Sunday, April 16, 2017

Jan Molam - a couple of my favorite 7inches compiled

Semester break, and finally I can upload a few of my favorite tunes. You will find Lae  (check out tune number 1 Yodkaew - sounds to me like a thai sibling of Junior Kimbrough), Lam Ploen/Molam, Shadow/Garage (The Cat), the unique Waiphod Petsuphan, even one classical song, some popular singers like Ploen Promdaen, Chai Mueangsing and Thepporn Petubon, and many I have no information about. All of these are from 7 Inch vinyl, so I hope lots of songs you have never heard before! Here are the tracks:


  1. Yodgaew Duangden: lae mae mai
  2. Suntorn Chairungrueang: toey disco
  3. Banyen Sriwongsa: lam phloen sawan chao na
  4. Chai Mueangsing: blug ban
  5. Kobgun Wongsawaat: lam phloem hag num ban na
  6. Napapon Mueangsuphan: sawan jao ka
  7. Asawin Binphet: lan toey giao saao
  8. Waiphod Petsuphan: chom sao isaan
  9. Kam Mueang Nakorn: chuan nong long dai (2nd half)
  10. Dao Bandon: lae pattana meuang
  11. The Cat: torpedo run
  12. Thepporn Petubon: phlaeng jai dam
  13. Rungpet Phetisaan: phon hen naa
  14. Samai & Somchai & Sonwong: jubyae jan
  15. Waiphod Petsuphan: tid gaew gin liang
  16. Thai Classical Music: serng kratipkao
  17. Ploen Promdaen: farang serng bongfai
 Hope you enjoy my compilation!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Banyen Rakkaen - this is where Molam really kicked off...!

...Molam is probably hundreds of years old, but for me it really kicks off with this album - because here the traditional Lam Ploen was taken to a new groove that it did not have before in my opinion. Older forms have a good groove as well, but here it started to kick you hard. This set does not yet use electric instruments, but the drums that support the traditional Kaen (mouthpipe) move it away from folklore and push in the direction of rough soul. I guess it is from the late sixties or early seventies. The recording itself has a raw quality that later Lam Ploen records do not possess. So here is this really rare record (titled "Lam Ploen Denn Isan") in all its glorious Mono for you to enjoy!