At the time I had intended to do at least one more post featuring other Cambodian artists from the same era but then I got all distracted and forget, as tends to happen with increasing frequency these days. But then yesterday a certain lady popped up in my Shuffle and it all came flooding back.
The lady in question is Pen Ran, who was probably the second biggest female star in Cambodia in the 1960s and early 1970s after Queen Ros. Deservedly so, she made some belting records.
Here are three of my favourites, with English titles courtesy of Google Translate. The first sets us off at a cracking pace, I'm pretty sure the second is her take on "Well All Right", while for the third she teams up with King Sinn, an organist and a sax player to create a masterpiece.
"ជេរណាស់តាមណាស់ (Very Damn)" - Pen Ran
"ឡាឡាឡាយើងឡើងរាំ (La La La We Dance)" - Pen Ran
"ចិញ្ជៀនត្បូងប្រាំ (Five Gemstone Rings)" - Sinn Sisamouth & Pen Ran