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Radio Vietnam => Music Requests => Topic started by: =[Nix]= on January 01, 2011, 11:58:27 PM



Title: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on January 01, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
Here's one of the new tracks that I'll be adding, very powerful song that for some reason I had in a folder for the station but never added...

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Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on January 07, 2011, 11:58:23 PM
Another song that I found and love.. :)

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I am listening to more Donovan.  Liking a lot of his songs.  :drinkup:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on January 08, 2011, 12:06:34 AM
Here's one of the new tracks that I'll be adding, very powerful song that for some reason I had in a folder for the station but never added...


I'm trying to become viral and hope to start launching more when I finish things... YouTube, Twitter & Facebook.  I have a Youtube account called RadioVietnam that I'm going start doing some favorites on (and posting with that account) as well as Twitter at Radio_Vietnam.  I'll do the FB thing when I get where I want with everything else.  I'd also like to play with some video editing with these kind of songs and start using images relating to Vietnam for this, Drive On, etc.  :fro:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Dill The Dog on January 20, 2011, 02:01:40 PM
Hi Nix , hope all well, Question.... I was just thinking that I have never to my knowledge
heard anything from the TROJAN label, and I presume that some artists would have been
played as Trojan was formed in 1968, but of cause I was not there , so don’t know !
did they ever get any airtime on the stations ?

Regards
Dill The Dog 
 :m16:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on February 09, 2011, 04:37:48 AM
Hi Nix , hope all well, Question.... I was just thinking that I have never to my knowledge
heard anything from the TROJAN label, and I presume that some artists would have been
played as Trojan was formed in 1968, but of cause I was not there , so don’t know !
did they ever get any airtime on the stations ?

Regards
Dill The Dog 
 :m16:

Missed this or was this answered in the other forum? :)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on February 09, 2011, 04:44:28 AM
Not sure if I'll add this but... If you think the Badfinger song sounds a lot like a Beatles song, there's a reason.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_Get_It_%28song%29

Great story and shows the amazing artist that Paul (my favorite Beatle) is considering he wrote and recorded all the instruments (not a large accompaniment but still impressive).

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Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Dill The Dog on February 14, 2011, 06:08:10 PM
Hi Nix, like RR said to me, and I trust him, as I was not there, ... and not wanting to shake things up, but some of songs would have never had air time, and i respect what RR said, like i was trying to point out with RR and Trojan records, if you add this then why not some of the Trojan,
Trojan was around at 1967- but did it never got air time, which I can now relate to, or is RR wrong !
.... RR take over ..help me out,..
 I love the song , being white English, and love the 60's English era, as I do the American, but could much more reckon on a boat down some nasty back water with a group of  black African Americans playing Trojan imports, in on a rare food parcel, and on their
own record player < and LOAUD,} and not in this case a Beatles track ? not in any any way am i tyring to fight song choice
i love all music, and have no, as RR says genre in mind.  just that if you add English songs like this then could we have some of
the best of Trojan, my all time fav, Funky Kingston, by the Maytals, and if you do "PLAY IT LOUD  "  :) I would love to think
of some swamp boat playing it load down some back alley , just dont thing that the liverpudliens would have had the same impact  :nade:  :)


Dill

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Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on February 15, 2011, 11:53:05 PM
I'll have to find something or you need to provide me with some of the music, search around Youtube so I can at least review it. :)  Like I said, I don't know that Paul's original will make it here, I just remember first hearing the song thinking, damn that's a Beatles song and then finding out he had written it and performed all the instruments for the original take but apparently there was some issue with Apple that didn't allow him to release it w/the Beatles or solo.

So if you provide me with something, I'll take a listen.  Not everything on the station was heard in Vietnam and I know I take a hit at times for that but it's what was happening around the world, kind of like some of the Sabbath.  I don't think the station would do as well as it does if it were only the songs played in Vietnam on AFVN or if it were only the hard rock/acid rock that was played down much more in Vietnam and that's what I think makes the station unique.


