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King, Pee Wee

Real name Julius Frank Kuczynski. Born 1914 in Abrams, Wisc. Star of the Pee Wee King Show (WBBM-TV, Chicago, Ill.). Purportedly, Pee Wee's band was the first to use electric guitar and drums on the Grand Ole Opry. Died in 2000.


Original Releases

Discography is not intended to be complete

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1955/Feb. 12
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6005  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Tweedlee Dee — Pee Wee King And His Band, Featuring Redd Stewart F2-WW-0105  
    Non-pertinent Label shot You Can't Hardly Get Them No More — Pee Wee King And His Band, Featuring Redd Stewart F2-WW-0104  
1956/Mar. 3
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6450  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Blue Suede Shoes — Pee Wee King And His Band / Vocal By Walter Hayes G2WW-0002 Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#23)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6006 (#27)
Bullet RCA (England) LP 42809 (#3)
    Non-pertinent Label shot Tennessee Dancin' Doll — Pee Wee King And His Band / Vocal By The Trio G2WW-0003  
1956/July 14
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6584  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Catty Town — Pee Wee King And His Band / Vocal By Dick Glasser G2WW-0305 Bullet BMG Int. CD 75406 (#12)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15622 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone CD 6005 (#12)
Bullet Collectors Gold CD 100211 (#1)
Bullet Country Music Foundation CD 014-D (#18)
Bullet Country Music Foundation LP 014-L (#18)
Bullet Pan American CD 56016 (#2)
Bullet Proper CD 122 (#41)
Bullet Rev-Ola Bandstand CD 21 (#24)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hoot Scoot — Pee Wee King And His Band / Vocal By Dick Glasser G2WW-0307 Bullet Pan American CD 56018 (#18)
1956/Sept. 29
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-6666  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Ballroom Baby — Pee Wee King And His Band G2WW-0304  
    Non-pertinent Label shot Absolutely Positively — Pee Wee King And His Band G2WW-0306  
1957/Nov. 25
Bb c&w rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7090  Pertinent Song sample Congratulations Joe — Pee Wee King And His Kentuckians / Vocal By Redd Stewart H2WW-5686  
    Borderline Song sample Prelude To A Broken Heart — Pee Wee King And His Kentuckians / Vocal By Redd Stewart H2WW-5687  
1958/Oct. 27
Bb pop rev.
RCA Victor (N.J.) 47-7375  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Unbreakable Heart — Pee Wee King And His Band J2WW-3393  
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Janie – (instr.) — Pee Wee King And His Band J2WW-3394  

Notes:


Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1979RCA (England) (England) PL 42809LPVictor Rock 'N' Rollers
1988Country Music Foundation (United States) CMF- 014-LLPGet Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabillly 56-59
1991Country Music Foundation (United States) CMF- 014-DCDGet Hot Or Go Home: Vintage RCA Rockabillly 56-59
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15622CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 1
1996Collectors Gold 100211CDCatty Town / Dick Lory
2000BMG Int. 75406CDDon't Mess With My Ducktail: 26 RCA Tracks
2007Proper (England) PROPERBOX 122CDClassic Rockabilly
Rev-Ola Bandstand (England) CR REV 21CDCountry Goes Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 3: Rural Royalty
2008Pan American (Switzerland) 56018CDLove Slave
year?Big Tone BTCD 6005CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Big Tone BTCD 6006CDRCA Rockabilly, Vol. 2
Pan American (Switzerland) 56016CDShe's A Devil


Acknowledgments:  CMF Library, Marc Coulavin, Bill Davis, Udo Frank, Louisville's Own, Gerd Miller, Adriaan Sturm, Perica Sucevic


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