This compilation brings together, for the first time, the hottest soul/funk gems that moved the clubs and dance floors during one of the darkest chapters of Korea's modern history under the Yushin dictatorship. It serves as a perfect guide to proto K-pop, featuring various hits from era-defining divas, relatively less-known rare tracks, as well as two previously unreleased instrumental tracks.
These tunes offer an excellent primer on how soul, funk, jazz, and disco were adapted to Korea at the time, with most of the tracks sourced from the original master tapes. Comes on 180 gram vinyl.
TRACKS: 01. Beauty Girls - New Miryang Arirang 02. Kim Ha-jung - Promise 03. Okhee - What Shall I Do 04. Yoon Bok-hee - Can't Be Helped 05. Cha Do-kyun - You're OK, I'm OK 06. Jungmin & Cheonggaeguri - Frog's Dream (Memphis Underground) 07. Dongbangeui Bit (feat. Lee Jang-hee) - Crying Girl 08. Mujigae Quintet - Family Affair 09. Okhee - Saving My Breath 10. Yoon Soo-il & Somsatang - Fluttering Heart 11. Oasis Studio Sessions - Where Do You Go 12. Hye Eun-yi - Your Voice Over The Phone 13. Devils - Hey J 14. Kim Sung-ae - Day After Day 15. Kim Hye-Jung - Rainy Night 16. Yoon Si-nae - Uselessly 17. Moon Ji-young - Love Tactics 18. In Soon-i - Try Again 19. Norman Records Sessions - Open The Door 20. Hee Sisters - Like A Bird 21. Nami & Franco Romano Band - Come Back To Me 22. Lee Eun-ha - Loving Heart 23. Ryu Bok-sung & His Bongo Orchestra - Walking The Streets Of Myeong-dong Alone 24. Choi Heon - As Pretty As You 25. Kim Trio - Goodbye To You