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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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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This episode takes another look back on vintage square dancing.

Seventy years ago, the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee was the largest square dance ever, a record held to this day.  Present for this huge event were 15,000 dancers and 35,000 spectators.  Also in attendance was California Governor Earl Warren and Hollywood Star, Leo Carrillo.  Hear them welcome the folks.  A true piece of history.

The callers and dances in this episode are:

Arnie Kronenberger - "Alabama Jubilee"

Doc Alumbaugh - "Just Because"

Ross Christenson - "Missouri Hoedown"

Al Lockaby - "Sally Goodin"

Bert Corell - "Catch All Eight"

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Listeners to this podcast will notice a change starting with this episode.  Every Sunday, a new episode will include audio that celebrates Modern Western Square Dancing along with narration by Buddy Weaver.  

This episode is the first in a series on the largest square dance ever.  Santa Monica, California celebrated it's seventy-fifth anniversary with a big outdoor square dance.  An estimated 15,000 folks danced under a clear sky on the Pacific Ocean with 35,000 spectators to cheer them on.

The event was recorded.  That reel-to-reel tape has been digitally remastered and is presented here.  

This episode offers the following callers and dances:

Ray Shaw - "Dive For The Oyster"

Maury Thompson - "Four Gents Star"

Ken Keeny - "Life On The Ocean Wave"

Slim Brough - "Arkansas Traveller"

Earl Peechin - "My Pretty Girl"

Terry Golden - "Divide The Ring"

Wayne Donhoff - Chase The Rabbit, Chase The Squirrel"

Walt Bauman - "You Swing Yours"

Jim York - "Forward Four"

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Publisher is copyright owner. A slower variation of the fifth in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music is available on Hi Hat Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. A slower variation of the fourth in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music is available on Rawhide Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. The fifth in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music is available on Blue Star Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. Fourth in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music is available on Blue Star Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. The third in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music is available on Blue Star Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. The second in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music will soon be available on Blue Star Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. The first in a series of square dance recordings made for one couple dancing at home

Produced in April 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis which has forced the closure of all dances.  This free download is provided compliments of buddyweavermusic.com for all square dancers to keep dancing during this shut down.

The music is available on Blue Star Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. final track from the 2006 Buddy Weaver Singing Call Album "Street Fair".  Music from Blue Star, Hi Hat, and Rawhide labels.

This singing call is not currently available - a newer musical version is on Blue Star Music.

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Publisher is copyright owner. Track seven from the 2006 Buddy Weaver Singing Call Album "Street Fair".  Music from Blue Star, Hi Hat, and Rawhide labels.

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Publisher is copyright owner. Track six from the 2006 Buddy Weaver Singing Call Album "Street Fair".  Music from Blue Star, Hi Hat, and Rawhide labels.

This singing call is currently available from Rawhide Music

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Publisher is copyright owner. Track five from the 2006 Buddy Weaver Singing Call Album "Street Fair".  Music from Blue Star, Hi Hat, and Rawhide labels.

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