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(as of 2022-01-26)

Since September, 2015Last 12 MonthsLast 30 Days
  1. COY 838 - Rock Me Mama Like A Wagon Wheel
  2. COY 822 - America The Beautiful
  3. TNT 296 - Kokomo / Laventando Las Manos (Patter)
  4. COY 825 - Let It Be Me
  5. COY 827 - Patriotic Medley
  6. COY 837 - Holly Jolly Christmas
  7. COY 832 - Let It Snow
  8. TNT 327 - Bailamos / Sopa De Caracol (Patter)
  9. TNT 301 - Dixie / Popcorn (Patter)
  10. TNT 311 - Jingle Bells / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  1. COY 849 - Jackson
  2. COY 852 - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
  3. COY 847 - Jingle Bell Rock
  4. COY 851 - Lean On Me
  5. COY 850 - Adalida
  6. COY 838 - Rock Me Mama Like A Wagon Wheel
  7. COY 848 - Grandfathers Clock
  8. TNT 200 - Baby Face
  9. TNT 309 - Popeye / I'm Alive (EXTRA Mix Of Popeye)
  10. TNT 311 - Jingle Bells / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  1. TNT 201 - Star and Promenade Contra
  2. COY 853 - Twelfth Of Never
  3. TNT 107 - Freight Train
  4. TNT 224 - Big Boss Man

About Coyote Records

Coyote was one of the labels that was under the umbrella of Chaparral. Chaparral began using the Coyote Roadrunner labels in the late 70’s.  Tom Dillander bought the above labels in the late 1990’s .  There were not many releases on Coyote in the earlier history.  I could find only 5 listed.  The first callers to record on Coyote were Scott Smith, Buddy Allison, Bob Newman, Tom Roper and Bob Elling. All of the above recordings have the traditional Chaparral sound.   After Tom took over, Elmer Sheffeld, Dorothy Sanders (a round dance cuer) and myself were the only caller/cuers to record on Coyote

I began producing and recording for Coyote 2004.   In the early days of doing music, I recorded at Hank Bones' studio in Brooklyn, NY.  However, Hank decided to move to Ashville, North Carolina.  This decision of Hank's left me without a good place to record square dance music.  As luck would have it, I finally found a great studio with lots of good musicians in Tennessee so I was back in business.  I like the new sound of Coyote and I hope you do too.

As the new owner of Coyote and TNT, I thank you for buying  Coyote and TNT music.  If you have any comments, good or bad, feel free to pass them on to me.


The best to you.

Don Coy

About TNT Records

TNT records was started in the late 70’s by Mike Trombly, a caller from St. Alban’s, Vermont. Mike was probably the first square and round dance record producer to use a synthesizer as the source of music. One could say Mike is a pioneer because the synthesizer plays a big role in most of the square and round dance music recorded today.

Over the years so many great callers have recorded on TNT. Besides Mike, there have been such great callers as Gene Trimmer, Jack O’Leary, Al Brundage and many more.

TNT is also known for its classic round dance music. What round dance cuer does not use Buffy or Take One Step?

Palomino Records bought TNT in the late 90’s. After Tom Dillander took over TNT, the sound of TNT changed to a Synthesizer used along with other instruments added. I was the first to record for Tom after the takeover. The first tune I recorded for TNT with the new sound was I’ve Been Working On The Railroad. The music uses a synthesizer, banjo, Guitar and bass.

The sound changed back to the synthesizer in the mid 2000 when Tom at Palomino began using music from Hirosha Yaoko of Japan. Take a listen to all of the wonderful patter music that Hirosha has created. Callers such as myself, Jerry Jestin and Bobby Poyner have added their voices to the music of Hirosha.

As the new owner of TNT. I feel as though I now own a part of history and I promise to continue making TNT music something you would like to use.

Thank you for visiting this web page. Come back often. If you have any comments, good or bad, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Wishing you the best.

Don Coy

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