Saturday, December 20, 2014

Whitey and Hogan / The Briarhoppers



Roy "Whitey" Grant, *07-04-1916 in Shelby, NC, + 17-09-2010 Charlotte, NC

Arval Hogan, *24-07-1911 Robbinsville, NC, +12-09-2003

2nd version

by Dick Grant , Dave Sax, Al Turner, Tony Russell, Mario Manciotti, Praguefrank
SESSIONS
 Only Briarhopper’s recordings with Whitey and Hogan listed. Whitey and Hogan were also members of The Carolina Playboys in the mid of 1940s and Briaroppers accompanied Fred Kirby on some of his recordings in this period.
8 November 1939 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City - Whitey and Hogan (Arval Hogan [vcl/mandolin], Roy "Whitey" Grant [vcl/gt])
001 66473-A WATCHING YOU Decca 5810
002 66474-A YOU’LL BE MY CLOSEST NEIGHBOR 5758
003 66475-A SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE 5758
004 66476-A THAT’S A WAY WITH A BROKEN HEART 5810
005 66477-A OLD LOG CABIN FOR SALE 5817
006 66478-A IT’S ALCATRAZ FOR ME 5759
007 66479-A GOSH I MISS YOU ALL THE TIME 5759
008 66480-A ANSWER TO BUDDED ROSE 5817
009 66481-A LET ME TRAVEL ALONG 5838
010 66482-A TELL MOTHER I’LL MEET HER 5784
011 66483-A I’LL MEET YOU IN THE MORNING 5838
012 66484-A TURN YOUR RADIO ON 5784
013 66485-A RIDIN‘ ON MY SAVIOR’S TRAIN 5772
014 66486-A DON’T BE KNOCKING 5796
015 66487-A I’VE CHANGED MY MIND 5772
016 66488-A I CAN TELL YOU THE TIME 5796
Fall 1945 WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC - Whitey and Hogan
017 SR-516 TALKING TO MOTHER Sonora  H 7003
018 SR-517 HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU? Sonora H 7004
019 SR-518 MAMA, I'M SICK Sonora H-7004
020 SR-519 I'M LONGING FOR MY SWEETHEART H-7003
ca January 1947 Linden, NJ - Whitey and Hogan
021 D305 BEAR CREEK HOP De Luxe 5021
022 D306 I’M JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL 5023
023 D307 I’M JUST A USED-TO-BE 5023-B
024 D308 YOU’VE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART De Luxe 5021-B
5023 issued as Whitey and Hogan - Charlotte, North Carolina
November 1947 Linden, NJ - Whitey and Hogan, * and The Farmhands
025 D536 THE BIBLE MY DADDY LEFT FOR ME De Luxe 5042
026 D537 I CAN’T SIT DOWN 5042
027 D538 THE TRAMP ON THE STREET* De Luxe 5038
028 D539 A POWER GREATER THAN ATOMIC* 5038
1948 Philadelphia, PA - Whitey and Hogan (Arval Hogan [vcl/mandolin], Roy "Whitey" Grant [vcl/gt], Shannon Grayson [banjo])
029 JESSE JAMES Cowboy CR-1301/Rounder 1013, JSP JSP-7731
030 I HAVE TRIED BUT I HAVE FAILED CR-1301
December 1977 Frank Pointdexter‘s Studio, Monroe, NC – Whitey and Hogan with The Briarhoppers (Roy "Whitey" Grant [vcl/gt], Arval Hogan [vcl/mandolin], Shannon Grayson [banjo], Don White [el bass/lap steel], Hank Warren [fiddle])
031 WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES, NELLIE Old Homestead OHS 90089
032 BRIARHOPPER RAG Old Homestead OHS 90089
033 KENTUCKY Old Homestead OHS 90089
034 HANG OUT THE FRONT DOOR KEY Old Homestead OHS 90089
035 BIBLE MY DADDY LEFT TO ME Old Homestead OHS 90089
036 RAGTIME ANNIE Old Homestead OHS 90089
037 GATHERING BUDS Old Homestead OHS 90089
038 MAMA I'M SICK Old Homestead OHS 90089
039 HAWAIIAN ROSE Old Homestead OHS 90089
040 MY OLD SADDLE HORSE IS MISSING Old Homestead OHS 90089
041 CONVICT AND THE ROSE KANAWHA MARCH Old Homestead OHS 90089
042 AMAZING GRACE Old Homestead OHS 90089
043 PILOT LOVE LIGHT Old Homestead OHS 90089
044 CARRY ME BACK TO THE MOUNTAINS Old Homestead OHS 90169
045 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD Old Homestead OHS 90169
046 STEEL GUITAR RAG Old Homestead OHS 90169
047 SOUTHERN MOON Old Homestead OHS 90169
048 SWEET MOTHER OF MINE Old Homestead OHS 90169
049 PUT ME ON THE TRAIL TO CAROLINA Old Homestead OHS 90169
050 ROW US OVER THE TIDE Old Homestead OHS 90169
