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Top Blue Star Downloads
(as of 2017-08-21)

Since May, 2014 This year This Month
  1. BS 2595 - Hallelujah
  2. BS 2573 - SUGAR SUGAR
  3. BS 2581 - MARRY YOU
  4. BS 2585 - Walkin' On Sunshine
  5. BS 2589 - Let's Marvin Gaye
  6. BS 2583 - Rocky Top
  7. BS 2605 - Those Were The Days
  8. BS 2603 - Mony Mony
  9. BS 2588 - Honeycomb Fiddler / Sunset (Patter)
  10. BS 2593 - Amie
  1. BS 2595 - Hallelujah
  2. BS 2608 - Gitchi Gitchi / Laid Back (Patter)
  3. BS 2609 - Route Sixty Six
  4. BS 2600 - Hoedown of the Phantom / Hot Brakes (Patter)
  5. BS 2605 - Those Were The Days
  6. BS 2604 - Big Bam Hoedown / Blue Star Rainy Day (Patter)
  7. BS 2606 - Hacksaw Hoedown / Samba Guitar (Patter)
  8. BS 2607 - Falling Slowly
  9. BS 2581 - Marry You
  10. BS 2553 - Beautiful Sunday
  1. BS 2595 - Hallelujah
  2. BS 2600 - Hoedown of the Phantom / Hot Brakes (Patter)
  3. BS 2609 - Route Sixty Six
  4. BS 2513 - Start Of Something Big (2015 Re-mix)
  5. BS 2541 - Easy Loving (2015 Re-mix)
  6. BS 2564 - Rebel Rouser / Caribbean
  7. BS 2580 - After The Ball / Fore-n-aft (patter)
  8. BS 2581 - Marry You
  9. BS 2461 - Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (2014 Re-mix)
  10. BS 2471 - Cowboy's Sweetheart (2014 Re-mix)

