Sunday, August 27, 2017


artist: ซานตานอย (santanoy)
album: ซานตานอย (santanoy)
01. ซานตานอย (santanoy)
02. ควายตัวดำ (khwai tua dam)
03. คนรักป่า (khon rak pa)
04. ลำพึง ลำพัง (lam phueng, lam phang)
05. สุรา (sura)
06. อวยชัย (uaichai)
07. ริมฝั่งคลอง (rim fang khlong)
08. ขุนเขา สายธาร (khun khao, sai than)
09. ฝันไป (fan pai)
10. รถติด (rot tit)

last week, oi b.m. gave us a hint as to carlos santana's musical legacy in thailand; this week, we'll meet an even more fervent devotee.. santanoy! little-remembered today, noy thirawisan chunlamakon had contributed saxophone and harmonica to the december 1991 album wicha phae by famed phuea chiwit rockers carabao, and released his solo album on their d-day entertainment label the same month. the liner notes also list the entirety of carabao members as producers here, as well as for various instrumental credits. from my own anecdotal observations, santana seems to have had the greatest influence on thai music of any western rock-star. probably the long-time popularity of latin rhythms in the kingdom particularly helped to set the chicano legend up for success, over his more stolid rock contemporaries. as santanoy sings, he's "the thai cha-cha-cha to santana's latin soul".. enjoy!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

oi b.m.: sao pump

artist: อ้อย บีเอ็ม (oi b.m.)
album: สาวปั้ม (sao pump)
01. สาวปั้ม (sao pump)
02. ไปไหนมา (pai nai ma)
with ใหญ่ บางกรวย (yai bangkruai)
03. ตัวเดียวอันเดียว (tua diao an diao)
04. ตำรวจตำเล่น (tamruat tam len)
05. คนในซอย (khon nai soi)
06. พี่มีแค่เนียะ (phi mi khae nia)
07. หนุ่มยาวสาวใหญ่ (num yao sao yai)
with ใหญ่ บางกรวย (yai bangkruai)
08. หนุ่มเล่นว่าวสาวตกเบ็ด (num len wao sao tok bet)
with ใหญ่ บางกรวย (yai bangkruai)
09. ขายเกาเหลาไปเกาหลี (khai kao lao pai kao li)
10. เอ็นดูน้องเมีย (en du nong mia)
11. คนเล่นของ (khon len khong)
12. หนูให้ดู (nu hai du)

this week we have an interesting historical curiosity: one of a series of cassettes released by oi b.m., a legend of bangkok's escort industry in the 1980s. as founder of the "sensuality bank" and godmother of hundreds, possibly thousands, of the nation's sex workers, she was influential in part for encouraging her employees to take up with their johns whenever possible, helping to launch the field of "open-ended prostitution"1. the recordings here consist mostly of oi singing humorous lyrics, occasionally alluding to her professional life, over a synthesized backing with the occasional electric guitar lick and male back-up vocals from yai bangkruai. enjoy!