Marshall Flippo comes to Albuquerque once a year to call a dance; he’s been doing that ever since I can remember…and many years before that.
Here’s a nice article about Marshall, and, because Marshall’s career spans virtually all of MWSD, some aspects of the history of square dancing: Square dance superstar. It was written for an Abilene newspaper in November 2008.
I have a hard time believing that Marshall has recorded over 1000 singing call records. Jerry Junck says he put out a new record every two months for years; if he did that for all the 60 years he’s been calling, that would be 360 records. Vic Ceder’s record database lists 175 recordings by Marshall.
A thousand or three hundred…that’s still a heck of a lot of singers.
One of the things I admire about Marshall is that he always seems to have something new for his dances, both musically and choreographically. Another is his ability to show everyone a good time, regardless of their dance level and ability.
We’ll keep bringing Marshall into Albuquerque as long as he’s able to get here!