051 DOLLAR DOWN AND A DOLLAR A WEEK Old Homestead OHS 90169
052 LOOK WHAT THOSE BLUE EYES DID TO ME Old Homestead OHS 90169
053 INTERSTATE RAG Old Homestead OHS 90169
054 LONESOME FOR YOU ANNABELLE Old Homestead OHS 90169
055 SMILING TO HIDE A BROKEN HEART Old Homestead OHS 90169
056 SAN ANTONIO ROSE Old Homestead OHS 90169
057 FOREVER APART Old Homestead OHS 90169
058 THE FACE AT HEAVEN'S WINDOW Old Homestead OHS 90169
1980 Lamon Sound Studio, Charlotte, NC/ ICCA Studios, Charlotte, N.C – The Briarhoppers  (Roy "Whitey" Grant [vcl/gt], Arval Hogan [vcl/mandolin], Shannon Grayson / David Reese [banjo], Don White [el bass/lap steel], Hank Warren/ Dwight Moody [fiddle]. Producer: Dwight Moody, Carlton Moody)
059 DEAR OLD DIXIE Lamon LR 10017 
060 THE PILOT LOVE LIGHT Lamon LR 10017   LR 10318
061 SMILING TO HIDE A BROKEN HEART Lamon LR 10017 LR 10259-2
062 MY OLD SADDLE HORSE IS MISSING Lamon LR 10017  LR 10259-2
063 SOUTHERN MOON Lamon LR 10017 
064 THE FACE AT HEAVEN'S WINDOW Lamon LR 10017
065 FOREVER APART Lamon LR 10017
066 KANAWHA MARCH Lamon LR 10017 LR 10259-2
067 NOBODY'S BUSINESS Lamon LR 10017 
068 BIBLE MY DADDY LEFT FOR ME Lamon LR 10017
069 AMAZING GRACE Lamon LR 10017 LR 10318
1981 Lamon Sound Studio, Charlotte, NC – The Briarhoppers  (Roy "Whitey" Grant [vcl/gt], Arval Hogan [vcl/mandolin], Shannon Grayson / David Reese [banjo], Don White [el bass/lap steel], Hank Warren/ Dwight Moody [fiddle]. Producer: Dwight Moody, Carlton Moody)
070 BIG STOMP RAG Lamon LR 10039
071 THE VIOLET AND THE ROSE Lamon LR 10039 LR 10259-2
072 THE WEEPING WILLOW TREE (BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW) Lamon LR 10039 LR 10318
073 LISTEN TO THE MOCKING BIRD Lamon LR 10039 LR 10318
074 TRUCK DRIVIN' MAN Lamon LR 10039 LR 10259-2
075 JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE Lamon LR 10039
076 THE PRISONER'S SONG Lamon LR 10039
077 BACK TO OLD SMOKEY MOUNTAIN Lamon LR 10039 LR 10259-2 LR 10318
078 KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE WALTZ MEDLEY Lamon LR 10039 LR 10318
079 LIFE'S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN Lamon LR 10039 LR 10318
080 I DREAMED OF AN OLD LOVE AFFAIR Lamon LR 10039 LR 10318
081 THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL. Lamon LR 10039
1980s Lamon Sound Studio, Charlotte, NC – The Briarhoppers
082 HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE Lamon LR 10141-1 LR 10259-2
083 LEARNING TO LEAN Lamon LR 10141-1 LR 10259-2
084 SOME GLAD DAY Lamon LR 10141-1
085 THE OLD RUGGED CROSS Lamon LR 10141-1 LR 10259-2
086 I SAW THE LIGHT Lamon LR 10141-1
087 WHISPERING HOPE Lamon LR 10141-1
088 JESUS HOLD MY HAND Lamon LR 10141-1
089 WHEN JESUS BECKONS ME HOME Lamon LR 10141-1
090 SHAKE MY MOTHER'S HAND Lamon LR 10141-1
091 WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN Lamon LR 10141-1
092 THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH Lamon LR 10141-1
093 HOW BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN MUST BE Lamon LR 10141-1
1980s or 1990s Lamon Sound Studio, Charlotte, NC – The Briarhoppers
094 THEME: WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE Lamon LR 10259-2 LR 10318
095 MEET ME SOMEWHERE IN MY DREAMS Lamon LR 10259-2
096 MY ABODE HACIENDA Lamon LR 10259-2
097 FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN Lamon LR 10259-2
098 RECITATION: DRINKING FROM MY CUP  Lamon LR 10259-2
Btw 1980s-2001 Lamon Sound Studio, Charlotte, NC – The Briarhoppers
099 IT'S BRIARHOPPER HYMN TIME Lamon LR 10318
100 THE GLORYLAND MARCH Lamon LR 10318
101 CHURCH IN THE MOUNTAINS Lamon LR 10318 
102 WAIT TILL THE SUN SHINES NELLIE Lamon LR 10318
103  NOBODY'S DARLIN' BUT MINE Lamon LR 10318
104 RAG TIME ANNIE Lamon LR 10318




