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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 451-475 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 8008 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 My faith looks up to Thee Metropolitan Trio Male vocal trio, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8011 10-in. Before Apr. 1908 Stars of the summer night Metropolitan Trio Male vocal trio, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8013 10-in. Before Feb. 1908 Nothing but leaves Metropolitan Trio Male vocal trio, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8015 10-in. Before Dec. 1907 Knocking, knocking Metropolitan Trio Male vocal trio, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8017 10-in. Before Oct. 1907 Yield not to temptation Metropolitan Trio Male vocal trio, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8026 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 Dear old Uncle Mike Fred Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8028 10-in. Before Dec. 1907 That's gratitude Fred Lambert Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8032 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 Song of the blacksmith Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8073 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 Honey boy Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8079 12-in. Before Nov. 1907 The hymns of the old church choir Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8081 10-in. Before Nov. 1907 Tenting tonight on the old campground Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8236 12-in. Before Nov. 1907 Savior, when night involves the skies Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8239 10-in. ca. 1908 Birthday of a king Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8243 10-in. Before Jan. 1908 Softly now the light of day Mendelssohn Mixed Quartette Mixed vocal quartet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8245 10-in. Before Mar. 1909 Some day you'll come back to me Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8248 10-in. Before Apr. 1908 The flowers outside the café Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8250 10-in. Before Feb. 1908 When summer tells autumn goodbye Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8252 10-in. Before Jan. 1908 She's the fairest little flower dear old Dixie ever grew Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8254 10-in. Before Jan. 1908 Asleep in Jesus Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8255 10-in. Before June 1908 Tell Mother I'll be there Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8258 10-in. Before Jan. 1908 Carry me back to old Virginny Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8260 10-in. Before Apr. 1908 Winter song Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8261 10-in. Before Feb. 1908 As long as the world rolls on Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8278 10-in. Before June 1908 You are my life, my all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Zonophone 8279 10-in. Before Mar. 1909 From your dear heart to mine Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 451-475 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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