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Died On This Date (January 15, 2012) Pee Wee Moultrie / Played In Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys

Posted by themusicsover on January 15, 2012

Cois E. “Pee Wee” Moultrie
1922 – January 15, 2012

Pee Wee Moultrie is perhaps best remembered as an original member of Hank Williams’ band, the Drifting Cowboys. Born in Alabama, Moultrie began playing the accordion at a young age, and in 1938, Williams hired him to do so in his band.  He stayed in the Drifting Cowboys until 1940.  In that short time he managed to play and sing on at least two Williams songs, “Fan It” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.”  Moultrie continued to play at festivals as well as events that honored Williams up until the final years of his life.  Pee Wee Moultrie suffered a fatal heart attack on January 15, 2012.  He was 89.

Thanks to Paul Bearer for the assist.

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