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Artist Profile - Norman Merrbach
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Norman Merrbach
 Square Dance Caller
 
ID: 1301
Norman Merrbach

Norman F. Merrbach was born in the Meyersdale - Salisbury, PA area, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Merrbach. Along with his wife Nadine, they were early round dance teachers and instructors and founders of Blue Star Records. He was the owner and operator of Merrbach Record Services of Houston, Texas who had many different labels, all of which were devoted to square and round dance music. He was the caller in Warner Brothers 1973 production of "The Thief Who Came To Dinner". He died at 78 on June 1, 1989.

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Recordings by Norman Merrbach:
       
 
Barnicle Bill / Dip & Dive  Patter (two vocals), E-Z School Rhythm 5006
 
Birdie In The Cage (Traditional) / Cast Off Six  Patter (two instrumentals), E-Z School Rhythm 6005
 
Crawdad Song / Wagon Wheel  Patter (two instrumentals), E-Z School Rhythm 6006
 
Hinky Dinky Parlee Voo / Take A Little Peek  (sample clip)  Patter (two vocals), E-Z School Rhythm 3006
 
Hot Time In The Old Town (Traditional) / Indian Square (Traditional)  Patter (two vocals), E-Z School Rhythm 4009
 
Little Old Cabin In The Lane (Traditional) / Life On The Ocean Wave (Traditional)  Patter (two vocals), E-Z School Rhythm 4005
 
Ma & Pa Finnegan (Traditional) / Heads To The Center  Patter (two vocals), E-Z School Rhythm 3005
 
My Little Girl  Singing Call, E-Z School Rhythm 5007
 
Oklahoma Star (Traditional) / Forward Six, Fall Back Eight  Patter (two vocals), E-Z School Rhythm 6007
 
Red River Valley (Traditional)  Singing Call, E-Z School Rhythm 3003
 
Soldier's Joy  Mixer, E-Z School Rhythm 6001
 
Spanish Cavaliero (Traditional) / Captain Jinks (Traditional)  (lyrics)  Patter (two instrumentals), E-Z School Rhythm 4006
 
Sweetheart Of Mine  Singing Call, Blue Star 1505
 
Swing Your Baby  Singing Call, Blue Star 1506
 
Tennesee Gal  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Blue Star 2029
 
Tennessee Gal  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Blue Star 1684
 
Texas Star  Singing Call, E-Z School Rhythm 5013
 
The Nine Pin (Traditional) / The Ladies Chain  Singing Call, E-Z School Rhythm 5008
 
Virginia Reel / Form An Arch  (comments)  Patter (two instrumentals), E-Z School Rhythm 706

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