Dienstag, Juli 25, 2006

Sondi Sodsai - Sondi (1956)



Because I don´t know what to post this week, one week before my vacation on the Baltic Sea, I chose to post this one. This is Siamese pop. As the elder ones of you know, Thailand once was Siam.

Why they changed it I can´t say.
People just liked it better that way...

The classic Thai pop LP is this one by Sondi Sodsai. She was voted "Miss Thailand" in 1960. She also appeared in an obscure TV-series named "Adventures in Paradise" in the early sixties, and represented the stereotype of a Tahitian beauty. And by the way, she is or was the court-entertainer of the King and Queen of Thailand, as it is stated on the record. It´s the cryptic writing on top of the frontcover, that looks like Thai, but is in fact English. Try to decrypt this... The album was produced by Martin Denny, and I especially like the "Siamese Cat Song" from the Disney-movie "Aristocats" and the last one, "Japanese Farewell Song", which we all know from the movie "M*A*S*H". Please enjoy, although this could be tough for non-trained listeners...

Kommentare:

Max hat gesagt…

Great blog & a fine selection but the editor in me just wanted to point out that "Tahitian" means of Tahiti (the island) not of Thailand, the adjective you want is "Thai."

Roman hat gesagt…

Hi Max, thanks to the editor in you, now here´s a message to the lecturer in you: She IS from Thailand and she PLAYED a Tahitian (in the series). Just like Sean Connery IS from Scotland and PLAYS an English (in the James Bond movies). And like Arnold Schwarzenegger IS from Austria and PLAYS an American (Governor or something...). Anyway, have fun on my page! ;o)

Kurtis hat gesagt…

Just a quick note: The Siamese Cat Song is from Lady and the Tramp, not the Aristocats!

Roman hat gesagt…

Thanks Curtis, I mixed it up...

Anonym hat gesagt…

hallo,
könnte jemand vielleicht die mp3s
nochmals hochladen ?
BITTE !!!