Title Of Album: Playing Funky: The Lost Album (Feat. Drafi Deutscher)
Year Of Release: 2013
Genre: Blues Rock
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 41:29
Total Size: 113 MB
01. One Only Women (4:02)
02. Baby Please Please (5:14)
03. Down-Healed Blues (4:21)
04. Sweet Mary-Anne (5:04)
05. Boogie Child (4:48)
06. My Summer Sun (3:15)
07. Can You Hear My Thunder (3:14)
08. Love Is Jealousy (3:27)
09. Playing Funky (3:34)
10. Got All The Meanness Back In Me (4:24)
Richard Hagel: Lead Vocal
Thomas Hesse: Guitar
Martin Siehoff: Drums
Karlos Boes: Saxophon
Andreas Müller: Bass
Nico Kozuschek: Keyboards
The PeeWee Bluesgang (Peewees) is a five-member band,that plays BluesRock.
Founded in 1977 in Iserlohn ,the PeeWees were playing primarily own compositions.Its members were the singer and frontman Richard Hail, guitarist Thomas Hesse, bass player Heribert Grothe,drummer Siehoff Martin and saxophonist Karlos Boes.
The band had their first gig in the "Balver cave" at a jazz festival.
During the first two years ,the singer and keyboard player was Reiner Hänsch from the band "Zoff" . Hänsch left the Peewees in 1979 and Richard hail became the singer. Now Stefan Janke was sitting at the keyboard ,but he left the band again after only a short period of time (after a gig in "Uncle Pö" in Hamburg.)
In 1980 piano tracks of the former studio album were still to be recorded, that's when the Hamburg keyboardist Thomas Waßkönig stepped in - especially as the record company's rehearsal for the album was imminent and there was a lack of time. After these recordings, who were very much to the liking of Hail and Hesse,Waßkönig became an integral part of the band from 1980 to 1984 , then he returned to the band "Grobschnitt".
Two years after its inception they released their first LP . By participating in open-air concerts abroad, the band became well known far beyond the borders of Germany. There were tours with Chicken Shack , Canned Heat , Jack Bruce and the Stray Cats,among others . In 1980 they performed in Poland. In 1981 the Pee Wee Blue Gang played at WDR's Rockpalast in Cologne.
In the 1980s, the "Pee Wee Blue Gang" was also the backing band of "Drafi Deutscher" at live concerts.
Since the mid 1990s, the saxophone replaced the keyboard.
On 31 December 2008, the band, who released 15 albums so far (see discography), broke up.In 2010 PeeWee Bluesgang celebrated their comeback. Since then there is a different line-up (including Nico Kozuschek on keyboards)