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    Tang has been having a lengthy discusssion with a few folk recently regarding what is esentially country music. She shared this with me and I thought a few folk may care to see it.

    http://www.baanmaha.com/

    Also of interest and maybe a bit slow to load ? it takes a minute or two to fully translate.

    I find the translation difficult and I think it needs some kind soul to do a summary ??????

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/B...0%25B8%2587%2F

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    I am too daft to read Thai so don't know what it's about, help us put tang please!

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    Cheers Linne

    My favorite type of music @ http://www.baanmaha.com/radio/ found though your link

    had this station playing on my phone earlier today by coincidence , I thought it was isan radio bit it's not ...

    great thanks

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    This maybe a lot more clear and maybe of interest to some given to me by someone else


    http://www.phuketwatch.com/thai-musi.../thaimusic.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linne View Post
    This maybe a lot more clear and maybe of interest to some given to me by someone else


    http://www.phuketwatch.com/thai-musi.../thaimusic.htm
    Not a bad summary but with so many refs at the bottom you would have expected a bit more accuracy, Pumpuang was not from Supanburi but was born in Kamphaengphet the family moved to Supan in the late sixties, but not to the 'City'. Also, luktung was not 'invented' in the early 1950's. In 1989 there was a convention in Bangkok to commemorate 50 years of luktung, although that name was not actually used (according to most sources) before 1964. HRH Princess Sirithorn graciously attended the event and said:

    'Pleng lukthung provides an excellent record of events in Thailand and its society.
    Every situation, every mood finds expression in this music. Therefore, one
    shouldn’t listen to pleng lukthung for entertainment alone; it should be heard with
    an attentive and studying ear.' (Princess Sirinthorn, quoted in the Bangkok Post,
    June 27, 1990)


    Quote from Luktung by Amporn Jirattikorn
    Last edited by brian99; 9th Mar 2012 at 07:38.

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    Brian you amaze me with your knowledge and appreciation.

    You seem to have earned the respect of another member

    It might be nice to listen to a selection of thai music for those of us without your knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linne View Post
    It might be nice to listen to a selection of thai music for those of us without your knowledge.
    Most of it is on you tube these days, but finding it seems not as easy as it was. Sometimes you have to keep typing a name in several different ways, helps if you can type in Thai of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian99 View Post
    Most of it is on you tube these days, but finding it seems not as easy as it was. Sometimes you have to keep typing a name in several different ways, helps if you can type in Thai of course.
    I think I was thinking of a selection put together for convenience.

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    I will have a go when true come round (not today) actually Tang is more qualified being Thai and we are very lucky to have her posting here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian99 View Post
    I will have a go when true come round (not today) actually Tang is more qualified being Thai and we are very lucky to have her posting here.
    I think tang is in the US at the moment. I have become aware of many thai folk keen on western style/influenced country music as well.

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    I hope some Thai members read about Luuk Thung histry. The translation that Linne post cannot help to understand at all. And unfortunately, I am not good at English either.

    Luuk Thung (child of the fields') which describe life of rural, society, culture, environment, occupation, agriculture etc.
    Moreover, it also described love, sadness, beauty and so on.........

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    This from the link is often repeated almost word for word:

    'influences from Latin America, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and, especially, American film soundtracks and country music (including yodelling). Many of the most popular pleng luk thung stars have come from the central city of Suphanburi, including future megastar Pompuang Duanjan, who adapted pleng luk thung to 1980s string and pop music by making a dance-ready form called electronic luk thung. When Pompuang died in 1992, many observers felt that luk thung would die with her, but it persisted and, with the advent of the first all luk thung radio station in 1997, soon saw a major revival.'

    I have not looked at it for a while but this is likely to be taken from the Wikipedia article, which in turn has been copied from the rough guide to world music (j Clewley) Clewley in turn references DJ and music historian Jenpop who was the driving force behind first luktung station (fm 95) in 1997. Jenpop was hardly being an independent observer here. Although he has done an enormous amount over the years to promote music his witting on the origins of luktung seem a bit contradictory and confusing (luktung park music library). I think the musical influences from abroad are overstated and exaggerated, (American film music?) while there obviously were some influences luktung is far more than an amalgamation of foreign sounds and has always been essentially Thai.
    Pity there is not more material in English.

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