Pumpuang Duangjan

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Pumpuang Duangjan
(พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์)
Birth name Ramphueng Chit-han
(รำพึง จิตรหาญ)
Born (1961-08-04)4 August 1961
Hankha District, Chainat Province, Thailand
Died 13 June 1992(1992-06-13) (aged 30)
Phitsanulok, Thailand
Genres Pop, dance, luk thung
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1980–1992
Labels Diamond Studio
Website [1]

Pumpuang Duangjan (Thai: พุ่มพวง ดวงจันทร์; rtgsPhumphuang Duangchan), also known by the nickname Pueng (Thai: ผึ้ง; rtgsPhueng; "Bee"), was a Thai megastar[1] singer, actress who pioneered electronic Luk Thung. She is considered[2] one of the most important Luk Thung vocalists in Thailand. The child of poor farmers, Pumpuang had only two years of primary education before her family's plight forced her to take to the fields as a sugar cane cutter.[3] [2] Although illiterate, she was adept at memorising lyrics and participated in many local singing competitions. At age 15, she came to the notice of a visiting band, and from the late 1970s onwards her fame skyrocketed.

Today she is remembered for her lyrics, which told of Thailand's rural poor.[3] [2] She adapted pleng luk thung (Thai country music) into a dance-ready form known as electronic luk thung. Although loved by millions of fans, her music career was marred by Pumpuang's lovers, managers, and promoters, who deprived her of her earnings, to the extent that she could not afford treatment for a blood disorder that eventually caused her death at the age of 30.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1983 - Grasshopper Tie a Bow (ตั๊กแตนผูกโบว์)
  • 1985 - Aue Hue Lor Jang (อื้อฮือหล่อจัง)
  • 1986 - Hang Noi Thoi Nid (ห่างหน่อยถอยนิด)
  • "Oh! Tinger" (อนิจจาทิงเจอร์)
  • Marigold Stars Sprinkle (ดาวเรืองดาวโรย)
  • Ashamed of Neon Light (อายแสงนีออน)
  • Countryside Singer (นักร้องบ้านนอก)
  • "Seen In District" (นัดพบหน้าอำเภอ)
  • "Phumphung's Clever" (ทีเด็ดพุ่มพวง)
  • Expensive Lesson (บทเรียนราคาแพง)
  • Widowed Groom (หม้ายขันหมาก)
  • Green Papaya Salad (Som-tum) (ส้มตำ)
  • Upcountry Love Song (เพลงรักบ้านทุ่ง)
  • "Good Luck The Money" (ขอให้รวย)

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • 1984 - Nun (ชี)
  • 1984 - Ms. Fresh Coconut Milk (นางสาวกะทิสด)
  • 1984 - We're Sorry Love (ขอโทษที ที่รัก)
  • 1984 - King Cobra Emerged (จงอางผงาด)
  • 1985 - Love Hoow She Is (ที่รัก เธออยู่ไหน)
  • 1986 - New Gunman (มือปืนคนใหม่)
  • 1987 - Charming Singer (เสน่ห์นักร้อง)
  • 1987 - Captive Love (เชลยรัก)
  • 1987 - Music Love Song Gun (เพลงรัก เพลงปืน)
  • 1988 - Diamond Kingdom (เพชรพยัคฆราช)

Biographical film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dance and Music". Thai Culture. OnlyChaAm.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ a b c d ปราการด่านสุดท้าย (2011-07-19). "ชีวิต แม่พุ่มพวงค่ะ ไปเจอมาเราว่าละเอียดที่สุดแล้วค่ะ". Pantip.com (in Thai). 
  3. ^ a b Lockard, Craig (2009). Southeast Asia in World History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195338111. 
  4. ^ "“ธีระพล แสนสุข” พระเอกตัวจริงของพุ่มพวง?". ASTV Manager (in Thai). 2011-07-18. 

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