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Top Hi Hat Downloads
(as of 2017-09-22)

Since May, 2014 This year This Month
  1. HH 5334 - House Of The Rising Sun
  2. HH 5322 - Light Blue Rain (Patter)
  3. HH 5329 - Wrecking Ball
  4. HH 5324 - Kind Of Hush, A
  5. HH 5325 - Chapel Of Love
  6. HH 5327 - Pipeline Hoedown (Patter)
  7. HH 5320 - Coffee Rumba (Patter)
  8. HH 5284 - OBLADI OBLADA
  9. HH 5319 - Ruby Slippers / Wheels (Patter)
  10. HH 5323 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  1. HH 5336 - Green Green
  2. HH 5334 - House Of The Rising Sun
  3. HH 5329 - Wrecking Ball
  4. HH 5325 - Chapel Of Love
  5. HH 5333 - Around The World Hoedown (Patter)
  6. HH 5338 - Gone At Last
  7. HH 5284 - Obladi Oblada
  8. HH 5324 - Kind Of Hush, A
  9. HH 5330 - Song of Yasugi (Patter)
  10. HH 5339 - Hi Hat Call Me (Patter)
  1. HH 5269 - Can't Help Falling In Love With You
  2. HH 5333 - Around The World Hoedown (Patter)
  3. HH 5281 - Blame It On The Bossa Nova
  4. HH 5282 - Bad Moon Rising
  5. HH 5290 - Sunny
  6. HH 5301 - Hello Dolly
  7. HH 5310 - I Saw The Light
  8. HH 5311 - Save The Last Dance For Me
  9. HH 5320 - Coffee Rumba (patter)
  10. HH 5334 - House Of The Rising Sun

Listing of Hi Hat Current Releases

The music listed below is available at this website in downloadable MP3 format only.
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HH 5337 On My Mind Hoedown Lanny Weaklend M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5333 Around The World Hoedown (Patter) Tac Ozaki M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5282 Bad Moon Rising Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5281 Blame It On The Bossa Nova Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5278 Blue Clear Sky Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5321 Brandy Glass / Hi Hat Hornpipe (patter) (2015 Re-mix) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5269 Can't Help Falling In Love With You Masaru Wada & Keiko Yaoko M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5325 Chapel Of Love
Includes music with harmony track
Mike Hogan M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5283 Christmas Pop / Winter Medley Hoedown (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5287 Coal Miner's Daughter Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5320 Coffee Rumba (patter) Vic Ceder Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5285 Crazy For Loving You Tac Ozaki M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5276 Cupid Masaru Wada M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5271 Dance Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5318 Darren's Breakdown / Red Handkerchief (2015 Remix) (patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5265 Don't Be Cruel Masaru Wada M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5314 Easy Does It (patter With Plus Vocal) Darren Gallina Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 471 El Paso City Ernie Kinney M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5313 Emotions (patter) Andy Allemao Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5302 Except For Monday Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5304 Fly Me To The Moon Joe Saltel M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5274 Ghost Riders / Macarena (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5261 Glory Hallelujah Masaru Wada M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5338 Gone At Last Masaru Wada M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5307 Good To Be Me Andy Allemao M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5336 Green Green
Includes harmony track
Mike Hogan M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5301 Hello Dolly Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5328 Help
Includes music with harmony track
Mike Bramlett M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5339 Hi Hat Call Me (Patter)
Buddy's vocal contains Advanced choreo
Buddy Weaver M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5270 Hot Chocolate / Ladies Night (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5334 House Of The Rising Sun Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5303 I Believe In Music Ken Bower M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5310 I Saw The Light Mike Hogan & Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5300 I'm Pretty Good At Drinking Beer Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5297 If Heaven Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5293 If We Hold On Together Lone Blume M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5299 Independence Day Darren Gallina M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5324 Kind Of Hush, A Darren Gallina M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5286 Kingston Town Mike Driscoll M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5309 L.o.v.e. Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5322 Light Blue Rain (patter) Vic Ceder Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5277 Light My Fire Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5305 Love's Gonna Live Here Again Elmer Sheffield M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5294 Margaritaville Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5315 Middle Of A Dream / Weaver's Hornpipe (patter) (2015 Re-mix By Mr. Yaoko) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5317 Miles Away From Home Scott Bennett M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5332 Money Maker (Patter) Vic Ceder M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5291 My Melody Of Love Lottie Ainsworth M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5326 Nothing But A Good Time
Includes music with harmony track
Mike Hogan M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5284 Obladi Oblada Scott Bennett M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5327 Pipeline Hoedown (Patter) Vic Ceder Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5340 Pride Of The Province (Patter) Vic Ceder M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5267 Proud Mary Masaru Wada M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5312 Quando Quando Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5319 Ruby Slippers / Wheels (patter) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
1W 5 Sapporo (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5311 Save The Last Dance For Me Mike Hogan M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5330 Song of Yasugi (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Darren Gallina M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5306 Streets Of London Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5290 Sunny Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5331 Take It To The Limit Toshifumi Ueno M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5288 Take Me Home Country Roads Masaru Wada & Keiko Yaoko M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5298 Tennessee Waltz Masaru Wada M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5273 There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays Buddy Weaver & Girls M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5272 Tie A Yellow Ribbon Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5264 Tribal Dance / Wildwood Yellow Rose (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5308 Washington Square Mike Hogan M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5335 Way Out (Patter) Vic Ceder M V $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5316 Western Bay (patter) Darren Gallina Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5289 When The Sun Goes Down Lone Blume M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5296 Why Don't We Just Dance Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5329 Wrecking Ball
Includes music with and without harmony
Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5266 You Are My Sunshine Lottie Ainsworth M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5262 You've Got To Change Your Evil Ways Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart
1W 6 Young Man Singing (Hoedown) Play Sample $6.00 Add To Cart
HH 5323 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Lanny Weaklend M H V Cuesheet $6.00 Add To Cart


