Sunday, May 30, 2010

misak nakarat: taek dang phlo

artist: มีศักดิ์ นาครัตน์ (misak nakarat)
album: แตกดังโพล๊ะ (taek dang phlo)
01. แตกดังโพล๊ะ (taek dang phlo)
02. กลัวทำไมจน (klua thammai chon)
03. ผู้หญิงนี่ซิสำคัญ (phu ying ni si samkhan)
04. สาวงามลูกทุ่ง (sao ngam luk thung)
05. เห็นหน้าพาช้ำ (hen na pha cham)
06. อยาก (yak)
07. กินรีเริงฟ้า (kinnari roeng fa)
08. เราคือไทย (rao khue thai)
09. ผู้หญิงเยอะแยะ (phu ying ye yae)
10. แสนสงสัย (saen songsai)
11. ลึกที่ในใจ (luek thi nai chai)
12. บนถนนของคนหนุ่ม (bon thanon khong khon num)
13. เยี่ยมฉิมพลี (yiam chimphali)
14. เกินไปละ (koen pai la)
15. นัดพบ (nat phop)
16. ดื่มเพื่อความสุข (duem phuea khwan suk)

this week we've got a real historical document, for mr. misak nakarat was, as far as i know, thailand's first practitioner of rock'n'roll music! misak was born on chakkrawat road in bangkok's chinatown. today he is probably best remembered for his acting roles or his time as director of thai tv channel 3, but his career began on the musical stage. in the late 1950's, with the aid of songwriter suraphon thonawanik (who seems to have autographed this tape!), misak helped introduce rock'n'roll music to thailand. it's said that his comic delivery smoothed the edges of what was considered a racy and aggressive new genre, making it more accessible to thai audiences of the time. in the 70's & 80's, misak sang a number of theme-songs for the films of somphot saengdueanchai (a.k.a. "sompote sands") & thai-dubbed anime from japan, before turning to focus on his acting career. most of these songs seem to be all but forgotten today, but i think they are an important part of the history of popular music in thailand.. not to mention, they're quite fun! enjoy!


Feq'wah said...

Thanks for yet an other pearl!

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Any clue as to who the woman who sings on track 8 is? What a hauntingly beautiful voice... truly great stuff. Love your blog. I'm a huge fan of molam jams as well. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

peter said...

thanks so much!
unfortunately, i have no idea who joins misak on track 8.. as it happens, that's about the only song on this album i've heard elsewhere; it's a patriotic anthem (the title is "we are thai"), so it still gets some play at the nationalist rallies that have been so popular as of late..

Black Sundays said...

I just found your blog and it's fantastic. I have been looking for something like this for awhile, I just spent 4 hours going through it.
Great work.

I sample a lot of music like that, if your curious,


jesse said...

Peter, I play this all the time.
It's an awesome record!
thanks for all your good work, hope you're doing well.

Á Go-Gojira said...

I have uploaded a Misak Nakarat track you may be interested in hearing on my brand new blog:

More Thai records will be posted soon :-)

gru said...

I am so late up here, dear friend. the treasure's gone. please dig a link again for those ears and many blessings