Friday, October 5, 2012

phumphuang duangchan: x.o.



artist: พุ่มพวง ดาวจันทร์ (phumphuang duangchan)
album: เอ็กซ์โอ (x.o.)
01. หน้าอย่างเธอจะรักใครจริง (na yang thoe cha rak khrai ching)
02. แม่ร้อยใจ (mae roi chai)
03. อ.ส. รอรัก (o.s. ro rock)
04. สาวนาคอยคู่ (sao na khoi khu)
05. เกลียดได้เกลียดไป (kliat dai kliat pai)
06. ตุ๊กตาใจดำ (tukta chai dam)
07. ทำบุญร่วมชาติ (tham bun ruam chat)
08. ทหารเกณฑ์ ผลัด 2 (thahan ken phlat 2)
09. แหม่มปลาร้า (ma'am pla ra)
10. นางกวักมหาเสน่ห์ (nang kwak maha sane)

any fan of thai pop music has surely heard of phumphuang duangchan, the woman who revitalized luk thung in the 1980's and redefined notions of stardom in thailand.  phumphuang got her start as "namphueng mueangsuphan" in waiphot phetsuphan's band, though it was her eventual pairing with songwriter lop burirat that brought her to fame.  i'm imagining the music on this tape shortly predates her bigger hits; while the sound is definitely more internationally-minded, big-band disco grooves & chorus, it doesn't yet have the fully integrated pop style that would make her later material so memorable.  the selections here are mostly covers of well-known tunes, the work of songwriters chonlathi thanthong & surin phaksiri, including songs from the mon rak luk thung soundtrack and some made famous by sayan sanya.  enjoy!

preview:

9 comments:

Holly said...

Thank you so much, Peter.

Gary said...

Holy effin crap, this is spectacular! Xtreme Thanx!

Amanda H. said...

I downloaded this album from another site and was curious about Phumphuang Duangchan. I admit, I don't know much about Asian music, especially the popular music. Thanks for the info :)

Anonymous said...

I know this is a potentially annoying request, but any chance for a re-up of this phumphuang duangchan album?

peter said...

not annoying at all! new link is up now

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the reupload--I appreciate it much!

Anonymous said...

Also meant to ask. In this post, you mention bigger hits that happened right after this period. Would you happen to recommend albums or songs from period for a person who cannot read the language? Or are those hard to track down?

Thanks kindly, previous commenter

Anonymous said...

Also meant to ask. In this post, you mention bigger hits that happened right after this period. Would you happen to recommend albums or songs from period for a person who cannot read the language? Or are those hard to track down?

Thanks kindly, previous commenter

peter said...

try this one to start.. it's essential in my book!