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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival, September 1971, Part Two

Here is part two of the seven part Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival.  This part has three acts, including Bluegrass 45, a bluegrass band from Kobe Japan, that I found very interesting.  They play traditional bluegrass and then play traditional Japanese songs in a bluegrass style.  Againg pretty good sound quality. 
The Bluegrass Buddies
09/??/1971 (Labor Day Weekend)
Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival
Reidsville, NC

Set 1:
1. Intro
2. Train 45
3. Walk a Mile in My Shoes
4. Make Me a Palette on the Floor
5. White House Blues
6. Take the Ribbon From Your Hair
7. Fox on the Run
8. Fightin' Side of Me
9. Katie Dear


Curtis Blackwell, Randall Collins, and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys
09/??/1971 (Labor Day Weekend)
Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival
Reidsville, NC

Randall Collins - fiddle
Curtis Blackwell - guitar
Eddie Hoyle - banjo
Larry Jefferson - mandolin
Sam Cobb - bass

Set 1
1. Intro
2. Long Black Veil
3. Think of What You've Done
4. The Dixie Breakdown
5. Cryin' for You Darlin'
6. Shackles and Chains
7. The Fiddler's Dream
8. How Many Hearts Have You Broken?
9. The Life of a Poor Boy

Set 2
10. Intro
11. Sittin' On Top of the World
12. Living a Lie
13. The Georgia Cotton
14. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
15. East Virginia Blues
16. The Drunk Indian
17. Long Black Veil
18. The Dixie Breakdown
19. Train 45
20. The Heaven Light is Shining on Thee


The Bluegrass 45
09/??/1971 (Labor Day Weekend)
Camp Springs Bluegrass Festival
Reidsville, NC

Tsuyoshi 'Josh' Otsuka - guitar
Akira 'John' Otsuka - mandolin
Toshio Watanabe - bass
Saburo 'Sab' Watanabe Inoue - banjo
Hsueh-Cheng 'Ryo' Liao - fiddle

Disc One
Set 1
1. Introduction By Fred Bartenstein
2. Raise A Ruckus
3. That’s The Time
4. Place In The Sun
5. Yes Sir, She’s My Baby
6. Song Of The Sea Shore
7. Long Lonesome Road
8. Sakura
9. Aunt Dinah’s Quilting Party
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water
11. Listen To The Mocking Bird

Set 2
12. Introduction By Bill Vernon
13. Raise A Ruckus
14. Wild And Reckless Hobo
15. Bluegrass Breakdown
16. Come Home My Dear One
17. The Mountain Song Of Kissan
18. Dixie Breakdown
19. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
20. Little Cabin Home On The Hill
21. Sitting On Top Of The World
22. Orange Blossom Special
23. Talk
24. Mocking Banjo

Set 3
25. Raise A Ruckus
26. Blue Ridge Mountain Home
27. Someday Soon (Beginning of Song Missing)
28. Salty Dog Blues
29. Modern Jazz
30. Run Mountain
31. Bring Me Back To My Home
32. Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Disc Two
Set 4
1. Introduction By Fred Bartenstein
2. Raise A Ruckus
3. That’s The Time
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
5. Black Mountain Rag
6. How Far To Camp Springs
7. Place In The Sun
8. Fuji Mountain Breakdown
9. Song Of The Sea Shore
10. Orange Blossom Special
11. Mocking Banjo

Set 5
12. Introduction By Bill Vernon
13. Raise A Ruckus
14. That’s The Time
15. Sakura
16. Come Home My Dear One
17. Wild And Reckless Hobo
18. Earl’s Breakdown
19. Long Lonesome Road
20. Take Me Home Country Roads
21. Listen To The Mocking Bird
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water

In the spring of 1967, the Bluegrass 45 was formed in a little coffeehouse called "Lost City" in Kobe, Japan.  In 1971 the Bluegrass 45 toured the States performing at numerous Bluegrass festivals, on the stage of Grand Ole Opry and many Country music shows as an opening act for such luminaries as Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn and Roy Acuff.



  1. Howdy AZ. Wonderful pictures, descriptions and accounts of your cavern tour; what a beautiful place. And it's obviously a good thing that you have such a dedicated - and cute - guard dog, too. Can't wait to listen to your second post from the Reidsville Bluegrass Festival, too. Such riches. Hope your week is terrific.


  2. Thank you for this post. I just watched a film called Country Soul Bluegrass and they were featured. I was doing some research on the band and stumbled upon your site, thank you!