Filed under: Vietnam
♬ Đức Minh • Saigon Thứ Bẩy
♬ Thanh Vū, Hôŉg Phủc & Phượg Bắŉg • Tīnh Yêu Trên Đại Dượng
Records from Vietnam are rare, at best. I have been unable to find hardly any information about music (outside of traditional folk music) in that country before the Eighties. Here is what little information I have been able to find about records such as this one: “Records of this nature were outlawed within days of the fall of Saigon, and most were either destroyed by the Communists or, interestingly, destroyed by their owners who did not want the communists to have them.”
These songs fall a bit more into the Easy Listening or Lounge category, but the use of reverb on both tracks is quite interesting. Also this record came out in 1966, which was one year after the U.S. troops arrived in Vietnam.
If you have any information, please contact me.
Catalog number S.N.1009 / 2177 on Sōng Hnac of Vietnam.