Sunday, July 19, 2009

phumphuang duangchan: hang noi, thoi nit



singer: พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์ (phumphuang duangchan)
album: ห่างหน่อย-ถอยนิด (hang noi, thoi nit)
tracklist:
01. ห่างหน่อย-ถอยนิด (hang noi, thoi nit)
02. ผู้ชายในฝัน (phu chai nai fan)
03. หนาวสองหน้า (nao song na)
04. สาว เอ.เอ็ม. (sao a.m.)
05. ผู้ชายท้ายบัญชี (phu chai thai banchi)
06. เปิดประตูใจ (poet pratu chai)

most anyone with a passing interest in thai popular culture, maybe even thailand in general, is likely to have heard of the "queen of luk thung", phumphuang duangchan. raised in suphan buri province, phumphuang got her start singing backup in the band of waiphot phetsuphan, before striking off on her own career which would redefine the notion of stardom in luk thung. this album is her first as a contract star for azona records, and her first to experiment with a western pop/rock sound, with each single being carried by a different lead melodic instrument; saxophone, accordion, synthesizer, strings, electric guitar, etc. though the first 2 tracks were the singles pushed by azona, track 3, "sao a.m.", emerged as the real hit among her audience, an energetic luk thung anthem concerning the rural/urban cultural divide. this is from the original pressing of the album, before azona pushed for political inserts like สยามเมืองยิ้ม (sayam mueang yim), "siam, land of smiles", perhaps to counter the outspoken & possibly divisive "sao a.m.". enjoy!

7 comments:

peter said...

version ภาษาไทย

tintin said...

hey this is a great site!! amazing...so glad to see this stuff here. are u thai?

peter said...

nope not thai! i'm american actually. very glad you like the site!

mr bonkers said...

Thais can be strange folk. If Elvis had a brother who could sing almost as well as he did fans would be flocking to his concerts. Three weeks ago I saw Pumpuang's sister (oldest one but forget her name)at the local Wat-zero interest and she seemed a little put out. She is a very good singer so I am mystifyied.This year at her memorial concert at TCC a request by her son to appear was turned down, not the greatest singer but a duet with her recorded voice is sensational.
Never seen this cover before very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Great site. Khop khun krub from a mad about Thai culture.
Paco

Queen of Country Song said...

Poompuang is No.1 in Luktung!

I very like all song.
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Edouard said...

Wonderful