A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
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Special Collections and Archives,
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Country musician Ruel Parker (1924-1991)
played the fiddle, mandolin and bass with many groups and performed Atlanta and
nationally broadcast radio programs. His papers contain news clippings,
articles, and some biographical information about Parker and his brother, as
well as eleven photographs of Parker and other country musicians.
Scope and Content of the Papers
This collection consists of two folders of materials relating to
Parker's career in the 1980s. Included are news clippings, articles, and some
biographical information about Parker and his brother. Eleven photographs of
Parker and other country musicians and three cassette tapes featuring the Radio
Wranglers and Georgia Jamboree form the non-print portion of the
Biography of Ruel Parker
Ruel Parker, born April 19, 1924, in Cartecay, Georgia, mastered the
fiddle, mandolin and bass at an early age. Parker's dexterity with instruments
proved useful. An active member of the Atlanta country music scene, he worked
with many groups, including the Pioneer Boys, Baby Ray and the Country Cousins
and Boots Woodall's Radio Wranglers. Later, he played with his own group, Ruel
Parker's Rhythm Ranchers, and worked with such Atlanta favorites as the
Swingbillies and the Peachtree Cowboys. Parker also performed on several radio
programs. With Boots Woodall, he worked on Atlanta's WGST and later, as a
member of the Swingbillies, on WLTV. Notably, Parker was heard as part of the
"Georgia Jamboree," a nationally broadcast program on the Mutual Broadcasting
System that was also transcribed for the United States Armed Forces Radio
Service. He died March 14, 1991.
For further information see Wayne Daniel, Pickin' on Peachtree (Urbana and Chicago: University of
Illinois Press, 1990).
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.
Country music --Georgia
--Atlanta --20th century.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in
departmental policies on reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any
publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection,
the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical
property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from
this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright
holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must
contain the complete citation to the original.
[item], [folder title], Ruel Parker Papers, M057, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Ruel Parker, March 24, 1986.
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, July
25, 1989 (revised September 1998). EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty,
Related materials in this repository:
Wayne W. Daniel Papers, M108, Popular Music Collection
Also see the Atlanta Country Music Research Guide page on the Popular
Music Collection website.
Separated material: During processing,
cassettes were separated to Popular Music Collection Sound Recordings. See List
of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.