Here's a video of Pee Wee and the gang playing two songs on which I played steel on the original recordings: "The Tennessee Waltz" and "You Belong To Me." (This video was recorded after Bob Koefer, Shorty Boyd and I had all left the band. I don't know who the steel player or the second fiddle player were at that time.)
Pee Wee King videos from the 40's and 50's.
(Note: On videos recorded before 1947, Don Davis, Clel Summey or Roy Wiggins was the steel guitarist with the band)
More Pee Wee King videos from the 40's and 50's.
In this novelty tune, Roy plays the entire first instrumental chorus and makes the "bong" sound on his steel guitar.
Left to right in photo: Gene Schuler, Charlie Wigginton, Roy Ayres, Shorty Boyd, Redd Stewart, Gene Stewart, Sticks McDonald, Pee Wee King
Roy recorded with scores of artists on King Records, including Hawkshaw Hawkins. On Hawk's record of Slowpoke, he wanted Roy to play the same solo he had played on Pee Wee King's hit RCA record of Slowpoke. Roy played a very similar solo, but changed it slightly.
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