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Bill Castner 
 Square Dance Caller, Round Dance Cuer
Bill Castner in Square Dance Hall Of Fame  hall-of-fame.squaredancehistory.org
 
ID: 505

Bill Castner  
Bill Castner  

Bill Castner passed away in August 1979. Many National Convention goers will associate Bill with the exhibitions of his Squarenaders, a magnificent group of dancers he formed in California in 1952. Others will recall his ability to coax a floor of people to dance far above their ability. Many will treasure his recordings which will help keep that resonant voice alive. (Bob Osgood dedicated the Oct. 1979 edition of Square Dancing magazine to Bill Castner.)
Bill Castner was inducted (posthumously) into the Square Dance Hall of Fame.

It was a serious moment on the last afternoon at the 32nd Annual National Square Dance Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, when Jerry Helt announced that veteran caller/leader,Bill Castner, had become a member of the Hall of Fame. Gretchen Castner accepted the recognition of her late husband just prior to the performance of the Squarenaders Exhibition team, a group formed by Bill over 30 years ago. An oil painting by renowned artist, Gene Anthony, will soon be completed and take its place along with the portraits of other Hall of Famers at the SIOASDS headquarters in Los Angeles.

(Square Dancing, October, 1983)

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Recordings by Bill Castner:
Kalox    Old Timer    Golden Square    White Lightning    Royal Canadian    Ashton   
 
Beautiful Katie  (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, White Lightning 502
 
Bill's Boil The Cabbage  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Patter, White Lightning 600
 
Bill's Boogie  (sample clip)  Patter, Golden Square 6501
 
Bingo Waltz  (comments)  Round, Ashton 101
 
Bingo Waltz  Round, Royal Canadian 1
 
Bumming Around  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Golden Square 6004
 
Calcasieu Jambalaya / Shift The Gears  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call (two instrumentals), Old Timer 8068
 
Calcasieu Jambalaya / Shift The Gears  (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8068-78
 
Candy Store Lady  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8146
 
Climbing Up Dem Golden Stairs  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Golden Square 6018
 
Cold Cold Heart / Steel Guitar Rag  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call (two vocals), Old Timer 8097
 
Hi Neighbor  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Patter, Old Timer 8142
 
I'll See You In My Dreams  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8140
 
Jolly Is The Miller  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Mixer, Old Timer 8089
 
Knock Three Times  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call -- with Don Atkins, White Lightning 501
 
Naughty Lady  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1143
 
Oh By Jingo  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8152
 
Oh, Lonesome Me  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8134
 
Roly Poly  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8155
 
Second Fling  (lyrics)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8190
 
Square 'Em Through / Hashin' The Bends  (sample clip)  Patter (two vocals), Old Timer 8130
 
Square Dance Soft And Low  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Kalox 1180
 
Sugartime Square  Singing Call, Old Timer 8127
 
Swing Along  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Golden Square 6003
 
The Battle Of New Orleans  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Old Timer 8141
 
Wearing Of The Green  Singing Call, Old Timer 8071
 
Wheeling Star Thru / Grand Divide  (cue sheet)  Patter (two vocals), Old Timer 8154
 
Wolverton Mountain  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Golden Square 6006

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