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Harper Smith 
 Square Dance Caller
 
ID: 334

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Harper stated calling in 1950. Harper was a long time accredited member of the North Texas Callers Association. He was one of the original 100 callers forming Callerlab in 1978. The objective of the lab was to standardize the dance figures so that they would be done the same everywhere. At one time there were as many as 2500 participating callers at the annual meeting. Harper was on the calling staff in Colorado of institutes at Lightning S Ranch, Fun Valley, Peaceful Valley and Lighted Lantern and in Missouri at Kirkwood Lodge for 30 years. He called in 41 states and Canada. He taught short courses at the University of Florida for three years in conjunction with the Florida Callers Association. Harper with his brother Ray created the Smith Brothers Institute which lasted 37 years. This was a full weekend of lessons and dance. Harper was honored at his retirement on June 10, 1994 at Lee Park Recreation Center in Irving, where Jon Jones was the Master of Ceremony. Harper recorded 27 square dance records for KALOX. One of his most popular records was the "Grand Colonel Spin" recorded in the early 70's featuring the figure the "grand spin" set to the music of the Bridge on the River Kwai.

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Recordings by Harper Smith:
Kalox    Bogan   
 
Bowlegged Sally  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1313
 
Here's To You And Me  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1088
 
I Feel Better  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1256
 
I Never Knew  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Bogan 1140
 
I Saw The Light  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1030
 
If You've Got The Money  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1067
 
Let's Go Dancing  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1181
 
Mable  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1246
 
My Heart Skips A Beat  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1164
 
Night Train To Memphis  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1294
 
Nobody's Business  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1214
 
Oh-So Walk In The Barn  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1205
 
Pretty Little Miss  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1037
 
She's Back  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1267
 
Shindig In The Barn  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1075
 
Sunbonnet Sue  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1043
 
Sweet Poppa  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1024
 
The Door Is Always Open  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1196
 
The Easy Way  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1053
 
The Grande Colonel Spin  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1112
 
The Sun's Gonna Shine  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1101
 
Under Your Spell  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1150
 
Wait For The Light  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1131
 
X-Rated  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Kalox 1142

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