Listing of Blue Star Current Releases

The music listed below is available at this website in downloadable MP3 format only.
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BS 2580 After The Ball / Fore-n-aft (patter) (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2539 Alberta Bound (2015 Re-mix) Shozo Nishimura M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2559 All I Want For Christmas Is You Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2591 All Right, Okay
Includes music with harmony track
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2555 All That Jazz Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2593 Amie
Includes music with harmony track
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2533 Back In Your Own Backyard (2015 Re-mix) Mike Seastrom M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2485 Be Bop A Lula (2015 Re-mix) Gary Shoemake M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2553 Beautiful Sunday
With and without harmony
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2547 Beer Barrel Polka Vernon Jones M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2517 Best Things In Life Are Free (2015 Re-mix) Elmer Sheffield M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2604 Big Bam Hoedown / Blue Star Rainy Day (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2554 Big Time / Grande Colonel (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2597 Blue and Windy / Sandy (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2501 Blue Blue Day (1,000 Release) (2014 Re-mix) Marshall Flippo M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2570 Blue Stone Rag / Vegas In The Hills (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2519 California Here I Come (2014 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2561 Can't Take My Eyes Off You
With and without harmony
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2576 Carry On / Lowdown Buddy Weaver (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2590 Come Back / Rich Piano (Patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2471 Cowboy's Sweetheart (2014 Re-mix) Deborah Carroll-Jones M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2537 Crazy Arms Gary Shoemake M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2579 Dance With Me Tonight
Includes music with harmony track
Andy Allemao M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2602 Dixie Flower / Generation X (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2574 Down The Line / Irish Washerwoman Buddy Weaver (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2562 Dx Land / Give It Away (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2541 Easy Loving (2015 Re-mix) Jerry Story M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2582 Falling / Poppin' (patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2607 Falling Slowly
Includes music with and without harmony
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2556 Far Away / Don't Blame Me (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2548 Fill 'er Up / Cielito Lindo (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2586 Fireball / Wildwood Flower (patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2497 Frosty The Snowman Buddy Weaver and family M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2599 Gale / Hotel Pacific (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2608 Gitchi Gitchi / Laid Back (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2596 Good Time / Los Danza Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2606 Hacksaw Hoedown / Samba Guitar (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2595 Hallelujah Ken Bower M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2495 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (2015 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2467 Hello Mary Lou (2014 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2507 Hello My Baby Al Stevens M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2545 Hey Ma, She's Making Eyes At Me (2014 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2572 High Octane / Rock Some More (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2600 Hoedown of the Phantom / Hot Brakes (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2588 Honeycomb Fiddler / Sunset (patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2594 Hot Time Hoedown / Outtasight (Patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2489 I Drove All Night (2015 Re-mix) Tony Oxendine M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2458 I Found A New Baby (2014 Remix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2473 I Left My Heart In San Francisco (2014 Remix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2535 I Love The World (christmas Version) Buddy Weaver And Girls M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2531 I'm From The Country (2015 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2543 I'm The One Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2525 Ice Cream Sodas (2015 Re-mix) Al Stevens M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2575 Iko Shake
Includes music with harmony track
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2569 Just The Way You Are
With and without harmony
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2601 La Aranita / Macarena (Patter)
2016 Mix
A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2551 Last Christmas Andy Allemao & Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2563 Let The Good Times Roll
With and without harmony
Andy Allemao M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2589 Let's Marvin Gaye
Includes music with harmony track
Andy Allemao M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2571 Living On Love Andy Allemao M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2611 Love Potion Number Nine Andy Allemao M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2577 Love Runs Out
Includes music with harmony track
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2581 Marry You
Includes music with harmony track
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2584 Michi Hoedown / Rocking Chair (2015 Mix) (patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2603 Mony Mony Andy Allemao M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2566 Motivator / Make A Wish (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2511 New York New York (2015 Re-mix) Mark Clausing M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2598 Orange Blossom Special / Running Away (Patter) A B $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2520 Out West / Music Box (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2557 Paloma Blanca
With and without harmony
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2558 Paramour / Trouble (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2493 Peg Of My Heart (2015 Re-mix) Mike Seastrom M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2538 Per Qualche / Earl Grey (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2534 Piano In A / Play It Cool (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2487 Plastic Saddle (2014 Re-mix) Jerry Story M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2546 Pure Blue Star / Lonely Goatherd (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2592 Ragtime / Thumping Banjo (Patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2481 Ready For The Times To Get Better Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2564 Rebel Rouser / Caribbean (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2560 Right String Baby
Great hoedown, too!
Johnny Creel M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2509 Ring Of Fire (2015 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2583 Rocky Top
Includes music with harmony track
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2609 Route Sixty Six
Includes track with background vocals on taglines
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2578 Saturday / Sunday (patter) (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2523 Sitting On Top Of The World (2014 Re-mix) Ken Bower M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2544 Stars And Stripes / Giddy Up (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2513 Start Of Something Big (2015 Re-mix) Joe Saltel M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2515 Street Fair (2015 Re-mix) Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2573 Sugar Sugar
Includes music with harmony track
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2463 Summertime (2014 Re-mix) Ken Bower M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2477 Swanee (2014 Re-mix) Mike Sikorsky M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2483 Sweet Georgia Brown (2015 Re-mix) Elmer Sheffield M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2565 That's Amore Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2549 That's Life Andy Allemao M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2491 There'll Be Some Changes Made Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2605 Those Were The Days
Includes music with harmony track
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2567 Together Again
With and without harmony
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2568 Twenty Miles / In The Air (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2587 Uptown Girl
Includes music with harmony track
Andy Allemao M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2461 Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (2014 Re-mix) Jerry Story M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2585 Walkin' On Sunshine
Includes music with harmony track
Eric Henerlau M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2529 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (2014 Re-mix) Ernie Kinney M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2527 When Memphis Gave Birth To Rock And Roll (2015 Re-mix) Joe Saltel M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2503 When The Red Red Robin (2014 Re-mix) Jerry Haag M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2550 Whiskers / Paws Up (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2505 Wink And A Smile (2015 Re-mix) Mike Sikorsky M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2469 Witch Doctor (2014 Re-mix) Mike Seastrom M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
BS 2475 Young At Heart (2015 Re-mix) Ken Bower M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart


History of Blue Star Square Dance Music

By Buddy Weaver (5/14)


Norman and Nadine Merrbach,
founders of Blue Star Records

"The Texans" band for Blue Star, 1964

In April 1956, Norman and Nadine Merrbach released Blue Star 1501, "NEW BROOM" and "BLUE STAR HOEDOWN", a two-sided hoedown on 78-RPM shellac record. This was the start of what would become the largest and longest running square dance recording company in the world.

