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Hoang Oanh: Vietnam’s Original Pop Star

The crate diggers over at music blog, Bodega pop have put together a collection of songs from Hoang Oanh, the “Saigon Siren,” produced between 1960 and 1975, the Golden Era of Vietnamese pop.

Born Huynh Kim Chi in My Tho in 1950, Oanh is “considered by many contemporary Vietnamese singers to a primary influence,” writes Bodega pop.

Le Bong:

Mua Gat Moi:

Tinh Yeu Tra Lai Trang Sao:

Considering the current state of Vietnamese pop music, it's hard to believe there was a time, before K-pop and obnoxious electronic music , that it was, to put it bluntly - good

Head over to Bodega pop for the full set.

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