Friday, May 19, 2017

prayun yomyiam & chinnakon krailat



artists: ประยูร ยมเยี่ยม + ชินกร ไกรลาศ (prayun yomyiam & chinnakon krailat)
album: : ดังระเบิด 2 (dang raboet 2)
tracklist:
01. ลำตัดประชันสด แม่ประยูร ปะทะ ชินกร ไกรลาศ (lamtat prachan sot: mae prayun vs. chinnakon krailat, pt. 1)
02. ลำตัดประชันสด แม่ประยูร ปะทะ ชินกร ไกรลาศ (lamtat prachan sot: mae prayun vs. chinnakon krailat, pt. 2)

today we remember the brilliant career of national artist chinnakon krailat, who sadly passed away this week at the age of 71. dr. chinnakon's work was some of the most successful blending of pop music with influences from thailand's broad variety of folk & art musics. after starting out as a ramwong singer in his home province of sukhothai, chinnakon was picked up by "modernized music" impresario phayong mukda, with whom he made his most famous recordings. this tape features him performing a live lamtat duel with fellow national artist mae prayun yomyiam.

memorial services for dr. chinnakon will be held at wat prasri mahathat in bang khaen from the 19th to 25th of may.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

dontri phuen mueang salo so sueng, no. 2



artist: คณะ อุดมศิลป์ เชียงใหม่ (khana udom sin chiang mai)
album: ดนตรีพื้นเมือง สล้อ ซอ ซึง no. 2 (dontri phuen mueang salo so sueng, no. 2)
tracklist:
01. ประสาทไหว (prasat wai)
02. แหย่งหละปูน (yaeng lapun)
03. สร้อยสนตัด (soi son tat)
04. ฤาษีหลงถ้ำ (ruesi long tham)
05. สาวไหม (sao mai)
06. เส่เลเมา (selemao)
07. ไก่น้อยดาววี (kai noi dao wi)
08. น้อยใจยา (noi chai ya)
09. เขมรปากท่อ (khmer pak tho)
10. ลาวเดินดง (lao doen dong)
11. หมู่เฮาจาวเหนือ (mu hao chao nuea)

this week's post marks the ninth in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our ninth tape from cliff again features the music of udom sin's chiang mai ensemble. according to cliff, udom's group were some of the most sought-after performers for funeral music in the city, around 1990. on this recording, his ensemble is based around the salo (a three-stringed spike fiddle), the sueng (a plucked fretted lute) and what i believe to be the khlui lip mueang (a bamboo flute), with drums and cymbals supporting. enjoy, and find more from this group at cliff's site!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

dontri phuen mueang salo so sueng, no. 1




artist: คณะ อุดมศิลป์ เชียงใหม่ (khana udom sin chiang mai)
album: ดนตรีพื้นเมือง สล้อ ซอ ซึง no. 1 (dontri phuen mueang salo so sueng, no. 1)
tracklist:
01. ลาวจ๊อย (สร้อยแสงแดง) (lao choi (soi saeng daeng))
02. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียง (lao siang thiang)
03. ลาวกระแซ (lao krasae)
04. ซอลำปาง (so lampang)
05. ลำปางหลวง (lampang luang)
06. กุหลาบเชียงใหม่ (kulap chiang mai)
07. พะม่า (phama)
08. ซอเงี้ยว (so ngieow)
09. เพลงอื่อ (phleng uea)
10. น้อยใจยา (noi chai ya)

this week's post marks the eighth in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our eighth tape from cliff features the music of udom sin's chiang mai ensemble. according to cliff, udom's group were some of the most sought-after performers for funeral music in the city, around 1990. on this recording, his ensemble is based around the salo (a three-stringed spike fiddle), the sueng (a plucked fretted lute) and what i believe to be the khlui lip mueang (a bamboo flute), with drums and cymbals supporting. enjoy, and find more from this group at cliff's site!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

narong manmaen & wanphen chaturathit



artist: ณรงค์ มานแมน + วันเพ็ญ จตุรทิศ (narong manmaen & wanphen chaturathit)
album: น้ำตารักจากหัวใจ (nam ta rak chak hua chai)
tracklist:
01. รักกลางดง (rak klang dong)
02. ครวญถึงนาง (khruan thueng nang)
03. ฟาตีมะห์ (fatimah)
04. เสียงตอบจากฟาตีมะห์ (siang top chak fatimah)
05. พเนจร (phanechon)
06. โลกมืด (lok muet)
07. วอนฝากฟ้า (won fak fa)
08. น้ำตารักจากหัวใจ (nam ta rak chak hua chai)
09. รักมีกรรม (rak mi kam)
10. หากรักอย่าระแวง (hak rak ya rawaeng)
11. วอนนางกลับนา (won nang klap na)
12. สั่งบินหลา (sang bin la)

this week, we'll hear some rare thai-muslim luk thung from singers narong manmaen & wanphen chaturathit! narong hailed from bangkok's nong chak district, a historic center of the capital city's islamic community, and went by the nickname "ai num malay '85", a reference to his southern thai malay muslim heritage. aside from his singing career, narong was a popular a.m. radio dj as well[1]. this cassette finds him teaming up with another little-known singer wanphen chaturathit, and together they deliver 12 songs featuring melodies sourced from india, indonesia, malaysia, pattani, singapore and southern thailand. enjoy!

