Saturday, June 27, 2009

Yoon Yong Kyoon and the Men

윤용균 and the Men (1973)

Yoon Yong Kyoon provides the (male) vocals for the first side of the third "and the Men" LP released in 1973. The only song on Side Two is "The Men's" 22 plus minute psychadelic classic, "It's a Lie" (Geo Jit Mal I Ya)

Friday, June 26, 2009

JI Yeon and the Men

지 연 And The Men (1972)

For the second "and the men" format LP, Shin Jung Hyun enlisted female vocalist Ji Yeon. There are a few great SJH songs here that I had never heard anywhere else. Ji Yeon has a beautiful voice and unfortunately I do not know of any other music by her.

Track Listing

01 나만이 걸었네
02 그대 있는곳에
03 소같은 사나이
04 미련
05 처음보는 순간에
06 그리운 그님아
07 안개속의 여인

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

... and the Men

Shin Jung Hyun recorded a few albums where he would have a guest singer sing shorter pop songs on Side 1 of the record and his band "The Men" providing the longer more psychedelic songs for Side 2 of the albums. This is the first of three albums recorded this way, and my favourite, "Jang Hyun and the Men". Jang Hyun was a popular Korean singer who sadly passed away in 2008. (More about Jang Hyun later.)

장현 And The Men (1972)

The album contained many Shin Jung Hyun classics like "Mi Lyeon"미련, "Seok Yang"석양, and "A Leum Da Un Gang San"아름다운 강산. The Men members are Shin Jung-Hyun (Lead guitar and vocal), Lee Tae-Hyun (Bass), Mun Yung-Bae (Drum), Son Hak-Rae (Saxphone,Oboe),
Kim Gi-Pyu (Organ) and Park Kwang-Su (Vocal).

Sunday, January 18, 2009


This is an LP from the Trippers, Yet Nim. I believe from 1971.

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Shin Jung Hyun

Often referred to as the Godfather of Korean rock music, Shin Jung Hyun began his career in 1955 entertaining American soldiers at army bases after the Korean War.
In 1962 he formed the ADD4, Koreas first rock band.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Group Sounds

Wikipedia defines the "Group Sounds" genre like this ....

Group Sounds is a genre of Japanese rock music that was popular in the mid to late 1960s. The most well known bands of that era were The Tigers, The Tempters, The Spiders, The Golden Cups, The Mops, The Blue Comets, The Funnies, The Wild Ones, The Happenings Four and others.

In Korea, the term was used to describe the bands of the 70's. Some Korean GS Bands would be Shin Jung Hyun and the Yup Juns, San Ul Lim, He6 ,The Trippers and the Key Boys...

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