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Dill The Dog on February 16, 2011, 03:55:07 AM

Hi Nix, thanks for the reply, only slight problem with this track is that it was not released until 73 so only just
in the eara....
and good luck with the site upgrade  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERiTX9Pa23c&playnext=1&list=PL8BF16DD1A8D79345


Regards
Dill
 :m16:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on February 19, 2011, 12:38:52 AM

Hi Nix, thanks for the reply, only slight problem with this track is that it was not released until 73 so only just
in the eara....
and good luck with the site upgrade  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERiTX9Pa23c&playnext=1&list=PL8BF16DD1A8D79345


Regards
Dill
 :m16:

I don't mind throwing in a song like this to see how it goes since it's such a mix of things of the era.  The votes usually tell... It's pretty interesting since it's a soul-reggae mix!  :stoner:  :fro:  I think it's interesting for anyone to find something new from the era they grew up in too and may like. :)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: RadioResearcher on February 19, 2011, 01:16:58 AM
Personally, I don’t think either one of these songs (the Maytals or the unreleased Paul McCartney) should be played here.  If the standard for the playlist  becomes “personal favorites”, then you might as well forget the Vietnam connection.  Fact is, neither one of these were ever played or listened to by the Vietnam generation.  What if I were to say, “Gee, I really dig these studio session tapes (http://www.rockitradio.net/rockit3693a.mp3) of  Phil Spector producing the Wall of Sound”.  That may be true, but my personal preference has nothing to do with Vietnam era radio authenticity.  If the only test is that it was recorded in the Vietnam era, then just about anything can appear.  Once you have gone over that line, you will never come back - and neither will listeners.  There are plenty of places other than here to indulge in esoteric personal tastes - I just pointed you to one of my own - at Rockit Radio.  I say, stick to the tried and true formula or you will lose credibility.

Dill, I can almost guarantee to you that black Americans in the 60s were not listening to the Maytals.  I doubt they had even heard of them.  They were listening to the same Soul and MoTown as everyone else.  “Funky Kingston”?  More like “I’m Black and I’m Proud” by James Brown

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– and that’s not even in the playlist.  If anything offshore was brought in, it was most likely African, as black Americans were just rediscovering their African roots:

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 - 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the U.S. and around the world.
[Wikipedia]

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Hey, as Dill says, "I was there."

-- RR


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Dill The Dog on February 20, 2011, 06:06:39 AM
Hi RR, yes, I am going to say that I you have nailed this one for me,  I cant comment any further 
as I said from the start, I was not there, I think you are correct in what you say, but good topic for
conversation, love Mr brown by the way, another big favourite of mine,.....



Dill The Dog
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Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on March 20, 2011, 02:39:19 AM
Another that will make it in... I'm actually working on a 'country hour' kind of like the Soul/R&B/Motown show that I don't work in enough.  It will be occasional type of thing for both... but I'm trying to add some more country tracks.  This was fairly popular and his first big hit as 'HIM' and not his father... :)  The video is different but the song is from Clint's movie, Kelly's Heroes. :)

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Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: RadioResearcher on June 13, 2011, 06:13:18 PM
could we have some of the best of Trojan, my all time fav, Funky Kingston, by the Maytals, and if you do "PLAY IT LOUD  "  :)
Dill --

My wife and I were up in our spiritual home, Boulder, Colorado, for the weekend as we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary  :shock:.  While up on The Hill, that we used to frequent as students back in the day, I happened to look up at the Fox Theater (former movie house, now converted to a concert venue) and happened to see this.  Apparently somebody in the college student demographic is still paying to see your guys!  ;)

(http://forums.radiovietnam.net/gallery/180_13_06_11_6_04_46.jpeg)

-- RR


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Huyen on June 14, 2011, 09:36:18 PM
could we have some of the best of Trojan, my all time fav, Funky Kingston, by the Maytals, and if you do "PLAY IT LOUD  "  :)
Dill --

