Bluegrass 45 - Caravan
  • What Am I Doing Hangin' Round (3:14)
  • New Tokaido Line (4:17)
  • Kiso (2:35)
  • Blues Stay Away From Me (2:58)
  • Apartment 1101 (2:29)
  • Last Call to Glory (2:33)
  • Someday Soon (3:15)
  • Caravan (2:56)
  • Hana (2:36)
  • Smile All the Way (2:50)
  • Ronnie Bucke (2:31)
  • Come Home My Dear One (2:39)
  • What Am I Doing Hangin' Round (3:14)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:14) [7.4 MB]
  • New Tokaido Line (4:17)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:17) [9.8 MB]
  • Kiso (2:35)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:35) [5.91 MB]
  • Blues Stay Away From Me (2:58)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:58) [6.79 MB]
  • Apartment 1101 (2:29)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:29) [5.67 MB]
  • Last Call to Glory (2:33)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:33) [5.85 MB]
  • Someday Soon (3:15)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:15) [7.43 MB]
  • Caravan (2:56)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:56) [6.7 MB]
  • Hana (2:36)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:36) [5.94 MB]
  • Smile All the Way (2:50)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:50) [6.48 MB]
  • Ronnie Bucke (2:31)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:31) [5.77 MB]
  • Come Home My Dear One (2:39)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:39) [6.05 MB]
McPherson 12 string acoustic guitar
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THE BLUEGRASS 45 - CARAVAN (REB-1507), 1971

Musicians
Tsuyoshi Otsuka: Guitar, Lead Vocals
Akira Otsuka: Mandolin, Lead & Harmony Vocals
Gakusei Ryo: Fiddle, Percussion, Lead & Harmony Vocals
Saburo Watanabe: Banjo, Bass Vocals
Toshio Watanabe: Bass
John Duffey: Percussion on track 8

Production Credits
Produced by Charles R. Freeland
Recorded at R.D. Homer Associates, Clinton, MD
Engineered by Roy Homer
Recorded: July 22, September 9, 14-15, 1971
Remastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO

Bluegrass has always been popular overseas; nowhere has there been a more intense interest in the music than in Japan. To an astonishing degree, Japanese listeners had embraced the music, and several fine Japanese Bluegrass bands began flourishing during the 1960s. Among the best of these was Bluegrass 45, named for the year in which the music first became a full band idiom. They were superior musicians, and they sang in English surprisingly well. Yet they will probably be best remembered for their delightful stage show. They were among the first overseas Bluegrass groups to come to America, perform at many Bluegrass festivals and record for a leading Bluegrass label. Caravan is the second of three albums released on the Rebel label.
Here is a link to the Bluegrass Unlimited Special Series about the 1971 Bluegrass 45 tour: Bluegrass Unlimited Special Series
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  • Members:
    Tsuyoshi Otsuka, Akira Otsuka, Gakusei Ryo, Sab Watanabe, Toshio (Speedy) Watanabe
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McPherson 12 string acoustic guitar

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