Love and Peace – I can’t tell [1979]

사랑과평화 –  얘기할수없어요 [1979]

Funk soul BROTHERS called Love and Peace.

This right here is the root of Korean funk.

Love and Peace is one of the originators of Korean funk, funky disco and funk soul and the band was formed in 1975.

There’s no way you can just still through this funk master song.

More than 30 years later – this song keeps ruling.


Sukjamae – Memories (생각나네) 1978

Sukjamae – Memories 생각나네 1978

This track is so much wrong and right mixed together- squirty moog-sounding synths frame some smoothed lady vocals. This track demands being blasted out of a jeep, at a beach, to the ire of stern college deans the world over. Audio smoothie.


D’OWNLOAD


HE 6 – Whiter Shade of Pale – 1972

HE 6 – Whiter Shade of Pale – 1972

A charming take take on a 60′s classic, switching back and forth between Korean and English. Notice the cover, too. HE-6 look pretty dapper in their pea coats and oxford shirts, though distracted by something happening outside the frame.



Lee Gum Hee & Johney Brothers – Twist with Ya (구대 와 텆ㅌ 렐) (1975)

Lee Gum Hee & Johney Brothers – Twist with Ya (구대 와 텆ㅌ 렐) (1975)

Christmas compilations wouldn’t be so bad if they had more rave-ups like this. And check out that whistler in the background.  How many session whistlers do you know of?


D’OWNLOAD


Han Dae Soo – If You Want Me To (네가 내게 원한다면)

Han Dae Soo – If You Want Me To (네가 내게 원한다면)
Han Dae Soo has a pretty peculiar story. Born in Pusan but educated in New York, he’s been bouncing back and forth ever since, which explains why many of his songs are in English. Anyway, this is some epic pysch rock here. Unabashedly out of step with his contemporaries, heavy in whatever decade it belongs in.


Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream Like A Stream (당신의 꿈) (1973)

Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream Like A Stream (당신의 꿈)(1973)

An epic jam here. With Kim Jung Mi’s voice and Shin Jung Hyun’s warbling guitar riff the five and half minutes passes like nothing.

 


Kim Sanghee – Joyful Arirang (즐거운아리랑) (1978)

Kim Sanghee – Joyful Arirang (즐거운아리랑) (1978)

The very height of wholesomeness.


D’OWNLOAD


Even Ghosts Can Read

Check out our new mix on International Tapes. Even Ghosts Can Read has a few gems that haven’t popped up on this site yet. And listen to the other IT mixes while you’re at it. Choice cuts selected by smart folks like Mogwai and Tennis.


Kim Wan Sun – Dance In That Rhythm (1987)

Kim Wan Sun – Dance In That Rhythmn (1987)

A new favorite 80s Korea tune. The ending has a raucous Madonna/thrash-core cross-ver sounding moment!


D’OWNLOAD


Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns – Nothing to Say (할 말도 없지만)

Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns – Nothing to Say (할 말도 없지만)

-from the 1975 film “Mi-in” (미인)