Sunday, March 4, 2012

sotsi phromseksan: chut lam phloen



artist: สดศรี พรหมเสกสรร (sotsi phromseksan)
album: ชุดลำเพลิน (chut lam phloen)
01. ลำเพลินชีวิตชาวนา (lam phloen chiwit chao na)
02. ลำเพลินกกขาขาว (lam phloen kok kha khao)
03. ลำเพลินเหล้าดองยา (lam phloen lao dong ya)
04. ลำเพลินตีกลองน้ำ (lam phloen ti klong nam)
05. ลำเพลินชมสไตร์ส (lam phloen chom satai)
06. เต้ยอีสานแล้ง (toei isan laeng)
07. ลำเพลินลองใจแฟน (lam phloen long chai faen)
08. ลำเพลินลารักลาเรียน (lam phloen la rak la rian)
09. ลำเพลินโดนต้ม (lam phloen don tom)
10. ลำเพลินพี่มือ (lam phloen phi mue)
11. ตลุงลำเพลิน (talung lam phloen)
12. ดนตรี (instrumental)

this week, some really fantastic 70's countryside funk from molam sotsi phromseksan!  sotsi is from surin province in south isaan, where roughly half the population are khmer speakers.  she got her start singing the kantruem folk style before being picked up by local songwriter seksan saenphum, who penned her early hits.  later she would team up with southern thai luk thung star chatthong mongkhonthong for a string of duets & answer-songs.  the songs collected here are some exemplary vintage lam phloen with full-band backing, wild intros & rhythm changes, crazy guitar effects, retro synth sounds & more!  this is not one to miss... enjoy!

19 comments:

Holly said...

Peter, this cassette is most wonderful! Thank you, very, very much.

icastico said...

love it...thanks as always

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thank you so much :))

ASEAM said...

Stellar!

tim abdellah said...

Word! this is fantastic!

Arizona Phossils said...

this is probably the most musically wide-ranging lam cassette i've heard, with the arrangements all being pretty different from track to track. this is just killer! thank you so much!

The Silent Partner said...

oh man, this just melted my brain, and i've still got work left to do...

Ade H. said...

Sorry but this won't play for me - has it been removed?

peter said...

hello ade h.!
both the streaming preview and the full download work fine for me... is anyone else having trouble?

Gary said...

I was able to listen and download just now. Going through the tracks now. I really cannot stress strongly enough just how incredible this one is, Peter. Insanely Great!

peter said...

thanks for checking that out, gary.. and so glad you like it!

quique ruiz said...

Thanks to your blog, rather to you, now i know that my favorite thai music genre is molam so far.
Great great album.

Anonymous said...

Sotsi is one of the all time greatest singers ever! She is right up there with Billy and Ella or any other vocal genius!! She has so much soul that it is ridiculous!

Thank you so much for posting this!!! Finding this on your site is literally like winning the lottery! What a treasure!!

Oh and I am pretty sure the guy on the second track is Teporn Pet-Ubon.

peter said...

anonymous:
thanks for your theory about the identity of the male voice in track 3 (right?). i also figured it was thepphon, but couldn't find out for certain... do you have any evidence, or are you just going by the timbre (like me)?

Gornick said...

Wow! Thanks. Sotsi is gold, a favorite for 15 years. I have been looking for more material and info from her and here it is! Fantastic!

Gornick said...

Peter,

There is one Thepon record with Sotsi on a couple tracks towards the end. They seemed to work together quite a bit. Their voices really compliment each other very well, and it is interesting to hear Sotsi stretch her voice into the lower registers to reach his notes, and do so convincingly. Really good stuff.

Check this out for more of her stuff:

http://www.myspace.com/sutsri

gru said...

I would kindly ask a reup for this tape-gem...

peter said...

thanks gru! new link is up now

gru said...

blessings!