Jim Cook & Taylor McKInnon | The Victors

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The Victors

by Jim Cook & Taylor McKInnon

Several tunes address Viet Nam veterans issues.Good full harmonic dancable, finger poppin,funny the sad ones make you cry, happy ones make you laugh. Wonderfull guitar work by the late and great Jerry Swallow who had an attack of cancer during this record
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1. Shina No Yoru (China Night)
Taylor B. McKinnon
3:21 $0.99
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2. Okinawa Sweet Potato Girl
Jim Cook
3:46 $0.99
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3. Okinawa Women
Jim Cook
3:47 $0.99
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4. Saigon Revisited
Jim Cook
7:22 $0.99
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5. The Captain
Jim Cook
4:23 $0.99
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6. Stars at Tan Son Nhut
Bill Toth
1:51 $0.99
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7. Veterans Lament
Jim Cook
4:31 $0.99
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8. Air Commandoes Anthum
Bill Toth
2:45 $0.99
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9. Don't Shove Us Aside
Jim Cook
4:02 $0.99
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10. The Vet
Jim Cook
3:50 $0.99
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11. Soba Song
Taylor B. McKinnon
3:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Okinawa lovers attention! Pacific tales of Asiatic wars by a participant who wrote songs to match the action,and the 'action' was not all in mortal combat.Great singing by Jim Cook,and guitar work by Jerry Swallow! Some are naughty! The Viet Nam tremed songs are topical and some will make you cry.Check Commandoes, and stars over Tan Son Nhut. The first song "shi na no yoru" (shina night),a japanese war song which was in every whore house in the far east. We loved it. the last song,"soba slurpin time in shimbashi" is japan version of hill billy. Shimbashi is in Tokyo. Soba is noodle soup particurlarly good after midnight following an evening of saki consumption.Stars over Tan Son Nhut (siagon airfield) describes the action during the Tet offensive of 68, when two hundred Air Force Security forces troops withstood two NVA batallions ond won! Wonderful veterans songs descibe the post war fate of some veterans of the war. Three songs, "don't shove us aside", "veterans lament" and "the vet" are quite sad, and deal with the fate of some veterans after the fall of Saigon, and the American pullout!Yhey were greeted upon return by members of the hippie generation by spit in the face and cries of "baby killer". The use of non career officers had resulted in such events as the Mi Lai Massacre (Lt Calley Courtsmartial). You will get the picture!.Note, a batallion is one thousand men. A Squadron or company is two hundred! Our Air Force Infantry (377th Security Forces squadron), kicked the crap out of them. Fighting 377th! A sequel follows this CD called "Victors II". It will contain actual combat radio transcripts from the Tet battle of Jan 1968 plus actual vietnanese Air Force songs by Col Phung Van Chieu (now of Los Angeles)who was Vietnamese Combat group Commander at the time of Tet. Former assignees to the island of OKINAWA will love Victors I;Vietnam assignees should like both I and II.Steve Morales is on bass, Carlos Cassini on drums Customers may contact Major McKinnon by E-mail taylormac1@juno.com

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Mel Howell

Fascinating....Unique....Entertaining
The most unique CD I own! A slice of turbulent history written like it should be, by those who were there or involved in some way. Great stories, great songs, great entertainment. I wasn't there, but this CD fascinated me from start to finish. If you were there, it should move you even more. Can't wait for Victors II.
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Colonel William S. King

heart-rending, touching, inspiring; outpouring of their hearts.
These songs and their heartfelt rendering brought me to tears. In the midst of an inhumane war, Jim and Taylor discovered our humanity and embraced it most brilliantly in song and verse.
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