Saturday, June 11, 2011

Various Artists (2008 / 2009) -Thai Funk, ZudRangMa Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

Artist: various
Albums: Thai Funk, ZudRangMa Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
Released: 2008 / 2009
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 139 / 164 MB

As with a lot of music culled from the bins of little shops and markets of Southeast Asia, where original master recordings are virtually impossible to track down, the recordings were transferred from their old vinyl source, giving each song a slight crackling quality, as though you just dropped the needle down on a record that no one in the western world has ever heard of before (and likely hasn t). From Meesak Makaratch s Luk Ron to the superbly funky Kun Rod Fai, Pai Rod Bus, Kee Chang, Kang Tent by The Hot Pepper, the albums get sprayed with horns, wah wah riffs, bass-y hip-swaggers, and pre-disco funk numbers like Royal Sprite s Yang Hai Mun Hong. There are no details about the artists themselves or when the song was recorded, which gives a sense of mystery to the whole CDs. But there is some familiarity: Kana TNT s Kod Hang Kam borrows completely from Pink Floyd s Another Brick In the Wall Part 2, and Pranee Thanasri s Chown Thur Ten Rum (Ask You For a Dance) is the Funkytown you d hear at some seedy Bangkok discotheque in 1979. Very diverse and weird. Impress your cultured friends with this, a no doubt about it ethnomusicologist's wet dream! ©

Released: 2008
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 139 MB

1 Louis Kennedy – Pu Yai Lee (Chief Lee)
2 Meesak Nakaratch – Luk Ron (Love Hot)
3 Chantana Kittiyapan – Chee Vit Kon Dum (A Life Of A Black Person)
4 Hot Pepper, The – Kun Rod Fai, Pai Rod Bus, Kee Chang, Kang Tent (Get On Train, Go With Bus, Elephant Ride, Put Up Tent)
5 Ongart Jeerapan – Ka Ma Kon Deay (I Come Alone)
6 Plearn Promdam – Sam Bai (Jolly)
7 Royal Sprite – Yang Hai Mun Kong (Don't Let Them Cheat)
8 Kana TNT – Kod Hang Kam (The Circle Of Karma)
9 Panadda Chayapark – 5000 Nut (5000 Shot)
10 Pranee Thanasri – Chown Thur Ten Rum (Ask You For A Dance)
11 Panadda Chayapark – Rus Pu Tin
12 Nakplang Krumklowna – Disco Tour
13 Champoo – Arai Arai Kor Disco (Everything Is Disco)
14 Buppa Saichol – Sheng Ra Bert (Bored Explosion)
15 Chairai Chaiyata / Sawanee Pattana – Khow Tai Doey Loak Puin (You Should Die By Bullets)
16 Chantana Kittiyapan – Sa Ra Wan
17 Sroeng Santi – Nam Man Pang (Expensive Gasoline)
18 Impossibles, The (3) – Do It (Till Your Satisfied)

Released: 2009
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 164 MB

1 Bualuang OST – Singto (Lion)
2 Panadda Chayapark – Panadda ChayaparkYoong (Mosquito)
3 Chai Muangsing Aka. Man City Lion – Pee Kao Pee Oak (Ghost In Ghost Out)
4 Sangthong Seesai – Duang Duang Duang (Luck Luck Luck)
5 Sripai Jaipra – YomMaBan TaLangKan (Officer Of Hell's Announcement)
6 Sangthong Seesai – Kam Kao (Old Karma)
7 Impossibles, The (3) – Pom-Pom-Pom (Hair-Hair-Hair)
8 Soonthorn Sujaridchan – Sara-A-Mor-Sara-R (Kee Mao) (D-R-U-N-K : Pissed)
9 Soonthorn Sujaridchan – Sara-A-Mor-Sara-R (Kee Mao Lae) (D-R-U-N-K : Wasted)
10 Soonthorn Sujaridchan / Krongthong Tussanaphan – OutTaLud Bump (Hurtle Bump)
11 Generation, The (2) – Racing
12 President, The (7) – Ruk Chua NiRunDon (Love Forever)
13 Don Sornrabeab – Mao (Drunk)
14 Chantana Kittiyapan – Ya-Ya (No-No)
15 Oriental Funk, The – Loy KraTong Disco
16 Generation, The – Kon Muan Khan (People Are The Same)
17 Sroeng Santi – Leang Mai Toe (Overkill)
18 Buppa Saichol – Kon Chob Pluk (Waker)
19 Sroeng Santi – Ba Bor Por Khan (Crazy Same Same)
20 Hongthong Dao Udon – Mai Keay Ruk (Never Loved)
21 Rayrai Na Koratch – Kard Klan Nam Mun (Lack Of Gasoline)
22 Royal Sprites – Noom Rai Por (Kenaf Farm Man)

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