Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: William S. Carrier ("Billy") was a guitarist and member of the popular Swanee River Boys, playing white southern gospel as well as traditional folk songs and African-American spirituals. In 1941, the group joined WSB Radio's "Barn Dance," broadcast from Atlanta. In 1952, Carrier left the Swanee River Boys, but he continued to perform in the Landmark Church Quartet until May 1956. His papers contain fifty-seven photographs and a photocopy of a datebook recording Swanee River Boys engagements,...
Dates: circa 1935-1957
Abstract: Fiddler and vocalist Bobby Atcheson (1920-1978) was a popular performer on the WSB "Barn Dance" radio program in the 1940s, and performed on WATL radio with his wife, Jane. His papers include correspondence, handbills, news clippings, and articles, and photographs of the Atchesons and other country music performers. The papers are photocopies of originals.
Dates: 1932-1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1953
Abstract: 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...
Dates: circa 1940-circa 1960
Abstract: Harrison "Chick" Kimball worked in a number of capacities for WSB Radio in Atlanta, mainly in country music programming. His papers consist of a news clipping, portion of a script, and photographs of Kimball by himself or with friends and associates.
Dates: circa 1942-1949
Abstract: Country musician Clayton McMichen (1900-1970) performed as a fiddler on WSB Radio in Atlanta from 1922 and recorded with the Skillet Lickers from 1926. He had an active career after leaving Atlanta in 1931, later fronting the Georgia Wildcats and retiring from music in 1955.
Abstract A talented musician, Joseph "Cotton" Carrier become a well-known broadcaster on Atlanta radio and television, beginning on WSB's "Barn Dance" in 1942. Later in his career, he worked alternately as a songwriter and promoter. His papers consist of photocopied printed materials, part of one reel of microfilm, and twenty-three photographs, and contain biographical material, including information on his professional activities for WSB Radio, WAGA-TV, and the Lowery Music Group, and some details on...
Dates: circa 1940-1950, 1984
Abstract: Ruey Culbertson ("Curley") Collins (1915-1986) played the fiddle, guitar, and banjo in country and western bands of the 1930s-1980s, in his native Kentucky, Atlanta, Georgia, and Richmond, Virginia. The collection documents his career with ephemera including clippings, programs, and advertisements; photographs; periodical articles and book excerpts; correspondence; legal documents; and writings. The material dates 1928-1956, 1964-1969, 1975-2002, and is in photocopied form.
Dates: 1928-1956, 1964-1969, 1975-2002
Abstract: W.L. "Doug" Spivey was a guitarist and vocalist, and an original member of the Pine Ridge Boys, a country group created by Pop Eckler. After retiring from the Atlanta country/gospel music scene, Spivey became an evangelist. He died January 13, 1987. His papers contain photocopied news clippings and handbills from the 1940s, a photocopy of a publication featuring photographs of and biographical information on numerous country music groups, and two images of handbills and nine photographs of...
Abstract: Eddie Wallace (born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1924), was a founding member of "The Sunshine Boys," a male vocal quartet specializing in spiritual music, that appeared on radio, in motion pictures, and on recordings from 1943. His papers consist of copies of correspondence, newsclippings, magazines, programs, and other printed material and reproductions of photographs and posters.
Abstract: Frances Lee Wallace (1921-2001) grew up in the Atlanta area of Lakeland Heights. A piano student since childhood, she began playing professionally in about 1940, when she was hired to play in the basement of Davison's department store in downtown Atlanta. The collection documents Frances Wallace's many musical activities during her long career as a pianist and organist in Atlanta, and it provides a glimpse of Atlanta's musical scene during the middle years of the twentieth century.
Dates: 1903-1995; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1991
Abstract: Gene Wiggins was the author of several articles and books on country music. This collection consists of thirty-four photographs he collected in the course of his research on the history of country music, including images of performers, handbills and newsclippings.
Abstract: Henry W. Grady Cole (1909-1981) was a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who primarily performed with his wife, Hazel. Later their son, Jackie, joined his parents as a performer. The Coles became popular on Atlanta's WGST and later performed on WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Cole papers include an autobiographical statement by Grady Cole, correspondence, contracts, invoices, news clippings, sheet music and lyrics written by the Coles and others, and 24 images of handbills, sheet music...
Dates: circa 1935-1976
Abstract: Horace "Harpo" Kidwell (1910-2003) was one of the most popular, well-known harmonica players active in Atlanta's early country music scene. He appeared on WSB Radio's "Cross Roads Follies" program, 1941-1953, and later on radio and television broadcasts from Cincinnati. His papers consist of fifty-two photographs, sheet music for one of his compositions, a letter, and photocopies of handbills, programs, a logbook, and clippings.
Abstract: Radio personality Ivey Peterson appeared on Atlanta's WSB Radio from 1941, serving as sometime master of ceremonies for the WSB "Barn Dance" and later appearing as one of the new cast members on "Barn Dance" when the show was revived in 1952. Peterson, who died in 1991, also co-owned a popular Atlanta country music nightspot, the Covered Wagon. His papers consist of correspondence, handbills, news clippings and songbooks (all in photocopied form), and 44 photographs of handbills and of Peterson...
Dates: circa 1935-1963
Abstract: Riley Puckett (1894-1946), a vocalist, guitarist and banjo player, was one of the most recorded performers in early country music. He performed with many Atlanta area country groups and frequently on Atlanta radio. The collection consists of a brief biography of and list of recordings made by Riley Puckett, and nine photographic images of Puckett, his family, and contemporary country musicians.
Dates: circa 1925-1946
Abstract: Originally from Kentucky, Otho Woodrow "Tex" Forman worked as a member of several country bands. In Atlanta, Forman was known as one of Pop Eckler's bandmates, appearing as part of Pop Eckler and His Young'Uns on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" show in 1936. His papers contain twenty-eight photographs and photocopies of songbooks and lyrics, handbills, and articles.
Dates: 1939-1984; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1949