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Various - G.I. Funk (14 Vietnam Wartime Funky Club Hits) MP3 FLAC


1Tali BongKoto Mata
2FunkgusMemphis Soul Stew
3John CadmanHumpin
4Congress SixBlack Belt Jones O.S.T.
5US Army BandSchool Boy Crush
6Unknown ArtistG.I. Bonus Beats
7The Happy DollsFunky Stuff
8The Nine MillimetersMemphis Underground
9The Travellers Slow Soul
10The SaphiresThis Is Soul
11Madam Laos In House Showgirl BandComing Home Baby
12Saigon Show BandSuperstition
13Fuka VincenteTempura Soul
14Charlie The Big Boss O.S.T.
15The StepsBuzz Saw
16Unknown ArtistG.I. Bonus Beats


This is a compilation of funky-ass tunes recorded in South East Asia by US bands formed to entertain the troops during the Vietnam war.


Various - G.I. Funk (14 Vietnam Wartime Funky Club Hits) MP3 FLAC
Performer: Various
Genre: Funk
Title: G.I. Funk (14 Vietnam Wartime Funky Club Hits)
Country: UK
Released: 14 Aug 2004
Style: Funk
MP3 album: 1087 mb
FLAC album: 2829 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 951
Source: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
№ Cat: PR001LP
Label: Payback Recordings

Track B8 "G.I. Bonus Beats" consists of tracks from Hiro Tsunoda ‎– On Drums
It’s worth pointing out that the two best tracks on here, credited on the sleeve as ‘Fuka Vincente – Tempura’ Soul and ‘Tali Bong – Koto Mata’, are both actually from this 1973 album: ‘Rinsyoe Kida, Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos ‎– Tsugaru Jongara Bushi - Drum & Tsugaru Jamisen’ ( They’re the first (津軽じょんがら節 / Tsugaru Jyunkara Section) and fourth (秋田おばこ / Akita Tobacco) tracks respectively. My Japanese isn’t too great, so the English titles are courtesy of Google Translate. It’s also worth pointing out that not only do none of the tracks here seem to actually be Vietnamese, there doesn’t even appear to be any evidence that servicemen in Vietnam would ever have heard any of the songs. Instead, the album seems to consist of tracks recorded by South-East Asian artists while they were outside of the region. Admittedly, that isn’t quite as catchy a title as ‘Vietnam Wartime Funky Club Hits’. So John Cadman were a Filipino trio who recorded in Australia – John Cadman was the name of the Sydney boat restaurant at which they were the house band. Funkgus were a Singaporean prog-funk act who recorded in the UK. The Happy Dolls were a South Korean girl group who recorded in Canada.It’s still worth listening to – it just isn’t quite everything it makes itself out to be.
Thanks for the ID. Another one: Track 10 is not by "Madam Laos In House Showgirl Band" as credited, it's from a Japanese record: . A4 "カミン・ホーム・ベイビー Comin' Home Baby" by "モダン・ジャズ・オーケストラ". It has also been featured on Dusty Fingers 20.
Very interesting - thanks!! I like this album a lot....good to know some background.BTW - the link you posted doesn't actually work - so here it is:木田林松栄, Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos* - Tsugaru Jongara Bushi - Drum & Tsugaru Jamisen = 津軽じょんがら節 ドラム&津軽三味線