Thai Pop Spectacular: 1960s-1980s CD

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Thai pop history has been largely ignored and neglected by the international musical community for far too long.

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By the late 20th century, Thai pop music had developed as many faces as localized roots music such as molam or styles like luk thung or luk krung (each with their own respective pop-sectors). Bangkok -- always the hub of the Thai recording industry -- attracted musicians and singers from across the country that were both informed by tradition and inspired by the wealth of international sounds entering the region via radio and phonograph. Jazz, for instance, had a profound influence on early Thai pop music, the King of Thailand himself being a noted jazz composer. This superb collection features modern Thai music styles combining with elements of surf, rock, funk, disco and comedy, revealing the use of clever instrumentation, brilliant vocals, great arrangements, twisted breaks, and resourceful production techniques. Discover the Queen of Luk Thung, the 1960s "Shadow Music" sound, classic tracks from Thai films, blazing examples of Bangkok disco from the 1970s, legendary Thai comedy pop, and the most outrageous version of "The Night Chicago Died" you'll ever encounter. Thick horn sections, wah-wah guitars, tight drums, and funky organs help round out this astounding set which proves beyond a doubt that the Thai were a completely unique and powerful force during the 1960s, '70s & '80s global popular music explosion. Track listing: 1. Introduction: Welcome to Thailand 2. Roob Lor Thom Pai (There Are Many Handsome Men Out There) - Buppah Saichol 3. Mae Kha Som Tum (Papaya Salad Merchant) - Onuma Singsiri 4. Lung Dee Kee Mao (Uncle Dee Is a Drunk) - P. Promdan 5. Fawn Ngeo (Dance of the Ngeo) - Johnny Guitar 6. Kwuan Tai Duew Luk Puen (You Should Die by Bullets) - Chailai Chaiyata, Sawanee Patana 7. Dek Kai Nuang Sue Pim (Newspaper Boy) - Sangthong Seesai 8. Gao Guek (Wise Old Man) - Gawao Siangthong 9. Tid Lom Ta Lai (Drinking Whiskey Until I'm Blurred) - Man City Lion 10. Mai Na Lork Gun (Don't Deceive Me) - Kampee Sangthong 11. Nan Nan Pob Gan Tee (Long Time No See) - Generation 12. Koh Phuket (Phuket Island) - Phet Potaram 13. Gang Geng Nai Krai Lab (Look Whose Underwear Is Showing) - Kabuan Garn Yor Yod Yung Yong 14. Khor Tan Gor Mee Hua Jai (The Beggar Has a Heart, aka The Night Chic - Pairoj 15. Sao Dok Kum Tai (Lady from a Flower) - Pompuang Duangjan 16. Tangkon Tangnae (We Both Think We're the Best!) - Sangthong Seesai 17. Keng Ma (Dog Races) - P. Promdan 18. Na Doo (Very Striking Girl) - Man City Lion 19. Dteuu (Bothering) - Setha 20. Mia Rai Duen (Monthly Wife) - Duongdao and Chailai

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Author Various Artists
Publisher Sublime Frequencies
Page Count n/a
Publication Size 5.5 x 5
Publication Notes 20 tracks, CD
Publication Date August 7, 2007
ISBN 000-0000000000

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