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

withep kanthima & the champagne band



artist: วิเทพ กันธิมา + วง แชมเปญ (withep kanthima & the champagne band)
album: ดนตรีลานนาผสมสากล ชุด บรรเลงคำร้อง (dontri lanna phasom sakon chut banleng kham rong)
tracklist:
01. เพลงดาดน่าน (phleng dat nan)
02. ซีจานตุง (si jantung)
03. เขมรกล่อมลูก (khmer klom luk)
04. จันทร์โลม (chan lom)
05. เพลงกันตรึม (phleng kantruem)
06. เพลงเร็ว (phleng reo)
07. ลำหลวงพระบาง (lam luang phrabang)
08. คางคกปากบ่อ (khang khok pak bo)
09. มอญดูดาว (mon du dao)
10. ลำเพลินอีสาน (lam phloen isan)
11. เสเลเมา (se le mao)
12. changing of the guards

this week's post marks the seventh in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our seventh tape from cliff again features the talents of lanna artist withep kanthima. born in 1954, withep trained from a young age with his father in the local music of northeast thailand, studying a range of folk instruments and performance styles. aside from this paternal instruction, withep was also a student of chao sunthon na chiang mai, our previously featured performer from cliff's collection. like his teacher, withep made his name hand-crafting local instruments and instructing young musicians at the chiang mai college of dramatic arts, marking that institution's first hire of a folk musician, according to cliff. he passed away in 2006 at the age of 54[1]. this fourth cassette from withep finds him taking up the pi nae, a northern reed oboe, running through melodies drawn from lanna, thailand, laos, cambodia, indonesia and america (specifically, bob dylan). accompanying withep is a modern rock combo, "the champagne band", with electric bass, drumset and keyboards, as well as an assortment of local instruments. enjoy!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

withep kanthima: dieow salo lanna



artist: วิเทพ กันธิมา (withep kanthima)
album: เดี่ยวสะล้อลานนา (dieow salo lanna)
tracklist:
01. พม่า (phama)
02. ปราสาทไหว (prasat wai)
03. เชียงใหม่ จะปุ ละม้าย (chiang mai cha pu la mai)
04. ฤาษีหลงถ้ำ (ruesi long tham)
05. สาวไหม (sao mai)
06. อื่อ (uea)
07. เงี้ยว (ngieow)
08. จ๊อย (choi)

this week's post marks the sixth in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our sixth tape from cliff again features the talents of lanna artist withep kanthima. born in 1954, withep trained from a young age with his father in the local music of northeast thailand, studying a range of folk instruments and performance styles. aside from this paternal instruction, withep was also a student of chao sunthon na chiang mai, our previously featured performer from cliff's collection. like his teacher, withep made his name hand-crafting local instruments and instructing young musicians at the chiang mai college of dramatic arts, marking that institution's first hire of a folk musician, according to cliff. he passed away in 2006 at the age of 54[1]. this third cassette from withep finds him switching to the salo, a three-stringed spike fiddle, running through improvisations on a selection of favorite regional tunes with accompaniment. enjoy!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

withep kanthima: dieow sueng, vol. 2



artist: วิเทพ กันธิมา (withep kanthima)
album: เดี่ยวซึง ชุดที่ 2 (dieow sueng, vol. 2)
tracklist:
01. แขกเชิญเจ้า (khaek choen chao)
02. นางครวญ ๒ ชั้น (nang khruan, 2nd level)
03. ต้นวรเชษฐ์ ๒ ชั้น (ton worachet, 2nd level)
04. ลาวลำปางใหญ่ ๒ ชั้น (lao lampang yai, 2nd level)
05. ลาวกระทบไม้ (lao krathop mai)
06. ลาวเสี่ยงเทียน ๒ ชั้น (lao siang thian, 2nd level)
07. ทยอยญวน (thayoi yuan)
08. สร้อยลำปาง ๒ ชั้น (soi lampang, 2nd level)
09. เขมรไทรโยค (khmer sai yok)
10. กล่อมนางนอน (klom nang non)
11. ลาวราชบุรี (lao ratchaburi)
12. สร้อยลาว (soi lao)
13. ลาวชมดง (lao chom dong)

