Friday, January 28, 2011

Waiphot Phetsuphan

ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ
บริษัท เสียงสยาม แผ่นเสียง เทป จำกัด ภูมิใจเสนอ ไวพจน์ เพชรสุพรรณ ในชุด บวชนาคภาคพิเศษ

A1 - บวชนาคภาคพิเศษ
A2 - รำหน้านาค
A3 - นาคคนจน
A4 - น้องจ๋าลาบวช
A5 - เขาโห่เราหิว
B1 - ขวัญใจกลางแปลง
B2 - เจ้าภาพขอบคุณ
B3 - ทำบุญกันบ้าง
B4 - ปลาคาบแมว
B5 - ลำตัดประชัน

Hidden in this very plain and boring cover there's a totally awesome Waiphot Phetsuphan album. As far as I can tell most of the songs here is about various aspects of life as a Buddhist monk. For more music and information about Waiphot see รวมทำบุญ (ruam tham bun) on monrakplengthai.

Pong Prida - Sao Yu Ban Dai

ปอง ปรีดา (Pong Prida)
สาวอยู่บ้านได๋ (sao yu ban dai)
Crown CT-5152

A1 - สาวอยู่บ้านได๋
A2 - กุหลาบอีสาน
B1 - เทพีเชียงใหม่
B2 - รวงทิพย์ธารทอง

To commemorate the passing of Pong Prida at the age of 79 on January 6. 2011 here's a great EP with 4 of his sad luk thung songs. The title track, สาวอยู่บ้านได๋ (sao yu ban dai), can also be found in a different (later?) version on this monrakplengthai post.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Malaysia Big Band Music of India

Golden Horse GHEP 1055

band: 馬樂印度大樂隊
title: 一曲難忘
A1 - 不要拋棄我 (Do Not Leave Me)
A2 - 阮不知啦 (Nguyen Did Not Know Friends)
B1 - 無情火車 (Ruthless Train)
B2 - 戀愛季節 (Love Season)

This is quite a curiosity! Popular Chinese songs played Indian style by a Malaysian band replete with sitar and tablas but still retaining that organ sound so typical of Malay music of the period.

The translation of the titles is courtesy of the Google translate service so I have no idea if they're even close to correct, or if poor Nguyen really didn't know any friends..

A quick search on YouTube give multiple results for each of these songs, and here's links to some of my favorite vocal versions:
Track 1: 
Track 2:
Track 3:
Track 4:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Yanti Bersaudara

Philips 112 608 RE

A1 - Pepito
A2 - Bunga Bangsa
B1 - Surya Dan Dewi Malam
B2 - Nachoda

The Yanti Sisters were Yani, Tina and Iin Parlina Hardjakusumah, the latter was later involved with the Bimbo band. They released 3 albums and a handful of EPs, even a Christmas themed one that can be found over at Madrotter. The backing band here is Pantja Nada.

Trio Visca

Irama EPLN 18

A1 - Tjempaka
A2 - Putus Dudjung Tahun
B1 - Mari Bergembira
B2 - Tjinta Kasihku

Trio Visca was a vocal harmony girl group from Indonesia consisting of the 3 sisters Winny, Ria and Widyawati. They named the group after their respective Zodiac signs; Virgo, Scorpio and Cancer.

The backing band on the EP is Gaja Remadja and the producer is guitarist Ireng Maulana, a member of the Eka Sapta band.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Zainab Ahmad & S. Moorelhuda dengan The Alfan

Olympic T.R.C. 1069

A1 - S. Noorelhuda - Chaya Tarian
A2 - Zainab Ahmad - Ratapan Bahagia
B1 - Zainab Ahmad - Jangan Angan2
B2 - S. Noorelhuda - Rupa Tarian

A third entry for The Alfan band on StereoMono, this time backing two girls on a split EP. It seems The Alfan could do no wrong and all of their music I've heard is consistently excellent!

One of the singers is called S. Moorelhuda on the cover and S. Noorelhuda in the track list, not sure what is correct.

The Rezas - Pertemuan di Malam Pesta

Life LMEP 8804

A1 - Pertemuan Di Malam Pesta
A2 - Berkenalan
B1 - Mencari Kepastian
B2 - Musafir Kelana

The Rezas was Malaysian 1970s band that sounds like they were a bit influenced by Santana. This EP was produced by M. Daud who's probably the same guy as M.Daud Kilau.