Ariran (Arirang) 10 INCH 78 rpm Standard Play (Occupied Japan) Eagle 1946

  

 淡路のり子 長谷川一郞 accomp. 明大マンドリン オ-ケストラ  Korean folk song Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji Song 10 INCH 78 rpm (Standard Play) Record (Occupied Japan) Eagle N 138/122327  (rare 1946 release – instrumental with singers Awaya Noriko and Hasegawa Ichirō. )
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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KOREAN ENSEMBLE OF NATIONAL INSTUMENTS Korean Folk Songs 7 INCH VINYL EP Czechoslovakia circ. 1966

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KOREAN ENSEMBLE OF NATIONAL INSTUMENTS Korean Folk Songs 7 INCH VINYL EP (Czechoslovakia) Supraphon SUK 32083 Tracks: An Kiok And Kim Yin Kua – The Song Of Spring/Sim Hang Sil – Nodelgangbel/An Kiok And Kim Yin Kuan –     Dance Of The Bridegroom/An Kiok And Kim Yin Kuan – Djangokhum (circ. 1966/67?. Famous Czech label and comparing labels of other releases and the cat# I assume this to be 65-67 but can’t be sure. Music could be North Korean in origin, rare EP with very little info other than the discogs listing.)
 Mic collection status: I have this EP in nice condition
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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.

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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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