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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 351-375 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 4852 10-in. ca. Jan.-Nov. 1910 Silver bell Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 4982 10-in. ca. 1910 Honey, I will long for you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 19681 10-in. 12/4/1911 In the golden afterwhile Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 30063 12-in. ca. 1906 In time of trouble He shall hide me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30068 12-in. ca. 1906 Crucifix Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30081 12-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1907 O my father Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30092 12-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1907 The fisherman Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30180 12-in. 10/19/1908 Good evening, Caroline Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30198 12-in. 12/12/1908 Softly and tenderly Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30224 12-in. ca. Jan.-May 1909 The star, the rose and the dream Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 30600 12-in. ca. 1910 Minstrel Minstrels [Columbia Records group] Minstrels and male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia W150230 10-in. 4/15/1930 He's coming home to Mother Clarence Higgins ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, bass vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W150231 10-in. 4/15/1930 Railroad love Clarence Higgins ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, bass vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Edison 141 Not documented 7/23/1910 Rocked in the cradle of the deep Frank C. Stanley Bass vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 3236 9-in. Before Aug. 1904 Unter der Linden Albert Campbell ; Hager's Orchestra ; Frank C. Stanley Orchestra, with male vocal duet and vocal chorus vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 3987 10-in. Before Feb. 1905 In the starlight Alice C. Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4205 9-in. Before Mar. 1905 Nancy Lee Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4208 10-in. Before Mar. 1905 Almost persuaded Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4209 7-in. Before June 1905 Scene in a country blacksmith shop Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic scene speaker  
Zonophone 4210 9-in. Before June 1905 Scene in a country blacksmith shop Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic scene speaker  
Zonophone 4215 9-in. Before July 1905 Waiting for the dinner horn to blow Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic scene speaker  
Zonophone 4218 9-in. Before Apr. 1905 An evening call in Jayville Center Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Comic scene speaker  
Zonophone 4276 10-in. Before Mar. 1905 Down in the depths Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4278 9-in. Before June 1905 Asleep in the deep Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4551 10-in. Before May 1905 The girl who cares for me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 351-375 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed January 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 January 2021.

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