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Phương Tām
June 24, 2008, 8:45 pm
Filed under: Vietnam

Đêm Huyēn Diệ

Phương Tām was from Vietnam.

Records from Vietnam are rare, at best. I have been unable to find hardly any information about music (outside of tradtional 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.”

When I first started tracking down records for what eventually became this site, I was under the impression that Vietnamese vinyl from the 60s and 70s would be the hardest to find. But, I have since been proven wrong. That’s not to say that they are easy to find… But considering the number of compilations of amazing of Thai and Cambodian rock and roll that are readily available… Why not Vietnam?

Catalog number M.3431 on Vit Nam Records. No other information available.



Great song. I love it.

Comment by Upendra Samaranayake

I have the “M. 3447-48” and “M. 3423-24” EPs on the Viet Nam label which feature songs by Miss Tam.

Comment by Upendra Samaranayake

What do you think of Hoang Oanh? She seems to be most popular artist from this period in Vietnam.

Comment by Upendra Samaranayake

I do not have any records by Hoang Oanh… Yet.

Comment by radiodiffusion


I just purchased a record player. How do you play these Vietnamese records? They don’t have the part in the middle to hold it in place.

Comment by Upendra Samaranayake

Any idea about where i can get this record? Except in Saigon Rocks of course!
Thanks in Advance, and great job!

Comment by clement

The name of this song is “60 năm” = 60 years. It was written by Y Vân in 1965. The singer is Phương Tâm.

Comment by tây bụi

I know Phuong tam personally, if you have any more tracks by her please link them to me. For the person at 6:52, I would gladly pay for a copy of those eps from you

Comment by Timothy Vu

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