sunnuntai 9. lokakuuta 2016

คณะ ดอกไม้ป่า - ระบำยอดหญ้า


คณะ ดอกไม้ป่า - ระบำยอดหญ้า  (tape, VT Promotion, V.T.002)

This time something very special, a Thai tape I bought from a second hand record store here in Helsinki for 1€. The name of the artist and tape title translates in western alphabets as Khana dok mai pa - Rabam yot ya (extra special thanks to Peter from excellent มนต์รักเพลงไทย blog for translating).
Charming girl pop in Thai style. I think this tape has been released in 1983 and it is the second album of this female duo.




sunnuntai 2. lokakuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 32


Le-Thuy, Dien-Lang & Tan-Tai - Hang-vo biet ngu-co  7"  (Viet-Hai, 45 V/P)

And still more musical theater.
So far this is the last in my series of Vietnamese vinyl uploads. I still have some unripped records with picture covers but at the moment I feel like maybe I'll post them sometime in a distant future... or maybe not. Check back for some other interesting stuff in a future :)

VIETNAM VINYLS part 31

Van Huong & Phuong Lien - Ông Trượng Tiên Bứu  7"  (Viet-Hai, G.P. 590)

Some more musical comedy. This time only side A because the record is in such a bad condition I could do nothing to fix the B-side. First 20 seconds of side A skips like hell.
One of the rare viet vinyls which have a discogs page.

lauantai 1. lokakuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 30


Various Artists - Hai chang re hut 7"  (Viet-Hai, G.P. so 11)

Musical comedy time! With some occasional old-style rock thrown in. Reminds me of Viet Vinyls part 19. Maybe my favorite ca kịch trào phúng of all my posts.

VIETNAM VINYLS part 29


Various Artists - Thuong ca mua ha / Bai ca ky niem / Tren duong ve tham em / Nho  7"  (Vo Tuyen, GP so 1113/TB/TTCH/BC3/XB)

Some charming slow big band/exotica/latino/hawaiian influenced music here with male & female vocals. Excellent moody stuff. Too bad the record is seriously trashed.

torstai 29. syyskuuta 2016

MAHARAJ - self-titled 7" EP



MAHARAJ: self-titled 7" EP  (O.S.T., 001)

In the middle of my viet vinyl -series I give you something completely different this time: a Sri Lankan 7" from 1976 (according to discogs-page). Four songs of quite middle-of-the-road basic rock with some occasional reggae influences. There's not much information about the band or the label so this remains as a complete mystery to me. If you have any information about Maharaj please post a comment.

lauantai 3. syyskuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 28


Various Artists - Gao trang trang thanh / Mot chuyen di  7" (Vo Tuyen, G.P. 3418/1426)

Basic stuff incorporating western and oriental influences with male/female vocs. Some hilarious singsong part in the middle of first track.

maanantai 18. heinäkuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 27


Ban Xuan-Phat / Ut Bach-Lan / Tan Tai - Chu thoong lanh vo / Yeu la gi  7"  (Tan Thanh, TT-66-7-007)

A bit more traditional singing/talking with minimal musical background.

sunnuntai 17. heinäkuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 26


Various Artists - Tinh co quyen 7"  (Tan Thanh, TT-4-67)

Traditional musical theater.

VIETNAM VINYLS part 25


Nhat Truong / Phuoc Van - (unknown)  7"  (Tan Thanh)

Some more western influenced tracks. A1 is a male/female -duet, A2 & B2 sung by Phuoc Van (female) & B1 by Nhat Truong (male). A1 to B1 are moody ballads (even though I don't understand what they are singing about), which I find easy to relate to because as a Finn we have a long history of melancholic tango and moody easy listening (even depressing at times). Last track is totally different genre with old school rock'n'roll and a twist beat.
Highly recommended even though A1 suffers from some serious surface noise (and that one is already fixed - so you can only imagine what the original unfixed piece sounded like).