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Description « V/A - Saigon Supersound Vol. 2 (Gatefold 2LP) »
Saigon Supersound Continues… to present more interesting tunes of a musical era that has long been obscured. With the well-received Volume 1, we are very delighted to dig deeper and share with you the beautiful music of a short but significant period in Vietnam‘s history.
Much like the country itself, the music of Vietnam has endured many twists. As the result of the Geneva Accords in 1954, Vietnam was divided into two. From the North, the Nationalist forces fought to reunite Vietnam as a Communist State, while the American troops backed the government of the South. This caused a mass migration of Northerners to the South, which includes many Tân Nhạc (Modern Music) singers and songwriters. Often characterized by its emotive, poetic and prolific personality, Tân Nhạc continued to freely develop in the South and progressively vacating from the influences of its main inspiration, French music. In the North, the Resistance music, or the so-called Nhạc Đỏ (Red Music), which promoted socialism, patriotism and anti-capitalism was the only genre allowed on national radio. Tân Nhạc was something new to the South Vietnamese repertoire. Between 1954–1960, the theme of hometown (quê hương) was a main inspiration for many songwriters such as Hoàng Thi Thơ, Lam Phương and Nguyễn Hữu Thiết. The 9th title of the compilation, “Thôn Trăng Mở Hội Trăng Tròn” showcases a variety of images that were often described in this genre: the harvest moon, playful children, old mother…
Every recording made in this era is then an organic combination of human experiences, communications and uniqueness. In 1965, the first American troop landed in Vietnam, bringing with them the musical influences of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley… The Vietnamese people quickly integrated it into the repertoire with hope to further diversify the music of Vietnam. Constantly changing and learning from different cultures, the modern music of Vietnam cuts a window into the soul of a Vietnamese person and the country’s history as a whole. With that, we hope that Saigon Supersound Volume 2 would take you on a trip back to the unique atmosphere of Saigon through the many different palettes of music that this beautiful place offers.
Gtd 2LP (w/ OBI Strip + Innersleeves)
A1. Sai Gon - Carol Kim
A2. Khi Tinh Yeu Đên - Son Ca
A3. Co Tay Đen - Van Son
A4. Loan Măt Nhung - Elvis Phương
B1. Con Gai Cua Me - Thanh Tuyên
B2. Trang Mơ Ben Suôi - Thanh Thuy
B3. Khuc Hat An Tinh - Phuong Dung
B4. Sang Rưng - Thanh Lan
C1. Thon Trang Mơ Họi Trang Tron - Son Ca
C2. Xin Lê Cuơi Em - Tuy Phuơng
C3. Funky Do – Champagne
C4. Tai Anh Hay Tai Em - Hùng Cương & Mai Lệ Huyên
C5. Tup Lêu Lý Tương - Connie Kim
D1. Đuơng Len Non - Truơng Hai
D2. Nhơ Minh Anh Thoi - Mai Lẹ Huyên
D3. Mưng Năng Xuan Vê - Lẹ Thu
D4. Nhưng Đôi Hoa Sim - Phuong Dung
D5. Lo Tho To Liêu - Kích Động Nhac AVT
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