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Time running and passing…had meant to post an update before now, but as I’m heading to Bangkok tomorrow for our 4th Anniversary party, I realised I posted nothing about the last event in November, which saw the live debut of The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band. Made up of a Bangkok based rhythm section and two molam veterans from Isan on phin and khaen respectively, the band took to the stage to great acclaim, and will be backing the mighty vocalist Angkanang Kunchai on the 30th March. In addition PB003 (third release on the Paradise Bangkok label) came and went, and we’re just waiting for the arrival of PB004!

More when I get back, but for now, here’s a small clip of the band in action. Enjoy…

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Written by cmoriginalpress

March 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm

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  1. Greetings, Chris.

    I just managed to secure a copy of PB004 and it sounds like a scorcher! I suppose there isn’t a whole lot of additional information regarding these sides… Do you have any idea which year approximately “Chak mak pai” by Chailai & Duangdao and “Nao muan jai ja kad” respectively by Sorn Petch Pinyo were recorded in? I know the duo of Chailai & Duangdao had a big hit with their Muhammad Ali themed “Black Superman” in 1974 and the Bollywood inspired orchestral riffs sound late 1970’s to my ears. Any input will be greatly appreciated.

    With regards, Samuli.

    Samuli Koponen

    July 30, 2013 at 11:05 am


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