Category: 1960s

14th March 2019: Pen Ran – Kyom Men Sok Jet Te

Artist: Pen Ran (ប៉ែន រ៉ន)Title: Kyom Men Sok Jet Te (ខ្ញុំមិនសុខចិត្តទេ) Language: Khmer Translation: I’m unsatisfied This rather groovy tune is from Cambodia. Singer Pen Ran is also known as Pan Ron. The title was quite risque for the time, as it has a sexual reference which would not have been common in Cambodian music. She often worked with another...

26th February 2019: 潘秀瓊 – 梭羅河之戀

Artist: 潘秀瓊 (Pan Xiuqiong)Title: 梭羅河之戀 Language: Possibly Cantonese as it was released in Hong Kong – please let me know if I’m incorrect.Translation: Bengawan Solo The translation of this title really confused me. Google Translate translates it as ‘Solo River Love’. It is actually called ‘Bengawan Solo’, but is kind of a love story to the Solo River, which runs...

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