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        Carroll Best is not as well known as some banjo players, thanks to a career that wasn't aimed toward the national spotlight. But the lack of widespread fame is not a true reflection of his talent. The banjoist, whose full name was Hugh Carroll Best Jr., was a founding artisan of finger style banjo playing, or the melodic style. The early stages of his greatly admired technique were inherited from his family in North Carolina. It was a technique, Best was quoted as saying, that w... Read more

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