artist: ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ (waiphot phetsuphan)
album: แหล่ประวัติพุ่มพวง (lae prawat phumphuang)
01. แหล่ประวัติพุ่มพวง ตอน 1 (lae prawat phumphuang, pt. 1)
02. แหล่ประวัติพุ่มพวง ตอน 2 (lae prawat phumphuang, pt. 2)
the death of phumphuang duangchan in 1992 was a big deal. she was the singer who reversed the decline of luk thung in the 80's and redefined notions of stardom in thailand. the much-beloved star's early passing at the age of 31 was undoubtedly something to be mourned. her funeral merited a royal cremation ceremony and attendance levels unheard of for a commoner, and her shrine at wat thap kradan in her home province still attracts legions of followers, hoping to win luck from her spirit. on today's cassette, her former mentor chants a nearly hour-long eulogy to the memory his most famous pupil. even putting aside the close relationship between the two singers, waiphot, the king of lae, is uniquely qualified for this undertaking.. have a listen...
MRPT159 by monrakplengthai