Indiana Hoedown:

Traditional Music from the Hoosier State

Indiana Committee for the Humanities Grant, 1979-80

A radio series produced at WIPU-FM, Fort Wayne (now WBNI)

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No. Artists Program Title Style / Ethnicity Listen
1 Francis Geels Francis Geels of Decatur fiddle Pt. 1 Pt. 2
2 Maumee Valley Polka Band; The Barons; The Imperials; Vandenberg Orchestra Oktoberfest in Hoagland polka
3 Herman Fox, Hugh Sowers & the Entertainers More Time for Music concertina, fiddle, guitar & vocals
4 Collins Cisco & the KY Grass; The Moore Brothers; Vic Rigsby Bluegrass in the Cornbelt I bluegrass
5 Edgar Hursey; Donald Duff; Noble Melton; Clay “Pete” Smith; Francis Geels "Wabash Gal" and Other Homegrown Tunes fiddle
6 Dan Gellert; Easy Street String Band New Blood in Old Time Music fiddle & banjo; old-time revival
7 Julian Cramer; Homer Lovell; John Hasse; Helen Reynolds &c. Ragtime in Indiana mandolin; piano
8 Vic Rigsby; Henry Rigsby Vic and Henry Rigsby fiddle & banjo Pt. 1 Pt. 2
9 Blackhawk Valley Boys; Nancy Lee ? the Hilltoppers; The Downhomers Radio Folk I: Hoosier Hop hillbilly
10 Hoosier Cornhuskers; Barbara Price; Joe Taylor & the Indiana Redbirds Radio Folk II hillbilly
11 Elia Calcoff; Bill Skimos Band; Steve Jugloff; Kastorians East European Music in Hoosier Cities I Macedonian; Greek
12 Hector Phillips; Patoka Valley Boys Hector Phillips from Pike County fiddle; country
13 Homer Birge; James Acree; Oscar "Doc" Parks; &c. "An Indiana Hero" and Other Ballads ballads & folksongs Pt. 1 Pt. 2
14 John W. Summers; Frank Wisehart Master Fiddlers fiddle Pt. 1 Pt. 2
15 George Berger; Fritz Ehrhart; Joe Altman; Obie & Ossie; Satkamp Family Eine Kleine Volksmusic German Pt. 1 Pt. 2
16 Julian Cramer; Homer Lovell; Yank Rachell; &c. The Mandolin and the Guitar ragtime; popular; blues Pt. 1 Pt. 2
17 Wildwood Flowers; The Johnsons; Duff Family Band; Patoka Valley Boys &c. Bluegrass in the Cornbelt II bluegrass
18 Vic Rigsby; Ray Moore; Toad Bradley &c. "Tennessee Wag'ner" and Other Southern Fiddle Tunes fiddle
19 Vic & Henry Rigsby; Dallas Henderson; Jack Childress; Homer Lovell &c. The Great American Five String Banjo banjo
20 Yank Rachell; Shirley Griffith; Scrapper Blackwell &c. Naptown Blues blues
21 Ken Smelser; Vern Smelser The Smelsers of Orange County fiddle; ballads & folksongs
22 Edgar Hursey; Herman Fox; Dale Alles; Sandy & the Keynotes Dance Tonight! square dance
23 Beamon Wille Band; Brad Leftwich; Easy Street String Band &c. Come to the Dance square dance
24 Drina Orchestra; Linda Pappas &c. East European Music in Hoosier Cities II Serbian / Greek
25 Harold Zimmerman; Ebert "Mac" McClain; Gene Wilhite Fiddle Champs fiddle Pt. 1 Pt. 2
26 Duff Family Band; Wolcott Family &c. When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder Gospel