maanantai 18. heinäkuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 27


Ban Xuan-Phat / Ut Bach-Lan / Tan Tai - Chu thoong lanh vo / Yeu la gi  7"  (Tan Thanh, TT-66-7-007)

A bit more traditional singing/talking with minimal musical background.

sunnuntai 17. heinäkuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 26


Various Artists - Tinh co quyen 7"  (Tan Thanh, TT-4-67)

Traditional musical theater.

VIETNAM VINYLS part 25


Nhat Truong / Phuoc Van - (unknown)  7"  (Tan Thanh)

Some more western influenced tracks. A1 is a male/female -duet, A2 & B2 sung by Phuoc Van (female) & B1 by Nhat Truong (male). A1 to B1 are moody ballads (even though I don't understand what they are singing about), which I find easy to relate to because as a Finn we have a long history of melancholic tango and moody easy listening (even depressing at times). Last track is totally different genre with old school rock'n'roll and a twist beat.
Highly recommended even though A1 suffers from some serious surface noise (and that one is already fixed - so you can only imagine what the original unfixed piece sounded like).

lauantai 16. heinäkuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 24


Unknown artist(s) - unknown titles 7" (details unknown)

This is seriously frustrating issue. One of the viet vinyls I enjoy most, and the labels are totally trashed so I have no idea who the artists are!
Four tracks of easy-for-western-ears vintage popular music. A-side is comedy music (at least I hear it so refering to the singing style and the spoken intro), B-side is more serious crooner-style pop.
Especially on side A (and some old thai records I've heard) there is something that reminds me of old Jamaican ska records... maybe it is the sound of the horn section.

keskiviikko 13. heinäkuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 23



 Mỹ Châu, Thanh Sang / Lệ Thủy ‎– Tình Đât Đơ Miên Đông / Là Thắm (Diahat, 00202-79-CN.2)

 This time I present you one of the very few viet vinyls which have their own discogs page.
A side being a mixture of sweet mondo pop and trad. B side is completely more traditional song devoid of mondo exotica pop influences.

torstai 26. toukokuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 22

Thanh-Tuyen - U hoai / Em chi yeu anh 7"  (Hong Hoa, K.D. so 4431/4811)

This time two charming tunes by Thanh-Tuyen. Basically the same musical formula as before.
Funny thing, by watching the waveform below, you can see how the tracks on both sides follow the same structure, so you can even call both tracks being a different variations of a same song, even though they are written by different persons ( Y-Van & Ha-Phuong). I haven't paid attention that much to waveforms before but I doubt that you can see the same similarity on many other tracks I've posted. Maybe it is some basic structure of Vietnamese popular music on which the songs are built on, just like western popular music has this repetition of verse-chorus-verse...

sunnuntai 8. toukokuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 21


Various Artists - Vo dai lang so vo 7"  (Hong Hoa, K.D. so 3424/16-8-65)

And some more hài kjch. Badly scratched disc with loud surface noise.

VIETNAM VINYLS part 20


Various Artists - Than nu dang cua dinh 7"  (Hong Hoa, K.D. so 48/4-1-60)

Some more hài kjch, comedy, frentic dialogue with musical intermezzos thrown in. I think heard a small part of Stephen Foster's composition Oh! Susanna in there (or Hei kuu-ukko as we Finns known it better).

lauantai 7. toukokuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 19


Various Artists - Tiet-dinh-san 7"  (Hong Hoa, K.D. so 221/18-1-65)

This time some ca kịch trào phúng, alias satirical theatre, with a lot of funny dialogue with complementary instrumentation and even a surprising short pop part in the beginning of side B.

perjantai 6. toukokuuta 2016

VIETNAM VINYLS part 18


Ut Bach-Lan / Thanh-Tuyen - Chieu bien khu / Nguoi yeu la linh chien 7"  (Hong Hoa, K.D. so 433/4307)

Here's another one of that (quite familiar by now) lounge-trad form. Especially side A is one of my favorites.