Recording Pioneers


Frank Buckley WALKER  1889 - 1963 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Frank Buckley WALKER  1889 - 1963

aka Frank B. Walker, F. B. Walker, Frank Walker, F. Walker
nationality
occupation
birth 24 Oct 1889, Fly Summit, Washington, New York
baptism
death 15 Oct 1963, 43-01 Westmoreland Ave. (home), Little Neck, Queens (L.I.?)
burial Saint Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York
marriage
Laura Margaret BOYNE

b. 23 May 1894, Philmont, Columbia, NY
d. 3 Apr 1990, Crofton, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

children
  • John R.
  • Joan W. CAVALLO
  • Jean M. GREER

PARENTS

father Salom/Solomon WALKER

b. .... 1852, .........
d. 6 Nov 1895, ..........

mother Mary Ann BUCKLEY

b. 13 Aug 1851, Johnsonville, Rensselaer County, New York
d. 25 Apr 1922, Watervliet, Albany Co. New York

children
  • Anna

    b. <1875>

  • Lester M.

    b. Oct 1878

  • William Mack

    b. Mar 1880

  • George S.

    b. Mar 1882

  • Edward J.

    b. Mar 1887

  • Frank Buckley

    b. 24 Oct 1889, Fly Summit, New York
    d. 15 Oct 1963, Little Neck, Queens (L.I.N.Y.)


LIFE


A&R/Producer for Columbia
Bessie Smith
Founder of MGM


NOTES

  • Frank B. Walker Dies at 73; Led MGM Recording Division (obituary in: New York Times of 17 Oct 1963)
  • Recorded Music in American Life. The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945 by William Howland Kenney (Oxford University Press, Oxford/London, 1999)
- Frank Buckley Walker, Columbia Records Old-Time Music Talent Scout (Interview with Frank Buckley Walker by Mike Seeger) (http://www.johnsonsdepot.com/oldtime/frankwalker_interview1.pdf)


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THANK YOU


Gabrielle Reardon