Slim Bryant – People like this comes once in a lifetime.

L to R: Kenny Newton, Loppy Bryant, Al Azzara, Center Slim Bryant

L to R: Kenny Newton, Loppy Bryant, Al Azzara, Center Slim Bryant

Slim Bryant was a very talented person as a musician, singer, songwriter, band leader, business man, teacher and radio and TV personality. He was born in Atlanta Georgia as Thomas Hoyt Bryant on December 7, 1908 and died May 28, 2010.

Slim came to Pittsburgh PA  in 1941 on KDKA radio and broadcast every morning on the Farm Hour and played 11 songs between the days news and farm reports and always a hymn at precisely 6:23 AM. Slim Bryant and the Georgia Wildcats group worked on various shows on KDKA and WDTV and KDKA-TV up to 1962. They also recorded 287 songs on pre-recorded self contained 15 minute shows on transcriptions and supplied subscribing radio stations. Their programs were a variety of country, pop, western, polkas, gospel and jazz.

The Wildcats consisted of Slim Bryant on guitar, Loppy (Raymond) Bryant on bass, Kenny Newton on fiddle, Al Azzaro on accordion, Jerry Wallace on tenor banjo. They all participated in vocals and harmony. In Slim’s later years he ran a Gift and Card shop in Dormont, PA and taught guitar lessons.

Some of the songs you will hear on this session will be 

  • Eeny Meeny Dixie Deeny
  • Someday You’ll Want Me To Want You
  • He Holds The Lantern While His Mother Chops The Wood
  • Sioux City Sue
  • I’m A Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch
  • Climbing Up Those Golden Stairs
  • Too Fat Polka
  • Deep Water
  • Ain’t We Crazy
  • Jazz Guitar Instrumental
  • And we fade out of the program with:
  •     Where The Mountains Meet The Sky


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Slim Bryant, 101 years old

Slim Bryant, 101 years old



About Dick and Danna

Resume for Dick Vernon, PHD (Possess Highschool Diploma) I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. I am a strong conservative politically. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I make women swoon with my sensuous steel guitar playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, I repair computerized aircraft panels free of charge. I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. Ihave been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations with the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On week- ends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I have given Rachel Ray and Emirile cooking lessons. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performe open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis many times when I taught him how to play guitar.. But I have not yet gone to college. ——————————————————- Resume for: Danna Vernon I put up with Dick Vernon. Doesn’t that say it all?
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