ei andha raater sesh 1963

PK3

- - - - - -
Jhanana jhanana 1963

CS2

- - - - - -
Nirmalendu Choudhury
Sunayoni,Sunayoni aar e pathey 1967 JJ2 - - - - - -
Haay haay ki herilaam 1967 CM4 - - - - - -
Chandrani Mukhopadhaya
Jaay jodi jaak na 1967 - - - - - - -

Jomuna dhire dhire baho na

1967 - - - - - - -
Biswajeet
Jhar jhar more 1967 - - - - - - -
Jhir jhir jhir jhir jhare 1967 - - - - - - -
Jaay jaay din 1969 AK3 - - - - - -
Baaje jhanana jhanan 1969 - - - - SL3 - -
Mukesh
Jhunjhun moinaa naacho na 1968 - - - - - - -
Mon maataal saanjh sakaal 1968

MT1

OB28 - - - OS66 -
Manas Mukherjee
Shudhu tomaari jonney 1969/70 ND2 - - - - OS62
SC15
JB1
MW15
-
Champaaboti ogo kanyaa 1969/70 AN5 - - - SL4 LM29 -
Tarun Bandyopadhaya
Eso kaachhe boso 1971 - - - - - - -
Aar deri nei aami aashchhi 1971 - SW3 - - - OB26 -
Pintu Bhattyacharya
Aami cholte cholte theme gechhi 1972

RJ1

- - CM1 - OS66
LM30
-
Ogo amaar kuntalini priye 1972

AD3

- - - - - -
Anup Ghosal
Emni chirodin to kobhu jaayna 1973

JY1

- - - - - -
Haay phaguno din 1973

-

TV2

- - - -

OB5

Ranu Mukhopadhaya
Aakaash kusum diye aami 1976 -

TS3

- - - AN22 -
Kuheli raat aka aka 1976 - - - - - - -
Usha Mangeshkar
Doore prantore 1976

DD3

MS2

PV2 AP1 - - -
Jaa jaa re gaaner paakhi jaare 1976

MP2

- - - - AS14
SC57
-
Bolo ki kore bojhaai 1977

KU2
DD1

MS4

PV1 AP2 - - -
O phooler dal 1977

DD2
MD1

MS6

PV3 AP3 - - -
Salil Chowdhury
Ei roko prithibeer gaarita thamaao 1978 RN4 - - - - - -
Pankaj Mitra
Aar deri noy 1978 - EG4 - - - SK8 -
O bhaai re bhaai 1978 - - - - - - -
Sagar Sen
Ki holo chaand kano 1980 - - - - - - -
Ei jibon emni korey 1980 - - - - - - -
Banashree Sengupta
Kano mon kamon kamon 1982 - - - - - - -
Ei to pher elaam 1982 - - - - - - -
Akbaar duibaar 1982 - - - - - - -
Mon mon mon thakataai jantrona 1982 - - - - - - -
Kartik and Basanta
Swaraswatee nodi tirey 1982 - - - - - - -
Naam taar mollikaa 1982

HT1

- - - - - -
Taalpukurey aagoon legey 1982

-

- - - - - -
Ohe nandalaal 1982 - - - - - - -
Sunanda Mukherjee
Chole je jaay din 1982 AN4 - - - - MW13
AS22
-
Ei Jibon 1982 ND1 - - - - - -
Suparna Guha
Aar naa, e bhaabe bhirur moto
(with Salil Chowdhury)
1982 - - - - - HS10 -
Jodi sabaar jonnei 1982 ND2 - - - - OS32
SC15
JB1
MW16
-
Gautam Dasgupta
Swadeshey bideshey 1983 MM1 - - - - - -
Jodi na aastey bhaalobaastey 1983 MM6 - - - - JB4 -
Ei pather sesh kothaay 1983 MT1 - - - - OS31 -
Kotobaar chhondo bodlaabey 1983 - OB27 - - - OS36
LM30
CM1
Usha Utthup
Ei haashi ei gaan 1995 HT5 - - - - - -
O maajhi bhaiyo 1995 - - - - - HM5 -
The song 'Prantarero gaan amaar' made immortal by Utpala Sen was originally recorded by Kanika Banerjee, the famous Rabindrasangeet singer. However, as Salil writes in his book 'Jibon Ujjibon', Biswa Bharoti didn't allow Kanika to sing non-Rabindrasangeet and as a result Kanika's record was never released.Utpala Sen recorded it later. Rumour has it that Kanika's record, although never released, is still in existence. So, who knows. May be one day some fanatic collector may find it.
It is also interesting to see that Salil got even Biswajeet to record four songs for him. The handsome and debonair Bengali actor who was quite well-known in the sixties and had been singing in films since '60-'61. He even made a few films in Bombay.
Salil even got Usha Utthup to sing his songs and I must say she did a wonderful job. Specially her version of that Hemanta classic 'O maajhi bhaiyo' is excellent.
Gautam Dasgupta, a Columbia University Professor and a great Salil admirer recorded four songs during Salil's first visit to the United States in the early eighties. The album was released under the CBS label in 1983. Salil wrote new lyrics for these well-known songs.This is when Salil recorded a wonderful long playing album 'Uttaran' also in the US using some of the local talents. This album was privately produced and distributed and since then it has become a collector's item.
At the same time Salil recorded four other songs (#OS59 to #OS62) which were release on an EP. One of them "Aar naa, e bhaabe bhirur moto haar maanaa naa" is a new composition with Salil himself singing with Suparna Guha.