Frank Luther

Date: 1971 May 18
Length: 12 min.
Call Number: OH417

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
(12 minutes)
Pioneer country performer and recording artist Frank Luther gives an overview of his career. Discussion includes childhood; his musical education; his early career as an evangelistic singer; his move to commercial music; working with Carson Robison; his recording career; his move to children’s music; and his songwriting.