Archive for December 2021

This episode we feature a vintage Blue Star Records long-play album recorded by Sal Fanara.  Released in July 1966 as Blue Star 1014, "Swing With Old Sal Fanara"

The calling style, speed of dance and music is representative of the best of the sixties.  Note the new call is Spin the Top.

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This podcast advocates for the newest Modern Western Square Dance program - SSD or Social Square Dancing.  Proving to be a dancer favorite as an excellent way to get dancers back on the floor without classes.  SSD promotes dancer success and the opportunity for non-dancers to join into square dancing faster.

Today's episode features Christmas themed singing calls.  All calls by Buddy Weaver.  Excellent for home use, when you don't have a caller, or for callers to use as a learning resource.

Here are the singing calls in this episode:

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" on Blue Star 2559

"We Love The World" on Blue Star 2535 (Buddy is joined by Kini and Mele Weaver)

"Christmas In Dixie" on Rawhide 1150 (harmonies by the Hi Hat Pioneers)

"Mister Santa" on Rawhide 1152 (sung by Mele and Kini Weaver)

"White Christmas" on Rawhide 1189

"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" on Blue Star 2495

"Last Christmas" on Blue Star 2551 (Andy Allemao joins Buddy)

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A reel-to-reel tape recording of a live dance held in Los Angeles, California featuring the calling of Larry Ward, Chuck Railey, and Earl Johnson.  All three were hugely popular callers in the Southern California area.  Dance date was marked 1960.

Unfortunately, one tip is cut short but this doesn't take away from the excellence of these three callers.

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Modern Western Square Dancing, slightly vintage as it was recorded in the nineties.  

Today's featured caller is Johnnie Wykoff.   His first singing call album was covered in episode #345; here is his second.  Most of the musical accompaniment is available for purchase from buddyweavermusic.com

Learn more about Johnnie Wykoff here

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