Charlie Poole

Genres: Blues Folk World
Tags: country folk americana old-timey fiddle Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
Links: Wikipedia


22 March 1892, Alamance County, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 May 1931. A talented five-string banjo player who, because of a childhood hand injury, played in a thumb and three-fingered picking style that was later further developed by Earl Scruggs. In 1917, Poole teamed up with fiddle player Posey Rorer (b. 22 September 1891, Franklin County, Virginia, USA, d. March 1935) and the two played throughout West Virginia and North Carolina. In 1922, they added a guitarist, initially Clarence Foust, but when they made their first Columbia Records recordings on 27 July 1925, the regular guitarist was Norman Woodlieff. Perhaps in reference to their itinerant lifestyle, they adopted the name of North Carolina Ramblers in 1923 and as such, they became one of the most influential of the early string bands. They are still remembered for their recording of ‘Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down’. In 1926, Roy Harvey (b. 24 March 1892, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA)...

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