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Don Armstrong, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Don ArmstrongInternational minister of square dancing goodwill might well be the title for our cover caller Don Armstrong. Dated as recently as last November, he was calling and explaining American Square Dancing to enthusiasts in the Canal Zone, to residents of Chile …

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Al Brundage, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Al BrundageHow many callers today are able to call with equal ability the latest singing call or patter call combination and then turn around and deliver with a nostalgic flavor, dances reminiscent of the late 1930s and 40s? Al Brundage is one …

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Marshall Flippo, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Marshall FlippoThe year was 1951 and our hero, recently released from Uncle Sam’s Navy, became entranced with square dancing, particularly with calling. A caller-friend in Abilene who had a room filled with records, public address equipment and wire recorder, attracted daily visits …

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Ed Gilmore, 1961

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Ed GilmoreWe first remember Ed Gilmore when he was running a paint store in Yucaipa, a suburb of Los Angeles, and calling and teaching square dances at night in and around Riverside and Redlands. This was back in the late 1940s. Long …

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Herb Greggerson, 1961

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine (Note: We cannot locate the original Gene Anthony portrait of Greggerson; it is not at the Lloyd Shaw Foundation Dance Center.) Herb GreggersonThe thermometer in Studio A at Capitol Records showed that the temperature was normal in the large room but beads …

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Lee Helsel, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Lee HelselImagine if you can being caller for a club whose members included such people as Danny Kaye, Alan Reed (the voice of [Fred] Flintstone), Ronald Colman, Preston Foster, Ralph Edwards, Milburn Stone and Dinah Shore. This, among many vivid recollections was …

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Bruce Johnson, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Bruce JohnsonIt was just 20 years ago this July, on a balmy summer evening, that a young caller recently out of the Navy hesitantly climbed five wooden steps, squeezed his way between fiddler and bass player and stood nervously beside the dignified, …

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