The original 1973 pressing of Kim Jung-Mi’s Now LP + the original 7 inch single
I believe that the 1970s folk-rock artist Kim Jung-mi is especially significant to South Korean popular music because she has managed to do something that very few other Korean music artists have really ever managed to do. Her music has resonated with international ‘music enthusiasts’ who hear her music in the context of a wide scope of music output. By music enthusiasts – I mean people who have heard a lot of music in their lifetimes and who are generally not as easily impressed as others. Contemporary South Korean music is often received by international ears smothered in complementary hype and glitter. It’s flashy and superficially sexy for the time it’s in the limelight, but it is likely that only a minute fraction of the South Korean music of this contemporary period will still resonate with worldwide music enthusiasts 40 years from now. This is just my perspective on things. Kim Jung-mi’s music on the other hand has managed to stand the test of time.
There is no need to do a bio on Kim Jung-mi and her association with Shin Jung-hyung. All this information is only a google search away, or a click on this link and this link.
This site will simply document her releases on the vinyl format. Some video audio clips are also here.
South Korean releases:
7 inch vinyl singles
Kim Jung-mi 김정미 7 inch vinyl single 봄/해님 (South Korea) Fontana 1004
12 inch 33 rpm albums
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. Recent Lion re-issue has reproduction labels with titles in English)
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) RhythmOn – GEBL-SL15 (2009 – reissue) *(includes bonus 7 inch single)(numbered limited edition of 500)
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.) (numbered limited edition of 500)
Details of other Korean pressing albums pending.