This collection contains the very best songs from Hongthong Dao-udon, one of the great Thai singers of the ”third generation” of Molam singers, one of the artists who succeeded in fusing Molam with Luk Thung, thus triggering a new generation of singers; in fact she was the first to sing both genres from the beginning of her career, considering herself to be situated happily between the two styles. Her career was brief, and these songs from the late 70s and early 80s are her very best, showcasing her rich vibrato, her masterful control, and the undeniable emotional power of her voice, from joy and whimsy to melancholy and desolation. Produced mainly by Doi Inthanon, a legendary independent producer, these songs were highly popular in Thailand, and it is easy to hear why, with strong melodies, impeccable swing and arrangements, and of course her thrilling voice. Compilation, liner notes and cover art by Soi 48.
Bump Lam Phloen / Sa-on Siang Phin / Hongthong Tam Faen / Isan / Lam Ro Rak Chak Saudi Arabia / Hongthong Khanong Lam / Nong Ni Na / Som Tam Chao Kao / Huai A-Ba-Ni-Bi / Bo Mi Phi Thi Isan