Sunday, May 22, 2022

chaichana bunnachot: chai nang muean thang rot

artist: ชัยชนะ บุญนะโชติ (chaichana bunnachot)
album: ใจนางเหมือนทางรถ (chai nang muean thang rot)
01. ใจนางเหมือนทางรถ (chai nang muean thang rot)
02. ทำบุญกันเถิด (tham bun kan thoet)
03. ทำบุญสร้างวัด (tham bun sang wat)
04. รักกระจาย (rak krachai)
05. ชะนีหน้าดำ (chani na dam)
06. ชมสาว (chom sao)
07. ชมหนุ่ม (chom num)
08. สมาคมโลกตับแข็ง (samakhom lok tap khaeng)
09. เช้าแบนเย็นแบน (chao baen yen baen)
10. เพลงไม่เมา (phleng mai mao)
11. ชีวิตเด็กวัด (chiwit dek wat)
12. เพลงเกี่ยวข้าว (phleng kiao khao)
13. นิ่งเสียเถิดน้อง (ning sia thoet nong)
14. ขบถรัก (khabot rak)
15. แผ่นดินไม่สิ้นคนดี (phaendin mai sin khon di)
16. น้ำตาลูกทุ่ง (nam ta luk thung)
17. ขันหมากชัยชนะ (khan mak chaichana)

this week, luk thung classics from national artist mr. chaichana bunnachot! hailing from central thailand's chachoengsao province, chaichana grew up working on a mango plantation before joining his uncle's liké troupe, where he learned to sing all manner of folksong. eventually, he left for bangkok with his brother and the two sang at bus terminals throughout the city, earning some renown as street performers. chaichana soon turned his talents towards the new style being pioneered by khamron sambunnanon, which would come to be known as luk thung. he came to the attention of bandleader phayong mukda, who arranged his first recordings in 1958. from there he worked with other songwriters like phaibun butkhan and phiphat boribun before eventually coming into his own as a songsmith. for many generations chaichana has been a star performer and mentor to younger singers, and still performs occasionally at the age of 80! this cassette bears the same title as one we've heard here before, but while the lead single is a re-recording of an earlier hit, the rest is new content.. enjoy! 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

suphap daoduangden: lam phloen yuk mai

artist: สุภาพ ดาวดวงเด่น (suphap daoduangden)
album: ลำเพลิน ยุคใหม่ (lam phloen yuk mai)
01. ลำเพลิน ยุคใหม่ (lam phloen yuk mai)
02. ลำเพลิน สุภาพหาคู่ (lam phloen suphap ha khu)
03. ลำเพลินเกี้ยวลำเพลิน (lam phloen kiao lam phloen)
04. ลำเพลิน เดินนิทาน (lam phloen doen nithan)
05. ลำเพลิน อีสานสามัคคี (lam phloen isan samakkhi)
06. ลำเพลินสลับเดินกลอน (lam phloen salap doen klon)
07. ลำเพลิน หนังบักตื้อ (lam phloen nang bak tue)
08. หมอลำหาคู่ (molam ha khu)

this week, some excellent lam phloen from suphap daoduangden! a native of roi-et, suphap trained from a young age as a molam with achan buapha phansaen of ubon. she was first picked up by pho mahan nakhonchai for his troupe, and later by the phet burapha group, playing the lead parts in their lam rueang to klon performances1. she would go on to work with thepphabut satirotchomphu and the siang siam label, making classic recordings of both molam and luk thung isan, including today's selections.. enjoy!