Cambodian pop, soul, folk and rock before the Khmer Rouge

A selection of tunes culled from Cambodian Rocks, Cambodian Cassette Archives, City Of Ghosts Soundtrack, Cambodian Psych Out, Electric Cambodia and a couple of other places I can no longer recall.

Anyone with a passing interest in this stuff will recognize the names of Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Sereysothea, king and queen of the thriving Cambodian scene of the 60’s and early 70’s. This is some great fuzzy twangy sugary fun which is only soured by the fact they were all slaughtered in Brother No.1’s killing fields. BBC Radio 4 had a decent programme broadcast in 2009 detailing this history called ‘Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields’, it’s unfortunately no longer available on iPlayer

Hope this floats yr boat Mr T.

01. Sinn Sisamouth – Go-Go Dance
02. Ros Sereysothea – Heard You’ll Be Coming
03. Meas Samoun – Unknown
04. Pan Ron – Ooh, He’s Mute
05. Ros Sereysothea & Sinn Sisamouth – Marrison
06. Lelu Thaert – Dance Soul
07. Yol Aularong – Cyclo
08. Sinn Sisamouth – Mou Pei Na
09. Pan Ron – Min Sok Chit Te
10. Ros Sereysothea – Have You Seen My Love
11. Unknown – Unknown
12. Voa Saroun – Maksy
13. Ros Sereysothea – Wait Ten Months
14. Prum Manh – Two Wives Are Twice The Problem
15. Sinn Sisamouth – I Recognize That Face
16. Pan Ron & Eing Nary – Lit Ondat Chea Bakse
17. Unknown – Unknown
18. Meas Samoun – Battambang Del Kjom Sromay
19. Pan Ron – Monkey Dance
20. Eing Nary – I Wonder
21. Unknown – Unknown
22. Sinn Sisamouth – Gentlemen Chill Out At The Bar
23. Ros Sereysothea – Chnam oun Dop-Pram Muy
24. Pan Ron – Why Follow Me
25. Unknown – Gang Ssong Jub Tiai (Hope To Meet You)

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3 responses to “Cambodian pop, soul, folk and rock before the Khmer Rouge

  1. Timurlenc

    Thanks Mike. I love this stuff. It sounds like it’s from another planet.

  2. Timurlenc

    Just found Cambodian Rocks on a Rapid Share site too. Mam oh man this is good shit.

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