Rod Linnell - Mountain Music Madness (clip)

Title

Rod Linnell - Mountain Music Madness (clip)

Subject

Northern / Singing

Description

The tune is "I Like Mountain Music," here adapted into a singing call. Recorded on the Apex label, #9-26431. The band is Don Messer's Islanders.

In her notes to the dance in Square Dances from a Yankee Caller's Clipboard, Louise Winston writes:

At Maine Folk Dance Camp in the early 1950s, Rod said to me, "Get your pencil. I've a new call I think you'd like to use." He dictated the call, then forgot about it. I called it at many places in the Greater Boston area and other callers, notably Charlie Baldwin, picked it up and spread it. A few years later Rod heard me calling it at the New England Folk Festival and said, "You know, I'd forgotten that call. Guess I'll make a record of it" – which he did.

Creator

Rod Linnell

Source

Square Dances from a Yankee Caller's Clipboard, by Rod Linnell and Louise Winston (1974)

Spatial Coverage

USA, Maine

Temporal Coverage

1960s

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