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Square Dancing, Chicken Reels, and Hug Dancing

Chicken Reel and Square Dance Calls

Here are a couple of recordings showing examples of square dance calls.

Square dance calling accompanying “Chicken reel” [MP3].

Walter Harp, square dance calling; Charles Cook, fiddle; Charles Powell, guitar; Bennie Lindsay, guitar; and Junior Lindsay, harmonica.

Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell at the HiWay Cafe in Brentwood, California on March 10, 1939.
Library of Congress Call No. AFC 1940/001: AFS 3819 A & B1

Hug ‘em in Sebring [MP3]

A square dance tune, played and called. C. W. O’Berry fiddles and sings the refrain to “Sweet Little Girl on Josephine.” Johnny Bill Shoemaker calls. Collected by Carita Doggett Corse and Robert Cornwall.

Duration: 1 minute, 42 seconds; Library of Congress Call No. AFS 3902A:1

Square Dance Images

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted a few images of dancers from the 1930s to our Facebook page. Here they are:

Woodville, California. FSA (Farm Security Administration) farm workers' community. Square dance at the Saturday night dance.

Photo by Russell Lee. January 1942. Library of Congress Reproduction No. LC-USF34-071575-D DLC (b&w film neg.)

Couple dancing. Square dance, Skyline Farms, Alabama.

Photo by Ben Shahn. 1937. Square dance, Skyline Farms, Alabama. Library of Congress Reproduction No. LC-USF33-006281-M1 DLC

“Hug” Dancing

Couples dancing. Street dance, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana.

Photo by Russell Lee. October 1938. Street dance, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana. Library of Congress Reproduction No. LC-USF33-011741-M4 DLC

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