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AKIRA OTSUKA 'First Tear'

Price: $13.50 (excluding tax)
SKU: PATUX-231-CD
Weight: 0.33 LBS


Product Description

Otsuka, the excellent mandolin picker,  was a member of the Bluegrass 45 -- the Japanese group that was a big hit at some of the earliest Bluegrass festivals.  Otsuka decided to remain in the USA and  he has appeared with a variety of groups and in the studio and has made a name for himself in the Washington D.C. area.  Here he has a 14-track album that features his mandolin work in a generally very jazzy, modern setting. He is joined by some good musicians including David Grier and Kenny Smith on guitar, Mike Munford on banjo and Rickie Simpkins on fiddle, among others.  11 of the pieces are instrumentals—the three vocals by three different singers are not very effective.  A live recording of HEARTACHES at the famous Birchmere, with Tony Rice, Tom Gray and Eddie Adcock is about the only recognizable piece on the album.                                                     


Other Details

Track Listing:
  • WHITE ORCHID
  • TOUCH OF TIME
  • DADDY LONG LEGS DODGING RAINDROPS
  • PINK SPECIAL #3
  • BASH
  • PRINCE GEORGE'S MANDOLIN
  • NODE 18 CONVERSION
  • LONG BLACK JACKET
  • EVANSTONE SLIDE
  • LINE DRIVE
  • BLUE
  • TIME FOR NEW GREEN
  • HEARTACHES
  • FIRST TEAR
Artists:
  • OKIRA OTSUKA
  • PHIL BLOCH
  • DAVID GRIER
  • JOHNNY CASTLE
  • CHRIS STIFEL
  • MIKE MUNFORD
  • AL PETTEWAY
  • FRED SMITH
  • JANICE MARTIN
  • BILL KIRCHEN
  • RICKIE SIMPKINS
  • DAVID GRIER
  • RICK WASSON
  • KENNY SMITH
  • JASON MOORE
  • JOSH OTSUKA
  • EDDIE ADCOCK
  • TONY RICE
  • TOM GRAY
  • PHIL ROSENTHAL

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