AccNoir-2010-02-19, Pee Wee King Day!

Posted on 21 February, 2010 - 15:28 byBruce Triggs

AccNoir-2010-02-19, Pee Wee King Day! The grand-master of Country and Western Swing Accordion!

*Artist – Song – Album (year) – Contact info if we've got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show!
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Dragnet – Blue Suede Shoes: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1955) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.bear-family.de
* Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys – Hoot Scoot – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1956)
* Spade Cooley – Three Way Boogie – Swingbillies, (Disc 2) (1946) – http://westernswing78.blogspot.com/
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – You Can't Hardly Get Them No More – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1955)
* Jewel Cowboys – My Untrue Cowgirl (1939) – The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, & Cowboys - Tobacco State Swing [Disc 3] (1939) – Proper Records box-set, http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=1573
* Bill Haley – Behind The Eight Ball – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1949) – Bill was from Michigan and grew up in Delaware (Johnny Grande was from South Philadelphia) – http://www.properuk.com
* Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys – The Waltz Of Regret – Scratchy 45 (1949) – USA – http://devildick.blogspot.com/2009/02/pee-wee-king-and-his-golden-west.html
* Jeff Durham & His Rhythm Playboys – Tennessee Boogie – Hillbilly Boogie - CD1 - Travelling Boogie, Proper Box 50 – http://www.properuk.com/artists.php?action=alview&alid=2037 (I'd love to get this record)
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Why Don't Y'all Go Home? – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1954)
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Woodchopper's Ball – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1955)
* Bill Haley – Yodel Your Blues Away – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1949)
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Bull Fiddle Boogie – Blue Suede Shoes:Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (1948) – sounds like rock around the clock, don't it?
* Joaquin Murphy with The Plainsmen – Along The Rio Grand (Isn't that a weird song? These were not hillbillies, they were jazzers.) – Joaquin Murphey, steel guitar – http://westernswing78.blogspot.com/2009/09/joaquin-murphey.html
* Judy Hayden – Feudin' Fussin' and Fightin' (Dinner Bell Round-Up) – Women Of Western Swing (1948) – http://westernswing78.blogspot.com/2008/04/women-of-western-swing.html
* Jimmy Wakely – Caravan – Western Swing and Pretty Things (1946) – From our friend Alan Zisman, who maintains the www.SqueezeboxCircle.org website
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Flower Of Texas – Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown (1952) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA – This is from "transcription disks" of pre-recorded radio-shows sent to subscribing stations so the band didn't have to be there. Weird. – http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/pee-wee-king-country-hoedown
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show!
* Jeff Andrews (in the background, you can't really hear them) – The Madhouse Keeper – Vagabonds & Wastrels (2008) – Victoria, BC, Canada – Larissa Ardis, Acc. – www.jeffandrew.ca

And also: Barbara Adler live from the Airport! "The only thing louder than a talking audience is an accordion." – http://www.badler.ca/

This episode's cover is... Pee Wee King's accordion in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Wow! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgmundie/882311834/
Thank you Pee Wee!

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