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.
Sarena Hashim was a a prolific artist during the seventies, sometimes backed by what was arguably the most successful Singaporean group ever; The Quests. The Quest's guitarist Reggie Verghese is present as aproducer for this EP as well. "Kanda dan Dinda" is a duet with DJ Dave who is still performing, and "Bergembira" is a version of Emy Jackson's classic "Crying in a Storm," here sung in Malay.
หงษ์ทอง ดาวอุดร (Hongtong Daoudon) is a luk thung and molam singer from north eastern part of Thailand. This late 70s-early 80s album however is in large parts western influenced Thai funk that wouldn't sound of place on one of the ZudRangMa compilations.
The title track ฮ่วย อะบานิบี is a cover version of Israels winning contribution to the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest, Izhar Cohen & Alpha Beta's "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" (א-ב-ני-בי). This song was apparently a huge hit in Thailand, and monrakplengthai's curator Peter says he would still hear the song playing around Bangkok even today. He's also uploaded อรอุมา สิงห์ศิริ (onuma singsiri)'s version of the song so go listen to that as well!
Today we have a StereoMono house favorite, a great Isan luk thung album from เทพพร เพชรอุบล (Thepporn Petchubon). There's a write up in Thai here for those who can read the language. All I managed to figure out with the help of a Google translation is that Thepporn was born in 1947 in the Ubon Ratchathani province. Anyway, it's the music that matters. Enjoy!
Other than that Pattaya Nayok is from the Nakhon Nayok province in central Thailand and released at least 2 albums on the "double rabbit" label, there ain't much I can tell you about todays selection. I really like this album of mostly up-tempo luk thung.
Mesayu Aida Mustafa is accompanied by The Steps on this late-60s/early-70s EP, delivering some awesome fuzz-guitar blasts on "Pantun Jenaka". As many other Indonesian artists (Ernie Djohan, Ervinna, Irni Jusnita etc..) Aida also released records in Singapore and Malaysia during the 1960s-70s.
What? You say you've never heard about Jeti before?? Then it's about time you got acquainted!
Not sure were Jeti hails from, the lyrics seem to be in Malay and the EP was released in Singapore which was a veritable melting pot of the South-East Asian music scene of the 1960s-70s. Backing band "The Alfan" recorded with many other artists too and may have had a few releases on their own if I recall correctly. They sound absolutely fantastic here, great organ, violin and percussion sounds. Malay EPs of this kind can be pretty much a hit & miss affair, especially when you blindly buy records just cause the cover art looks great, once in a while a real gem turns up and this is one of them. As you can see on the cover the music is presented in glorious StereoMono!
Soundtrack from the 1977 comedy film "rak ootalood," think it means something like "Love in Haste" but don't quote me on that :-)
In addition to his solo career สุนทร สุจริตฉันท์ (Soonthorn Sujaridchan) was the singer of รอยัล สไปรท์ส (Royal Sprites). Both of his songs from the B-side of this EP was also included on the "Maft Sai : Thai Funk ZudRangMa Vol.2" compilation.
I know nothing at all about Suphaphon Thiapthiam who's singing the ballad on the first track. And neither am I sure who's performing the instrumental song, all I know is that it's composed by ปราจีณ ทรงเผ่า (Prajeena Sohngfao), a member of ดิอิมพอสซิเบิ้ล (The Impossibles) who will be featured later here on StereoMono.
On the Thai wikipedia page for the movie there's several songs from the soundtrack uploaded as OGG files
A1 - Aaj Na Socho (composer: Karim Shahabuddin)
A2 - Hangama Hai KayoonM. (composer: M. Ashraf)
A3 - Khullam Khulla Pyar (composer: Chandar Mohan and Beliram)
A4 - Aaja Meri Bahon Men (composer: Chandar Mohan and Beliram)
A5 - Aaj Ham Donon (composer: Bakhshi Wazir)
A6 - Charhti Jawani (composer: Kamal Ahmad)
B1 - Mohabbat Bech Dete (composer: M. Ashraf)
B2 - Ailo Muk Geya (composer: Kamal Ahmad)
B3 - Rang Bhari Hai (composer: Karim Shahabuddin)
B4 - Aisa Lagta Hai (composer: A. Hamid)
B5 - Dil To Keya Cheez Hai (composer: M. Ashraf)
Johnny Yuma was a 1967 Italian western film with music composed by Nora Orlandia. The 2 tracks here was performed by The Wilder Brothers, which was a pseudonym used by John Ireson & Wayn Parham for many Spaghetti Western films. The original record was released as a 2 track single on RCA Victor. This Thai edition feature an extra track by Misak Nakarat singing the title song backed by ขบวน มุกดา (Khabuan Mukda)'s "The Son of P.M." and Thai lyrics provided by Mr. P.M. himself: พยงค์ มุกดา (Phayong Mukda).
Misak Nakharat was a singer and actor and reputedly the first practitioner of rock'n'roll music in Thailand. You can find a whole Misak album and a lot more information than I'd be able to provide on the great monrakplengthai blog: