Saigon Supersound, Vol. 1

Various Artists

  • 1 disc(s) – 18 track(s)
  • Total length: 01:09:33
  • CD Digisleeve with two pockets. incl. 28 page booklet.Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
    Booklet with full liner-notes & lyrics in Vietnamese & English

    Includes unlimited streaming of Saigon Supersound Vol.1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.Sold Out
1.Carol Kim – Tình Ta Như Lửa Đơm Hoa 04:10 video
2.Hùng Cường & Mai Lệ Huyền – Sống Cho Nhau 03:29
3.Duy Quang & Thái Hiền – Mộng Về Quê 03:37
4.Thanh Vũ – Nếu Mình Còn Yêu Nhau 03:03
5.Connie Kim – Lý Luận Tình Yêu 03:53
6.Hòa tấu – Phố Đêm 05:27
7.Phượng Mai – Mùa Xuân Gửi Em 02:27
8.Khánh Ly – Diễm Xưa 03:24
9.Kim Loan – Căn Nhà Ngoại Ô 03:44
10.Thanh Thuý, Văn Thanh, Hoàng Liêm, Thanh Mai – Đoàn Người Lữ Thứ 04:41
11.Kiều Oanh – Đêm Cuối Cùng 04:16
12.Thanh Lan, Châu Hà, Thanh Mai – Hát Mừng Xuân 03:05
13.Mai Lệ Huyền – Có Ai Trên Đời Mà Không Yêu (Con Tim Và Nước Mắt) 03:49
14.Vân Sơn & Thùy Dung – Chọn Mặt Gửi Vàng 03:52
15.Hoàng Oanh – Mùa Gặt Mới 04:12
16.Thanh Lan – Tình Đêm Liên Hoan 04:23
17.Phương Dung – Vòng Tay Giữ Trọn Ân Tình 04:54
18.Ngọc Giàu – 7 câu vọng cổ chúc Tết 02:59



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 /

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



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