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Daisy Alamo patter - Robby Robertson

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Daisy Alamo patter - Robby Robertson


This is a live recording of Robby Robertson teaching a "Daisy Alamo" combination of a Daisy Chain and an Alamo Style progression, followed by calling a dance with those figures. (The dance itself starts at 1:23.) The recording was made by Eric Clamons at the Fifth Annual (1956) Minnesota Square Dance Convention.

Robertson was a prominent caller on the West Coast. Based in Seattle, he was a staff caller at the Aqua Barn, a floating dance hall that played a major part in the development of square dancing in that region. He and his wife, Vera, were also widely known round dance leaders.

We have included two images associated with this audio clip. The first is a brief biography of Robertson that appeared in Sets in Order in December of 1953. The second is an announcement about the Minnesota event at which this recording was made.

The first two Related Items show a Daisy Chain being danced; the third Related Item focuses on Seattle caller Kappie Kappenman calling at the Aqua Barn.



Tape 21 in the Eric Clamons collection, University of New Hampshire

Date Created

June 2, 1956


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Original Format

reel to reel audiotape



Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Hash with Daisy Chain - Jim Mayo
This Item is related to Item: Mildred Buhler demonstration group
This Item is related to Item: Square Dance at the Aqua Barn, Seattle
This Item is related to Item: Aqua Barn