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“Slow Poke” was a #1 country hit for Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys with Redd Stewart in 1951. The song was written by King and Chilton Price who was also co-writer of “You Belong to Me.”
“See the pyramids along the Nile” are the opening lyrics to the song “You Belong to Me,” written by Chilton Price, Pee Wee King, and Redd Stewart. The song became a pop standard and has been recorded by a wide range of artists including Tori Amos, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The song was a major hit for Jo Stafford in 1952.
Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys were one of country music’s first “large” bands.
Sing along with Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart to “Tennessee Waltz.” King and Stewart penned the song in 1946 that has now been recorded by more than 300 artists and in 1965 became one of the official state songs for the state of Tennessee.
Pee Wee King was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1974.
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J.L. Frank helped promote the early careers of Eddy Arnold, Cowboy Copas, Granpa Jones, Pee Wee King, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, and many more. Frank died in 1952 at the age of 52, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967.
J.L. Frank helped Pee Wee King and his band land their first movie role in the 1938 Gene Autry Film Gold Mine In The Sky, billed as J.L. Frank’s Golden West Cowboys.
CMHOF Member J.L. Frank guided the early career of Gene Autry helping him become one of America’s most beloved silver screen cowboys.
This 1937 photo from the Nashville Banner shows J.L. Frank and the Golden West Cowboys enjoying Seven Up, the band’s sponsor for their radio show on WSM.
In 1941, J.L. Frank organized the Camel Caravan tour featuring Pee Wee King and the Golden West Cowboys along with Minnie Pearl.