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Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009

High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound Records)

Weeks before drinking himself to death at age 39 in 1931, North Carolina millworker-turned-banjo-picker Charlie Poole recorded “Milwaukee Blues,” a song that has nearly nothing to do with Milwaukee. It was modestly successful, an achievement given that the Great Depression was two years under way...