Pee Wee King Similar Artists

Cleo Brown - 73% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cleopatra Brown, 8 December 1903, DeKalb, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 April 1995, Denver, Colorado, USA. Born into a musical household, Brown began singing in her father’s church and after the family moved to Chicago in 1919, she studied music, learning to play piano. In the 20s she worked in clubs and tent shows, and was a frequent broadcaster with her own radio show. From Read more

Rex Stewart - 70% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rex William Stewart Jnr., 22 February 1907, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 September 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. Stewart began playing cornet in his early teens, having previously tried several other instruments. By 1921 he was in New York where he played in a succession of bands over the next three or four years. A spell with Elmer Snowden in the mid-20s was Read more

Red Foley - 43% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Julian Foley, 17 June 1910, in a log cabin between Blue Lick and Berea, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 September 1968, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The son of a fiddle player, Foley learned guitar as a child and was encouraged to sing by his parents. After high school, he attended Georgetown College, Kentucky, where he was discovered by a scout for the noted WLS National Barn Dance Read more

Floyd Tillman - 37% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1914, Ryan, Oklahoma, USA, d. 22 August 2003, Bacliff, nr. Houston, Texas, USA. Tillman was the youngest of 11 children of a sharecropping family who moved to Post, Texas, when he was a few months old. He first learned to play mandolin and banjo but later changed to guitar, performing with Adolph Hofner’s band, even singing a few songs, although later admitti Read more

Spade Cooley - 36% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donnell Clyde Cooley, 22 February 1910, Grande, Oklahoma, USA, d. 23 November 1969, Vacaville, California, USA. His grandfather and father were talented fiddlers and he was playing at dances at the age of eight. Around 1930, the family moved to Modesto, California, where Cooley played local venues. In 1934, his resemblance to Roy Rogers found him employment as a stand-in and Read more

Harlem Hamfats - 29% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Despite their name, the Hamfats were based in Chicago, Illinois, and were perhaps the first group created (by J. Mayo Williams) solely to make records. With some variation, the personnel consisted of New Orleans trumpeter Herb Morand, the brothers Joe and Charlie McCoy on guitar and mandolin, clarinettist Odell Rand, pianist Horace Malcolm, John Lindsay or Ransom Knowling on ba Read more

Johnny Bond - 29% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Cyrus Whitfield Bond, 1 June 1915, Enville, Oklahoma, USA, d. 12 June 1978, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a poor farming family, Bond taught himself to play ukelele and guitar and played at local dances In 1934 he moved to Oklahoma and worked on radio, appearing as Cyrus Whitfield, Johnny Whitfield and then Johnny Bond. In 1937, he worked with Jimmy Wakely and Scotty H Read more

Stuff Smith - 27% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith, 14 August 1909, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA, d. 25 September 1967, Munich, Germany. Smith began playing violin as a child; he had some formal tuition but left home at the age of 15 to make his way as a professional musician. In 1926, he became a member of the popular Alphonso Trent band, where he remained, with side trips to other bands, for four years Read more

Little Jimmy Dickens - 26% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Cecil Dickens, 19 December 1920, Bolt, West Virginia, USA. Dickens has summarized his early life as the youngest of 13 children in humorous country songs such as ‘A-Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed’ and ‘Out Behind The Barn’. He had no intention of following his father into the coalmines, and being 4 feet 11 inches tall effectively ruled it out. When Read more

Merle Travis - 25% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Merle Robert Travis, 29 November 1917, Rosewood, Kentucky, USA, d. 20 October 1983, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA. Travis was the son of a tobacco farmer but by the time he was four years old, the family had moved to Ebenezer, Kentucky, and his father was working down the mines. Travis’ father often remarked, ‘Another day older and deeper in debt’, a phrase his son Read more

Carl Smith - 23% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Ernest Tubb - 23% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Dale Tubb, 9 February 1914, near Crisp, Ellis County, Texas, USA, d. 6 September 1984, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Ernest was the youngest of five children of Calvin Tubb, the foreman of a 300-acre cotton farm, and his wife Sarah. In 1920 the family relocated to Benjamin, and then moved again, to Kemp, in 1925. The following year, his parents divorced and initially he Read more

Hank Thompson - 23% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry William Thompson, 3 September 1925, Waco, Texas, USA, d. 6 November 2007, Keller, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Thompson, as a young boy, was fond of records by Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. He first learned the harmonica and then his parents gave him a guitar for his tenth birthday. He also played Hawaiian guitar, learned conjuring tricks and had a ventriloquist Read more

Hawkshaw Hawkins - 22% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Franklin Hawkins, 22 December 1921, Huntingdon, West Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Hawkins started on guitar but became proficient on many instruments. Success in a talent contest in 1937 led to paid work on radio stations in Huntingdon and Charleston. In 1942, he performed on radio in Manila when stationed in the Philippines. After his disch Read more

Roy Acuff - 20% match to Pee Wee King

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy Claxton Acuff, 15 September 1903, Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The third of five children born to Neill and Ida Acuff, Roy learned to play the harmonica and Jew’s harp as a child and was involved with music from an early age. His father played the fiddle, his mother the piano and guitar and Roy sang with his siblings Read more


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