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Abbreviation:BS
Sibling Labels:1 WorldBee SharpBlue Star RetroBob CatBoganDance RanchE-Z School RhythmLorePetticoat PatterRockin' ASwinging Square
Owner:Buddy Weaver
It was in April, 1956 that Norm and Nadine Merrbach released BS 1501, "Blue Star Hoedown" and "New Broom", a two sided hoedown on 78 RPM vinyl. That was the first of what would be over 1000 records released on Blue Star Records, the largest and longest running square & round dance music company in the world, celebrating 50 years in production as of September 2006. Blue Star has enjoyed a variety of music such as the strong fiddle and bass sound provided by Earl Caruthers (a Texas Playboy with Bob Wills) under the name, "Earl and his Hoedowners"; the symphonic sound never before heard in square dancing provided by musicians under Dick Shannon, himself a symphony leader from Houston, playing under the title of "Shannonaires" and "Rhythmnaires"; home grown sounds by popular regional bands like the Fontana Ramblers, who played regularly at Fontana Dam in the Carolinas, Lee Mace's Ozark Opry Band from Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and playing as the Bayou Ramblers, a Houston band named Stellar Unit. Stellar Unit is the band on "I Found A New Baby", Blue Star's biggest selling record in the past two decades. Many big-name callers made their debut on Blue Star Records, such as Marshall Flippo in 1958 with "The Auctioneer", Bob Fisk in 1962 with "True Love", Jerry Helt in 1966 with "Cowboy's Sweetheart", Ken Bower in 1967 with "Happy" (Ken returned to Blue Star in 2003 with "Summertime"), Johnnie Wykoff in 1973 with "I Believe In Music", Wade Driver in 1974 with "Glory On My Mind", and Mike Sikorsky also in 1974 with "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold" (Mike returned in 2004 with "Swanee").

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Grid list of Blue Star recordings

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Types of Records
CountType
1Contra
3Mixer
12Patter
189Patter (two instrumentals)
7Round
32Round (two-sided)
3Sing-Along
1Sing-Along (two-sided)
769Singing Call
1Singing Call (instrumental) + Patter
Recording Artists

Recording Artist# of recordings on
Blue StarAll Labels
John Aden (picture)127
Elmer & Pauline Alford22
Andy Allemao (picture)914
Manny & Jackie Amor11
Andy Andrus5253
Pat Barbour (picture)132
Dick Bayer420
Nate Bliss (picture)4176
Ken Bower (picture)9129
Jimmy Brooks13
Jim Brower (picture)68
Ray & Pat Brown11
Al "Tex" Brownlee (picture)4143
Al Brundage (picture)748
Glynn Byrnns33
Deborah Carroll-Jones (picture)122
Nancy & Wimpy Carver12
Roger Chapman910
Ricky Chatwell (picture)22
Bill & Marie Clarke11
Mark Clausing (picture)145
Daryl Clendenin (picture)174
Opal & Joe Cohen11
Bill & Barbara Cooper22
Johnny Creel (picture)261
Curly Custer28
Frank & Jean Cutter11
David Davis (picture)214
Jerry Dews44
Harold & Myrtle Eicher12
Sherm & Thelma Ellis11
Buford Evans66
Sal Fanara (picture)1718
Larry Faught (picture)1010
Bob Fisk (picture)3050
Marshall Flippo (picture)138184
Ted & Luella Floden12
Milt Floyd (picture)19
Max Forsyth (picture)110
Dot & Date Foster12
Ellis & Jess Gates11
Joe & Helen George11
Henry "Buzz" Glass (picture)11
Ben Goldberg (picture)214
John & Catherine Gradish11
Lem Gravelle (picture)1632
Jerry Haag (picture)160
Horace Hall13
Jack Hays (picture)12
Chet Held11
Jerry Helt (picture)2447
Eric Henerlau (picture)714
Ben & Vivian Highburger33
Jimmy Holeman13
Ray Holt13
Stan & Dorothy House11
Ken Jefferies13
John Johnston35
Jon Jones (picture)342
Vernon Jones (picture)1824
Shauna Kaaria (picture)126
Ralph Kinnane115
Ernie Kinney (picture)2153
Frank & Ruth Lanning22
Arthur & Vee Leslie11
Mac Letson (picture)139
Jack Livingston (picture)218
Peggy & Gerry Mace11
James Martin (picture)29
Jack McCaslin11
Ken & Jean McCormick11
Mack McCoslin27
Clark & Ginger McDowell11
Gene McMullen14
Norman Merrbach (picture)419
Gordon Moss11
Nora & Archie Murrell11
Shozo Nishimura14
Tony Oxendine (picture)1209
Vaughn Parrish (picture)1854
Andy Petrere (picture)1441
Charlie & Bettye Procter123
Wilber Rankin11
Bryce & Elner Reay13
Joe & Ann Roehling11
Al Rowland11
Bob Rust55
Joe Saltel (picture)259
Bill Saunders312
John Saunders (picture)137
Oscar & Fran Schwartz12
Mike Seastrom (picture)351
Elmer Sheffield, Jr. (picture)2363
Gary Shoemake (picture)293
Mike Sikorsky (picture)260
Garland Smith (picture)22
Lem Smith1230
Manning & Nita Smith (picture)27
Blue Star Staff11
Al Stevens (picture)243
Jerry Story (picture)4206
Ray & Marge Stouffer11
Rocky Strickland (picture)920
Dave Taylor (picture)2450
John Thompson (picture)11
Vincent & Bettye Thompson11
Bern & Marie Tueth11
Joe Turner24
. unknown14
Joe & Mildred Urban11
Dottie & Van Vanderwalker22
Chris Vear (picture)34
Kenny & Dolly Walker13
Buddy Weaver (picture)40253
Tommy White122
Johnnie Wykoff (picture)137169
Larry Wylie44
Wayne & Norma Wylie35
Bob Yerington415
Glenn Zeno813

John AdenAndy AllemaoPat Barbour

Nate BlissKen BowerJim Brower

Al "Tex" BrownleeAl BrundageDeborah Carroll-Jones

Ricky ChatwellMark ClausingDaryl Clendenin

Johnny CreelDavid DavisSal Fanara

Larry FaughtBob FiskMarshall Flippo

Milt FloydMax ForsythHenry "Buzz" Glass

Ben GoldbergLem GravelleJerry Haag

Jack HaysJerry HeltEric Henerlau

Jon JonesVernon JonesShauna Kaaria

Ernie KinneyMac LetsonJack Livingston

James MartinNorman MerrbachTony Oxendine

Vaughn ParrishAndy PetrereJoe Saltel

John SaundersMike SeastromElmer Sheffield, Jr.

Gary ShoemakeMike SikorskyGarland Smith

Manning & Nita SmithAl StevensJerry Story

Rocky StricklandDave TaylorJohn Thompson

Chris VearBuddy WeaverJohnnie Wykoff

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