• Various Artists - Swing Your Partners – Square Dances from the 1940s

Here at Jasmine we are always looking to broaden the scope of our catalogue by bringing you a taste of the delightfully different. And this month we are returning to the spotlight a sub-genre of 20th Century Americana that may have shape shifted once or twice in its time, but that has never really gone away.

Once Rural America's favourite Saturday night pastime, square dancing also crossed over to the UK, where it was incredibly popular from the end of WWII until the mid-1950s and where it still maintains a hardcore of aficionados in dance clubs all over the country.

Made in the late 1940s and early 1950s by the bands of two of Hillbilly music's flagship artists, Cliffie Stone and Carson Robison, the recordings in our collection embrace most of the primary dances, and will be within the capabilities of novice and expert alike. All tracks feature easy to understand calls and the CD begins with a little basic instruction to ease even the shyest dancer onto the floor.

Remastered as always from the finest available sources, there are very few square dancing CDs in the marketplace - which should make this one a mandatory purchase for anyone who fancies a quick promenade or do-si-do!

Track Listing

1. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SQUARE DANCING - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
2. THE INSIDE OUT, THE OUTSIDE IN - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
3. FORWARD SIX, DON'T YOU BLUNDER (Triple Duck) - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
4. RIGHT AND LEFT HAND STAR - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
5. DOUBLE BOW KNOT (Simplified Version) - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
6. SWING IN THE CENTRE, SWING ON THE SIDE - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
7. CATCH ALL EIGHT (Short Form) - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
8. THE ARIZONA DOUBLE BAR - CLIFFIE STONE AND HIS SQUARE DANCE BAND
9. SPANISH CAVALLERO - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
10. SOLOMON LEVI - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
11. COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
12. JINGLE BELLS - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
13. PADDY DEAR - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
14. TURKEY IN THE STRAW - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
15. THE FIRST TWO LADIES CROSS OVER - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
16. DARLING NELLIE GRAY - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
17. BUFFALO BOY GO 'ROUND THE OUTSIDE - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
18. DIVE FOR THE OYSTER - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
19. HOOK AND WHIRL - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
20. HEAD COUPLES SEPARATE - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
21. LADY ROUND THE LADY - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS
22. BOB'S FAVOURITE - CARSON ROBISON AND HIS PLEASANT VALLEY BOYS

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date July 12th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 37032 4

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Various Artists - Swing Your Partners – Square Dances from the 1940s

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