Sounds of Vietnam
The Rock and Roll war.....
To most Americans, the Vietnam War has a rock and roll soundtrack. Almost every novel, memoir or oral history of the war by a veteran mentions the music that the author listened to in Vietnam. All the songs of the '60s were part of the life in a combat zone. Troops listened to Sony radios, Akai stereos and Teac tape decks and new troops arrived weekly with the latest records from the states. Many of the sound clips below were recorded on a reel to reel recorder in Vietnam. They were then sent home and transferred to cassette. The sound quality is not the best but it sounded good to us back then.
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On AF Radio
AF Radio VN I think we need a song with a message.
AF Radio VN The Original "Good Morning Vietnam"...Great set of lungs.
AF Radio VN Talking about mail call and the need "To be sure to write home".
AF Radio VN What's playing at the base theater (if you had one) 1967
AF Radio VN General information..."from the Delta to the DMZ"
AF Radio VN General broadcast and Chieu Hoi information
AF Radio VN The song "Why doesn't someone write to me"
AF Radio VN The song "If I could turn back the hands of Time"
AF Radio VN The song "Goodbye My Sweetheart...Hello Vietnam"
AF Radio VN The song "Goodbye my son".....
AF Radio VN The song "Soldier Boy"
AF Radio VN Nixon and "the Young Americans for Freedom"
On the Radio
In the Air
On the Ground
In the USA
John F. Kennedy Ask not what your country can do for you.....
Nguyen Van Thieu American Troops to Remain in Vietnam
Sister Soldier A song for the nurses. By Sarge Lintecum
Basic Training Basic Training "Calling Cadence"
Basic Training Sounds of a DI....
Martin Luther King I've seen the promise land.....
The Green Beret Written by Barry Sadler.. Vietnam 1967
Moon Landing One small step for man....
Richard Daley Chicago Mayor 1969 "The police are here to"......
Fixin' To Die Rag A popular protest song of the time..
War! Same as the one above..It wasn't played on AF Radio.
Richard Nixon Peace Agreement Signed 1973...
Drive On By Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson