Saigon, the place now known as Ho Chi Minh City, was the capitol of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1975. The capitalist and anti-communist part of Vietnam was lost to the North's Viet Minh in April of '75 which ended the struggle known as the American War to the Vietnamese. Before going under the control of the Vietnamese People's Army following the Fall of Saigon, there existed a rich musical culture with deep influences from the Western, European, and Asian-Pacific inhabitants. Saigon Supersound, Vol. 1 is a collection of soul, funk, surf, and Latin-beat tracks selected by INFRAcom! label chief Jan Hagenkötter from the era of South Vietnam's independence.