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Al Brundage – Live recording, 1952

Early MWSD choreographyThis recording is an example of what local callers in southern New England were calling in 1952. The location is not identified. Al says he is using a record without speed control on the player (which was not readily available at that time), which suggests that the setting was one of the clubs that he started after returning…

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Baby Face - Jack Jackson

This is a short clip of Jack Jackson calling the singing call Baby Face (Windsor Records #4877 by Al Brundage) at a dance in New England in 1962.

Birdie in the Cage - Al Brundage

This is a short clip from a dance called by Al Brundage in 1952.

Les Gotcher - hash - 1958

live recording - note the fast tempo, about 138 bpm

Les Gotcher was one of the early full-time traveling callers. He was known as the "Hash Master" and this clip from a 1958 dance illustrates how appropriate that term is.

Walk All Around the left hand lady
See Saw 'round your pretty little taw
Allemande Left about like that
Back to your…

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Maria - Gloria Rios Roth

Gloria Rios Roth calling a singing call at a dance in New England in 1960.

Patter - Marshall Flippo

This is a short clip of Marshall Flippo calling a patter call at a dance in New England in 1970.

Patter Call - Jack Jackson

This is a short clip of patter calling by Jack Jackson at a dance in New England in 1962.

Sunny - John Hendron

This is a short clip from a singing call by John Hendron at a dance in New England in 1984

Wheel and Deal (clip) - Les Gotcher

excerpt from a live recording in the early 1960s