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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 376-400 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 4553 10-in. Before May 1905 It makes me think of home, sweet home Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4879 10-in. Before Sept. 1905 Pal of mine Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4881 10-in. Before July 1905 In sweet Loveland Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4883 10-in. Before July 1905 On a summer's night Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 4981 10-in. Before Aug. 1905 Goodbye, eyes of blue Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5076 10-in. Before Nov. 1905 Down where the silvery Mohawk flows Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5082 10-in. Before Oct. 1905 Message of the old church bell Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5290 10-in. Before June 1906 Armorer's song Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5891 10-in. Before Apr. 1906 Battle hymn of the Republic Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5892 10-in. Before Apr. 1906 When the mockingbirds are singing in the wildwood Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5938 10-in. Before Apr. 1905 Down deep within the cellar Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5950 10-in. Before Apr. 1906 Since Father went to work Fred Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5952 10-in. Before Apr. 1906 I want what I want when I want it Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5954 10-in. Before Apr. 1906 Moon dear Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 5955 10-in. Before May 1906 We parted as the sun went down Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 6364 10-in. Before Aug. 1906 Won't you be my girlie? Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 6366 10-in. Before Aug. 1906 There's no one like the old folks after all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 6816 10-in. Before Nov. 1906 The stars, the stripes and you Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 6956 10-in. Before Dec. 1906 Ain't you coming back to old New Hampshire, Molly? Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 6958 10-in. Before Dec. 1906 I love the last one best of all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 6960 10-in. Before Jan. 1907 When the snow birds cross the valley Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7088 10-in. Before Jan. 1907 The bird on Nellie's hat Fred Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7092 10-in. Before Jan. 1907 When the evening twilight bids the day goodbye Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7098 10-in. Before Jan. 1907 Somebody's waiting for you Fred Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7152 10-in. Before Feb. 1907 Grandpa, I'm going to be a soldier Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 376-400 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed January 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

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