Image Source: Wikipedia

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 401-425 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 7156 10-in. Before Feb. 1907 Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-si-do Fred Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7158 10-in. Before Feb. 1907 Meet me, sweet Kathleen, in honeysuckle time Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7160 10-in. Before Feb. 1907 Dixie's land Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7180 10-in. Before Sept. 1909 Ring the bells of heaven Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7186 10-in. Before Feb. 1907 Where is my wandering boy tonight? Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet (unaccompanied) vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7278 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 Larboard watch Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7282 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 O, morning land Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7285 12-in. Before Mar. 1907 Crucifix Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7286 12-in. Before Mar. 1907 The tale the church bell tolled Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7289 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 The sea is my sweetheart Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7290 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 Marching through Georgia Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7295 12-in. Before June 1907 From the depths Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7309 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 The old oaken bucket Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7312 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 Meeting of the Hen Roost Club Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7313 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 Church scene from "The old homestead" Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7315 12-in. Before Mar. 1907 Come where my love lies dreaming Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7316 10-in. Before Mar. 1909 Come where my love lies dreaming Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7318 10-in. Before Mar. 1907 The vacant chair Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7366 10-in. Before Apr. 1907 Linger longer girl Frank C. Stanley ; Alice C. Stevenson ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7368 10-in. Before June 1907 Cross your heart Frank C. Stanley ; Alice C. Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7372 12-in. Before Mar. 1907 Take a little ride with me Frank C. Stanley ; Alice C. Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7435 10-in. Before Apr. 1907 Onward, Christian soldiers Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7440 12-in. Before June 1907 Sally in our alley Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7542 10-in. Before May 1907 My dear Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7549 10-in. Before July 1907 The last rose of summer is the sweetest song of all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 401-425 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.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.