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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 Orange

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal, speaker, author, composer, guitar, performer, lyricist

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-1907 12-in. 11/7/1904 The star spangled banner Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-1907 8-in. 2/13/1906 The star spangled banner Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1938 10-in. 11/16/1904 The salt of the sea for me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-1938 12-in. 11/16/1904 The salt of the sea Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1939 10-in. 11/16/1904 The farewell waltz Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2246 10-in. 2/15/1905 Rocked in the cradle of the deep Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-2246 8-in. 2/13/1906 Rocked in the cradle of the deep Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2301 10-in. 2/15/1905 Out where the breakers roar Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2346 10-in. 2/27/1905 Auld lang syne Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2347 10-in. 2/27/1905 Here's to our absent brothers Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2347 12-in. 2/27/1905 Here's to our absent brothers Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2348 10-in. 2/27/1905 The girl for me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2349 12-in. 2/27/1905 David Harum's horse trade with the deacon as told by himself Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene speaker  
Victor B-2422 10-in. 3/29/1905 Easy Street Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2423 10-in. 3/29/1905 Pal of mine Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2424 10-in. 3/29/1905 When you and I were young, Maggie Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2425 10-in. 3/29/1905 Just my style Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-2425 8-in. 3/20/1906 Just my style Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2426 10-in. 3/29/1905 By the old oak tree Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2444 10-in. 4/5/1905 One sweetly solemn thought Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2444 12-in. 4/5/1905 One sweetly solemn thought Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2447 12-in. 4/5/1905 Crucifix Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2448 10-in. 4/5/1905 O morning land Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-2448 8-in. 10/25/1906 O morning land Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2530 10-in. 5/8/1905 Tho' your sins be as scarlet Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 26-50 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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

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