Early & Random Encounters
Herman Fox - concertina, Fort Wayne - December 28, 1976.
Indiana Folklife Project & more
July 16, 1981. Millard Barger (Paragon) - fiddle.
July 17, 1981. Maurice "Mousy" Wininger - piano & Ken Smelser (Paoli) - piano.
July 23, 1981. James Atkinson (Indianapolis) - fiddle & ragtime piano. With Barbara Atkinson - piano.
August 9, 1981. Everett "Smoky" Morgan (Birdseye) - fiddle.
[Recordings from this session are missing.]
August 10, 1981. Powell Cummings & Ken Smelser (Paoli) - fiddle.
September ??, 1981. Walter Zuercher (Berne) - accordion & vocals (Swiss).
November 27, 1981. Ken Smelser (Paoli) - fiddle.
Dubois County Fieldwork Project
August 5, 1981. Gus's Gang (Huntingburg).
August 8, 1981. Satkamp Family Band (Huntingburg).
August 15, 1981. Walter & Brian Seitz (Dubois).
August 15, 1981. Herb Wenning (Portersville) - fiddle. Part of the Wenning Family Band played for me in their living room. Mike (age 15) accompanied his dad's fiddle on guitar. Janet (age 16) provided some dance calls.
- The Seven Step
- Augustine/ Hi Lee Hi Lo
- figure dance
- Chimi Andreas waltz [Is this name right?]
- Grandpa's Dance
August 15, 1981. Louise & the Country Gentlemen (Haysville).
September 26, 1981. Harold Haug (Ferdinand) - fiddle.
September 26, 1981. Joe Witzberger (St. Henry) - mandolin. This golden wedding anniversary celebration in the parish hall was one of the last gigs played by Joe Witzberger & the Rhythmaires. From Ferdinand, Joe had long been a fiddler and band leader in demand. He later switched to mandolin because of arthritis. The first two numbers are nearly forgotten, for special dances.
- Fruchthaus Waltz (Granery dance)
- Eins Zwei Drei und a Vier [Raatiko]
- Where's My Sweetheart?