08 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF NORTHEASTERN THAILAND (World Music Library)
09 MOLAM SINGING OF NORTHEASTERN THAILAND (World Music Library)
Ok, most of the recent releases from this label looks like they live in a world without any access to internet but those 3 CD's are part of a huge collection of traditional asian music published in the early 90's and featuring some classy minimalist cover designs. If you can skip the CDs 07 and 08 as I'll post some very similar tapes later, you should not miss the "molam singing" one as it's a particulary nice introduction to traditional molam. 16 songs beautifully performed by the queen of lam: Chawiwan Damnoen. Some Lam Phloen, lam toei, lam Phu Tai from both Esan and Laos traditions... Voice and khaen only off course.
Recorded in the 70's this last record of the selection is sadly only availble on vinyl but you should be able to find it online or in second hand record stores. This record is particulary interesting as mister Terry miller, the 70's specialist of Lao/Esan music is behind it. For those interested, Terry miller also wrote traditional music of the Lao : kaen playing and mawlum singing in Northeast Thailand (If someone have a PDF version of this book, let me know) as well as the garland handbook of Southeast Asian music.