Sunday, October 17, 2010

thai brass band

artist: unknown thai brass band
album: ลาวดวงเดือน (lao duang duean)
01. ลาวดวงเดือน (lao duang duean)
02. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียน (lao siang thian)
03. บุหลัน (bulan)
04. เพลงจีนขิมเล็กออกจีนเร็ว (pleng chin khim lek ok chin reo)
05. สร้อยสนออกเพลงเร็ว ลงเพลงลา (soi son ok pleng reo, long pleng la)
06. เพลงชาติ (pleng chat)
07. มหาฤกษ์ มหาชัย (maharoek mahachai)
08. สยามมานุสติ (siam manu sati)
09. ไหว้ครูมวย (ปี่ชวา) (wai khru muai (pi chawa))
10. มาร์ชพิทักษ์สันติราษฎร์ (march phithak santi rat)
11. มาร์ชนิยมไทย (march niyom thai)
12. มาร์ชภานุรังษี (march phanurangsi)
13. สรรเสริญเสือป่า (sansoen suea pa)
14. สดุดีการชุมนุมลูกเสือแห่งชาติ (sadudi kan chumhum luk suea haeng chat)
15. กราวกีฬา (krao kila)
16. สามัคคีชุมนุม (samakkhi chumnum)
17. สาธุการ (sathukan)
18. พระเจ้าลอยถาด (phra chao loi that)

this week, another great tape showcasing thailand's unique brass band tradition! the brass band was one of the earliest forms of western music to catch on in thailand, and has proved an enduring phenomenon with a distinct repertoire in addition to its borrowings. the band recorded here renders these tunes with great bombast; full-spectrum drum & horn, and even some thai traditional instruments in a few selections... it's a shame there's no credit given to the ensemble! in addition, it seems the compiler got a bit ambitious with the tracklist, since only 18 of the 24 songs listed seem to have fit onto the cassette. these factors, however, in no way diminish the greatness of this tape.. enjoy!


bg said...

Great site. Have been quietly following it for quite some time. Will be in Bangkok this weekend. If you're around, it would be great to meet and see some of the flea markets you find all these gems at... :)

peter said...

hey bg!
would have loved to meet up, but unfortunately, you'll be too late by one week! i've just moved back to america. let me know if you're interested in some spots to check out, though.. you can e-mail me at pete.doolan @!

Henk Madrotter said...

out of thailand??? well i hope that doesn't mean the end of this blog!!! just saw you mentioned at WFMU. I'll be leaving Indonesia in less than two weeks but only for three weeks, things are heating up here in the worst way at the moment, in for some exciting times i'm afraid...

peter said...

hey henk!
i'm very sad to leave thailand, but not to worry... the blog is not going anywhere! barely halfway through all the tapes i have to share.
thanks for the heads up on the wfmu link!
and sorry to hear about the direction of things in indonesia, i hope the future is brighter than it seems now! best of luck to you, and to indonesia!!

roberth said...

peter any chance of a re up of the two brass band post
and the one khaen?
just discovered your blog and i love it. thanks for passing on
this epheremal artifacts of life and music on earth.
thanks robert