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Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys - The Pee Wee King Collection 1946-58 (3CD)

Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys - The Pee Wee King Collection 1946-58 (3CD)

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Pee Wee King was a singer, bandleader, accordionist and fiddle player who was a highly successful country artist of the post-war era, specialising in western swing and dance music with his band The Golden West Cowboys. He was famously associated with the hit song “The Tennessee Waltz” which he wrote with his featured singer Redd Stewart, and which was recorded by many otxher artists.. He was of Polish descent, and specialised in polkas and waltzes, introducing them into his country repertoire, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1937, introducing on-stage dancers and flashy stagewear.

He did not make his first records until 1946, but soon racked up a string of hits. Included here are A & B sides from his releases on the Bullet and RCA-Victor label, and features at least one side of a significant proportion of his 100 or so releases from these years, which represented the primary heyday of his recording career. It features all his ten career chart entries, including the pop & country No. 1 “Slow Poke”, and the Top 10 country hits “Tennessee Waltz”, “Tennessee Polka”, “Bonaparte’s Retreat”, “Silver And Gold”, “Busybody”, “Bimbo” and “Changing Partners”. The recordings range across the spectrum of country music from pure western swing through country-pop ballads and novelty material to polkas, waltzes and old-time country dances, along with the familiar staples of lifestyle-related cowboy music. It’s a thoroughly entertaining showcase for one of the genre’s highly influential performers.


REVIEWS

Featuring 83 recordings on the three CDs which cover the golden years of King's recording career, this is western swing and it is mainly of the toe-tapping type. As with all these Acrobat retrospectives, there is a sizeable booklet with all the relevant session and biographical information needed. A superb collection. - Howard Cockburn (Now Dig This Issue 453)

An attractive sound and a reminder that there is and was a lot more to country music than the cliched characterisation of maudlin ballads, cheating hearts and honky tonk angels, as there are plenty of boogie type, uptempo songs which swing like mad. - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 346)


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 That Cheap Look In Your Eye Frank "Pee Wee King" & The Golden West Cowboys
2 You Were The Cause Of It All Frank "Pee Wee King" & The Golden West Cowboys
3 Tennessee Central Number 9 Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
4 Steel Guitar Rag Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
5 Texas Toni Lee Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
6 Kentucky Waltz Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
7 I Hear You Knockin' Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
8 Ten Gallon Boogie Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
9 Don't Feel Sorry For Me Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
10 Tennessee Waltz Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
11 Rootie Tootie Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
12 Gotta Climb Those Golden Stairs Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
13 Juke Box Blues Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
14 Everytime I Feel The Spirit Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
15 Forty-nine Women Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
16 Quit Honkin' That Horn Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
17 New York To New Orleans Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
18 Bull Fiddle Boogie Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
19 The Ghost And Honest Joe Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
20 Bonaparte’s Retreat Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
21 The Waltz Of Regret Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
22 I Lost My Love (The Color Song) Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
23 Tennessee Tears Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
24 Alabama Moon Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
25 Get Together Polka Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
26 Tennessee Polka Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 The Nashville Waltz Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
2 You Call Everybody Darlin’ Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
3 Black Eyed Susie (Divide The Ring) Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
4 Fire On The Mountain (Dip And Dive) Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
5 Devil’s Dream Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
6 Rag Mop Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
7 Blame It All On Nashville Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
8 Birmingham Bounce Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
9 What, Where And When Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
10 Cincinnati Dancing Pig Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
11 We're Gonna Go Fishin' Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
12 Mop Rag Boogie Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
13 River Road Two Step Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
14 Helegged, Hilegged Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
15 No One But You Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
16 The Strange Little Girl Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
17 Slow Poke Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
18 Two Roads Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
19 Silver And Gold Pee Wee King & His Band
20 Ragtime Annie Lee Pee Wee King & His Band
21 Busybody Pee Wee King & His Band
22 I Don't Mind Pee Wee King & His Band
23 Two Faced Clock Pee Wee King & His Band
24 Spanish Two-Step Pee Wee King & His Band
25 My Adobe Hacienda Pee Wee King & His Band
26 Steel Guitar Rag Pee Wee King & His Band
27 San Antonio Rose Pee Wee King & His Band
28 The One Rose Pee Wee King & His Band
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 The Crazy Waltz Pee Wee King & His Band
2 Railroad Boogie Pee Wee King & His Band
3 Screwball Pee Wee King & His Band
4 Last Night On The Back Porch Pee Wee King & His Band
5 Your Kisses Aren't Kisses Any More Pee Wee King & His Band
6 Ricochet Pee Wee King & His Band
7 Changing Partners Pee Wee King & His Band
8 Bimbo Pee Wee King & His Band
9 Deck Of Cards Pee Wee King & His Band
10 Huggin' My Pillow (And Dreaming Of You) Pee Wee King & His Band
11 Backward, Turn Backward Pee Wee King & His Band
12 Indian Giver Pee Wee King & His Band
13 Keep Your Eye On My Darling Pee Wee King & His Band
14 I Can't Tell A Waltz From A Tango Pee Wee King & His Band
15 Tweedle Dee Pee Wee King & His Band
16 You Can't Hardly Get Them No More Pee Wee King & His Band
17 Woodchopper's Ball Pee Wee King & His Band
18 Melody Of Love Pee Wee King & His Band
19 Plantation Boogie Pee Wee King & His Band
20 Beauty Is As Beauty Does Pee Wee King & His Band
21 Seven Come Eleven Pee Wee King & His Band
22 Peek A Boo Waltz Pee Wee King & His Band
23 Blue Suede Shoes Pee Wee King & His Band
24 Hoot Scoot Pee Wee King & His Band
25 Absolutely Positively Pee Wee King & His Band
26 I'll Be Walking Alone In The Crowd Pee Wee King & His Band
27 A Catchy Tune Pee Wee King & His Band
28 Congratulations, Joe Pee Wee King & His Kentuckians
29 Unbreakable Heart Pee Wee King
  • Artist:
    Pee Wee King
  • Discs:
    3
  • EAN:
    8240469100203
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    August 2020
  • Run Time:
    210mins
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9100
  • Weight:
    0.2kg