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Recorded on September 20, 1926 in New York City. Poole sings and plays the
banjo with Posey Rorer on fiddle and Ron Harvey on guitar on this tune about
the McKinley assassination.

Poole and his Ramblers were one of the most popular old-time string bands
during the late twenties. Poole has proven to be enormously influential with his
3-finger banjo playing, which developed later into the famous Earl Scruggs
bluegrass-style.

Poole was quite the hell-raiser, dying at the age of 39 in 1931; it appears he was
invited to appear in a film and Poole's resulting celebration led to a fatal drunken
binge.(taken from archive dot org)