Saigon Supersound, Vol. 1
- 1 disc(s) – 18 track(s)
- Total length: 01:09:33
- Main artist: Various Artists
- Composer: Various Composers
- Label: INFRACom!
- Genre: World
- 24-Bit 44.1 kHz – Stereo
- CD Digisleeve with two pockets. incl. 28 page booklet.Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Includes unlimited streaming of Saigon Supersound Vol.1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.Sold Out
Saigon Super Sound is the story of a musical era that was almost lost. The selection of tracks is limited to the period between 1965 and 1975, the so-called “Golden Era” in the South ofVietnam, where – under difficult circumstances – a lively pop culture had developed.
The music of Vietnam in the sixties was shaped by three currents: Nhạc đỏ (“red music” or communist revolutionary music) had developed around the beginning of the 20th century in opposition to the French colonization of Indochina. It usually promoted independence, socialism and anti-capitalism in its lyrics and was the dominant genre in the communist North. These were mostly heroic songs celebrating the men and women who left their families to bravely fight against the French and, soon enough, also the US Army.
This collection focuses on the South, where under “imported” western influence a new kind of pop and rock music had developed: Nhạc Vàng (“yellow music” or “golden music”), Nhạc Trẻ (“young music”). Nhạc Vàng are poetic, often sentimental and sad love songs (Tình Khúc) as well as simple, easily accessible compositions which praised the beauty of the homeland (Quê hương). This genre had also developed since the 1920’s under French colonial… more
released May 5, 2017
Concept, Compiled, Liner notes & Executive Producer: Jan Hagenkötter Research: Jan Hagenkötter, Antoine “Datodeo“ Toussaint, Mai Diệu Linh Lyrics Translation: Đỗ Trần Nhậ
Liner notes Translation: Christian Arndt
Art Direction & Design: Rafael Jiménez Heckman
Audio Restauration & Mastering: Gyso Hilger at Nektarium TonStudio Photo Credits: (Cover) Kim Loan, (Backside) Robert E. ́Gene ́ Marshall
Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University, USA Produced: 2017 INFRACom! / Jan Hagenkötter www.saigonsupersound.com / www.infracom.de
Thanks to the following wonderful people & friends who supported this project & helped to make it happen:
Phượng Đoan, Antoine “Datodeo“ Toussaint, Mai Diệu Linh, Edge Pamute and the dOSe family,Kim Loan, Linda Mai Phung, Thao Nguyễn, Võ Trúc Khuyên, Trần Nhật Minh, Jase Nguyễn, Minh-Anh “Maqman“ Quach, Khoa Phạm & the Old Fashioned Barber Shop Crew, Leo and Lena Inowlocki, Karim Deriouche, Gyso Hilger, Rafael Jiménez Heckman, Dan Bimong, Dan Lo & the Observatory SGN, Daniel W. Best, Christian Arndt, Gerhard & Thanh-Lê Vothi-Riemann, Fred Wissink
This production is inspired & dedicated to my lovely daughters Emi Liên and Anh-Linh. / Jan Hagenkötter