Boots Woodall photographs
Scope and Content of the Papers
This collection consists of 119 photographs that document Boots Woodall's career in country music. Included are individual shots of Woodall, group photos of Woodall and other country musicians, pictures of other country music groups, and an artist's sketch of Woodall.
- circa 1940-circa 1960
- Woodall, Boots, -1988 (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biography of Boots Woodall
Dennis "Boots" Woodall was born on October 9, 1921, in Paulding County, Georgia. His early years were spent in Buckhead, where he learned to play guitar at the age of 10 or 11. He later switched to Hawaiian and then to steel guitar. Woodall's first radio appearance took place as a teenager, on "Uncle Harry's Variety Show" (WAGA); as a young man he was also a member of Bill Gatins' Jug Band (WATL) and Uncle Ned's Texas Wranglers (WSB), on "Cross Roads Follies." After a short sojourn in the Midwest, he returned south to appear in WSB's "Barn Dance" beginning in 1941. After World War II, during which he served in the Air Force, he returned to Atlanta and founded his own band, the Radio Wranglers, a group that became well known on radio and on WAGA-TV under its new name, the TV-Wranglers. Woodall and his group toured throughout the south and were frequently recorded, most notably on the King label. Woodall also composed many country tunes, such as "If I Could Send You Roses" and "Dog House Boogie." Woodall died in 1988 after pursuing a career in sales and real estate for twenty-five years.
0.2 Linear Feet (in 6 folders)
Language of Materials
Dennis "Boots" Woodall (1921-1988) was a guitarist who belonged to several bands that performed on Atlanta radio before World War II. After Air Corps service, he returned to Atlanta and founded his own band, the Radio Wranglers, which became well known on radio and on WAGA-TV (as the TV-Wranglers). His collection consists of 119 photographs, including individual shots of Woodall, group photos of him and other country musicians, pictures of other country music groups, and an artist's sketch of Woodall.
Donated by Pauline D. Woodall, October 1985 (M1985-04).
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, September 1998.
- Woodall, Boots, -1988 (Person)
- Boots Woodall:
- A Guide to His Photographs at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- August 1998
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