Arirang 10 INCH 78 rpm Standard Play (Japan) Victor V-40351

  

  

  

Arirang 10 INCH 78 rpm Standard Play (Japan) Victor V-40351 (I understand this to be Aririang and possibly 1950. Disc has very small labels. Please comment with any clarifying details)
Click for Korean SP release info. at Bae Yeon Hyung’s site: Rare. Korea Record Archive information
Mic’s collection status: I have a copy of this record. My copy is in almost perfect near mint condition with original sleeve well preserved.
Just in case anyone doesn’t recognise the song Arirang … please see video (Kim Yu-na)

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KIM JUNG-MI 김정미 Now LP Various vinyl releases 1973 Fontana, 2009, 2013 PICTURE DISC

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Listen to my two favourite tracks off this album: click here
KIM JUNG-MI 김정미 ‘Now’ vinyl LP 해님/바람/봄/나도 몰래/불어라 봄바람/당신의 꿈/아름다운 강산/고독한 마음/비가 오네/가나다라마바 (South Korea) Fontana – SEL 100 023 (1973) (original has song titles written in Korean.

        

KIM JUNG-MI 김정미 ‘Now vinyl’ 12 inch vinyl PICTURE DISC LP  Haenim (햇님)/Wind (바람)/Spring (봄)/Unknowingly (나도 몰래)/Blow Spring Breeze (불어라 봄바람)/Your Dream (당신의 꿈)/ Beautiful Rivers And Mountains (아름다운 강산)/ Lonely Heart (고독한 마음)/It’s Raining (비가 오네)/ Ganadaramabasa (가나다라마바) (South Korea) RhythmOn GEBL-SL28  (2013 – heavy vinyl PICTURE DISC  re-issue released on a South Korean label with gatefold die-cut cover and Korean language lyric insert. Released for the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release.)
Collectors notes: Numbered limited edition of 500 only.
Mic’s collection status: I have this LP.

Kim Jung-mi (김정미) “바람” (Wind in the trees) from the album Now (1973)

Second track off ‘Now’ album. Written and backing by Shin Joong-Hyun.

        

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KIM JUNG-MI 김정미 ‘Now vinyl’ LP  Haenim (햇님)/Wind (바람)/Spring (봄)/Unknowingly (나도 몰래)/Blow Spring Breeze (불어라 봄바람)/Your Dream (당신의 꿈)/ Beautiful Rivers And Mountains (아름다운 강산)/ Lonely Heart (고독한 마음)/It’s Raining (비가 오네)/ Ganadaramabasa (가나다라마바) (South Korea) RhythmOn GEBL-SL15  (2009 – 180 gram vinyl re-issue release on a South Korean label. High quality heavy card cover with picture obi and lovely colour picture insert that includes an extensive discography. Includes poster plus a bonus 7 inch picture cover single with the tracksHaenim (햇님)/Spring (봄) RhythmOn GEBL SL16)
Collectors notes: Numbered limited edition of 500 only.
Mic’s collection status: I have this LP.
Link to my listing of US pressing of this LP: here

Kim Jung-mi (김정미) “Haenim” (Towards the Sunlight) from the album Now (1973)

 “Spiritual scholars often debate the nature of souls, but I think this obscure gem from Kim Jung Mi acts as a great litmus test.”    http://thedecibeltolls.com/the-year-end-list-2011/
First track from an almost lost album from 1973 with backing and production by Shin Joong-Hyun
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Folk and Classical Music of Korea (US) ETHNIC FOLKWAYS LIBRARY 1951-54 first pressing

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Folk and Classical Music of Korea (US) ETHNIC FOLKWAYS LIBRARY P 424 (Tracks in English) Chang Poo Ta Ryong/Shin Tan Ga – Chok Byuk Poo/Shin Tan Ga – Chok Byuk Poo/Ja Pak Ee – Nam Doh Chap Ga (Six-Letter Lines – Southern Popular Song)/Noa Rai Ka Rak/Cha Jin Nong Poo Ga/Kei Myon – Chung Ahk (Boundary and Surface – Right Music)/Woo Cho – Chung Ahk/Chang Choon Pool Lo Chi Kog – Ah Ahk/Man Pa Sik – Ah Ahk/On Ahk/Jong Myo Yong Shin Ahk – Ah Ahk (circ. 1951-2 1st pressing from the original FOLKWAYS world music LP series. 1951 recordings? Instruments include Changgo; Drum; Flute; Pak; P’iri; Taegŭm; Vocals; Zither. Detailed multi page insert included)
The significant thing about this first pressing of this record is that it is almost certainly the very first vinyl record (not shellac 78 disc) containing Korean music ever made. And one of the earliest Korean music records of any kind made outside of Korea. Folkways albums seem to be notoriously difficult to exactly pin down the pressing dates. I have a second mid 50s pressing of this as the first listing on this site, and also a 60s pressing with the pink cover, but this is the original first pressing with the small sticker cover. It’s very thick heavy vinyl in a heavy card sleeve + the insert. It’s mentioned on-line as being pressed in 1951 but this could be the recording date. This copy has July 12, 1954 written on the cover sticker.
Collectors notes:   The very earliest Folkways albums from 1950/51 such as the Folk Tales from Indonesia LP had heavy card covers with small stickers such as this. This Korean Folkways album listed here I guess would date from around the very early 50s, maybe 1951 or 52, but definitely before 1954. Many classical records on vinyl date from at least 1951, the early Decca LXT (UK) and LXTA (Australia) are examples of 12 inch LPs from the same time so I guess this particular album of Korean music is also likely one of the earliest records produced in the 12 inch vinyl format as well.
Mic’s collection status: I now finally have a copy of the first pressing. Took me a lot of years to find it.
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KIM SANG-HEE (김상희) Sia has soul 7 inch 33rpm vinyl EP Singapore 1975

