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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
various country music groups.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The W. L. Spivey papers contain one folder of photocopied news
clippings and handbills from the 1940s, and one photocopy of
Renfro Valley Keepsake, a publication featuring
photographs of and biographical information on numerous country music groups.
The papers also include two images of handbills and nine photographs of various
country music groups.
Biography of W. L. Spivey
W.L. "Doug" Spivey was born in Copperhill, Tennessee. As a guitarist
and vocalist, he was an original member of the Pine Ridge Boys, a country group
created by Pop Eckler. Recording for the Victor label from 1939 to 1941, the
Pine Ridge Boys were the first act to record the popular standard, "You Are My
Sunshine." Spivey was featured on WSB's "Cross Roads Follies" and "Little
Country Church" radio programs. After retiring from the Atlanta country/gospel
music scene, Spivey became an evangelist. He died January 13, 1987. For further
information, see Wayne Daniel, Pickin' on
Peachtree (Urbana, 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.
Spivey, W. L.
WSB (Radio station :
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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], Doug Spivey Papers, M043, Popular Music
Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by W. L. (Doug) Spivey, April 25, 1985 (M1985-09).
Processed by Christopher Ann Paton and Christine de Catanzaro, October
1987 (revised 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.