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No-No Boy
1975

No-No Boy - 1975

No-No Boy is the musical project of Vietnamese American singer and scholar Julian Saporiti. On his Smithsonian Folkways debut 1975, named after the year Saigon fell, Saporiti investigates his own family heritage as well as life in WWII Japanese internment camps, immigrant detention centers and refugee camps in 2020, and other stories of immigration that illustrate the complexities of becoming American. His songs are the epitome of folk storytelling in the modern era, as he interweaves histories with field recordings from the sites of collective trauma and fragments of Asian American musical tradition, from jazz to rock, to choral music.

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"The Best God Damn Band In Wyoming"

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  1. 1. St. Denis Or Bangkok, From A Hotel Balcony
  2. 2. Imperial Twist
  3. 3. The Best God Damn Band In Wyoming
  4. 4. Gimme Chills
  5. 5. Close Your Eyes And Dream Of Flowers
  6. 6. Honouliuli
  7. 7. Pilgrims
  8. 8. Where The Sand Creek Meets The Arkansas River
  9. 9. Tell Hanoi I Love Her
  10. 10. Khmerica
  11. 11. Miss Burma
  12. 12. Tony Ramone