Monday, November 8, 2010

Hongthong Daoudon - Huai Abanibi

ช้างเอราวัณ (Chang Erawan label)

A1 - ฮ่วย อะบานิบี
A2 - เพลงรักจากหงษ์ทอง
A3 - กะเดาต้นเก่า
A4 - เต้ยต๊กกะเทิน
A5 - ห้ามใจไม่อยู่
A6 - ไปไม่สั่ง
B1 - แหวนหมั้นคนดัง
B2 - ค. คน ค. ควาย
B3 - เอาไหนบ้างซี
B4 - อย่าใช้จดหมาย
B5 - แสลงใจ
B6 - ชาติหน้าตอนเย็นๆ

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!


  1. fantastic album.. been waiting to hear this one for quite a while, thanks so much!

  2. glad you like it!
    I got a 1980s soundtrack album with more Hongthong Daoudon tracks that will be uploaded later.

    Eurocovers, a blog about Eurovision coverversions has a 2006 Thai version of A-Ba-Ni-Bi from the soundtrack of "The Possible" here

  3. oh nice... i just discovered one more testament to this tune's thai ubiquity over at brain goreng (side A, track 8)!

  4. Awesome! thanks for the link Peter :-)

  5. oops my mistake.. while the cover say's it's A8, it's actually the very last track!

  6. ah, thanks. I was just wondering why I didn't recognize the song. the cover designers for that tape sure did a sloppy job with the tracklist :-)

  7. yeah, unfortunately it's pretty typical for folk or classical music releases! no artists listed, tracks out of order, extra tracks not listed on the cover, all common occurances!

  8. congrats to your blog. i can be of any assistance on any Thai translations, should you need one.

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