Charlie Poole

This guy’s story is pretty wild. He was a Southern singer, regional appeal, who wound up with quite the reputation as a boozer and ladies man, but also a top-notch musician and front man. And quite the charmer, or so they say. He cut at least several dozen songs (I don’t know how many), and believe it or not, Sony (which owns Columbia, for whom Poole recorded in the 1920s) is releasing a four CD (yep, four) box set on the guy. Pretty cool, must say.