Roy Hall

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s

Biography

6 January 1907, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA, d. 16 May 1943. Roy Hall and his brother Jay Hugh Hall (b. 13 November 1910, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA, d. April 1974), both played guitar and in their teens, they began to entertain while working in the local textile mills. In 1937, they appeared as the Hall Brothers on WSPA Spartanburg, South Carolina, and made their first recordings for Bluebird Records. Further recordings were made in 1938, before the brothers split and Roy formed his string band, the Blue Ridge Entertainers. The band first played WSPA, before moving on to Asheville, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and finally to WDBJ Roanoke, Virginia, where it appeared twice daily. In late 1939, his Saturday eveningBlue Ridge Jamboree regularly attracted major stars including Tex Ritter and Roy Rogers. Hall was an astute businessman and his show proved so popular that before long, he had to form two bands to meet all the bookings; the second band was...

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