Bud Udick - Hash #2
This 1949 audio clip features Bud Udick calling with "Cactus" Tait's Orchestra, recorded live "at the regular weekly square dances at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel" in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A set of five ten-inch 78rpm recordings with Udick calling was released by Pikes Peak Records as Bar-Nothin' Squares, "an album of real Western square dances." It is one of the recordings included in the Phonograph Records section of Lloyd Shaw's Cowboy Dances book. (Trivia note: Bud Udick's younger brother, Bob, was one of Lloyd Shaw's Cheyenne Mountain Dancers who performed in Washington, DC, in 1939, the first East Coast trip made by the group. See another item in our collection for more about that.)
The audio clip here was digitized and cleaned by Don Ward, who features many such gems on his Podbean site. Musicians are Thornton Tait, Ethel Tait, Grant Sinton, and Ben Chichester.