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Ed Gilmore - albums

These album covers show two recordings by the influential California dance caller Ed Gilmore. In the first cover, Chip Hendrickson is on the left dancing with wife Elaine and Al Brundage on the right with his first wife, Mary. In the rear is Jim Brooks a caller from Washington State with his wife Ginny. Ed Gilmore is well represented on the SDHP…

Ends Turn In - Susan Kevra

Dance composed in 1952 by Ed Gilmore, a well-known square dance leader of the 1950s; Susan Kevra, caller; Becky Tracy, fiddle, and Keith Murphy, piano; recorded at Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA, Family Week, 2011. The tune is Barracuda (Keith Murphy, Black Isle Music, BMI).Another video of this dance can be found here.This site includes Ed Gilmore…

Lady Be Good - Ed Gilmore

Ed Gilmore, caller, taking the song by George and Ira Gershwin and turning it into a singing square.

Chase the Rabbit - Ed Gilmore

Ed Gilmore, caller. Gilmore was from California, but demonstrates here his familiarity with traditional Southern Appalachian style patter.

SDFNE 1960's Era Recordings

Jim Mayo undertook a project to use the Square Dance Foundation of New England's audio archives and locate representative samples of square dance calling from the time period when Modern Western square dancing was taking off, but before the call Swing Thru was invented.

For each caller he has collected a representative patter tip and singing…