My wife and I were up in our spiritual home, Boulder, Colorado, for the weekend as we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary 
-- RR

Congrats RR!  I am so proud of you :)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Dill The Dog on June 15, 2011, 10:46:19 AM
Hi RR, big congratulation's on your 45TH  :drinkup:
and who would have thought that, the TOOTS up in Boulder, that was well spotted RR,
small world  :lol:

Kindest Regards

Dill
 :m16:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on June 16, 2011, 09:13:52 PM
My wife and I were up in our spiritual home, Boulder, Colorado, for the weekend as we were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary  :shock:. 
...
-- RR

Congrats, RR!  Wow 45 years! That's awesome!!  :drinkup:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on July 02, 2011, 03:00:52 AM
I picked up the Pop Memories of the 60's recently, so I plan on getting more of that series worked in as well. Some of it is earlier 60's but thinking of more Roy Orbison, Elvis, Bobby Vinton, etc. as well as some Marty Robbins.  Sorry, love the song El Paso. ;)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: RadioResearcher on July 02, 2011, 08:45:16 AM
Sorry, love the song El Paso. ;)
That one has a wide appeal.  Part of it is the American Western theme, part of it is the classic tale of taking chances for love, part of it is the Marty Robbins styling.  I like it.  My father (WWII generation) even liked it!

BTW - early 60s fits, in my mind.  For music purposes, I consider the "Vietnam Era" to be the American involvement period, 1961-1973.  The first operational units (as opposed to strictly "advisors") arrived in 1961.  The last departed in 1973.  --although the war itself did not end until the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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UPDATE:  Okay, it pre-dated the period a bit. We'll go by when it won the Grammy!  :lol:

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"El Paso" is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959. It was released as a single the following month, and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts, reaching number one in both at the start of 1960. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961, and remains Robbins' best-known song. It is widely considered a genre classic for its gripping narrative, haunting harmonies by vocalists Bobby Sykes and Jim Glaser (of the Glaser Brothers) and the eloquent Spanish guitar accompaniment by Grady Martin that lends the recording a distinctive Tex-Mex feel.  [Wikipedia]


-- RR


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on July 03, 2011, 10:10:38 PM
I plan on opening things a 'bit' on predated material, mostly from reading more that it was much like today, bigger songs from a few years prior didn't disappear and were still a mainstay.  It's hard since I wasn't around for that but I try to make sure it stays relevant. :)  I've always tried to work in a few things like that and I plan to try and expand it a bit but not to the point where it becomes a 60's station.  It will be determined on drops/likes/dislikes.  I'm also working on a playlist that I'd like to do for a few hours occasionally of 'country/western' influenced music from the era.  It may bomb but it'd be a good 2 hour list once a month like I try to work in w/the R&B list.  I have plans for doing maybe a weekly 2 hour list that alternates Country/R&B-Soul/Folk/Hard Rock mixed in but still working on how I'll handle the lists.  The lists are a monster because of the bumbers/speeches/movies.  If I didn't do those, it'd be easy but it wouldn't be Radio Vietnam. :)

