Sunday, October 22, 2017

surachai sombatcharoen: rak sao ban klai

artist: สุรชัย สมบัติเจริญ (surachai sombatcharoen)
album: รักสาวบ้านไกล (rak sao ban klai)
01. รักสาวบ้านไกล (rak sao ban klai)
02. สวรรค์เวียงเหนือ (sawan wiang nuea)
03. ทำบาปใต้ถุนทำบุญบนศาลา (tham pap tai thun, tham bun bon sala)
04. ทุ่งนาคอยน้อง (thung na khoi nong)
05. คนหลายใจ (khon lai chai)
06. ถวิลดอกฟ้า (thawin dok fa)
07. ฝันค้าง (fan khang)
08. คนขี้เมา (khon khi mao)
09. หอมแก้ม (hom kaem)
10. นับวันเฝ้าคอย (nap wan fao khoi)
11. เราไม่ว่ากัน (rao mai wa kan)
12. สวรรค์บ้านนา (sawan ban na)

this week, we'll hear some classic 70s luk thung from surachai sombatcharoen! son of suraphon sombatcharoen, the star singer often called "thailand's elvis", surachai led a priveleged upringing compared to the early lives of many luk thung stars (highschool in england, higher education in bangkok) notwithstanding the troubles that attended his father's fame: young surachai recounted receiving threatening phone-calls, dodging gunfire, bombs and other extreme actions from his father's many rivals. over the years, surachai has found fame as singer, actor, radio d.j. and even politician. this cassette primarily features 1970s-style stage band disco, occasionally dipping into more traditional sounds with angkhalung and piphat ensembles joining in, all from the pen of songwriter chaiyaphon mueangsuphan. enjoy!


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