Sunday, June 7, 2009

khwanchai phetroiet: chot mai pen man

singer: ขวัญชัย เพชรร้อยเอ็ด (khwanchai phetroiet)
album: จดหมายเป็นหมัน (chot mai pen man)
01. จดหมายเป็นหมัน (chot mai pen man)
02. จดหมายไม่เป็นหมัน (chot mai mai pen man)
sung by ขวัญอ่อน ตลาดสด (khwanon talatsot)
03. ลาก่อนเมืองใต้ (la kon mueang tai)
04. คอยพี่กลับเมืองใต้ (khoi phi klap mueang tai)
sung by เดือนเพ็ญ อำนวยพร (dueanphen amnuayphon)
05. คนร้อยเอ็ด (khon roi et)
06. แดดร่มลมตก (daet rom lom tok)
07. เกิดมาจน (koet ma chon)
08. ไกลบ้าน (klai ban)
09. ไกลน้อง (klai nong)
sung by ขวัญอ่อน ตลาดสด (khwanon talatsot)
10. รักอันตราย (rak antrai)
11. โอ้แม่ปิง (oh, mae ping)
12. ไผ่บ้าตะวัน (phai ba tawan)
13. เมามายา (mao ma ya)
14. ไม่จริงขอจาก (mai ching kho chak)

this week we hear from khwanchai phetroiet, a poor lad from thailand's isaan region. he got his start singing with the band of molam ฉวีวรรณ ดำเนิน (chawiwan damnoen), but found fame in the luk thung arena of the mid-70s. after a couple hits, he suffered a bad injury while out on tour, and took to drinking heavily. though he made a slight comeback in the 80s as a member of superstar phumphuang duangchan's band, his health was poor and he died shortly after. perhaps befitting his biography, khwanchai was great at soft slow laments, and often drew influence from isaan local music. i'm also intrigued by the use of sound-effects here; the 2 lead singles are dominated by slighltly bizarre synthesizer replications of birdcalls & car horns. be sure to check out angela sawyer's guest post at radiodiffusion, more sound-effect laden luk thung courtesy of สุริยา ฟ้าปทุม (suriya fapathum), who happens to be a northeastern balladeer just like khwanchai! were sound-effect singles an isaan "thing" in the 70s?


peter said...

version ภาษาไทย

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grohs said...

this is fantastic. cheers for sharing1

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Anonymous said...

This one was great! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hello, thank you for making this music available to non thai listeners for whom this music would have been totally inaccessible. cheers from hollywood, california.

Anonymous said...

I like him so much.
one of my father's favourite :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, linked over from the great Holy Warbles. Sadly this link is dead. The sample track is amazing and I would love to hear the rest. Any chance of re-upping? Thanks in advance.