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joekano Inactive Member14 Dec 2012 10:58 a.m. PST

Hi All,

I was looking for something to listen to while starting work on my first VBCW armies, so I created a playlist on Spotify with period appropriate music, speeches, and sound FX. In case anyone else is interested, I've published it and it can be accessed here:



Altius Inactive Member14 Dec 2012 12:32 p.m. PST

Cool, I just subscribed!

I'm really hooked on Spotify. I'd love to create some playlists for other periods, but some are kinda tough to find appropriate music for. I did, however, find a pretty good Vietnam playlist that someone created.

McWong7315 Dec 2012 3:12 a.m. PST

Look for the Singing Detective soundtrack, it would be a good addition

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2012 7:21 a.m. PST

You need a bit of George Formby in there…

YouTube link

joekano Inactive Member15 Dec 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

Thanks Everyone! It's still a work in progress, so I appreciate the suggestions. I agree Altius, love Spotify, but it can be tough to find appropriate wargaming music – I'm having trouble finding stuff for my Central American AK47 Repulic game. For this era, I was fairly lucky.

Altius Inactive Member18 Dec 2012 3:42 p.m. PST

I'm having trouble finding stuff for my Central American AK47 Repulic game.

I'm not so sure about El Salvador, but I can definitely help you with Nicaragua during that period.

First and foremost, you're going to have to start with the music of Carlos Mejia Godoy. Some of his stuff is on Spotify, and most of it came from the 1970s and 80s. Any of it would work for you, but a lot of the stuff he wrote was relevant to the conflict in that country. One of his songs in particular (Maria de los Guardias) was written before the revolution and was well know to the Guardia and later Contras. Another of his songs (Nicaragua, Nicaraguita) is pretty much the unofficial national anthem of the country and is guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes of any Nica, regardless of political persuasion. That got a lot of play on both sides. When the revolution came, he went all out for the Sandinistas, and many of his later songs would have been sung by them. I can't find his version of No Pasaran on Spotify, but it sounds like this: YouTube link

Another group you would want to look up is Dimension Costena, which has some stuff on Spotify. They have an East Coast "Caribbean" sound, which was very popular among the Miskito guerrillas. In particular, get a song called Mayaya as well as one called Tululu. Those have both been popular for years.

And finally, no list of Nicaraguan music would be complete without a song called Palo de Mayo. Look for the version by Branco on Spotify. That song goes way back, and is another East Coast Miskito favorite.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg, really. I can't emphasize enough how much Central Americans love music, and they wrote a lot of stuff during the conflict.

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