Paul's Records: How A Refugee From The Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl On The Streets Of Hong Kong by Andrew S. GuthriePaul's Records: How A Refugee From The Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl On The Streets Of Hong Kong by Andrew S. Guthrie

Paul's Records: How A Refugee From The Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl On The Streets Of…

byAndrew S. Guthrie

Paperback | January 7, 2016

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As a youth in Saigon's Chinatown of the 1960s and 70s, Paul Au was greatly affected by American 'hippie' culture and Rock & Roll. He was smuggled into Hong Kong in 1974 to escape the South Vietnamese military draft. At first living in rooftop squats, he started to trade used vinyl records on the streets of Kowloon, and finally established an underground reputation for his eclectic blend and unending supply of recorded music.
New York City native Andrew S. Guthrie was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography, and his cultural history of the 1960s through ten 45rpm singles is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He lives in Hong Kong.
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Title:Paul's Records: How A Refugee From The Vietnam War Found Success Selling Vinyl On The Streets Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 6.95 × 5.14 × 0.25 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Blacksmith BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9881376432

ISBN - 13:9789881376435

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Paul's Records solidifies Andrew Guthrie's status as the most perceptive, and astute, observer of the lingering appeal of recording and cassette culture in post-colonial Hong Kong. His book combines a quirky sensibility with impeccable musical taste, and can be read as both a historical account and a lyrical paean to a distinctive mode of listening. Paul's Records is augmented by an eloquent coterie of photographs whose layout is as significant as their content.