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I was playing out some stuff today and realised i had a fair amount that were Vietnam related.

I'm sure there are many more. Here’s a few i picked out of mine.... What's in yours?

The Creations -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apl4mE7qLis

Brothers of Soul -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHdD3Of-ijA

The Extentions -




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26 minutes ago, Wheelsville1 said:

Always brings a tear to my eyes. Chris.

Me too Chris.  Not only the war relevance but nearly twenty year's ago my youngest brother committed suicide and I played this when I found out,  hoping that he wanted someone to find him but he really didn't.  He actually left a note saying that he had gone looking for our mum who had passed away two years earlier.  So as you can see its also a very personal tune. 


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A few Vietnam sounds from my Motownesque Collection :

    Martha Reeves"I Should Be Proud" , A side in 1970 to Gordy " Love Guess Who { "Forget Me Not " also !}

    Temptations " War "  Lp only due to Berry,s reluctance to get involved in politics ,so gave it to a Ric Tic Relic ,the great Charlie Hatcher!!

   Freda Payne " Bring the Boys Home "  { Invictus ,Motown part 2}   ,a Nam tune but the sentiments resonates throughout all conflicts!

                                                 Enjoy John Hart ,Malaga.

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23 minutes ago, Citizen P said:

Anything that mentions "Jody" is a Vietnam reference, ain't it ?

For songs written in the time of the Vietnam war, pretty much yes, although the term refers to anyone who steals a guy’s girl while they’re away on military service.

Brief but interesting background to the origins and development of the expression here...



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On 26/04/2019 at 19:12, Kenb said:


Dick Griffey and the Whispers rush-released and changed the “ending lyrics” from ‘Oh by the way tell our next door neighbors their son got blown away' –TO-  ‘their son will be home anyday’.

Why? – because as they were in the recording studio a Vietnam peace settlement was announced.



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