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Auctioneer - Tony Parkes

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Auctioneer - Tony Parkes


Tony Parkes, caller.

This song was originally recorded by Leroy Van Dyke in 1956, and the dance was made famous by Marshall Flippo, who recorded it twice. The calls Tony uses here are from Flippo's second recording. For comparison, see Ralph Sweet calling the dance.

You may enjoy a full Auctioneer exhibit with lots more information on the history of this tune and dance, including different recordings by Marshall Flippo and links to the Leroy Van Dyke original.

Recorded at Dare To Be Square, Brasstown, NC, November 19, 2011. Musicians for this session include Steve Hickman and Jim Morrison, fiddles; Claudio Buchwald, piano; Sam Bartlett, banjo.

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November 19, 2011

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