Les Gotcher - I'll Swing Yours, You Swing Mine (clip)


Les Gotcher - I'll Swing Yours, You Swing Mine (clip)


Southern / Appalachian / Four-couple squares; Transitional/Western 1950s


In his prime as a modern square dance caller, Les Gotcher was known as the Hash Master. (For an example of Gotcher in full hash mode, listen to this live recording from 1958.) Here, in an earlier recording, he shows his comfort with traditional square dance figures, calling a visiting couple figure. Traditional callers may note that his calls are not timed to the phrase of the backup music; instead, his own patter provides a steady beat for the dancers.

Music is provided by the Jack Rivers Boys. Click here for a picture of the album cover.


Les Gotcher


Stig Malmo collection

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