World of Country – Slim & Byron Whitman

Slim Whitman and his son Byron

Slim Whitman and his son Byron joined Paul Hazell on the phone from their Florida home.

Slim Whitman’s record sales run into many millions over a career that began in the 1940s and included “Rose Marie”, “Love Song Of The Waterfall” and “Indian Love Call”. He was still touring right up to 2002 and a key part of his show was singer, songwriter, musician Byron who performed his own part of the show as well as singing duets with dad. Slim recently turned 90 yet is still a good seller and at age 86 recorded his most recent album. The interview includes Slim speaking about his career, 67 years of marriage and hundreds of recordings, along with a lot of his famous music.

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  • Marjorie Morgan

    What an amazing – World Of Country Paul Hazell presented us all with at this time. A wonderful telephone interview with my Hero that was Slim Whitman – and – Byron Whitman too. The interview coincided with Slim’s 90th birthday. I have loved listening to Paul’s wonderful country music with so many various artist that were once unknown to me. Congratulations Paul on a brilliant scoop – it is wonderful to – Listen Again – to dear Slim Whitman and Byron talking of their careers and their life together. A fabulous twosome !! Slim sadly passed away on the 19th June 2013 aged 90 years.. Precious Memories of your fabulous interview Paul. You are such a great personality – Your presentations skills are second to none…Marje Morgan. North Wales UK…

  • Evelyn Maille

    I just listened to this program again. I have to listen to it often because it is incredible. Paul Hazell’s WOC is always wonderful to listen to, but this show with the interview with Slim Whitman at 90 yrs old, and son Byron is so very special for their many fans. Thank you so much Paul, and Uckfield fm for this amazing interview. I hope you never remove it from “On Demand”. It was so very sad that Slim passed on a few weeks after this interview, which makes it all the more precious., but Slim left us with an enormous volume of his fabulous music. WoW!! Thanks again Paul, you are the very best!!