Part 002 - Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners show

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Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners show

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CA ETRC P145-002

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  • [196-?] (Creation)

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1 audio recording (1 hr., 6 min.)

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Item is a recording of one of Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners performances, likely from the mid- to late-1960s at Christmastime, which includes square dances, waltzes, and jiggs, and two-steps, among others. The following songs are included:

  • Five Mile Chase
  • You Are My Sunshine - Kevin Harding
  • The Wreck Of The Old 97 - Bill Donaldson
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Elaine & Harvey Morse
  • Winnipeg Reel
  • Christmas Jigg
  • Blue Christmas - Stewart Deacon
  • Jingle Bells
  • Gatesman Reel - Stewart Deacon (caller)
  • Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer - Jimmy Piper
  • Blue Violet Hornpipe
  • Act Naturally - Stewart Deacon
  • Year End Two-Step
  • Northern Lights - Stewart Deacon (caller)
  • Almost Persuaded - Jimmy Piper
  • Frank Ryans Hornpipe
  • Mountain Dew - Stewart Deacon & Jimmy Piper
  • There Is A Tavern In Our Town
  • Year Of Jubilee - Stewart Deacon (caller)
  • Mona Lisa - Terry Howell
  • Mc Donalds Reel
  • Hudson Bay Breakdown - Albert Nutbrown & The Western Swingers (next 6)
  • Cotton Jennie - Isabell Nutbrown
  • Shannon Waltz
  • Wabash Cannon Ball
  • Love Is Going To Live Here Again - Elaine & Elymer Morse
  • Military Shautise
    Cowboy Reel - Bruce Patton (caller)
    Wabash Cannon Ball - Larry Dougherty

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  • English

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Performance recorded in English.

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Original audio reel was digitized courtesy of funding received from the Townshippers' Foundation and the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation in 2021.

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