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Gotcher was a recipient of the Milestone award from CALLERLAB, with this biographical information.

excerpt from a live recording in the early 1960s

Published in 1950, the book contains directions to 100 dances, as well as photographs illustrating basic moves for beginners. Among those are Do-Ci-Do, Docey, Do-Sa-Do, and Do-Paso. (see the Contents page, included in this file) The book also has a…

sample of Les Gotcher's calling style, in this case building a dance from a break sequence

Black Mountain 128

Recorded by the Ralph Page Trio, to the tune of Girl I Left Behind Me (Disc 364)

Arkansas "Arkie" Woodchopper was the stage name and persona adopted by Luther Ossenbrink. He was a star of the WLS National Barn Dance show, and he recorded moe than three dozen sides between 1929 and 1945. Discography.This clip shows a…

audio clip

Recorded September 4, 1940, with Spade Cooley (fiddle) and Cooley's Buckle Busters. Decca 3733.

"Now you waltz down the center and there you divide Lady to the right, gent the other side Honor your partner and then make a trade Swing on the corner to a waltz promenade" Digitized from a live recording in the collection of the Arizona Historical…

Schroeder's Playboys - An Appreciationby Tony Parkes, August 2012If I could be transported back to the 1950s and had my choice of any one square dance band to hear and/or dance to live, it might well be Schroeder's Playboys in Phoenix. I've seldom…