Frank Luther

Date: 1971 May 18
Length: 27 min.
Call Number: OH418

Biography

Pioneer country performer. Born 1905. Died November 16, 1980. Real name: Francis Luther Crow. Country music career active late 1920s-early 1940s. Noted songwriter and singer. Recorded prolifically with Carson Robison and as a solo act during the 1920s and 1930s. Author of the book Americans and Their Songs (New York: Harper & Co., 1942).

Interview Summary

1971 May 18
(27 minutes)
Country performer and recording artist Frank Luther talks about his role as a country music performer. Discussion includes the development of his music career; his move from evangelistic to commercial music; experiences traveling as a musician; joining Carson Robison as a replacement for Vernon Dalhart; his recordings with Robison; performing in New York in 1931; his songwriting; and his move to children’s recordings.