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Meet Me In Vietnam: The Ultimate Collection

by John Black

An authentic traditional Rock N' Roll wonderful tribute to the men and women who served their country in Vietnam.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Don't Know Where the Time Has Gone
4:47 $0.99
2. Rock and Roll Mary
3:24 $0.99
3. God Help Us Lyndon
3:46 $0.99
4. I Think I'll Go To China
2:03 $0.99
5. I Want To Be Free
3:39 $0.99
6. Dear Dad
2:47 $0.99
7. Take Me Home Freedom Bird
3:25 $0.99
8. You Took My Picture
4:11 $0.99
9. From Deep Inside My Heart to You
3:53 $0.99
10. The Stars Are Callin' Me Home
3:29 $0.99
11. The Women on the Wall
5:14 $0.99
12. Vietnam I'm Dreamin' Dreamin' On
4:50 $0.99
13. Oh Mr. War Memorial
5:26 $0.99
14. We Don't Have To Worry Anymore
3:45 $0.99
15. Ricky I'm Right Behind
5:16 $0.99
16. When I Came Home
4:29 $0.99
17. Dr. Fall
3:20 $0.99
18. Dorothy (Interlude)
1:08 $0.99
19. Dorothy (Fall)
4:55 $0.99
20. No One Is Left Behind
3:35 $0.99
21. Ia Drang
4:20 $0.99
22. Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh
2:32 $0.99
23. Storm
3:46 $0.99
24. Who Did I Leave Behind
2:58 $0.99
25. Woke Up This Morning
4:03 $0.99
26. I'm Just Hangin' On
3:10 $0.99
27. I'm Asking These Questions Joanne
5:02 $0.99
28. Shadows
3:24 $0.99
29. Shut Out The Lights
4:32 $0.99
30. The Walls Came Down
4:54 $0.99
31. The Walls Came Down (Requiem)
1:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
I consider "Meet Me In Vietnam" the musical biography of my involvement in the Vietnam War. It is dedicated to the brave soldiers of the 7th Cavalry, led by Hal Moore, who fought and died in the Ia Drang Valley Battle of 1965 in South Vietnam. Ia Drang changed the war in Vietnam. Vietnam changed me. I owe my songwriting art to my Dad. He started me early in music. He was a great musician. In 1926 he joined the U.S. Marines and served in the American Legation, Peking, China as a "China Marine." I was born on December 26, 1940. Mom and I joined Dad in Alaska where he was stationed. One year later, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, all dependents were evacuated. We boarded the S.S. Columbia which went out to sea and anchored for fear of Japanese submarines. We finally made it to the family homestead in eastern Washington for the duration of the war. At 17 I wrote my first song for Mary Jo, my first girl friend. I hired a drummer, recorded it and presented it to her on our second date. I have never stopped writing since. My first album was Vietnam Farewell, released in 1991 and sent to Veteran Centers throughout North America free of charge. My second was Maria and Me with both my daughter Maria and I writing and singing. My third album in 1994, Vietnam Farewell II, "I Don't Know Where the Time Has Gone" was sent again to all 220 Vet Centers in North America, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam; and to all Senators and Congressman. The creation and production of "Meet Me In Vietnam" was a soul searching journey first inspired by meeting Dorothy Fall, wife of Dr. Bernard B. Fall. Dr. Fall was one of my instructors at the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Advisory Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia where I was a student in 1966 prior to being assigned to South Vietnam as an advisor. I left for Vietnam in January, 1967. On February 21, 1967 Dr. Fall was killed by a booby trap in northern South Vietnam while on an operation on the "Street Without Joy" with the U.S. Marines. He was 40 years old, the foremost authority on Indochina. By the time of his death he had already authored seven books on Vietnam, most notably "Street Without Joy." At Fort Gordon we sat in awe as he presented slide after slide of facts and data about the drastic situation in Vietnam, different than our "glowing" briefings by the U.S. Army. Dr. Fall was a "guerilla historian." He reminded us that "a denial by the Pentagon is an affirmation." After my 1967 tour the Army said I should plan to return. In 1970 I communicated to John Paul Vann (A Bright Shining Lie, Neil Sheehan, Random House, 1988) that "I have no desire to spend my next tour in the administrative bureaucracy of Saigon." I was assigned to Vann's headquarters in Pleiku, II Corps. The situation was not what I and others expected. It was now clear we had lost the war and were abandoning the South Vietnamese. In this album I have digitally re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered some previous selections and written eight new songs, my favorites, Ia Drang and Dorothy. Researching this album has allowed me to find my old Vietnam friend Carl D. Robinson and his beautiful wife Kim Dung living now in Australia. I was reading Lost Over Laos and saw him referenced by Pyle and Faas. Dorothy Fall and Joe Galloway helped me track Carl down. The inspiration for writing Ia Drang goes to Joe Galloway and Hal Moore. In 1992 they autographed my personal copy of "We Were Soldiers Once and Young." It sits proudly on my shelf. Meeting Dorothy Fall and presenting her with the song Dr. Fall was wonderful. I then knew I needed to memorialize her in song as well. Dorothy presented me with the year 2000 reissue copy of Dr. Fall's "Last Reflections on a War." She wrote, "For John, thank you for remembering Bernard's wise words." None of this would have happened without the loving support of my family, my producer Scott Anderson of 57th Street Productions and Dorothy. Finally, Dorothy finished the book in 2006 and what a great gut-wrenching story it is: Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier Scholar by Dorothy Fall. Go to www.bernardfall.com, Dorthy's website and order it now.