this week's post marks the fifth in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our fifth tape from cliff again features the talents of lanna artist withep kanthima. born in 1954, withep trained from a young age with his father in the local music of northeast thailand, studying a range of folk instruments and performance styles. aside from this paternal instruction, withep was also a student of chao sunthon na chiang mai, our previously featured performer from cliff's collection. like his teacher, withep made his name hand-crafting local instruments and instructing young musicians at the chiang mai college of dramatic arts, marking that institution's first hire of a folk musician, according to cliff. he passed away in 2006 at the age of 54[1]. this cassette is his second volume of solo performances on the sueng, a plucked fretted lute, this time with some light accompaniment and featuring melodies drawn from the central thai classical/folk repetoire. enjoy!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

withep kanthima: dieow sueng



artist: วิเทพ กันธิมา (withep kanthima)
album: เดี่ยวซึง (dieow sueng)
tracklist:
01. น้อยใจยา (noi chai ya)
02. ลาวเดินดง (lao doen dong)
03. ซอล่องน่าน (so long nan)
04. ปราสาทไหว (prasat wai)
05. ล่องแม่ปิง (long mae ping)
06. เพลงอื่อ (phleng uea)
07. ฤษีหลงถ้ำ (ruesi long tham)
08. ระบำซอ (rabam so)
09. พม่า (phama)
10. เชียงใหม่ (จะปุ-ละม้าย) (chiang mai (cha pu-la mai))

this week's post marks the fourth in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our fourth tape from cliff features the talents of lanna artist withep kanthima. born in 1954, withep trained from a young age with his father in the local music of northeast thailand, studying a range of folk instruments and performance styles. aside from this paternal instruction, withep was also a student of chao sunthon na chiang mai, our previously featured performer from cliff's collection. like his teacher, withep made his name hand-crafting local instruments and instructing young musicians at the chiang mai college of dramatic arts, marking that institution's first hire of a folk musician, according to cliff. he passed away in 2006 at the age of 54[1]. this cassette features a performance on the sueng, a plucked fretted lute, running through solo improvisations on a selection of favorite regional tunes. enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

waiphot phetsuphan: sarawan ramwong



artist: ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ (waiphot phetsuphan)
album: สาระวันรำวง (sarawan ramwong)
tracklist:
01. สาระวันรำวง (sarawan ramwong)
02. รักพิลึก (rak philuek)
03. หน้าด้านหน้าทน (na dan na thon)
04. แม่คนเก๋ (mae khon ke)
05. แม่สาวคนโก้ (mae sao khon ko)
06. ขวัญใจคนจร (khwanchai khon chon)
featuring ขวัญจิต ศรีประจันต์ (khwanchit siphrachan)
07. พ่อเพลงพบรัก (pho phleng phop rak)
08. แม่ฟังเลี่ยมทอง (mae fang liam thong)
09. นะหน้าทอง (na na thong)
10. อุ้มช้างอาบน้ำ (um chang ap nam)
11. เพลงใหม่ไวพจน์ (phleng mai waiphot)
12. คนเร่หนัง (khon re nang)

this week, some excellent old roots music 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 cassette features several welcome surprises including a guest apparance by mae khwanchit siprachan and some unusual (for the time) molam-style khaen introductions.. enjoy!!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

khana chao sunthon na chiang mai: ekkalak lanna, vol. 3



artist: คณะ เจ้าสุนทร ณ เชียงใหม่ (khana chao sunthon na chiang mai)
album: เอกลักษณ์ลานนา ชุดที่ 3 (ekkalak lanna, vol. 3)
tracklist:
01. น้อยใจยา (เดี่ยว) (noi chai ya (solo))
02. เพลงพม่า (phleng phama)
03. ลาวสวยรวย (lao suai ruai)
04. ลาวลำปางใหญ่ (lao lampang yai)
05. ลาวดำเนินทราย (lao damnoen sai)
06. น้อยใจยา (noi chai ya)

this week's post marks the third in a series of cassettes gifted to us by educator cliff sloane. a former professor of ethnomusicology and founder of asianclassicalmp3.org, a major influence behind this blog.

our third tape from cliff features the ensemble of chao sunthon na chiang mai presenting volume 3 of their "lanna identity" series, focusing on solo vocal performances with orchestral backing. born into the chiang mai royal family, chao sunthon left the northern capitol and moved south to central thailand to study classical music. upon his return, he became a central character in the preservation and continued innovation of northern thai local music, composing new melodies, hand-crafting the finest local instruments and instructing young musicians at the chiang mai college of dramatic arts. he passed away in 1986 at the age of 68[1].

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