History of Hi Hat Square Dance Music

By Buddy Weaver (2014)


First Hi Hat Records ad from SIO 12/63


From the 1950's through the early 1960's, MERL OLDS, was producer of SETS IN ORDER RECORDS, a subsidiary of the famous square dance magazine owned by BOB OSGOOD. A prominent square dance caller and round dance teacher in the Los Angeles, California, Merl along with his wife Deliah, began using musicians who played for the Hollywood studios, to create their own record company. In 1963, HI HAT DANCE RECORDS premiered.

While Merl no longer produced SIO RECORDS, he continued his working friendship with Bob Osgood by doing the monthly music review service for SETS IN ORDER MAGAZINE.

Jimmie Bryant, Speedy West
Jimmie Bryant with Speedy West


The Hi Hat sound came from a variety of west coast musicians. Square dance band leader JACK CARTER brought the traditional fiddle sound accented by hot guitar playing by JIMMIE BRYANT. Bryant was called the fastest guitar in the west.

A unique jazz sound came from DICK CARY, a famous horn player.

As many round dance classics were produced as square dance hits. Some of the biggest name square dance callers recorded for Hi Hat, including DICK HOULTON, RED BATES, ERNIE KINNEY, LEE SCHMIDT, and TOMMY CAVANAUGH.

Del Casher
Del Casher is on the internet
at: http://www.delcasher.com/


Joining Hi Hat Records in 1963, ERNIE KINNEY would go on to record 130 vocals on the label.

In 1976, ERNIE and LANI KINNEY acquire Hi Hat Square Dance Records (the Round Dance label is split off to another owner). Under the Kinneys, additional record labels are added - BLUE RIBBON RECORDS (1976), ELK RECORDS (1984), and DJ RECORDS (1993). The Kinneys created the only-one-of-its-kind records with "karaoke" music on 45-RPM vinyl, with a square dance caller singing on the flip side.

The Kinneys also pioneered the vocal recordings of patter for 2-couple squares. Now even groups that couldn’t get a whole square could enjoy dancing to the best callers in the world.

In 2010, the Kinneys were honored by CALLERLAB with Life Membership for outstanding service to the square dance organization. They join a very small list of Gold Card Holders. Pictured below are Buddy Weaver, Ernie Kinney, and Lani Kinney.


Ernie and Lani Kinney receiving the Callerlab
Gold Card from Buddy Weaver
(2010)

The musical sound of Hi Hat under the Kinneys started with guitarist DEL CASHER. A protégé of LES PAUL, the Casher musicians created the hottest selling square dance music of the seventies and eighties.

A side note to Del Casher and Hi Hat Records: his name was mis-spelled as "Katcher" on the first record label and remained in error for three decades.


2009 Japan Hi Hat Festival Staff:
Wada, Ozaki, Blume, Yaoko, Weaver, Crawford, Nishimura, Yaoko


BUDDY and DEBRA WEAVER became owner/producers of Hi Hat Records in 2004. Under the Weavers, Hi Hat Music became one of the first square dance companies to offer CDs and MP3, saying "goodbye" to vinyl records.

The signature music for many years has been provided by HIROSHI YAOKO, a popular caller and line dance teacher from Tokyo, Japan. In 2016 the new sound of Hi Hat singing calls will feature a Bluegrass style of music along with Mr. Yaoko's stylings on hoedowns. The new year also welcomes new staff callers to Hi Hat Music.

Under the direction of MASARU WADA, a prominent caller in Japan, the FIRST HI HAT MUSIC FESTIVAL was held in Tokyo, the fall of 2009. (staff is pictured at right). The 2nd Festival was held in conjunction with the LAUGHLIN RIVER ROMP in the fall of 2011 and the 3rd Festival was done in Tokyo, January 2014. (staff pictured below)


2014 Japan Hi Hat Festival Staff

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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