Bluegrass 45 - In The Morning
  • In The Morning (2:40)
  • Bye Bye Love (2:29)
  • Blue Moon (2:38)
  • Kobe (1:58)
  • What Have They Done To The Rain (2:49)
  • Massachusetts (2:49)
  • Sweet Caroline (2:32)
  • Shikararete (2:11)
  • Old Fashioned Love Song (3:03)
  • Fuji Mountain Backstep (2:19)
  • Sweet Heaven When I Die (2:05)
  • Joys Of Love (3:20)
  • In The Morning (2:40)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:40) [6.1 MB]
  • Bye Bye Love (2:29)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:29) [5.67 MB]
  • Blue Moon (2:38)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:38) [6.03 MB]
  • Kobe (1:58)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (01:58) [4.5 MB]
  • What Have They Done To The Rain (2:49)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:49) [6.46 MB]
  • Massachusetts (2:49)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:49) [6.43 MB]
  • Sweet Caroline (2:32)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:32) [5.8 MB]
  • Shikararete (2:11)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:11) [5 MB]
  • Old Fashioned Love Song (3:03)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:03) [6.97 MB]
  • Fuji Mountain Backstep (2:19)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:19) [5.32 MB]
  • Sweet Heaven When I Die (2:05)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:05) [4.78 MB]
  • Joys Of Love (3:20)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:20) [7.62 MB]
McPherson 12 string acoustic guitar
Biography
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THE BLUEGRASS 45 - CARAVAN (REB-1507), 1971

Musicians
Tsuyoshi (Josh) Otsuka: Guitar, Lead Vocals
Akira (John) Otsuka: Mandolin, Harmony Vocals
Kenny Takada: Fiddle, Harmony Vocals
Bobby Kurokawa: Banjo, Harmony Vocals
Joe Koba: Bass
Tsuyoshi, Akira, Bobby, Kenny & Joe: Hands

Production Credits
Produced by Charles R. Freeland
Recorded at R.D. Homer Associates, Clinton, MD
Engineered by Roy Homer
Recorded: September 5, 7, 11, 1972
Remastered by Anna Frick 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. In The Morning is the third 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:
    Josh Otsuka, Akira Otsuka, Bobby Kurokawa, Kenny Takada, Joe Koba
  • Sounds Like:
  • Influences:
    Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers
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