Réouverture de la boutique!

SOUFFLE CONTINU est à nouveau ouvert au public du lundi au samedi de 11h à 18h.

Le "Click & Collect" s'inscrit dans la durée et reste opérationnel.
Pour cela, faites vous plaisir ici et sélectionnez "retrait sur place" au moment de la validation / checkout.

Les retraits des commandes sont ensuite possible à n'importe quel moment aux horaires d'ouverture de la boutique.

Merci à tous pour votre soutien indéfectible et surtout prenez bien soin de vous en attendant les jours meilleurs !





Inscription Newsletter



La Boutique


20-22 rue Gerbier
75011 Paris
M° Philippe Auguste
M° Voltaire





<< Retour

v/a - saigon rock & soul - vietnamese classic tracks 1968-1974


Saigon Rock & Soul - Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

Out of stock - Indisponible
Actuellement indisponible

Label : Sublime frequencies
Support : 2 LP

World psychedelia

Commentaires :

Ecrire un commentaire

- Commentaire de : soufflecontinu (2010-09-15)

v/a - saigon rock & soul - vie
The long-awaited foray into the Vietnamese rock, pop and soul sound of the late 1960s and early 1970s is finally here. Saigon Rock & Soul delivers the goods international retro collectors have been searching for in vain for many years -- and it delivers beyond belief. Every song is a mini-masterpiece, be it heavy acid-rock psychedelia, horn- and guitar-drenched funk grooves, or gripping soul ballads reflective of life during wartime. The tracks that form this collection cut a window into a rich musical Vietnamese music scene that has long been obscured, and for the most part, forgotten. As the scope of electrified Vietnamese music from the 1960s and 1970s begins to be revealed, it becomes evident that this was among the heaviest and most eclectic musical scenes of Southeast Asia at the time. These songs tell of war, love and what war does to love. All of them were recorded in makeshift studios and even U.S. army facilities while the Vietnam War raged -- and were issued by a handful of Saigon record companies on vinyl 45s and reel or cassette tapes. Westernized forms of music in Vietnam had appeared during the latter 19th century, and especially during the early 20th century, under the influence of the French colonizers. Tan Nhac (trans. "modern music") always incorporated both domestic and international sounds, and continued to develop alongside Western musical trends. During the 1960s and 1970s, pulp ballads were being recorded by leading crooners of the time who alternated between modern and traditional forms of regional music. When the electric guitar hit the streets of Saigon, Vietnamese renditions of contemporary instrumental trends such as surf-rock, beat and twist soon emerged, followed by some pretty deep soul sounds inspired by Motown radio hits as well as funk grooves brought on by James Brown and his contemporaries. By the mid-1960s, Vietnam had been ravaged by war for years. American G.I.s had become a standard fixture in Saigon, as did many of the cultural artifacts they brought with them. This certainly included the music. The sounds of rock and roll dominated the radio waves, and Saigon nightclubs were teeming with new sounds. Musically, The Shadows and The Ventures soon gave way to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as an enthusiastic set of young Vietnamese rockers signed on to the lifestyle, always eager to hear the latest musical trends the G.I.s would bring in on LP or tape. This era saw the birth of a vibrant rock scene, yet rock music and anything that came close was commonly referred to as "soul" in the Vietnamese genre-listings. Like many cultures in Asia, Vietnamese music is recorded, marketed, listened to and disposed of in a relatively quick manner. This level of advanced ephemera ensures a degree of difficulty when trying to unearth and discover cultural histories. Literally, most of the music heard here has been brought back from the dead. Artists featured include some of Vietnam's most popular at the time: Elvis Phuong, Hung Cuong, Mai Lei Huyen, Le Thu, Thai Thanh, Giao Linh, Mai Lei Huyen and the CBC Band. This limited edition 2LP vinyl release features 70 minutes of classic original recordings compiled by Mark Gergis housed in a beautiful full-color gatefold jacket with extensive liner notes.




Sur le même Label

Consulter le Label Sublime frequencies
v/a - a distant invitation: street & ceremonial recordings from burma, cambodia, india, malaysia & thailand
A distant invitation: street & ceremonial recordings from burma, cambodia, india, malaysia & thailand
// (LP)
group doueh - beatte harab
Group doueh
Beatte harab
// (LP)
adnan othman - bershukor
Adnan othman
// (2 LP)
v/a - bollywood steel guitar
Bollywood steel guitar
// (2 LP)

Genre similaire

Consulter les articles // RockPop // World psychedelia
rizan said  - saz û dilan
21.00 €
Rizan said
Saz û dilan
// (akuphone - LP)
los lichis - dog (limited edition 500 copies numbered insert / liner notes by byron coley)
Los lichis
Dog (limited edition 500 copies numbered insert / liner notes by byron coley)
// (feeding tube records - 2 LP)
takeshi terauchi - nippon guitars - instrumental surf, eleki & tsugaru rock 1966-1974
Takeshi terauchi
Nippon guitars - instrumental surf, eleki & tsugaru rock 1966-1974
// (big beat - LP)
lily chao - chinese folk songs
Lily chao
Chinese folk songs
// (akuphone - CD)