Mike Pingitore

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Mike Pingitore (1888–1952) was a member of Paul Whiteman's Orchestra.[1]He was the elder brother of Eugene Pingitore, also a notable banjo player who moved to Australia.[citation needed] Whiteman discovered him playing tenor banjo and he became part of the rhythm section for his newly-formed band, playing there for its entire existence (1919-1948), except for a brief period in 1922.[citation needed] Pingitore played banjo on Art Mooney's "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover," which was a number one hit on the Billboard pop chart in 1948.[2]


Pingitore was inducted into the Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame in 2005 for his efforts and contributions as a performer.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Berrett, Joshua (2004). Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: two kings of jaz. Yale University Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-300-10384-0. 
  2. ^ Adams, Greg (September 13, 2014). ""Radio's first filibuster" gave Art Mooney an unlikely hit in 1948". Music Weird. Retrieved September 13, 2014.