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Phuong TamMagical Nights – Saigon Surf, Twist, & Soul 1964 to 1966 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
You may not know the name of Phuong Tam – but you'll definitely get plenty of the surf, twist, and soul promised in the title – a very cool blend of American modes of the mid 60s, filtered through the cultural crossroads of Saigon, and topped with these beautiful vocals that are completely transcendent! The story of Phuong Tam is laid out in detailed notes inside – both in English and Vietnamese – but the music itself is more than enough, and is the sort of unusual South Asian hybrid that the Sublime Frequencies label has done such a great job with over the years – music we never would have heard otherwise, presented here in a really beautiful way. Almost all tracks have as much strong small combo work with electric guitar as they do lead vocals from Phuong – and the set features a bonus songbook of lyrics, too. Titles include "Buon 18", "Tinh Linh", "60 Nam", "Ai", "Dem Huyen Dieu", "Phut Say Mo", "Anh Dau Em Do", "Buoc Giang Ho", "The Hay Con Xa Lam", and "Nhung Ngay Qua". CD

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VariousSaigon Rock & Soul – Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Raw rock & soul from Saigon – from raw & garagey to more soulful, psychedelic and funky – an impressive collection of late 60s & early 70s recordings put together by the ever amazing Sublime Frequencies label! We've been lucky enough to hear a pretty incredible and diverse wealth of music made in Southeast Asia during this period – but even so, this set is still a total knockout! The sound is pretty wonderful – and even though most of the recordings were made in makeshift studios in a very tumultuous time (to say the least), they still come across with a strong sense of joyful exuberance. There are songs of war here – anti-Viet Cong songs, songs from the point of view of jealous girlfriends of soldiers, and more (thanks to the sharp, to the point notes for clueing us in on the subject matter) – all done with raucous psychedelic rock or funk rock instrumentation, and often quite lovely female vocals. Essential! 17 tracks in all – including "Tin Yey Tuyet Voi" by CBC Band, "Cai Tram Em Cai" and "Noi Buon Con Gai" by Carol Kim, "Mat Troi Den" by Minh Xuan & Phuong Hoang, "Kho Tang Cua Chung Ta" by Elvis Phuong, "Do Ai" by Phuong Dung, and "Duyen Phan Con Gai" by Mai Le Huyen. CD

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✨✧ Baligh HamdiModal Instrumental Pop Of 70s Egypt ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of wonderful work from Baligh Hamdi – an artist who had a huge impact on Egyptian music in the postwar years, even if he's not as well known on our side of the Atlantic! The tracks here all date from a time when Hamdi had been already recording for a number of years – first with revolutionary music that helped Egypt find a new musical identity in the 50s, then through blossoming work with singers and film productions in the 60s – leading up to the cuts here, which are from a variety of different instrumental albums issued under Baligh's own name! The style is a bit of what you might guess from the title – instrumental, but hardly pop in the American sense – as the tunes often have these really great flavors and colors that come from a mix of modern and traditional instrumentation – percussion and woodwinds next to keyboards, or a strange flute line next to a guitar – all served up at a level that allows you to focus on the arrangements and nuances without any vocals to get in the way. Titles include "Hanim", "Chaka Chiko", "Gazairia", "Mawood", "Mawal", "The Wanderer", "Zabour", "Iskandarani", "Zamane", "Sahara", and "Salamat". CD

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✨✧ VariousSound Storing Machines – The First 78rpm Records From Japan 1903 to 1912 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1900s/Early 10s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible collection, and one that definitely lives up to the title – as these very early 78rpm recordings often act more as "sound storing" elements than musical selections themselves – even though most of the tracks feature some mix of vocals and Japanese instrumentation! The tracks here go as far back as 1903, and most are from the first decade of the 20th century – recorded acoustically, with a very spare, almost spooky vibe – so that he flutes, shamisen, percussion, and other instrumentation mixes in these mysterious sonic ways with the equally ethereal voices. The package is a great one – put together by Robert Mills, who also handled the Indian Talking Machine and Victrola Favorites collections a few years back! CD
 
 
 



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