Square Dance History Project
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Audio files from 1974

These audio files were recorded by Bob Dalsemer on a portable casette recorder at the Maryland Line Fire Hall on January 5, 1974. The caller was Donald "Jake" Jacoby. The band was the Saw MIll Boys with Luther Grove, fiddle and Don Geiselman, lead guitar. The files are presented here in the order in which they appeared on the evening program:

Wabash Cannonball
Little Brown Jug
When the Work's All Done this Fall
Six Go Forward Up and Back
Golden Slippers
Sugarfoot Rag
Duck and Dive
Listen to the Mockingbird
Walking In My Sleep
Grand Square
Jitterbug Square
The Ninepin

At the Maryland Line dances, the usual order of events was: a Paul Jones circle mixer, a set of two square dances and 3 round dances which might include a waltz, a polka, a slow country song, a schottische, a rock and roll dance as well as such novelty dances as the Hokey Pokey, Alley Cat, the Stroll and the Bunny Hop. This cycle was then repeated throughout the dance which ran from 8:30 until midnight with a break in the middle.