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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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Blue Star Records.  Some episodes of this podcast will be presenting the Blue Star Records album collection.  Here is BS 1005 "Andy Andrus Calls 'Em Sensational"

Incorrectly identified in the podcast (should be Blue Star 1005), this long play album was released in May 1963 for dancer's home practice.  Some of the calls used are no longer in square dancing today so listeners have to do some research before dancing.

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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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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Blue Star Records.  Some episodes of this podcast will be presenting the Blue Star Records album collection.  Here is BS 1004 "Fun Dances Called By Marshall Flippo"

Released in May 1962 for dancer's home practice.  Only ten calls are used and the content of this album fits nicely into today's MWSD.  Marshall Flippo, the premier recording artist and traveling caller comes across in the style that is clear, concise, and smooth.

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This episode features the talents of some great MWSD callers singing "cowboy songs".  No dancing this episode, instead callers Ernie Kinney, Bronc Wise, Tom Perry, and Joe Johnston - the Hi Hat Pioneers - are featured.

 

These callers performed live at many square dance specials and festivals.  This was their first album released in 1984.  Worth noting, this album was recorded before the computerized tuning that every singer uses today.  This was pure talent.

 

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What MWSD sounds like today and every listener's opportunity to learn easy dance steps at home.

 

Your caller, Buddy Weaver will guide you through calls like "Do Sa Do", "Right Hand Star", and "Swing".  Set to modern music, this is a terrific way for a single or couple to really dance.

 

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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Blue Star Records.  Some episodes of this podcast will be presenting the Blue Star Records album collection.  Here is BS 1003 "Andy Andrus Calls 'Em Wild"

Released in April 1962 for dancer's home practice.  At this time in history, demand for long-play albums of square dancing was growing and this is the second album from Blue Star in as many months.  Today's dancer may have to research some of the calls used on this release.

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Modern Western Square Dancing was the first to progress away from traditional dancing and welcome the female square dance caller.  This episode celebrates the female MWSD caller by featuring some of the top names in the square dance recording field.

Singing calls are tune derivatives that are produced for square dance education.  Here are the callers and their singing calls included:

Deborah Carroll-Jones calling "Cowboy's Sweetheart" on Blue Star Music 2471

Lisa Lincoln calling "Round Round" on Female Blue Star Music 205

Sue Dellere calling "When The Saints Go Marching In" on Rawhide Music 1232

Naomi Tomosada calling "Blue" on Female Blue Star Music 203

Lottie Hummel calling "Operator" on Rawhide Music 1113

Erika Spur calling "Save Me" on Rawhide Music 1207

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What MWSD sounds like today.

Here is Plus level (intermediate level) square dancing patter calls.  Our featured caller is Vic Ceder, one of the most creative MWSD callers today.  This is great for practice dancing in your home.

The following accompaniment is used:

"Forked Tail Deer" on Hi Hat Music 1029
"Coffee Rumba" on Hi Hat Music 1019
"Money Maker" on Hi Hat Music 1023
"Pride Of The Province" on Hi Hat Music 1028
"Pipeline Hoedown" on Hi Hat Music 1021
"Five O Hoedown" on Hi Hat Music 1032

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Here is what Modern Western Square Dancing sounds like today.

Singing calls are a big part of the dance activity in the 21st century.  These tune derivatives are produced for square dance education.  Reflecting the dance calls, the style of calling, the speed of dancing, and the changing musical tastes of the dancers, they represent the best of today's Modern Western Square Dancing.

The calls used in these singing calls are from the SSD or Social Square Dance program.  The callers are staff recording artists for the Blue Star Music label.  

"Someday (We Could Be In Love)" by Buddy Weaver on Blue Star 2619

"Forever Young" by Mike Hogan on Blue Star 2629

"Round Round" by Eric Henerlau on Blue Star 2630

"Hallelujah" by Ken Bower on Blue Star 2595

"Nice To Be With You" by Andy Allemao on Blue Star 2627

"Open Arms" by Buddy Weaver on Blue Star 2633

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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Blue Star Records.  Some episodes of this podcast will be presenting the Blue Star Records album collection.  Here is BS 1002 "Marshall Flippo Calling New Dances And Old Favorites"

Released in March 1962 for dancer's home practice.  While only twenty calls are used (the basic of MWSD at the time), they are put together in challenging combinations.  Marshall Flippo's presentation is excellent and shows how he had evolved as a caller from his previous album, covered in episode 323.

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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Dance Ranch Record/Dance Ranch Music.  This episode features the Dance Ranch Staff CD released in 2005.  

Dance Ranch was active from 1971 through 2012.  Here are the recording staff callers doing patter calls from the 2005 CD.  Five great callers from three countries.  Dancing is at the Mainstream level and much of the musical accompaniment can be found on the Rawhide Music website.

Featured callers are:

Brian Hotchkies

Mike Driscoll

Darin Keith

Shozo Nishimura

Scott Bennett

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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.

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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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The final part of this five episode series bringing the curtain down on the largest square dance ever. 

Seventy years ago square dancing was very different from how it is today and this episode will explore what America's Folk Dance looked like in 1950.  In this episode you will hear the following callers and dances:

Phil Beggs - "Forward Three"

Jim Munyon - "The Old Pine Tree"

Jack Hoheisal - "Forward Six And Fall Back Eight"

Jim Williamson - "Around And Through"

Fenton "Jonesy" Jones - "There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight"

Ed Gilmore - "Bird In The Cage"

Paul Pierce - "Coming Round The Mountain"

Thanks to Don Ward from California for his help on this episode.  Don and his wife, Shirley danced at the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee on July 13, 1950

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Part four in the series covering the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee square dance.  The largest square dance ever, held on July 13, 1950 with 15,000 dancers, 35,000 spectators.

A true audio snapshot of history.

In this episode you will hear the following callers and dances:

Bill Moony - "You Call Everybody Darling"

Roy Close - "Arkansas Star"

Ralph Maxhimer - "Texas Star" (rare recording)

Joel and Ray Orme - "Pistol Packin' Mama"

Mildred Blakey - "Cowboy Loop"

Bruce Johnson - "Insides Arch, Outsides Under"

Cal Golden - "Make An Arch"

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"When dancing first started, a large white cloud rose up over Santa Monica."  

The episode talks about where that cloud came from and so much more as we present part three in the series covering the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee.

You will also hear one of the only known recordings of Dr. Lloyd "Pappy" Shaw calling a dance live.  "Pappy" is credited with the resurgence of square dancing.  He was an educator, author, and entrepreneur who made the evolution of Modern Western Square Dancing possible.

In this episode you will hear the following callers and dances:

Lloyd Shaw - "Split The Ring"

Marjorie Stout - "Sisters Form A Ring"

Bob Osgood - "Rip 'n Snort"

Del Holley - "Spinning Wheel"

Van Vanderwalker - "Sashay Partners All"

Carl Myles - "Star By The Right"

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