We hit 516 tonight on Facebook page. :)  I had set a goal of 500 for 7/4, so that was nice to see.  Picked up 28 new fans today (WOW!), I just need to make sure they're all translating to listeners, I know, based on hours that it's been working.  So if we get even 1/4 of the fans to listen it's boosting hours and hopefully boosting VIPs. :)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on July 07, 2011, 01:19:49 AM
With no  BIAS, RR, which you showed in your last message! lol  Is that OK with you?  I mean adding more 'memory' tracks from the earlier 60s to the list.  I know stuff like Tequila and a few others currently in the list weren't in the 65+ period but were you still hearing that music?  I'm only assuming that 'hits' didn't just disappear and reappear after the era. :)  I rely on you for that stuff, I assume you'd be bias on what you grew up on, much like I am...then I grew up in the (yuck) 80's of poor music, but as long as the tracks were still relevant, I want to start adding more of that music.  My music was Bad Company, Boston, Aerosmith, Journey, etc. but they were 70s hits when I grew up in the 80s and even today a lot of that still resonates today.  I have grown to love some of the 80s music but I know even things like U2 resonates well today and did through the 90s after The Joshua Tree.   So I just want to make sure early 60's tracks, like El Paso, were still relevant or heard In Country or in the states. :)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: RadioResearcher on July 07, 2011, 07:28:17 AM
With no  BIAS, RR, which you showed in your last message! lol  Is that OK with you?  I mean adding more 'memory' tracks from the earlier 60s to the list.  I know stuff like Tequila and a few others currently in the list weren't in the 65+ period but were you still hearing that music?
The concept of "oldies but goodies" in popular music (songs from a previous era replayed for "nostalgic" reasons) dates back quite a ways - probably to the beginning of broadcast radio.  In the 60s, songs from earlier eras would be played, even as great new music was being released during that very prolific decade.  This included new, tribute music done in the style of the earlier period - like the so-called "Doo Wop Revival" of the early 60s, celebrating the earlier doo wop styles of the 50s.  All-in-all, I don't see any problem in putting in a few of those "replays" from the late 50s, early 60s - especially since, as I view it, the Vietnam Era began in 1961.

--  RR


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on July 14, 2011, 12:17:09 AM
With no  BIAS, RR, which you showed in your last message! lol  Is that OK with you?  I mean adding more 'memory' tracks from the earlier 60s to the list.  I know stuff like Tequila and a few others currently in the list weren't in the 65+ period but were you still hearing that music?
The concept of "oldies but goodies" in popular music (songs from a previous era replayed for "nostalgic" reasons) dates back quite a ways - probably to the beginning of broadcast radio.  In the 60s, songs from earlier eras would be played, even as great new music was being released during that very prolific decade.  This included new, tribute music done in the style of the earlier period - like the so-called "Doo Wop Revival" of the early 60s, celebrating the earlier doo wop styles of the 50s.  All-in-all, I don't see any problem in putting in a few of those "replays" from the late 50s, early 60s - especially since, as I view it, the Vietnam Era began in 1961.

--  RR

That was my intent. I don't intend on making it a staple, much like most of the later music.  Just wanted feedback from you.  I'm working on a new list soon to be released, before the site.


Sorry been fighting a freakin' sinus infection the past week.  Thought I was moving past it yesterday but it reared it's ugly head today. lol  Taking heavy antibiotics so should be over soon, I hope.  I seem to get sick EVERY damn summer.  Good in the winter but summer kills me. heh


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on July 14, 2011, 12:50:25 AM
Of course by saying that, I'll get sick this winter. DAMN IT!  :twisted:


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Huyen on July 15, 2011, 09:28:10 PM
I agree with RR


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: Huyen on July 20, 2011, 11:45:06 PM
I just discovered that our Green Beret song is sung to the tune of Wabash Cannonball.  So why not go ahead and add Johnny Cash singing the Wabash Cannonball since you like Johnny Cash Nix? 

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Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: =[Nix]= on July 21, 2011, 08:48:29 PM
I just discovered that our Green Beret song is sung to the tune of Wabash Cannonball.  So why not go ahead and add Johnny Cash singing the Wabash Cannonball since you like Johnny Cash Nix? 

Will do... Working from home the next week while I'm on call and hoping it's not too busy and I'll get new playlists done with PSAs and AFVN material.  I think you know that anything Johnny Cash that is suggested will make it, within reason!  8)


Title: Re: New Tracks Coming Soon
Post by: RadioResearcher on July 22, 2011, 07:28:50 AM
I just discovered that our Green Beret song is sung to the tune of Wabash Cannonball.  So why not go ahead and add Johnny Cash singing the Wabash Cannonball since you like Johnny Cash Nix?
" . . . to the last da-yum Green Buh-ray!"

-- RR