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Gerald McWhirter 
 Square Dance Caller
 
ID: 70

Gerald McWhirter  

Born Dec. 2, 1926, Gerald McWhirter began calling in 1948, and the following year began calling regularly for Silver Spurs of Oklahoma City, which he continued to do until his death on January 27, 2013. Gerald certainly made his mark in history by being entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest original caller for a square dance club.

He has also called for numerous other clubs both within and outside Central District, and in addition to Silver Spurs, Gerald called regularly for the Advancers (A1 & A2 level), and a C level group.

Gerald appeared on the program of many Central District and State functions, and served two terms as President of the Central District Callers Association. He served for many years as a staff member and director of Camp Clearfork, and was also a member of Callerlab.

Gerald and Sally owned and operated the J & M Roofing & Supply Co. (founded in 1957) and Gerald created the record label The Roofers as well as Cimarron.


Obituary printed in the Oklahoman on Jan. 30, 2013:

Gerald McWhirter passed away peacefully January 27, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Gerald was a man of faith and high integrity who dearly loved and cared for the Lord, his family and a host of friends.

Gerald was a well-respected man in the community and his church. Gerald married his high school sweetheart and first love, Sally. They grew up in Sentinel, OK, residing in Oklahoma City for the majority of their lives. They were blessed with 65 years of marriage before Sally

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Recordings by Gerald McWhirter:
Roofers    Cimarron    John's   
 
"OKC" Is My Home Town  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 109
 
Alabama Jubilee  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 116
 
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown  (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 101
 
Big Boss Man  (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 125
 
Blue Eyed Blond  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 107
 
Bobby McGee  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 111
 
Bobby McGee  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 113
 
Call Me Up  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 105
 
Cruising Down The River  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 117
 
Do What You Do, Do Well  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 118
 
Down On Bourbon Street  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 130
 
Fireball Mail  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, John's 13
 
Fireball Mail  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 119
 
Four in the Morning  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 110
 
Gold And Silver  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 106
 
Good Gosh Oh Baby  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 103
 
Goody, Goody  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 127
 
Heartaches By The Numbers  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 103
 
Honeymoon Feeling  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 106
 
Honky Tonk Saturday Night  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 104
 
I Feel Better  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 108
 
I'm In Love Again  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 120
 
I've Got A Heart Of Gold  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 121
 
Kindly Keep It Country  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 107
 
Okie From Muskogee  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 110
 
Only Teasin You  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 114
 
Ragtime Piano  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Cimarron 109
 
Red Headed Baby Of Mine  Singing Call, John's 12
 
Release Me  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 111
 
Sheik Of Araby  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 112
 
Simple Song  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 108
 
Sugar Time  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 104
 
Sweet Georgia Brown  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 113
 
The Party's Over  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 102
 
This Old World  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Cimarron 112
 
Where You're Gonna Be Tonight  (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Roofers 123
 
Who's Gonna Play This Old Piano  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 124
 
Yes Sir She's My Baby  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 129
 
You Are The One  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Roofers 115

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