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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 426-450 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 7570 10-in. Before May 1907 Jesus, lover of my soul Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7639 12-in. Before Nov. 1907 Excelsior Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7646 12-in. Before June 1907 New parson at the Darktown Church Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7648 10-in. Before July 1907 Life boat crew Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7649 10-in. Before May 1908 Maggie Murphy's lawn party Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7652 10-in. Before June 1907 Come, rise with the lark Joseph Belmont ; Peerless Quartet Whistling solo, with male vocal quartet vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7654 10-in. Before June 1907 He leadeth me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7656 10-in. Before Oct. 1907 Blest be the tie that binds Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7660 10-in. Before Dec. 1907 Just as I am Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7661 10-in. Before Apr. 1908 How firm a foundation Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7817 10-in. Before Aug. 1907 Dream on, dear heart, dream on Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7820 12-in. Before Mar. 1909 The veteran's song (Long live the king) Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7823 10-in. Before Aug. 1907 When Johnny comes marching home Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7825 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 Yankee Doodle Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7827 10-in. Before Sept. 1907 Rescue the perishing Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7828 10-in. Before June 1907 Calvary Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7870 10-in. Before Aug. 1907 Moonlight on the lake Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7875 10-in. Before Dec. 1907 Little darling, dream of me Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7877 10-in. Before Oct. 1907 Irish section gang Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7879 10-in. Before Sept. 1907 Glory song (Oh, that will be glory) Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7895 10-in. Before Sept. 1908 Jack and Jill Metropolitan Trio Male vocal trio, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7908 10-in. Before Sept. 1907 Mighty lak' a rose Henry Burr ; Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet (unaccompanied) vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7915 10-in. Before Sept. 1907 Holy, holy, holy Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7916 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 The church's one foundation Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 7920 10-in. Before Sept. 1907 Where are you going, my pretty maid? Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet (unaccompanied) vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 426-450 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

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