Hey Klong Yao! [Essential Collection of Modernized Thai Music from the 1960s]

hey klong yoa

Format : Cd / New
Label : EM Records
Genre : Thai Shadow / 60's


Hey Klong Yao! [Essential Collection of Modernized Thai Music from the 1960s]

"Amazing Thailand!". The Thai national tourism slogan was undoubtedly inspired in part by the mind-bendingly cool 1960's recordings by the band Son Of P.M., one of the leading lights of the "Shadow Music" scene. Inspired by an influx of Western rock and pop music (including British guitar band The Shadows), The Son Of P.M. developed their own style of "Modernized Thai Music", combining traditional Thai instruments with Western keyboards, drums and electric guitars. The result was a seductive, intoxicating blend of Thai melodies merging with elements of rock, surf, go-go, Latin and blues. Amazing indeed. The Son Of P.M. was one of several Shadow Music groups (including P.M. Pocket Music, featured on three tracks of this release), playing "Modified Thai Music", organized by manager Phayoung Mukda. These bands featured the keyboards and arrangements of P.M.'s adopted son Khabuan Mukda --- thus this particular band's moniker.
The idea of Modernized/Modified/Developed Thai Music is central to Mukda and The Sons Of P.M.. Retaining an essential Thai core, the music borrows melodic, harmonic and rhythmic elements as well as instrumental timbres from a wide range of Western popular music sources. The resultant "developed" music loses none of its Thai character, vigor and elan, and is enriched by the adoption and creative use of new influences. The music on this anthology is an excellent example of this spirit of openness and adventure, a rocking, rollicking parade of undeniably Thai music, relentlessly propulsive and energetic, informed by musical develpoments from around the globe. A true hybrid which creates energy instead of merely conserving. Prepare to be amazed!


1. Manohraluifai (talung)
2. Hey Klong Yao (klong yao)
3. Ra Cha Khlong Jhao (klong yao)
4. Horse Step Dance (guaracha)
5. Monkla (ram wong)
6. Graw Taloong (krao talung)
7. Sad Chatree (talung)
8. Kaektoimor (talung)
9. Long Drum Song (merenge)
10. Phoo Yai Lee (a go-go)
11. Talung Nang Yak (talung)
12. Thoranee Kan Saeng (talung)
13. Chinese Fan Dance (a go-go)
14. King of Drums (a go-go)

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