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KIM SANG-HEE (김상희) “Sia has soul” 7 inch 33rpm vinyl EP Tracks: True love/The cosmos flower song (김상희. 코스모스의 전설)/True love/SINGAPORE GIRL THEME Instrumental-vocal-inst.-vocal (Singapore) Singpaore Airlines (1975 – special promo pressing to celebrate SIA starting flights to Seoul 3 days a week. Unfortunately, I only recently moved back to Korea and I don’t have my stereo to play this. The cover has someone in a SIA hostess uniform which the gate-fold shows to be holding a wig likely worn for the front cover pic. Doesn’t look like KSH but I’m not 100% sure. I’ll play this at a later date and update the info. )
Collectors notes: It’s genuinely rare.
Mic’s collection status: I have this EP
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Kim Sang-hee circ. 1979
Click for link to great site with a lot of KSH album pics
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Here We Stand!! Korean Punk/HC Compilation Japanese 3 INCH CD 1997

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Here We Stand!! Korean Punk/HC Compilation 3 INCH CD (Japan) Profane Existence Far East ‎EASTEXIST 10 Track list: Mad Cousins´ Desire – Fight The System/Mad Cousins´ Desire – Where Are They Now/Weeper – Am I Wrong/No Brain  – **** The Cops/No Brain – Very Pleasant/Bench – Dum Dum Dum/Bench – Ugly Hawaiian Shirts/Crying Nut – Whatever ****  I Want/Crying Nut – Let´s Ride Horse (1997 – release by then emerging SK punk bands.  1. is pretty cool … rumbling British 77 era style reminds me of UK Subs, 2. is a C*** Sparrer cover, 3 is US hardcore sound, 4. is fast paced UK 77 era sound a bit like SLF, 5. is US hardcore sound, 6. is Descendents style, 7. Kind of an early NOFX sound, 8. also an early NOFX sound with cool sounding Korean language vocals, 9. pretty interesting sounding melodic track with strong Korean vocals. Over-all good tracks.  All bands on the disc have their own unique sound – I just referenced some well known non-Korean bands as general reference points.
A thanks to Verv who has introduced me to Korean punk (and other) music and provided info on it over the years.
Video below is NO BRAIN which is a lot more of a mainstream track than the ones on this CD, but I like it regardless.

No Brain – 넌 내게 반했어 (live) Circ. 2007

Mic’s collection status: I have this CD.
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MORANBONG Musique de Coree late 1950s FRENCH 7 inch EP North Korea

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MORANBONG Musique de Coree  [in French: RECUEILLE ET ENREGISTREE PAR LA RADIODIFFUSION NATIONALE DE PYONG-YANG] (Tracks: Solo de Kayakoum/Sai-Tariong/Solo de danso/Riong-Kang Kinari/Poungou Tariong/Nongak Karak/Santchonga/Solo de Komoungo) 7 INCH VINYL 45 (France) BAM LD 374 (late 1950s  – 8 track 33rpm EP, the first of a series [the first being LD 379 – LISTED BELOW]. Recorded in North Korea by Janine Bonnardot.)
Most information I can find on this is in French, so any further details via posted comments would be appreciated. Recorded in North Korea.

Collectors notes: 

Mic’s collection status: I have this EP.
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YOUN SUN NAH 5 So am I CD France 2004

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YOUN SUN NAH 5 So am I CD France ICC 0204-1  (2004 French release by Korean jazz vocalist and backing group) Comes in fold-out digi-pak cover.)

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PSY (싸이) Gangnam Style 12 inch PICTURE DISC vinyl 2nd version

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PSY (싸이) Gangnam Style 12 inch PICTURE DISC vinyl 45  Tracks: Gangnam Style (Original Version)/ Gangnam Style (Afrojack Remix)/Gangnam Style (Boyinaband Dubstep Remix)/Gangnam Style (KATFYR, Blue Satellite, Epitone Remix)/Gangnam Style (Ben Moon Dubstep Remix)/Gangnam Style (Fatman Scoop & DJ Kazzanova Remix)/(vs LMFAO) Gangnam Style vs Sexy And I Know It (DJ Froto Live Remix)(Germany) No Label GANGNAMPIC002 (2013/14 European bootleg release.)
Collectors notes: Unsure of exact number of copies pressed but I think this was limited to 750 only. This one was on pre-order for what seemed like ages and took a very long time to be actually pressed. 
Mic’s collection status: I have a copy of this record.


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PATTI KIM (패티김) Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji 7 INCH 45 (Japan) Columbia SA-643 1961

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PATTI KIM (패티김) Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji (Japan) Columbia SA-643 with PS  (June 1961 – I’m pretty confident that this date is correct (as indicated on back of sleeve) and it’s very very early for a PATTI KIM release. The label style and cat. # have it as around the same period but predating Kenji Kitahara’s ‘Wakai Futari’ which was mid 1962. This Columbia SA series for Japanese based artists ran from circ. 1958 to 63/64, and by cat # this single is from somewhere between late 1960 and late 1961, so mid 61 seems just about right. Interesting Japanese sounding version of Arirang with both Japanese and Korean vocals. Nice pic on sleeve.)
Collectors notes: Rare. There was also another early Japanese PATTI KIM single from a bit later on the Union label (US-550-J)
Mic’s collection status: I have this record, my copy is genuinely near mint under strong light. Sleeve is clean and EX or better but has very mild age marks on back.
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