Saturday, June 29, 2024

Record #0715: You Can’t Hardly Get Them No More / Tweedle Dee – PEE WEE KING AND HIS BAND

RCA Victor 47-6005 (original, promo) USA, January 1955
Words & Music by:  Side A – Floyd F. Wilson; Side BWinfield Scott
Musicians: Pee Wee King (accordion), Redd Stewart (vocals and fiddle), Homer Haynes (guitar), Charles Tichy (guitar), Robert Koefer (steel guitar), Jethro Burns (mandolin), Chuck Wiggins (bass), Sticks McDonald (drums), John Frigo, Fred Herron (fiddle), Forry Engle (piano)
Recording sessions: Produced by Steve Sholes at RCA Victor Studio, Chicago, IL on 10. January 1955
Highest chart positions:  Didn’t hit the charts

Pee Wee King is best known for co-writing “Tennessee Waltz”, which he recorded on 2. December 1947. It was covered by Roy Acuff (1948, US Country #12), Patti Page (1950, US #1, US Country #2), Guy Lombardo (1950, US #6) and Les Paul & Mary Ford (1950, US #6) and many others.

Tweedle Dee” was a big hit for LaVern Baker (US #14, US R&B #4) and it was climbing the charts when these guys recorded their cover version.

Exactly one year later Steve Sholes found himself producing the first RCA session of Elvis Presley (and many sessions to follow).

List price:  Not listed in the catalog. A promotional copy like this has been sold for $20 in eBay in 2016.


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