artist: ขุนแผน ลูกปราจีน + น้ำผึ้ง บริบูรณ์ (khunphaen lukprachin & namphueng boribun)
album: ทำขวัญนาคชุดสมบูรณ์แบบ ชุดที่ 1 (tham khwan nak chut sombun baep, vol. 1)
01. ทำขวัญนาคชุดสมบูรณ์แบบ ชุดที่ 1 ตอน 1 (tham khwan nak chut sombun baep, vol. 1, pt. 1)
02. ทำขวัญนาคชุดสมบูรณ์แบบ ชุดที่ 1 ตอน 2 (tham khwan nak chut sombun baep, vol. 1, pt. 2)
this week: a great recording of sacred music, featuring the talents of former luk thung star namphueng boribun! ms. namphueng was a protégé of famed songwriter & bandleader phiphat boribun, and wife to luk thung rockstar suang santi. after her husband's tragic death, however, she moved away from pop songs... she partnered with khunphaen lukprachin, and together they were known as "king & queen of tham khwan". tham khwan is the traditional ceremony for binding the spirit to the body, typically performed at important junctures of life (leaving home, getting married, etc.) this particular tape features the music of a tham khwan intended for young men about to become novice monks. it's a little old & battered, with a couple dropouts and a bit of mechanical noise, but it's still a fantastic document... enjoy!