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Charlie Poole

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Charlie Poole performs "Milwaukee Blues"

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

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)