Hoyt Pruitt papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The manuscript portion of these papers consists of one folder of photocopied newsclippings relating to Hoyt Pruitt's career in the 1960s. The nineteen photographs include an image of a handbill advertising a 1948 show in which Pruitt appeared, and images of Pruitt and other country music figures.
- Creation: 1940s-1960s
- Pruitt, Hoyt (Hoyt Lokey), 1924- (Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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Biography of Hoyt Pruitt
Hoyt Lokey Pruitt, born March 4, 1924 in Cedartown, Georgia, was a dobro player, although he also played straight guitar and sang. Among the groups with whom he performed were Pappy Slats's Kentucky Mountaineers, the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, and the Stone Mountain Boys. Pruitt was actively involved in Atlanta's country music radio scene, appearing on various programs, including "Fulton County Jamboree" on WJTL and WAGA's "Dixie Fun Barn" in 1939-1940 and 1946-1948. With Pappy Slats and the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, Pruitt worked on WGST and WTJH, respectively.
0.2 Linear Feet (in 2 folders)
Language of Materials
Hoyt Pruitt was a dobro player, although he also played straight guitar and sang, and was actively involved in Atlanta's country music radio scene, appearing on various programs, including "Fulton County Jamboree" on WJTL and WAGA's "Dixie Fun Barn" in 1939-1940 and 1946-1948. His papers contain newsclippings relating to his career in the 1960s, and nineteen photographs of him and other country music figures.
Donated by Hoyt Pruitt, April 22, 1985 (M1985-08).
- Daniel, Wayne. Pickin' on Peachtree (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990).
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro at the file level, October 1987.
- Hoyt Pruitt:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- October 1987
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