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Husband And Wife Were Angry One Night
"Born in North Carolina in 1892, singer and banjo player Charlie Poole is often considered to be one of the grandfathers of bluegrass and modern country music. Poole recorded 60 songs during the 1920s for Columbia Records with his wildly popular North Carolina Ramblers, so this LP is a small sampling of some of his very best songs, many of which, like his first big hit for Columbia, 'Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues,' are blues standards. Although Poole died of an alcohol-induced heart failure at just 39 years old, he still had plenty of time to influence bluegrass greats like Bill Monroe, and more indirectly, Hank Williams and the folk singers of the 1960s. Although Poole wrote none of his own material, his genius lay in his unique ability to rework a song, by changing lyrics and tempo, to make it something entirely new. In fact, many fans bought his records just to see 'how Charlie did it.' His North Carolina Ramblers sold huge numbers of records for the time and Poole became one of the first country music stars."
I'm The Man That Rode The Mule 'Round The World
"Born in North Carolina in 1892, influential singer and banjo player Charlie Poole is often considered to be one of the fathers of bluegrass and one of country music's first stars. Although Poole died at just 39-years-old, he still had plenty of time to influence greats like Bill Monroe and Hank Williams, to name just a few. Although Poole did not write his own material -- relying mainly on minstrel, vaudeville and burlesque songs of the day -- his genius lay in his unique ability to rework a song to make it his own, like this version of the drinking song 'If The River Was Whiskey.' Poole, along with his string band the North Carolina Ramblers, recorded over 60 sides for Columbia Records during the 1920s, many of which have become standard repertoire. The material found on this LP, taken from recordings made from 1925-1930, sheds welcome light on some of his lesser-known songs, like the hilarious 'It's Movin' Day.'"
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