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Top Hi Hat Downloads
(as of 2019-11-14)

Since May, 2014 This year
  1. HH 5334 - House Of The Rising Sun
  2. HH 5336 - Green Green
  3. HH 5324 - Kind Of Hush, A
  4. HH 5342 - Hotel California
  5. HH 5284 - OBLADI OBLADA
  6. HH 5320 - Coffee Rumba (Patter)
  7. HH 5323 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  8. HH 5304 - FLY ME TO THE MOON
  9. HH 5325 - Chapel Of Love
  10. HH 5282 - Bad Moon Rising
  1. HH 1044 - Edelweiss Hoedown (Patter)
  2. HH 1050 - Rasputin (Patter)
  3. HH 1046 - Schnappi (Patter)
  4. HH 1048 - Tonight Together (Patter)
  5. HH 5336 - Green Green
  6. HH 1051 - Sexy Hoedown (Patter)
  7. HH 5355 - Two More Bottles Of Wine
  8. HH 1036 - Riverside Hoedown (Patter)
  9. HH 5304 - Fly Me To The Moon
  10. HH 5323 - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

Listing of Hi Hat Current Releases

The music listed below is available at this website in downloadable MP3 format only.
If you would prefer to receive your music on CD, please click here to order via email.
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HH 1052 Dreams (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1053 Formula (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5356 Living In These Troubled Times Jim Steele M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1026 Always On My Mind Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Lanny Weaklend M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1024 Around The World Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Tac Ozaki M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5282 Bad Moon Rising Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1030 Banana Boat (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1043 Beat It (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1035 Bill Cheatham (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5281 Blame It On The Bossa Nova Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5278 Blue Clear Sky Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5350 Blue Moon With Heartache Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1041 Brandy Glass (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5269 Can't Help Falling In Love With You Masaru Wada & Keiko Yaoko M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5325 Chapel Of Love Mike Hogan M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1012 Christmas Pop (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5287 Coal Miner's Daughter Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1019 Coffee Rumba (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5285 Crazy For Loving You Tac Ozaki M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5276 Cupid Masaru Wada M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5271 Dance Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1017 Darren's Breakdown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5265 Don't Be Cruel Masaru Wada M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1014 Easy Does It (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Darren Gallina M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1044 Edelweiss Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 471 El Paso City Ernie Kinney M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1013 Emotions (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Andy Allemao M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5302 Except For Monday Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1033 Fishing Ground In The North (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1032 Five O Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5304 Fly Me To The Moon Joe Saltel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1029 Forked Tail Deer (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1040 French Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1011 Ghost Rider's Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5261 Glory Hallelujah Masaru Wada M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5338 Gone At Last Masaru Wada M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5307 Good To Be Me Andy Allemao M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5336 Green Green Mike Hogan M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1049 Handel Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5301 Hello Dolly Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5328 Help Mike Bramlett M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1038 Hi Hat Blackberry (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1027 Hi Hat Call Me (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1001 Hi Hat Hornpipe (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1004 Hi Hat Macarena (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1010 Hot Chocolate (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5342 Hotel California Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5334 House Of The Rising Sun Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5303 I Believe In Music Ken Bower M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5310 I Saw The Light Mike Hogan & Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5300 I'm Pretty Good At Drinking Beer Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5297 If Heaven Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5293 If We Hold On Together Lone Blume M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5299 Independence Day Darren Gallina M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5324 Kind Of Hush, A Darren Gallina M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5286 Kingston Town Mike Driscoll M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1034 Kon Tiki (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5309 L.o.v.e. Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1005 Ladies Night (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1020 Light Blue Rain (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5277 Light My Fire Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5305 Love's Gonna Live Here Again Elmer Sheffield M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5294 Margaritaville Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1015 Middle Of A Dream (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5317 Miles Away From Home Scott Bennett M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1023 Money Maker (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1037 Mountain Dew (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5291 My Melody Of Love Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1042 New World (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5326 Nothing But A Good Time Mike Hogan M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5284 Obladi Oblada Scott Bennett M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1021 Pipeline Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1028 Pride Of The Province (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5267 Proud Mary Masaru Wada M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5312 Quando Quando Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1050 Rasputin (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1003 Red Handkerchief (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1036 Riverside Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1018 Ruby Slippers (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
1W 5 Sapporo (patter) Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5311 Save The Last Dance For Me Mike Hogan M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1046 Schnappi (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1051 Sexy Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5351 Since I've Been Holding An Angel Lanny Weaklend M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1022 Song Of Yasugi (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Darren Gallina M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5357 Star-Spangled Banner, The
Two keys, with and without leads
B M L Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5306 Streets Of London Lanny Weaklend M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5347 Stuck In The Middle With You Jerry Gilbreath M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5290 Sunny Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5331 Take It To The Limit Toshifumi Ueno M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5288 Take Me Home Country Roads Masaru Wada & Keiko Yaoko M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1047 Tell Me Ma (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5298 Tennessee Waltz Masaru Wada M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1045 Thanks Goodbye (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5273 There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays Buddy Weaver & Girls M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5272 Tie A Yellow Ribbon Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1039 Tiger Rag (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5354 Tonight Carmen (Is Coming Back Home) Jerry Gilbreath M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1048 Tonight Together (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1009 Tribal Hoedown (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5355 Two More Bottles Of Wine Jim Steele M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5308 Washington Square Mike Hogan M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1025 Way Out (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Vic Ceder M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1006 Weaver's Hornpipe (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1016 Western Bay (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Darren Gallina M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1007 Wheels (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5289 When The Sun Goes Down Lone Blume M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5296 Why Don't We Just Dance Buddy Weaver M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1008 Wildwood Yellow Rose (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1002 Winter Hoedown Medley (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
M $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5329 Wrecking Ball Buddy Weaver M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5266 You Are My Sunshine Lottie (Ainsworth) Hummel M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5262 You've Got To Change Your Evil Ways Tim Crawford M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
1W 6 Young Man Singing (patter) Clark Baker M V $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5346 Your Song Hiroyuki Kaneko Jr. M V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 5323 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Lanny Weaklend M H V Cuesheet $7.00 Add To Cart
HH 1031 Zoom Zoom (Patter)
Music by Mr. Yaoko
Clark Baker M V $7.00 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.


