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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 326-350 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 4050 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1909 If tears were pearls Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4051 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1909 Under the honeymoon Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4096 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1909 Larboard watch Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4111 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1909 Hello people Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo and female vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4112 10-in. ca. Jan.-July 1909 Hammock love song Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4118 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1909 There'll come a day Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4142 10-in. ca. Jan.-Aug. 1909 Cupid's telephone Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4155 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1909 It is hard to kiss your sweetheart when the last kiss means good-bye Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4165 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 I've lost my gal Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4166 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1909 Can't you see Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4171 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1909 Moon bird Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4184 10-in. ca. 1909 Falling star Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4198 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1909 What makes the world go 'round Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4227 10-in. ca. 1909 All I want is one loving smile from you-oo-oo Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4228 10-in. ca. 1909 A bushel o' kisses Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4265 10-in. ca. 1909 That would be lovely Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4269 10-in. ca. 1909 It is well with my soul Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4274 10-in. ca. 1909 Singing bird Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4325 10-in. ca. 1909-Mar. 1910 Two giddy goats Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4354 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910 Red clover Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4367 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910 My little kangaroo Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4368 10-in. ca. Jan.-Apr. 1910 Keep your foot on the soft pedal Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4435 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1910 The moonlight, the rose, and you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4481 10-in. ca. 1910 Hang your hat in Detroit Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4759 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1910 Ogalalla Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 326-350 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299

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