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패티김 - Patti Kim

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VIP-7239 LP reissue Viktor

패티김 - 앵콜 힛트송 / Encore Hit Song vol. 1

We hear a slightly smoked voice, early 60s pop music arranged with a certain modernity and freedom, but still like an enhanced from of inspirations with its origins rooted in ballroom ballads from the 40s. The modernity includes psych organ and smooth pop vibes, with a certain subtle smoothness. I am sure it Patti Kim contributed to the idea of a new modern world pop sound. In general all songs we have here are light western pop with an attractive radio friendly sound. This is mainstream pop music in a fine, warm almost jazzy sense of smoothness and attraction. Besides those qualities it is obviously also a full care for reaching the mainstream audience especially. The compilation is really fine and some songs truly great.

I have the habbit of adding my Korean CD collection onto my computer for a good order, but this CD only showed access to half of the songs and gave limited access to the other tracks, even after several attempts to copy them. So I missed parts of songs and the order of tracks shifted miraculously. A shame because this way I missed some great moments too.

* 1 이별타이틀 곡추가좋아요 / Farewell Song

* 2 사랑하는 당신이 / Love you

* 3 (7) 서울의 찬가 / Hymns in Seoul

4 사랑은 영원히 / Love is forever

5 서울의 모정 / The heart of Seoul

(9) 6 1990년 / The 1990's

7 하와이 연정 / Hawaiian coalition

8 사랑이란 두글자 / Love is an acronym

* 9 (15) 9월의 노래 / Song of September

10 바람따라 별따라 / Follow the wind, follow the stars

11 연인의 길 / Road of lovers

12 (4) 그대없이는 못살아 / I can't live without you

13 (6) 빛과 그림자 / Light and shadow

14 람디 담디담 / Ramadi Damdidam

* 15 잃어버린 겨울 / Lost winter

16 (6) 별들에게 물어봐 / Ask the stars

17 사랑의 세레나데 / Serenade of Love

18 뒷모습 / Going Back

19 사랑의 계절 / Season of love

20 사랑이여 다시한번 / Love once again

가요(歌謠) 박물관 / Music Museum: 220 Best [Disc 6]

* 1 9월의 노래 / September Song (1969)

7 무정한 밤배 / Heartless … (1967)

16 연자마을 아가씨 / Yeonja Village Lady (1968)

가요(歌謠) 박물관 / Music Museum: 220 Best [Disc 7]

2 서울의 찬가 / Seoul's Hymn (1969)

22 이별 / Farewell (1974)

review might be added later



Patti Kim (singer) From Wikipedia:

Kim Hye-ja (Korean: 김혜자; Hanja: 金惠子; born February 28, 1938), better known by her stage name Patti Kim (Korean: 패티 김), is a South Korean pop singer. She debuted in 1959 and "ruled the country's entertainment scene" in 1960s and 1970s. She was the first South Korean singer to perform in Japan (following the end of the Japanese occupation of Korea), in Las Vegas, and on The Johnny Carson Show. Kim retired in 2013.

In 1959, one year after Kim graduated from Seoul Jungang Girls' High School, she debuted as a singer at a stage of the Eighth United States Army. In 1963, as a recommendation by composer, Park Chun-seok, Kim sang "Pledge of Love" (Sarangui maengse), an adapted song of Till and gained a popularity with it. In the same year, she got a chance to sing at a stage in Las Vegas, United States. With the collaboration with Gil Ok-yun, a renowned composer and her first husband, Kim announced a lot of hit songs, and albums including "Sawori gamyeon" (literally, "Some day April is gone"), "Sarangui changa" ("Song in praise of Love"), "Saranghaneun Maria" ("Ave Maria"), "Motiteo" ("I won't forget you") which are still favored by mid aged fans. During the marriage until 1972, she produced about 70 albums, and around 500 to 600 songs.

In 1978 Patti Kim became the first Korean pop singer who showed her singing performance at the stage of Sejong Center, which only allowed for classical musicians at that time. In 1989, she had a performance in Carnegie Hall, New York City. In 1996, she was honored the prestigious Hwagwan Cultural Merit by the South Korean government as the third singer that received this after Kim Jeong-gu, and Lee Mi-ja.


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

"In the 1960s-1970 the prevailing music genres were t'urot'u and standard pop, also referred to as easy listening (iji risuning)".... "In contrast to t'urot'u, standard pop loosely described the light and easy-to-follow Western pop-influenced songs sung in Korean by singers like Han Myongsuk, Hyomi, Ch'Oe Huijun and also Patti Kim. Patti Kim began her career in the context of the Eight Army shows, like many other singers and musicians in post-WarKorea, but soon transformed herself into a successful mainstream singer and celebrity.

American pop culture and music sprout beyond the US military circles into Korean society and became tight to the emergence of a consumer-based youth culture. New entertainment venues, like music listening clubs, movie theaters, coffee shops, billiard halls, new record labels and record stores opened in urban district and became important sites for disseminating Americanized pop music among young people. Trot became to be associated with the older generation, especially those living in the rural areas, whose musical taste was shaped during colonial times, but the young generation increasingly appreciated American pop music." ...


(From there group sound was also generated) ...



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