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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2010-02-19: Pee-Wee King Day!

February 24, 2020

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 167 of Accordion Noir radio, wherein it seems Bruce had been made privy to a secret stash of accordion-filled Western Swing music.  He took the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of accordion-slinging bandleader Pee-Wee King,  At its original online home, it achieved a total of some 13352 tracked listens, and we know this trend will only continue at its new online home over at the Internet Archive, where you can listen to it any time!  Here’s its playlist:

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 http://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. – http://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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One Comment leave one →
  1. February 27, 2020 11:47 pm

    Hi Rowan,

    Let me know if this makes sense.

    I’ve noticed a big rise in spam to my accordion.noir@gmail.com address.

    Not sure if it’s my fault, but the email seems to be included in open text on recent reposts of shows on the Uprising site. When I searched for it, it seems like it’s added to the end of the playlists from 2009 to the recent ones from 2011.

    I don’t know if that means I included it on the old site. If so, that was dumb.

    If there’s a way to cut the email from reposts in future, that’d be cool. It looks like this at the end of posts:

    > And for the cover image? Rowan riding the Sky-Train! (If you’ve never been to Vancouver, we also have a “Sea-Bus.”) I think I used this image before, but it’s so nice. Memorializes Rowan’s beard before he shaved it for charity too. > > Bruce Triggs, Accordion Noir Radio > > accordion.noir@gmail.com > > http://www.AccordionNoir.org > http://www.AccordionUprising.org I may go back and edit that out of the posts that are up there now. Not like that will keep people from selling my email if they already have it, but can’t hurt to keep it from getting picked up in future.

    Thanks, Bruce

    >

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