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Today's episode features singing calls that were produced and released in 1993 on cassette tape.  All of the music used as accompaniment was done on the Hi Hat Record label under producer Ernie Kinney.

Here are the singing calls used in this episode along with their current label and number:

"GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY" on Rawhide 1001

"ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK" on Rawhide 1120

"ROLLIN' IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS" Rawhide 1039

"BLACK VELVET" (n/a)

"AFTER THE LOVIN" on Rawhide 1054

"DANCIN' ON THE CEILING" on Rawhide (future release)

"ME AND MILLIE" (n/a)

"NEON MOON" (n/a)

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The newly-minted MWSD program - SSD or Social Square Dancing is again featured.  Here are three patter calls and five singing calls using music from Buddy Weaver Music as accompaniment.  This is great for dancing when you don't have a caller or as a resource for callers.

Learn more about SSD here

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Today's episode features singing calls that were produced and released in 2000 on the Rawhide Records label.  Caller, Stan Cole was a popular figure from the Central Valley area of California.  On this album he has backup singers creating a full sound.

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Today's episode features singing calls that were produced and released in 1993 on cassette tape.  All of the music used as accompaniment was done on the Hi Hat Record label under producer Ernie Kinney.

Here are the singing calls used in this episode along with their current label and number:

"SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME" on Rawhide 1192

"ALWAYS LATE" on Rawhide 1237

"FIREBALL MAIL" (n/a)

"HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS" on Blue Star 2495

"SPANISH EYES" on Rawhide 1164

"HONKY TONK BLUES" on Rawhide 1088

"LET IT BE ME" (n/a)

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The newly-minted MWSD program - SSD or Social Square Dancing is again featured.  Here are four patter calls and four singing calls using music from Buddy Weaver Music as accompaniment.  This is great for dancing when you don't have a caller or as a resource for callers.

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Recorded at the Yuma Festival in Arizona, the weekend of February 18-20, 2022, here is all the excitement of modern western square dancing at its finest.  Patter and singing calls are at the Plus level (intermediate level).

For more information on the Yuma Festival and all dancing in Yuma, visit www.yumadancing.com

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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 singing calls that were produced and released in the late 1990-2000 time frame.  Music by Buzzy Smith from Texas.  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 use in this episode:

"Peg Of My Heart" on Blue Star 2493

"Blue Blue Day" on Blue Star 2501

"When Memphis Gave Birth To Rock And Roll" on Blue Star 2527

"I Drove All Night" on Blue Star 2489

"Waiting For The Robert E. Lee" on Blue Star 2461

"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" on Blue Star 2529

"Hello My Baby" on Blue Star 2507

"When The Red Red Robin" on Blue Star 2503

"Ma, She's Making Eyes At Me" on Blue Star 2545

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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 a live dance called in December 2021 at the graduation of an SSD  class in San Diego, California.  Here is all the excitement of a live dance.

All musical accompaniment is available from buddyweavermusic.com

"All I Want To Do Hoedown" on Blue Star 583

"Amie" on Blue Star 2593

"Pride Of The Province" on Hi Hat 1028

"Walk In The Room" on Blue Star 2626

"Rock Island Ride" on Blue Star (not yet released)

"That's Amore" on Blue Star 2565

"Cripple Cricket" on Blue Star 591

"Iko Shake" on Blue Star 2575

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Here is all the excitement of what square dancing is today.  A live Plus level (intermediate level) dance with Mike Seastrom and Buddy Weaver.  Both callers call Southern California home, while traveling around the world for square dancing.  This live dance was recorded on November 2021 in Northridge, California.

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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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Here is all the excitement of what square dancing is today.  A live Plus level (intermediate level) dance from Andy Allemao and Buddy Weaver.  Both callers reside in San Diego, California where the dance was recorded.  Both are recording artists for the Blue Star Music label.

It should also be noted that both callers teach beginner square dancing in the San Diego area.  Want to join in?  Contact: Andy (allemao@cox.net) or Buddy (buddy@buddyweaver.com)

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This podcast advocates for the newest Modern Western Square Dance program - SSD or Social Square Dancing.  A program that is growing in popularity for the joy it is bringing to more and more dancers everyday.

Today's episode features yesterdays Staff Recording Artists calling singing calls using the SSD program.  This is excellent for home use, when you don't have a caller, or for callers to use as a learning resource.

At this time, none of the musical accompaniment is available so please enjoy this episode.

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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 it promotes dancer success and the opportunity for non-dancers to join into square dancing faster.

Today's episode features Staff Recording Artists calling singing calls using the SSD program.  This is excellent for home use, when you don't have a caller, or for callers to use as a learning resource.

Here are the callers and singing calls in this episode:

Eric Henerlau calling "Sugar Sugar" on Blue Star Music 2573

Ken Bower calling "Night Train To Memphis" on Blue Star/Square L 1003

Andy Allemao calling "TROUBLE" on Rawhide Music 1186

Bear Miller calling "Macho Man" on Rawhide Music 1163

Mike Hogan calling "Sea Of Heartbreak" on Rawhide Music 1099

Lisa Lincoln calling "Hallelujah" on Female Edition Blue Star 201

Jerry Gilbreath calling "Rocking With You" on Rawhide Music 1224

Buddy Weaver calling "Just The Way You Are" on Blue Star Music 2569

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The square dancer of today may not recognize the name, Dick Houlton, but he was a popular personality calling for thousands of dancers each month in his heyday.  His had a great influence over callers of the current generation.

Here is a live dance recording from 1990 of the late, great Dick Houlton.  Dancers of Mainstream and Plus will enjoy the calling while every caller should listen, over and over, to learn from a master caller.

