Sunday, June 9, 2013

Phương Dung | Hoa Nở Về Đêm

Reupped (though in its earlier 192kbps state) here.

For a long time, the most popular CD on this site, at least in terms of downloads, was Phương Dung's Khúc Hát ân Tình. (Will reup that one in must a moment ...) A lot of visitors here connected on some level with Phương Dung, though if truth be told, many of those visitors were routed here thanks to the great Doug Schulkind's linking to it via his enormously popular Mining the Audio Motherlode.

In any event, I was thrilled last night to note, while scanning my CD shelves, that I happen to have, lo and behold, a second Phương Dung selection, most likely plucked from one of the bins at my favorite Vietnamese media shop on Argyle Street in Chicago, and that, after giving it a quick listen ... well, it turns out to be just as fabtabulous as the first one.

Phương Dung's career began in 1959 when she was just 12; the next year she recorded her first album. By the time she was 21 she had recorded more than 300 records and was, until the mid-70s, one of the most popular singers in Vietnam.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right from this article begin to read this blog. Plus a subscriber:D

Anonymous said...

I got a lump in my throat when I thought of that.

tony said...

Looks like the link is missing. Thanks, beautiful stuff.

Gary said...

Oops. Okay, it's there now.

tony said...

Thanks again. You haven't steered me wrong yet.