Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup


Track from an upcoming release on Jazzman. Some fuzzy psych Sitar action by a band called ‘The Sign of Four’, formaly known under the moniker ‘Natural Yogurt Band’, i believe. Whatever, out April 1st on 2x10inch. No joke.

The man behind the molam sound

This is the first in a series of compilations on key producers of modern molam music from Northeast Thailand.

In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980’s, these pioneers created an exciting, electric sound from the centuries-old folk music traditions of the region, releasing groove-laden vinyl gems that sound just as fresh and dynamic today as they did nearly fifty years ago. Up first is the legendary producer Theppabutr Satirodchompu, the man behind the modern molam sound.

Out on Zudrangma Records now.

Tani Siiutthai – I’m very glad

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I’m glad
Oh, I’m very glad.

I have a wife that is stunning
My wife tells me I’m a good worker
In three months I’m home only once, because I can make a lot of money
I’m glad, there’s nobody else glad like me.

We were only married for four months, and there’s a baby
My daughter is beautiful with blond hair and big eyes
I ask myself, what did I do to get a daughter like this?

After three months my wife goes away for work
I ask myself, why did she take our daughter with her?
When they got back, my daughter looked fatter
Now she only eats bread and omlettes.

After three months my wife and daughter went away again
When they got back my daughter was so smart
She could speak English “food fish for fire”
How did we get such a smart daughter?

I’m glad
Oh, I’m very glad.

My wife brought a foreign friend to visit us
My wife is such a good wife, she makes new friends
Oh, I’m very glad…

(repeat x1)

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