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In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War
Various Artists
In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop
 
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These are songs made by the men who served in the Viet Nam war. Some of these songs are descended from the traditional music of earlier wars, some grew out of the folksong revival of the late '50s am early '60s. Others com...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Original Release Date: 5/23/1991
Re-Release Date: 11/18/2008
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, By Decade, 1960s, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018964055226

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These are songs made by the men who served in the Viet Nam war. Some of these songs are descended from the traditional music of earlier wars, some grew out of the folksong revival of the late '50s am early '60s. Others come from rock, country, or blues tradition. In the words of General Edward Lansdale: ". . . they belong to the Americans who served in Southeast Asia and express their own emotions about a war, a people, and a land far from home." With Saul Broudy, Chip Dockery, James Patterson ("Bull") Durham, Bill Ellis, Toby Hughes, Dick Jonas, Chuck Rosenberg, Tom Price, Robin Thomas, Lisa Ellis, Sherry Hughes, Kathy Jonas.

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Craig C. (cyberlemon) from MCALLEN, TX
Reviewed on 8/31/2007...
The recordings here were made in 1991 on the Flying Fish label in a comtinuing effort to preserve the Vets culture. This is amazing music that you cannot find anywhere else.

CD Reviews

Wow! Great Songs!
WanderlustX2 | Worthington, OH USA | 04/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I listen to some folk and listen to about any genre of music. I picked this up to see what it was about after seeing it was written by soldiers during the Vietnam War and was amazed by the disc. It spreads across humor to service rivalry to deeper reflections. I also like the reworking of some of songs such as King of the Trial and I've Been Everywhere.

Personally I think it's a must have for history, Vietnam War buffs and those who appreciate folk music."
300 days more or less and I'm going home
Steven Cain | Temporal Quantum Pocket | 08/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That line from the wistful Boony Rat Song gives you some sense of the fragile beauty of some of these Nam Vet classics.

One of my Army Nurse friends bought me this album as a gift and I cannot thank her enough.

There isn't one dud track on the entire CD and some of the songs, such as Cobra Seven, really capture the die-for-each-other heroism that makes it all the more disgusting that these brave men and women were never honored for their sacrifice.

If you are a Vet you will understand what I am about to say, if not, please trust me, that if you meet a Vietnam Vet, whether it be a combat vet or a Nam Nurse, the most important words they can ever hear are 'Welcome Home'. Because they never heard it when they came back from Vietnam.

Blessings to Lydia and the boys for sharing this stunning collection with us all."