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Eddie Peabody


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A Lesson with
"The Banjo King"


In this 1942 Soundie "The Banjo King" Eddie Peabody takes a teaching position instructing a class of adoring female students by utilizing the two numbers "My Old Kentucky Home" and "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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