Archive for February 2021

What MWSD sounds like today.

Here is square dancing for two-couple squares.  Both couples are "head couples" and the SSD or Social Square Dance program of calls is featured.

Called by Buddy Weaver.  The following accompaniment is used:

"Cripple Cricket" future release on Blue Star Music
"Get Ready" on Blue Star 2613

"Grand Slam" on Blue Star 582
"When You Walk In The Room" on Blue Star 2626

"Here Comes That Rainy Day" on Blue Star 577
"I Left My Heart In San Francisco" on Blue Star 2473

"Candy Girl" on Blue Star 579
"Green Green" on Hi Hat 5336

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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Blue Star Records.  This episode features Blue Star Records 1001, the first long-play album featuring Marshall Flippo.

Released in June 1961 and an excellent representation of the square dance music, calls, and style of the time.  For today's dancer, you may notice there are none of the "Ocean Wave" calls that are so popular today.  The pace of dancing is a bit quicker and is true "wind-in-your-face" dancing.  Marshall Flippo was the master of moving dancers smoothly from call to call.

Read more about Marshall Flippo here

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Modern Western Square Dancing as enjoyed by a world-wide audience in the 21st century.

This is a continuation of episode 321.  The second of two parts featuring the Blue Star Music dance held in Los Angeles, October 2019.

The following callers and songs are featured:

Ken Bower - "Blue Stone Rag" (hoedown) on Blue Star 526

Ken Bower - "Marry You" on Blue Star 2581

Andy Allemao - "Michi Hoedown" (hoedown) on Blue Star 569

Andy Allemao - "Summertime" on Blue Star 2463

Buddy Weaver - "All I Want To Do Hoedown" on Blue Star 583

Buddy Weaver - "Let Me Sing" (future release)

All Staff - "Let The Good Times Roll" on Blue Star 2563

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A true representation of what Modern Western Square Dancing sounds like in the 21st century.  Recorded in October 2019 in Los Angeles, here are five square dance callers who are the Blue Star Music Staff Recording Artists.

Featured callers and songs are:

All Staff - "Beautiful Sunday" on Blue Star 2553

All Staff - "Gen X" (hoedown) on Blue Star 513

Mike Hogan - "Make A Wish" (hoedown) on Blue Star 567

Mike Hogan - "Road Less Travelled" on Blue Star 2625

Eric Henerlau - "Outtasight" (hoedown) on Blue Star 573

Eric Henerlau - "Route Sixty-Six" on Blue Star 2609

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