Molam: Thai Country Groove from Isan, Vol. 2

While looking for Singapore A go go I came across Molam. This time Mark Gergis chose country folk from a rural north eastern Thai provenance called Isan. This is hybrid music that blends the traditional folk instrumentation with electric guitar and Organs from the west that created something entirely new for the time. This is definitely an album to smoke and unwind to, let it take over. I am really excited to hear what Sublime Frequencies are going to release next.


1. Beua Ai Laeo Bo [Are You Tired of Me Already?] – Thongmark Leacha
2. Hak Beb Nang Thai [I Love Thai Films] – Palatnoi Songsim
3. Lam Thuy Sao Jao Na [Rice Farm Girl] – Soonton Chairoogruen
4. Instrumental Lam Sing – Peter Kalasin
5. Look Sua Saoban [Community People, Let’s Work Together] – Theppon Pedubon, Sodsri Promsakson
6. Nam Jai Fan [The Generosity of Our Fans] – Ka Kaw
7. Song Pee Nong Longkrong [Two Brothers Leave Town for Bangkok] – Doi Intanon And Group Suthep
8. Sorn Look Sao [Teaching the Daughter] – Thongmark Leacha
9. Soeng E-Mae Oi [Ladies, Let’s Dance!] – Pairin Pongpiboon
10. Lam Plern Chawiwan – Chawiwan Damnoen
11. Tai Salub Prama [Finishing My Business in Burma] – Aungkana Kunchai
12. Sao Ta Kom [Lady with the Big Eyes] – Chai Mungpon
13. Lam Tung Wai Sohngpon Tahan [Farewell Wish for a Soldier] – Monruedee Phromchak
14. Poo Ying Lai Jai [Now She Loves Every Man Except Me] – Thongmark Leacha
15. Plob Jai Nale-Nar [Finding Your Heart in the Future] – Chabapai Narmwei
16. Ha Fan [She’s Looking for a Boyfriend] – Junpen
17. Mob Natee Hai Luk Keuy [Give Responsibility to the Son-In-Law] – Soonton Chairoogruen,
18. Chun Cher [Convincing You to Believe] – P. Promdan
19. Raiteem Tarn [No One Can DeFeat] – Thong Thaithin Isan
20. Ja Leun Jai [Singing to Entertain the Ladies] – Pairin Pongpiboon


Here’s a cool flick I found about…

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5 thoughts on “Molam: Thai Country Groove from Isan, Vol. 2

  1. oh hai says:

    any luck finding Singapore a go go?

  2. thizzfacedisco says:

    Nope, not yet. There are a few other shops I need to check out. I will totally post it when I get it.!

  3. saobaht says:

    Isaan is not a province, it is the north-east region of Thailand and made up of a number of provinces. Also some of the songs on this records are actually morlam neua – northern morlam, meaning they are from the North of Thailand, not the north east. “Doi Intanon And Group Suthep” is a big give away – these dudes are clearly from Chiang Mai and you can hear them talk about kam meuang – Chiang Mai dialect.

    Not picking on you, just thought you might be interested.

    • thizzfacedisco says:

      Thanks for the background info. I’ve never been to Thailand or really familiar with the different dialects, i just appreciate good music.

      Do you have any recommendations on albums similar to this, I still listen to this album at least once a week.

      • saobaht says:

        Sorry, its hard to find stuff like this because the style only existed for a short time, as far as I know. Before this, the instruments were all traditional and acoustic – I still like that stuff but it is not as easy on most western ears. After this period studio production took over so the modern stuff is mostly bland and overproduced.

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