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LUK THUNG: CLASSIC & OBSCURE 78S FROM THE THAI COU (DUST TO DIGITAL)

VARIOUS - LUK THUNG: CLASSIC & OBSCURE 78S FROM THE THAI COU 64898
Format:
1 CD
Release:
27.09.2013
Label:
DUST TO DIGITAL
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
64898
Barcode:
0880226002923
Fourteen outstanding funky performances of Thai country groove music from the 1950s and early 1960s.

All previously un-reissued, carefully transferred and mastered from the original 78rpm records and presented with detailed full color liner notes.

Compiled by David Murray, with notes by Peter Doolan. Murray is a 78rpm collector and the curator of Haji Maji, a blog dedicated to Asian music from the 78 rpm era.

Luk Thung is the down home, funky "Country Music" of Thailand that blossomed as rural Thais migrated to Bangkok for work in the 1950s and 60s.

Luk Thung evolved out of a complex stew of traditional folk styles and international influences.

Wild accordions and Latin horn sections mingle with Thai hand drums and finger cymbals, while exquisite vocalists swagger and sing stories about life's struggles.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SUAI CHING NONG (TRULY BEAUTIFUL GIRL)
  • 1.2. BAN NA PHA SUK (HAPPY FARMHOUSE)
  • 1.3. UTTHAYAN DOK BIA (GARDEN OF DEBT)
  • 1.4. NAK KAMPHRA (ORPHAN MONK)
  • 1.5. NAM TOK NANG LOI (NANG LOI WATERFALL)
  • 1.6. PHA HOM HUA CHAI (BLANKET FOR THE HEART)
  • 1.7. RUEDU HAENG KHWAM RAK (SEASON OF LOVE)
  • 1.8. BOENG AI SI SAO (LOOK AT ME, GIRL)
  • 1.9. MIA THAHAN PHAN SUEK (VETERAN'S WIFE)
  • 1.10. TAM NOK NOI (FOLLOW THE LITTLE BIRD)
  • 1.11. KLOM KHWAN NANG (COMFORTING MY DARLING)
  • 1.12. CHIWIT RAK NAK RONG (LOVE LIFE OF A SINGER)
  • 1.13. PHU YING RAI MUEAN FAI (A WOMAN VICIOUS LIKE FIRE)
  • 1.14. KHUT THONG (DIGGING FOR GOLD)