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Whitey & Hogan

November 5, 1982 OHC324 117 min.


Country music duo. North Carolina-based harmony duo. Members, Roy “Whitey” Grant (Born April 7, 1916) and Arval Albert Hogan (born July 24, 1911; died September 12, 2003). Career most active late 1930s-1950s. Best known for their radio and television show performances on WBT-Charlotte, 1940s-early 1950s. Recorded for the Decca and Sonora record labels.

Interview Summary

1982 November 5
(1 hour, 57 minutes)
Country duo performers Roy Grant and Arval Hogan, better known as Whitey & Hogan, recall highlights from their career. Discussion includes their childhood and musical background; their meeting in 1935; experiences from the early years of their career; their early radio work, including WGNC in Gastonia, North Carolina; description of their experience recording for Decca; working with Dave Kapp; development of their repertoire; the cooperation between performers of the era in promoting each other’s songs; fan mail; their audience; balancing their day job with their music career; working on WBT-Charlotte, especially the Briarhopper Time program; a description of the Briarhopper shows; memories of other WBT performers, including Fisher Hendley; memories playing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra; their work on the Carolina Hayride and Carolina Calling shows; memories of WBT announcer and executive Charles Crutchfield; their show sponsors; and memories from their concert experiences.

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