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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 December 12th, 1910 (Orange)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1930

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

Recordings (Results 251-275 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 1596 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 When we were boys Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1596 10-in. ca. 1903 When we were boys Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1776 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1904 Marching through Georgia Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1777 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1904 Dixie Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra and fife and drum corps effect vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1832 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1904 Nobody's lookin' but de owl and de moon Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 1833 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1904 Listen to the mocking bird Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with bird imitations and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3067 10-in. ca. 1904-Feb. 1905 Soldier boy Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3091 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1905 I'm trying so hard to forget you Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3226 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1905 Sweet maid divine Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3227 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1905 In sweet loveland Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3242 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1905 The girl who cares for me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3256 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1905 In dear old Georgia Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3257 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1905 Little girl, you'll do Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3268 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1905 Just my style Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3275 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1905 In the golden autumn time Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3302 10-in. ca. 1905 Down where the silv'ry Mohawk flows Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3304 10-in. ca. 1905 When the evening breeze is sighing home sweet home Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3305 10-in. ca. 1905 When the bell in the light-house rings ding dong Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3336 10-in. ca. 1905-Feb. 1906 When the mocking birds are singing in the wildwood Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3372 10-in. ca. Jan-Apr. 1906 It's the same old girl Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3379 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1906 Cross your heart Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3392 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1906 By the light of the honeymoon Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3393 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1906 Moon dear Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3411 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1906 I was just supposing Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3412 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1906 The moon has his eyes on you Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 251-275 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed December 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 December 2020.

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