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This podcast advocates for the newest Modern Western Square Dance program - SSD or Social Square Dancing.  A great way to join in square dancing where classes take about 14 weeks and the entire program is about 50 calls.

Today's episode features Staff Recording Artists calling singing calls using the SSD program.  This is excellent for home use, when you don't have a caller, or for callers to use as a learning resource.

Here are the callers and singing calls in this episode:

Andy Allemao calling "Let The Good Times Roll" on Blue Star Music 2563

Jim Steele calling "Two More Bottles Of Wine" on Hi Hat Music 5355

Lisa Lincoln calling "Open Arms" on Female Edition Blue Star 206

Dave Guille calling "Rocky Top" on Rawhide Music 1154

Eric Henerlau calling "I'm Beginning To See The Light" on Blue Star Music 2621

Lone Blume calling "When The Sun Goes Down" on Hi Hat Music 5289

Nicholas Brendzy calling "Earthquake" on Rawhide Music 1243

Mike Hogan calling "Blue Moon" on Blue Star Music 2615

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The newly-minted MWSD program - SSD or Social Square Dancing is again featured.  Here are four patter calls and four singing calls using new music from Buddy Weaver Music as accompaniment.  This is great for dancing when you don't have a caller or as a resource for callers.

the feature of this episode.  With about fifty square dance calls in the program, it is great for dancers to move in time with the rhythm of the music from one-call-to-the-next.

Here are the releases used:

"Showdown" on Blue Star Music 547
"Beautiful Sunday" on Blue Star Music 2553
"Los Danza" on Blue Star Music 557
"Forever Young" on Blue Star Music 2629
"Hi Hat Hornpipe" on Hi Hat Music 1001
"You Ain't Never Had A Friend Like Me" on Blue Star Music 2631
"Lets Marvin Gaye" on Blue Star Music 2589
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" on Blue Star Music 2635

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Country music, the sound that gave birth to Modern Western Square Dancing, has evolved over the years.  Gone are the days of a three-piece band, replaced with a full orchestra recorded with modern studio techniques.

This episode is dedicated to the contemporary sound of country music as used in today's MWSD.

Here are the callers and singing calls in this episode:

Buddy Weaver calling "Amie" on Blue Star Music 2593

Jerry Junck calling "We Believe In Happy Endings" on Hi Hat Music 5359

Nicholas Brendzy calling "From A Jack To A King" on Rawhide Music 1238

Masaru Wade calling "Gone At Last" on Hi Hat Music 5338

Lanny Weaklend calling "House Of The Rising Sun" on Hi Hat Music 5334

Jerry Gilbreath calling "Stuck In The Middle With You" on Hi Hat Music 5347

Darren Gallina calling "Blue With Envy" on Hi Hat Music 5362

Tim Merino calling "Heartbreak Mountain" on Rawhide Music 1222

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The newly-minted MWSD program - SSD or Social Square Dancing is the feature of this episode.  With about fifty square dance calls in the program, it is great for dancers to move in time with the rhythm of the music from one-call-to-the-next.

All of the musical accompaniment - today's best square dance music - is part of the Buddy Weaver Music catalog; is available through the BWM website.  Here are the releases used:

"Paloma Blanca" on Blue Star Music 2557
"Hoedown Number Nine" on Blue Star Music 555
"Route Sixty-Six" on Blue Star Music 2609
"Green Grass Of Home Hoedown" on Blue Star Music 588
"Iko Shake" on Blue Star Music 2575
"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling" on Blue Star Music 577
"Open Arms" on Blue Star Music 2633
"Cripple Cricket" on Blue Star Music 591

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MWSD is represented by a variety of dance programs that are designed to offer something for every dancer from the occasional enthusiast to the high-frequency veteran.  Our episode today features Plus level or intermediate level, dancing as captured from live dances called by Buddy Weaver in 2008.  Excellent for practice dancing.

All of the musical accompaniment is part of the Buddy Weaver Music catalog and is available through the BWM website.  Here are the releases used:

"Sitting On Top Of The World" on Blue Star Music 2523
"Mountains Of Harmonica" on Rawhide Music 1502
"Ghost Riders In The Sky" on Rawhide Music 1001
"DX Land" on Blue Star Music 568
"Tonight Carmen" on Rawhide Music 1014
"Rebel Rouser" on Blue Star Music 534
"I Found A New Baby" on Blue Star Music 2458
"Skillet Lickin'" on Rawhide Music 1528

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Modern Western Square Dancing, enjoyed by people all around the world, has truly built a firm foundation in Japan.  With dancers, clubs, and callers throughout the country, thousands of Japanese citizens have made MWSD, their very own.  To honor our dance friends in Japan, this episode features some great Japanese square dance callers.

Here are the callers and singing calls in this episode:

Sam Tajima calling "Hey Good Lookin'" on Rawhide Music 1242

Toshifumi Ueno calling "Take It To The Limit" on Hi Hat Music 5331

Kotaro Okawa calling "Cold Cold Heart" on Rawhide Music 1231

Hisae Moriguchi calling "Be Glad" on Rawhide Music 1127

Takako Suzuki calling "I Just Want To Dance With You" on Rawhide Music 1155

Hiroyuki Kaneko, Jr. calling "Your Song" on Hi Hat Music 5346

Hiroshi and Keiko Yaoko calling "Blue Spanish Eyes" on Rawhide Music 1164

Hideyuki Takahashi and Naomi Tomosada calling "Ring Around Your Neck" on Rawhide Music 1091

Makiko Wakamatsu calling "It's My Party" on Rawhide Music 1228

Akitoshi Nakajima calling "Memories To Burn" on Rawhide Music 1132

Tac Ozaki calling "Crazy For Loving You" on Hi Hat Music 5285

Masaru Wada calling "Cupid" on Hi Hat Music 5276

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