A Guide to His Photographs at Georgia State University
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Woodall, Boots, d. 1988
circa 1940-circa 1960
.2 linear ft. (in
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
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.
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.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the
Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring
materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog
using these headings.
Woodall, Boots, d.
WSB (Radio station :
WAGA (Radio station :
station : Atlanta, Ga.)
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[item], [folder title], Boots Woodall Photographs, M037, Popular Music
Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Pauline D. Woodall, October 1985 (M1985-04).
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro,
September 1998; EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty, June 27, 2008.
Related materials in this repository:
WSB Radio Records, M003, Popular Music Collection
Wayne W. Daniel Papers, M108, Popular Music Collection
Also see the Atlanta Country Music Research Guide page on the Popular
Music Collection website.