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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 301-325 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3732 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1907 You Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3742 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 Make believe Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3754 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 Beyond the smiling and the weeping Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3755 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 Some day you'll come back to me Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3756 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 What a friend we have in Jesus Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3757 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 From your dear heart to mine Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3764 10-in. ca. 1907-Jan. 1908 Piccolo-buffo duet Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3765 10-in. ca. 1907-Jan. 1908 Love's roundelay Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3785 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 She's the fairest little flower dear old Dixie ever grew Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3802 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1908 Wanderer's night song Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3803 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1908 Bye bye dearie Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3877 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1908 On Calvary's brow Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3878 10-in. Jan.-Oct. 1908 Throw out the life line Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3891 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1908 I'm starving for one sight of you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3905 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1908 I've taken quite a fancy to you Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3920 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1908 It's up to you to do the rest Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3935 10-in. ca. 1908 Rainbow Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3953 10-in. ca. 1908 I love you as the roses love the dew Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3954 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1908 I'd rather float through a dreamy old waltz Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3969 10-in. ca. 1908 The big red shawl Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3979 10-in. ca. 1908 Meet me in rosetime, Rosie Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 3989 10-in. ca. Jan. 1908-Feb. 1909 In the garden of my heart Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4010 10-in. ca. Jan.-Mar. 1909 When I marry you Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4028 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1909 Dancing sunshine Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4038 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1909 Golden arrow Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 301-325 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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