Art Barduhn

Buddy Merrill

Neil Levang

Sets In Order ad, Dec 1965

Sets In Order ad, May 1966

Sets In Order ad, Sep 1965

Sets In Order ad, Apr 1967


Joining Hi Hat Records in 1965, 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.

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

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


In 2004, Hi Hat Records became part of the Blue Star Music family of labels owned by Buddy and Debra Weaver. Hi Hat Records became Hi Hat Music as it became one of the first square dance music companies to offer CD and MP3, saying "goodbye" to the age of vinyl records.

From 2004 to 2016 all of the new music was provided by Mr. Hiroshi Yaoko, a popular caller and line dance instructor from Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Yaoko is well-known for the unique hoedown music that he creates and Hi Hat Music is proud to have him exclusively making all our hoedowns today.

Starting in 2016, Hi Hat Music singing calls featured songs from the pop and country field played in a lively bluegrass style. Some of the biggest new hits are "House Of The Rising Sun", "Green Green", "Hotel California", and "Wrecking Ball".

Under the direction of Masaru Wada, there have been two Hi Hat Music Square Dance Festivals in Tokyo, Japan. The first in 2011 featuring staff callers Tim Crawford, Lone Blume, Masaru Wada, Tac Ozaki, Buddy Weaver, Hiroshi and Keiko Yaoko. Joined by special guest Shozo Nishimura. The second in 2014 featured staff callers Ken Bower, Masaru Wada, Tac Ozaki, Buddy Weaver, Hiroshi and Keiko Yaoko along with Shozo Nishimura.


2014 Japan Hi Hat Festival Staff

Under the stewardship of Buddy Weaver there have been many pioneering changes:


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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