The first caller to record for Blue Star was ANDY ANDRUS, one of the biggest name callers from Texas, calling "CINDY BALANCE". A little-known caller from Texas made his recording debut in 1958 with "THE AUCTIONEER" — MARSHALL FLIPPO would go on to record over 100 singles and numerous albums for Blue Star, making him a house-hold name.

In 1956, the Merrbachs acquire BOGAN RECORDS. Between 1956 and 1997, a total of 197 records are released on BOGAN.

In 1958, LORE RECORDS is acquired and through 1986, record releases total 236

In 1959, the Merrbachs form SWINGING SQUARE RECORDS.

ROCKIN’ A RECORDS was formed in 1963

Music for the Merrbach record labels was played by "EARL AND HIS HOEDOWNERS", which was Earl Caruthers - a member of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Music was also done by "THE TEXANS", pictured at right while playing for the Blue Star Jubilee in Houston, Texas.


Johnny Creel (right)
with Norm and Nadine Merrbach


Many nationally-known callers made their recording debut on a Merrbach record label. Here are a few:

By the mid-sixties, the signature sound of Merrbach labels was provided by Dick Shannon, dance band leader from Houston. Playing as "THE SHANNONEIRS" and "RHYTHMAIRES", the symphony musicians made solid square dance gold.

Dance Ranch logo

In 1971, the biggest name in calling was FRANK LANE, and to get him to join the Merrbach company, a special record label is created, named for the Lanes’ famous square dance get-away in Estes Park, Colorado - DANCE RANCH RECORDS. In 2002, DANCE RANCH becomes the first all-digital music label, releasing square dance singing calls and hoedowns on CD.

The BEE-SHARP RECORD label is formed and features the one-and-only DAVE TAYLOR in a series of workshop patter records.

The last new label formed under Norm Merrbach was PETTICOAT PATTER in 1982. To this day, it is the only record label with music recorded for women callers and featuring only ladies on the vocals.

Jerry Helt, Johnny Wykoff
Jerry Helt & Johnnie Wykoff
1974


JOHNNIE and STAR WYKOFF become owner/producers of all the Merrbach labels in 1987. Under the Wykoffs, the new music sound comes from a Houston band named "STELLAR UNIT". Their signature release is "I FOUND A NEW BABY" - the largest selling release for all the Blue Star family of labels.

BOB CAT RECORDS is acquired by the Wykoffs around 1990.

By 1996, the Wykoffs begin releasing music on the brand new format - MP3. They are one of the first to enter the digital market.


In 2002, the Blue Star family of labels is sold to BUDDY and DEBRA WEAVER. The HI HAT RECORD company and its subsidiary labels is also acquired by the Weavers and by 2004 the sum of all music owned makes this the largest square dance music company in the world.

A historic moment in the square dance music industry occurs in 2005, when Blue Star records becomes the only label to release its 1,000 record. Appropriately, MARSHALL FLIPPO records the vocal for "BLUE BLUE DAY" on Blue Star 2501.

The new sound of Blue Star Music is energetic with a modern dance beat while offering songs that have a positive message. By 2012, new classics have been created with "BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY", "LAST CHRISTMAS", and "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE".

In 2013, a first-of-its-kind method of extracting music from vinyl records is used by Buddy Weaver. The re-mastered music is available as MP3 files for a new generation of square dance callers who only use computers for playing music. The vinyl age is over. Embracing evolution, Blue Star and Hi Hat music became the first square dance music labels to sell music through their own web site. The largest square dance music company in the world blends classic square dance with a contemporary sound.

Buddy Weaver (Blue Star Music) has copyright ownership of the following labels:

Music from the following labels are released with permission and subject to copyright by Blue Star Music:

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