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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 226-250 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 1072 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 The heart bowed down Frank C. Stanley Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1072 10-in. ca. 1902 The heart bowed down Frank C. Stanley Baritone vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1141 7-in. ca. 1903 Closing time at the country grocery Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1141 10-in. ca. 1903 Closing time at the country grocery Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1184 7-in. ca. 1903 Oh that we two were maying Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1184 10-in. ca. 1903 Oh that we two were maying Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1201 7-in. ca. 1903 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1201 10-in. ca. 1903 'Deed I do Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1421 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 The last wish Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1421 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 The last wish Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1460 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Reuben and Cynthia Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1460 10-in. ca. 1903 Reuben and Cynthia Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1461 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 It's a lovely day for a walk Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1461 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 It's a lovely day for a walk Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1507 7-in. ca. 1903 Nazareth Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1507 10-in. ca. 1903 Nazareth Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1508 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Hosanna Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1508 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 Hosanna Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1558 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 A scene in a country store Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 1558 10-in. ca. 1903 A scene in a country store Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic dialogue author, speaker  
Columbia 1559 7-in. ca. 1903 Two rubes in an eating house Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 1559 10-in. ca. 1903 Two rubes in an eating house Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 1594 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Waiting for the dinner horn to blow Harlan and Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
Columbia 1594 10-in. ca. 1903 Waiting for the dinner horn to blow Harlan and Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
Columbia 1595 10-in. ca. 1903 Scene in a country blacksmith shop Harlan and Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
(Results 226-250 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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

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