Monday, July 28, 2014

waiphot phetsuphan: plong tok

artist: ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ (waiphot phetsuphan)
album: ปลงตก (plong tok)
01. ปลงตก (plong tok)
02. แก้มตุ่ย (kaem tui)
03. บอกให้เอาบุญ (bok hai ao bun)
04. ข้อยซิฮักเจ้าหลาย (khoi si hak chao lai)
05. กฐินลูกทุ่ง (kathin luk thung)
06. ปลงตก (ดนตรี) (plong tok (instrumental))
07. สำเนียงอยู่ไหน (samniang yu nai)
08. ระบำชาวไร้ (rabam chao rai)
09. เมียรอคิว (mia ro queue)
10. แม่แก้วลืมดง (mae kaeo luem dong)
11. ลิเกมาแล้ว (like ma laeo)
12. แก้มตุ่ย (ดนตรี) (kaem tui (instrumental))

this week, a fantastic offering from the mighty waiphot phetsuphan! a national artist and luk thung boss nonpareil, waiphot has been a staple of the thai country music scene for half a century. born into a musical family from central thailand's suphanburi province, waiphot was trained from a toddler's age in a range of local styles. at 14 he joined a local liké theatre troupe, and at 16 won his first song contest. he was discovered shortly after by singer chaichana bunnachot, who introduced him to samniang muangthong, leader of the ruam daokrachai band. waiphot's powerful voice and spiritual focus have made him one of the most enduring and omnipresent characters of thai popular music. this tape alone should put to rest any doubts of his deserving such a post. enjoy!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ruam hit bashir wongmasoh

artist: บาซิร วงษ์มะเซาะห์ (bashir wongmasoh)
album: รวมฮิต บาซิร วงษ์มะเซาะห์ (ruam hit bashir wongmasoh)
01. มู่ซีฮะห์ (musihah)
02. ซีตีรอฮานี (siti rohani)
03. ยางัน ฮัยยางัน (jangan hai jangan)
04. กูซิมาชาละห์ (kusi masalah)
05. ฮันยาลา (hanyalah)
06. แห้วอีกแล้ว (haew ik leaw)
07. ฉันมันโง่เอง (chan man ngo eng)
08. รักนี้เพื่อเธอ (rak ni phuea thoe)
09. หัวใจที่ถูกทำลาย (hua chai thi thuk thamlai)
10. ส่งใจจากปอเนาะต์ (song chai chak pondok)

we're back this week with some islamic power pop! i don't have many facts about mr. bashir, but both his style and the fact that i got the tape from yanavy sound makes me think he's part of bangkok's arab-malay cohort.. not to mention that he shares a surname with sobah from baby arabia. this cassette is a collection of his greatest hits (side 1 sung in malay, side 2 in thai) which i would imagine were current to the late 80s/early 90s, going by the dangdut-inflected guitar/keyboard licks and drum machine action. enjoy!!