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Frank C. Stanley

Frank C. Stanley (born William Stanley Grinsted, 29 December 1868 – 12 December 1910) was a popular American singer, banjoist and recording artist active in the 1890s and the 1900s.

William Stanley Grinsted was born on 29 December 1868 in Orange, New Jersey. He first recorded banjo solos under his own name in October 1891 for Edison then began recording vocal records in 1898 for the National and Norcross Phonograph Companies under the name Frank C. Stanley. He recorded prolifically for Columbia, Victor and Zonophone disc records between 1901 and 1910, alone and as a member of the Columbia and Peerless Quartets. He died of pleurisy on 12 December 1910 at his home in Orange.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 29th, 1868 (Orange), Died Orange

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal, speaker, author, composer, guitar, performer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-612 7-in. 10/28/1903 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-612 10-in. 10/28/1903 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor A-613 7-in. 10/28/1903 Oh that we two were maying Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-613 10-in. 10/28/1903 Oh that we two were maying Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor A-614 7-in. 10/28/1903 It's a lovely day for a walk Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-614 10-in. 10/28/1903 It's a lovely day for a walk Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor A-615 7-in. 10/28/1903 Reuben and Cynthia Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-906 10-in. 1/13/1904 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1724 10-in. 10/3/1904 Birthday of a King Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-1724 12-in. 10/3/1904 Birthday of a King Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1725 10-in. 10/3/1904 The mocking bird Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-1725 12-in. 10/3/1904 The mocking bird Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1745 10-in. 10/10/1904 Dixie Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-1745 8-in. 1/23/1907 Dixie Land Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1746 10-in. 10/10/1904 Marching through Georgia Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-1746 8-in. 1/23/1907 Marching through Georgia Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1747 10-in. 10/10/1904 The battle cry of freedom Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-1747 8-in. 1/23/1907 The battle cry of freedom Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1748 10-in. 10/10/1904 A rheumatism cure in Jayville Centre Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
Victor B-1749 10-in. 10/10/1904 In a country blacksmith shop Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
Victor B-1750 10-in. 10/10/1904 Waiting for the dinner horn to blow Harlan and Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
Victor B-1904 10-in. 11/7/1904 The bellman Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1905 10-in. 11/7/1904 In the shadow of the pyramid Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1906 10-in. 11/7/1904 Listen to the big brass band Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1907 10-in. 11/7/1904 The star spangled banner Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299

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