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Audio Recording Fiddle jam session recorded at Rasmussen's, Polson, Montana, part 3

Recording of a party of the Montana Old-Time Fiddlers Association; Each person has been asked to play his favorite, oldest piece

About this Item


  • Fiddle jam session recorded at Rasmussen's, Polson, Montana, part 3


  • Fleischhauer, Carl (Collector)
  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
  • Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)

Created / Published

  • Polson, Montana, July 22, 1979


  • -  Fiddle tunes
  • -  Jam sessions
  • -  Fiddling
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Music
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Polson


  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Music
  • Sound recordings


  • -  Note: This series of recordings was made with two Nagra IV-S stereo tape recorders, linked by a Nagra QSQC parallel connector, permitting reels to overlap at end and beginning, and supporting four microphones to cover the group. The microphones were set up as two "tip-to-tip" stereo pairs, using two Sennheiser 402 and two Neuman KM 84 cardioid pattern microphones.
  • -  Index data: Part 3 of a 5-part recording made at the Old-Time Fiddlers District #1 jam session at Bernie Rasmussen's place, Polson MT: Carl Knaus plays Caller's Waltz (this segment overlaps and continues from part 1); Lelon Minnick talks about bones (the instrument); ensemble including Minnick on bones plays Golden Slippers and Westphalia Waltz; Nancy Peace plays Irish Washerwoman (key of G) and 3 O'clock in the Morning (key of C); Mae Kirsch plays Life in a Finnish Woods (key of C) and Miller's Reel (key of A); unnamed tune played by Keith Glover (tenor banjo) and Fred Glover (plectrum banjo), and then play Bye Bye Blues; comments that introduce Pickles Lehman; end of tape. Attendees and players include Hank Baxter, Leo Bahm, Martha Bahm, Helen Bramsen, Robert Bramsen, Fred Glover, Keith Glover, Mae Kirsch, Carl Knaus, Pickles Lehman, Delphia Minnick, Lelon Minnick, Nancy Peace, and Bernie Rasmussen.


  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20393
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0879
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R8

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)


  • American Folklife Center

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Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Fleischhauer, Carl, Gary Ward Stanton, Paula J Johnson, Kay Young, Michael Crummett, and Barre Toelken. Fiddle jam session recorded at Rasmussen's, Polson, Montana, part 3. Polson, Montana, 1979. Audio.

APA citation style:

Fleischhauer, C., Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J., Young, K., Crummett, M. & Toelken, B. (1979) Fiddle jam session recorded at Rasmussen's, Polson, Montana, part 3. Polson, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Fleischhauer, Carl, et al. Fiddle jam session recorded at Rasmussen's, Polson, Montana, part 3. Polson, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.