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Ray Delarwelle

Hooah! A warrior with soul.
John: Really enjoyed 'MeetMe'. I've listened to it, probably a dozen times and hear something new everytime. I hear a Harry Chapin and Meat Loaf influence???? Great job. I, too, wonder where the years have gone. Seems like just yesterday, it was a nightmare and today it's a dream that may not have happened. Peace to you, my brother. Ray Delarwelle

Deb Rollins

John Black: Meet Me In Vietnam
Very sincere and touching songs in this CD, having my husband, brother, and many friends, even one that was at Ia Drang, serve in Viet Nam the songs hit the heart and brought many thoughts and feelings come through. John Black put together a great CD for anyone to enjoy and think about. Glad we found it.


The CD was great. My husband is thrilled.
Great CD.

Andy Mowatt

Superb. A great tribute to all these guys who fought over there.
This is a superb double CD. Listening closely to the words all the songs tell a story. A history lesson which perhaps makes the listener feel that he was proud to have been a part of it, and lucky if he did not serve in South East Asia. These guys put up with a lot.

Tom Foley

Outstanding original songs and Vietnam tribute.
Very memorable and thought provoking. The songs are well done and very original. They speak on how it really was.

John Gratacos

I loved the Cd, since i am also a vietnam vet

CSM George Alton-Retired Army

I am a veteran of Vietnam War,1965-1968.This is the best collection of songs from the war that I have heard!The songs tell a story that many veterans can relate to.John Black is giving something back to the many orphans,he is a Great American Patriot.I had several friends that were in The Ian Drang Valley,some were severely wounded!

Jim Shields

hey john it was great... working on the video now will contact you
i will contact you by e mail with a request to use the songs dear dad...freedom bird....i dont know where the time has gone.... as per on phone conversation on your cell phone on the way to the airport.....i will do a music video with proceeds to the homeless ...thanks again and what a great cd..jim shields...1st cavalry vietnam 1967.

Joseph E. Baucom

What I've listened to so far is great, Nam Vet!
I haven't listened to it all yet, but will shortly, will be taking it to Southeast Asia ASA Veterans reunion, in June, in Indianapolis, Indiana., for others to hear! Great songs, great CD.

ben black

dear dad
Dear DAD, thank you for writing this emotional and heartfelt music. I was touched listening to it.

your son, ben black
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