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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Southeast Asia Funk Music

Southeast Asia travel isn't just about beaches and ancient temples. It is also about Rock and Roll!

Mr. Brown (Goes Around),who ocassionally posts mixes to his person blog as well, has been kind enough to share with us some of the gems of his collection of 60's and 70's Southeast Asia Funk, an eclectic blend of Eastern sounds and Western rock.

In this mix of fourteen fabulous and funky tunes, you can find songs spanning from Medan to Saigon. Offering an excellent survey of the progressive rock and funk traditions from across the Southeast Asia region, it is the perfect companion to download to your iPod for those long, cold bus from Bangkok rides, drown out the two drunk Australians who just came back to the dorm, or impress your friends with how urbane your tastes are.  Just click on the title to download the mix as a zipped file complete with playlist.

  1. Never Loved--Hongthong Dao Udon (Thailand)
  2. Gentlemen Chill Out Bar—Ros Sereysothea and Sinn Sisamouth (Cambodia)
  3. Hilang—Golden Wings (Indonesia)
  4. Tóc Mai Sợi Vắn Sợi Dài (Long, Uneven Hair)--Thành Mái (Vietnam)
  5. Evil War—Shark Move (Indonesia)
  6. Yang Hai Mun Kong (Don't Let Them Cheat)--Royal Sprite (Thailand)
  7. Hờn Anh Giận Em (Jealousy)--Hùng Cường & Mai Lệ Huyền (Vietnam)
  8. Srey No (Lady Named No)--Sinn Sismouth (Cambodia)
  9. Cái Trâm Em Cài (Your Hair Clip)--Carol Kim (Vietnam)
  10. Bong Ja Bong—Daw Bandon (Thailand)
  11. Each and Every Flower—Grace Lee and the Stylers (Singapore)
  12. Sa Ra Wan—Chantana Kittiyapan (Thailand)
  13. Why Are You Not Smiling—Grace Lee and the Stylers (Singapore)
  14. Unknown Title—Ros Sereysothea (Cambodia)

You may notice there is no Filipino, Malay, Burmese or Laotian tunes here. If you want, Mr. Brown suggests you check out Zaleha Hamid for some happening Malay tunes from the 60's and 70's. Also, while it didn't make it onto this mix, you can download a great Filipino funk song from SMACK, Isang Halik Lang (Rock Baby Rock).  It comes from the Southeast Asia Music Archive, which also has some other funk regional music to be found.

Classic Burmese or Lao funk—well, if anyone knows anything about it, please let us know!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. This is far out stuff!

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