Archive for November 2021

This episode we feature a vintage Blue Star Records long-play album recorded by Marshall Flippo.  Released in November 1965 as Blue Star 1013, "Marshall Flippo Lets His Hair Down Real Good On Blue Star, Of Course"

This is Marshall's ninth recorded album.  It is the introduction of a new music style lead by vibraphonist, Dick Shannon

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A reel-to-reel tape recording of a live dance held in New Orleans, Louisiana featuring the calling of Jack Lasry.    At the time of this recording, Jack had built a reputation for being able to call dances that had dancers smoothly executing dance material far beyond their capabilities.  A national traveling caller who was popular with dancers and callers, alike.  This recording captures only patter calls, including the introduction of a new call.

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As previously covered in episodes 332 and 341, The Hi Hat Pioneers were a quartet of MWSD callers who performed and recorded "cowboy songs".

This was their fourth album; two of their previous three were featured in this podcast.  The recording callers were Ernie Kinney, Bronc Wise, Tom Perry and Wayne McDonald.  The album is "Cimarron Roll On", which was released on cassette tape in the 1980s.  Probably one of their best recordings.

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A unique feature of the Modern Western Square Dancing is the callers school.  Todays episode is taken for a live reel-to-reel tape recording of a callers school conducted by Ed Gilmore.  A seasoned veteran caller who was popular on the travel calling circuit of the 1950s, he was well known for his presentations to journeyman callers.

The recording covers many hours and has been broken up into multiple, non-consecutive parts.  It has also been modified to remove unintelligible audio and "dead air".

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