The Sound Of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam In Thailand 1964-1975

Format : 2xLP / New / Compilation

Thailand means different things to different people. Beyond the beaches and tourist spots lies a world of music still waiting to be discovered. Be it spaced out jazz, raw funk or the meditative sounds of the North East, Soundway has dug deep into the country's vinyl archives to present a broad range of vintage sounds that underlines Thailand's status as one of South East Asia's musical hot spots. 

As Soundway’s entry point into the Asian music world, The Sound of Siam CD and double LP offers a unique vantage point to the most experimental period in Thai musical history. The 19 tracks reflect the outcome of a twentieth century journey from Thai classical to Luk Krung and Luk Thung – music that incorporated western influences such as jazz, surf guitar, ballroom and even Latin and African.

The music maps changing social demographics, the movement of people, culture and language from countryside to city and all during a period when the record labels were at their most experimental.


A1. Chaweewan Dumnern - Lam Tung Wai
A2. Chaweewan Dumnern - Lam Toey Chaweewan
A3. Onuma Singsiri - Mae Kha Som Tam}
A4. Thapporn Petchubon, Noknoi Uraiporn, Thongthai Tin Isan - Isan Klab Tin
A5. Ream Daranoi - Fai Yen

B1. Panom Nopporn - Sao Ban Pok Pab
B2. Plearn Promdan - Wan Maha Sanook
B3. The Petch Phin Thong Band - Soul Lam Plearn
B4. Waipod Phetsuphan - Ding Ding Dong
B5. Hi Five Band - Soi Saeng Daeng

C1. Saknatee Srichiangmai - Nom Samai Mai
C2. Yenjit Porntawi - Lam Plearn Toh Lom Nhao
C3. Chaweewan Dumnern - Sao Lam Plearn
C4. Dao Bandon - Mae Jom Ka Lon
C5. Sanae Petchaboon - Pen Jung Dai

D1. Thong Huad & Kunp'an - Diew Sor Diew Caan
D2. Sodsri Rungsang - Uay Porn Tahan Chaydan
D3. Kawaw Siang Thong - Kai Tom Yum
D4. The Viking Combo Band - Pleng Yuk Owakard
D5. Dao Bandon - Tang Ngarn Si Nong

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