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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 276-300 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3421 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1906 The belle of the ball Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3422 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1906 There's no one like the old folks after all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3437 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1906 The tale of a stroll Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3459 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1906 Won't you be my girlie? Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3485 10-in. Jan.-Sept. 1906 A dream Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3501 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1906 Cheer up Mary Frank C. Stanley ; Harry Tally Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3521 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1906 In the evening by the moonlight, dear Louise Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3540 10-in. ca. 1906 I love the last one best of all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3561 10-in. ca. 1906-Jan. 1907 She's so much like you, Mother Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3571 10-in. ca. Late 1906-Feb. 1907 Iola Henry Burr ; Irving Gillette ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3573 10-in. ca. Late 1906-Feb. 1907 The linger longer girl Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3577 10-in. ca. Late 1906-Feb. 1907 Somebody's waiting for you Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3589 10-in. Jan.-Mar. 1907 Whistle it Ada Jones ; Billy Murray ; Frank C. Stanley Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3590 10-in. ca. Late 1906-Mar. 1907 Because you're you Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3598 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1907 When the snow birds cross the valley Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3680 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1907 Little black lamb Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3681 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1907 Red Wing Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3696 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1907 When Summer tells Autumn goodbye Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3699 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1907 Dream on, dear heart, dream on Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3700 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1907 The indifferent mariner Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3710 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1907 Peerless MInstrels Peerless Quartet ; Frank C. Stanley Minstrels and male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3713 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1907 June moon Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3721 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1907 Bedouin love song Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3728 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1907 The flowers outside the cafe Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3731 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1907 Auld lang syne Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 276-300 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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