Singing the Vietnam Blues: Songs of the Air Force in Southeast Asia Joseph F. Tuso

ISBN: 9780585192406

Published: May 14th 2014

Unknown Binding

277 pages


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Singing the Vietnam Blues: Songs of the Air Force in Southeast Asia  by  Joseph F. Tuso

Singing the Vietnam Blues: Songs of the Air Force in Southeast Asia by Joseph F. Tuso
May 14th 2014 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 277 pages | ISBN: 9780585192406 | 8.78 Mb

The songs of the U.S. Air Force flyers during the Vietnam War, written in the cryptic language of pilots and navigators, aloft in their beasts a dozen angels up in the sky, uniquely reflect the stark emotions and black humors of that ill-fatedMoreThe songs of the U.S. Air Force flyers during the Vietnam War, written in the cryptic language of pilots and navigators, aloft in their beasts a dozen angels up in the sky, uniquely reflect the stark emotions and black humors of that ill-fated war.Veteran navigator Joseph F. Tuso spent fifteen years collecting the lyrics for more than a hundred songs written or sung by U.S.

Air Force flyers from about 1966 through 1969. Many of the songs authors are unknown. But their lyrics, even such jarring lines as those of Chocolate-covered Napalm, often are set to popular melodies, such as The Wabash Cannonball. Some songs have original tunes as well. Twenty-five of the 148 songs whose lyrics are included here were written by Dick Jonas, the premier songwriter of the Vietnam era Air Force.

Many other songs appear in print for the first time.Singing the Vietnam Blues begins with a personal overture that sets the stage for a play of war-evoked emotions and lines that are less than sacred, more than profane, and sometimes poignant.

Some songs, such as the Phu Cat Alert Pad, are based on historical events, while others have their origins in popular myths, such as Wolf Packs Houseboy. Whatever the direct source of the songs, it is the daily combat, rescue, or transport missions- the possibility of death- and the fear, bravado, and competition between pilots, navigators, planes, and enemy flyers or bandits that generated the lyrics.Most songs are preceded by Tusos explanation of each songs origin, other versions, references to current events or inside jokes, and sometimes personal insights and memories.

A glossary is also included.



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