Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski (February 18, 1914 – March 7, 2000), known professionally as Pee Wee King, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist best known for co-writing "Tennessee Waltz".
King was born in Abrams, Wisconsin to a Polish American family and lived in Abrams during his youth. He learned to play the fiddle from his father, who was a professional polka musician. In the 1930s, he toured and made cowboy movies with Gene Autry. King joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1937.
In 1946, while the bandleader of the Golden West Cowboys, King, together with the band's vocalist, Redd Stewart, composed "The Tennessee Waltz", inspired by "The Kentucky Waltz" by bluegrass musician Bill Monroe. King and Stewart first recorded "The Tennessee Waltz" in 1948, and it went on to become a country music standard.
King's other songs included "Slow Poke" and "You Belong to Me", bothЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Pee-Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys [альбом]
- Pee Wee King's Country Hoedown: 51 Unreleased Recordings on 2 CDs [16.11.1999, сборник]
- Western Swing Get Together [2001, сборник]