Chanteur et chef d'orchestre US né le 18 février 1914, originaire d'Abrams (Wisconsin), de son vrai nom Frank Kuczynski.  Pee Wee King apprend tout jeune l'harmonica, le fiddle et l'accordéon. A 14 ans, il se produit dans les radios locales et en 1934, il rencontre Gene Autry qui l'embauche comme accordéoniste et fiddle. Autry, appelé à Hollywood, Pee Wee monte son propre orchestre: les "Golden West Cowboys", groupe légendaire dont feront parti des chanteurs comme Eddie Arnold, Cowboy Copas et Ernest Tubb!!! Pee Wee King fut élu au Country Music Hall Of Fame en 1974. Pee Wee eut un show à la télé (WBBM-TV, Chicago, Illinois). Il est décédé en 2000.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1955 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6005 (US) Tweedle Dee (1) / You Can't Hardly Get Them No More (1)
03/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6450 (US) Blue Suede Shoes (2) / Tennessee Dancin' Doll (3)
07/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6584 (US) Catty Town (4) / Hoot Scoot (4)
09/1956 SP RCA VICTOR 47-6666 (US) Ballrom Baby (4) / Absolutely Positively
11/1957 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7090 (US) Congratulations Joe (5) / Prelude To A Broken Heart (5)
10/1958 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7375 (US) Unbreakable Heart / Janie (instr.)
1971 SP STARDAY 45-8019 (US Tennessee Waltz (Pee Wee KING & Redd STEWART) / Shenandoah Waltz (Clyde MOODY)

(1) Pee Wee King & His Band, Featuring Redd Stewart

(2) Pee Wee King & His Band / Vocal By Walter Hayes

(3) Pee Wee King & His Band / Vocal By The Trio

(4) Pee Wee King & His Band / Vocal By Dick Glasser

(5) Pee Wee King & His Kentuckians / Vocal By Redd Stewart

Albums

1982 LP 12" DETOUR 33-001 (UK) BALLROOM KING - Catty Town / Plantation Boogie / I Don't Mind / Blue Suede Shoes / Stell Guitar Rag / Railroad Boogie / Rootie Tootie / Half A Dozen Boogie / Ballrom Baby / Ten Gallon Boogie / Hoot Scoot / Chew Tobacco Rag / Forty Nine Women / Indian Giver / Bull Fiddle Boogie / Tweedlee Dee
1983 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY  BFX 15101 (DE) ROMPIN', STOMPIN', SINGIN', SWINGIN' - Birmingham Bounce / The Ghost And Honest Joe / Say Good Morning, Nellie / Going Back To A.L.A. / Tennessee Central Number Nine / Texas Toni Lee / Keep Them Icy Cold Fingers Off Of Me / Lonesome Steel / Quit Honkin' That Horn / New York To New Orleans / I Hear You Knockin' / Oh Monah / Mop Rag Boogie / Juke Box Blues / Flying Home / Slow Bloke
1985 LP 12" RCA VICTOR RPL 2046 (JAP) COUNTRY CLASSICS - Tennesse Waltz / Texas Toni Lee / Slowpoke / Bonaparte's Retreat / Kentucky Waltz / Ten Gallon Boogie / Silver And Gold / Bull Fiddle Boogie / San Antonio Rose / Varsoviana / The One Rose / Under The Double Eagle / My Adobe Hacienda / Spanish Two Step / Steel Guitar Rag / Over The Waves

© Rocky Productions 3/01/2003