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
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
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
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.
torstai 28. huhtikuuta 2016
(unknown artists) - (unknown) 7" (Hong Hoa)
OK, here is a trashy vinyl with equally destroyed labels. A-side female singer and B-side male singer.
Forget the scratchy sound because the A-side is truly entertaining piece with so many unexpected changes it makes the listener asking him/herself what the hell is going on.
A-side starts with lounge mood and turns into minimal trad after 1½ mins. Then at 3 mins the singer for some curious reason steps into echo chamber for a minute, then steps back at the un-reverbed state singing her trad tune. At 5 mins she changes into lounge for a half minute only to return back to trad for the last half mins.
B-side is slightly more coherent piece but still having a fair amount of changes for a six-minute song. It starts with a lounge feel, at 1:15 turns into trad. At 3½ mins it sounds like the track is changing even though the label (as much as I can see from it) states it having only one song. When there's one minute left, the style changes suddenly into latin exotica for half minute after which it suddenly turns back into trad mood.
'Divertissement par excellance'.
sunnuntai 24. huhtikuuta 2016
Anh-Hong, Ngoc-Huong, Thanh-Hai - Ni co va kiem khach 7" (Hong Hoa)
Shifting now from Viet Nam label to Hong Hoa. Traditional dialog musical piece.
This is propably the most trashed record of the whole 'viet vinyls' -series. First of all, the surface noise on the first couple minutes of each side is so overwhelming it is in places louder than music (and believe me - this is the cleaned version!). And secondly, if you look at the pictures above, you can see that someone has tried to carve the center hole bigger - for whatever reason, (s)he hadn't done a very good job. Therefore a bit wowing sound especially on side A. You can sure live without this one but for archival reasons I put it online anyway. Not a very strong beginning for my Hong Hoa label uploads, but fear not... there are better things coming up.
lauantai 23. huhtikuuta 2016
torstai 14. huhtikuuta 2016
keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2016
Various Artists - 7" (Viet Nam, M. 3443-3444)
Three singers and four songs. One of my favorites. Great smooth lounge pop - song descriptions are on A-side 'bolero' and on B-side 'slow rock'. Unfortunately this is one of those records where surface noise is unbearably loud compared to music itself (plus five times needle gets stuck) so I had to do some serious editing and cleaning on this one.