Wednesday, April 20, 2011

khamron sambunnanon: khon ba kancha

artist: คำรณ สัมบุญณานนท์ (khamron sambunnanon)
album: คนบ้ากัญชา (khon ba kancha)
01. หวยใต้ดิน (huai tai din)
02. คนบ้ากัญชา (khon ba kancha)
03. กระท่อมกัญชา (krathom kancha)
04. คนบ้าจี้ (khon ba chi)
05. เศรษฐีเงินถัง (sethi ngoen thang)
06. คนไม่รักดี (khon mai rak di)
07. จะไล่พี่ไปถึงไหน (cha lai phi pai thueng nai)
08. คำสั่งของพ่อ (kham sang khong pho)
09. สายลมโชย (sai lom choi)
10. ชีวิตคนเครื่องไฟ (chiwit khon khrueang fai)
11. ชีวิตครู (chiwit khru)
12. คนขายยา (khon khai ya)
13. ชีวิตช่างตัดผม (chiwit chang tat phom)
14. คนรอบกรุง (khon rop krung)
15. ลุงเชยชอบใจ (lung choei chop chai)
16. นางฟ้าในฝัน (nang fa nai fan)

while a non-smoker myself, i've had this tape ready to go for a while, and the coincidence of today's would-be holiday seemed difficult to resist; so here we have it... mr. khamron sambunnanon, singing the songs of the "ganja madman"! khamron is considered by many to be the very first singer of luk thung, with his recording of hem wechakon's "chao sao chao rai" dating from 1938, and many of the great luk thung stars of the 60's & 70's fondly recall listening to khamron's songs during their formative years. his lyrics were the earliest examples of thai pop music to feature tales of common people; farmers, day laborers, and even more marginal figures like gamblers, vagrants, outlaws and drug addicts. great old sounds (and even some yodeling on side 2)... hope you enjoy!!


Anonymous said...

i wondered if anyone even knew what was happening today?!?! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ps i'm also a non-smoker, of course

krooanthony said...

Any place to find the entire album?
Beyond a second-hand tape shop in Bangkok that is.

peter said...

click "tracklist"! it takes you to a mediafire download in .rar format (same goes for every album discussed here)

krooanthony said...

I love your blog, and got my copy of your vinyl compilation, very good stuff.
Keep it coming!

HAJI MAJI said...

Hiya Peter,
any idea what label his early records were on? Rabbit?


peter said...

hey dave!
i've seen khamron's work on a ton of different labels; atsawin, phinthong, phu kao, bangkok, nak rat, h.m.v. and many more, including rabbit... not sure about the chronology, though!

Anonymous said...

mediafire link dead na krap. any chance of a re-up?


peter said...

thanks so much for catching that!
new link in main post