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A Lesson with
"The Banjo King"
In this 1942 Soundie short "The Banjo King" takes on a teaching position as Professor Eddie Peabody
to a class of adoring female students.
1 "My Old Kentucky Home"
2 "Sweet Sue"
With unwavering success Eddie Peabody's professional career began in the early 1920's and lasted right up until his death from a stroke while performing at a nightclub in November 1970. Equally skilled on a multitude of stringed instruments Eddie was known best for his banjo technique. Aside from his live performances he also appeared in a handful of films including three shorts "Banjomania", "Prof. Peabody's Banjo School", and "Strum Fun" during the 1940's. His vaudevillian stage routines would always possess a comic flair, one of which showcasing his ability to play one banjo but make it sound like two is featured here.
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