ALBUMS
Old Homestead OHCS-110 Early Radio:
Walk In The Gospel Way; I Can't Sit Down; Gold On The Rainbow; Gosh! I Miss You All The Time; You See I'm Loving You; Kneel At The Cross; Arkansas Travler; You Waited Too Long; There's A Little Pine Log Cabin; Nine Pound Hammer; Lonesome Gamblin Man; Georgia Anna Moon --Heaven Seems Brighter; The Ole Grey Mare Is Back Where She Used To Be; Dust On The Bible; I Dreamed I Searched Heaven For You; An Old Log Cabin For Sale; You'll Be My Closest Neighbor – 77 (1939-1950s transriptions and home recordings)
Lamon LR-10017 Hit’s Briarhopper Time: Dear Old Dixie;  The Pilot Love Light;  Smiling To Hide A Broken Heart;  My Old Saddle Horse Is Missing;  Southern Moon;  The Face At Heaven's Window;  Forever Apart;  Kanawha March;  Nobody's Business;  Bible My Daddy Left For Me; . Amazing Grace – 80
Lamon LR-10039 Hit’s Briarhopper Time (Again): Big Stomp Rag; The Violet And The Rose; The Weeping Willow Tree (Bury Me Beneath The Willow); Listen To The Mocking Bird; Truck Drivin' Man; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; The Prisoner's Song; Back To Old Smokey Mountain; Kentucky And Tennessee Waltz Medley; Life's Railway To Heaven; I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair; The Orange Blossom Special.- 81
Old Homestead OHS 90089 Whitey and Hogan With The Briarhoppers. Vol. 1: Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie;. Briarhopper Rag; Kentucky; Hang Out the Front Door Key; Bible My Daddy Left to Me; Ragtime Annie; Gathering Buds; Mama I'm Sick; Hawaiian Rose; My Old Saddle Horse Is Missing; Convict and the Rose Kanawha March; Amazing Grace; Pilot Love Light – 81
Old Homestead OHS 90169 Whitey and Hogan With The Briarhoppers. Vol. 2: Carry Me Back To The Mountains;  When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold;  Steel Guitar Rag;  Southern Moon;  Sweet Mother Of Mine;  Put Me On The Trail To Carolina;  Row Us Over The Tide;  Dollar Down And A Dollar A Week;  Look What Those Blue Eyes Did To Me;  Interstate Rag;  Lonesome For You Annabelle;  Smiling To Hide A Broken Heart;  San Antonio Rose;  Forever Apart;  The Face At Heaven's Window – 84
Lamon LR 10141-1 Hits Briarhopper Hymn Time: He Will Set Your Fields On Fire; Learning To Lean;  Some Glad Day; Old Rugged Cross; I Saw The Light; Whispering Hope; Jesus Hold My Hand; When Jesus Beckons Me Home; Shake My Mother's Hand; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; The Old Country Church; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be - 88
Lamon LR 10259-2 The Legendary Briarhoppers: Theme: Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie; Smiling To Hide A Broken Heart; My Old Saddle Horse Is Missing; Kanawha March; The Violet And The Rose; Truck Driving Man; Back To Old Smokey Mountain; He Will Set The Wheels On Fire; Learning To Lean; Old Rugged Cross; Meet Me Somewhere In My Dreams; My Abode Hacienda; Foggy Mountain Breakdown; Recitation: Drinking From My Cup – 96
Lamon LR 10318 North Carolina Folk Heritage Award: Theme: Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie; The Pilot Love Light   Buy; The Weeping Willow Tree;  Listen to the Mocking Bird;  I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair; Kentucky Waltz / Tennessee Waltz; It's Briarhopper Hymn Time;  Life's Railway to Heaven;  The Gloryland March;  Church in the Mountains;   Amazing Grace;  Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie; Back To Old Smokey Mountains;   Nobody's Darlin' But Mine;  Rag Time Annie  - 04 WBT Briarhoppers


SINGLES
Decca (1939)
5758 You’ll Be My Closet Neighbor / Sunny Side Of Life - 14-11-39
5759 It’s Alcatraz For Me / Gosh! I Miss You All The Time - 14-11-39
5771 Ridin’ On My Savior’s Train / I’ve Changed My Mind - 06-12-39
5784 Tell My Mother I’ll Meet Her / Turn Your Radio On - 09-01-40
5796 Don’t Be Knockin’ / I Can Tell You The Time - 30-01-40
5810 Watching You / That’s The Way With A Broken Heart - 04-03-40
5817 An Old Log Cabin For Sale / Answer To Budded Roses - 25-03-40
5838 Let Me Travel Along / I’ll Meet You In The Morning - 02-05-40 (also on Melotone 45360)
Sonora (1946)
H 7003 I'm Longing For My Sweetheart / Talking To Mother - 46
H 7004 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Mama, I'm Sick - 46
De Luxe (1947)
5021 Bear Creek Hop / You’ve Had A Change Of Heart - 47
5023 I’m Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / I’m Just A Used-To-Be - 47
5038 The Tramp On The Street / A Power Greater Than Atomic - 47
5042 The Bible My Daddy Left For Me / I Can’t Sit Down - ca 48
Cowboy (1948)
CR-1301 I Have Tried But I Have Failed / Jesse James - 48

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