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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 51-75 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-2532 10-in. 5/8/1905 Down in the deep let me sleep when I die Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2533 12-in. 5/8/1905 By the waters of Babylon Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2534 12-in. 5/8/1905 The lost chord Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2574 12-in. 5/26/1905 Jerusalem Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2575 10-in. 5/26/1905 Tommy Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2576 10-in. 5/26/1905 Soldier boy Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2578 10-in. 5/26/1905 Two rubes and the tramp fiddler Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene, with orchestra author, speaker  
Victor B-2579 10-in. 5/26/1905 An evening call in Jayville Center Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene speaker, author  
Victor B-2659 10-in. 6/22/1905 Calvary Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2660 10-in. 6/22/1905 An Irish lullaby Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2661 10-in. 6/22/1905 Skippers of St. Ives Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2699 10-in. 8/7/1905 Rescue the perishing Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2701 10-in. 8/7/1905 Near the Cross Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2703 10-in. 8/7/1905 He leadeth me Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2704 10-in. 8/7/1905 Let the lower lights be burning Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2705 10-in. 8/7/1905 Shall we meet beyond the river Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2776 10-in. 9/29/1905 When the bell in the lighthouse rings Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2776 12-in. 9/29/1905 When the bell in the lighthouse rings Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2777 10-in. 9/29/1905 In dear old Georgia Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2890 10-in. 11/17/1905 Crossing the bar Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2891 12-in. 11/17/1905 When the mocking birds are singing in the wildwood Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2892 10-in. 11/17/1905 A warrior bold Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2893 10-in. 11/17/1905 Battle hymn of the Republic Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2914 10-in. 11/29/1905 Down deep within the cellar Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor D-2914 14-in. 11/29/1905 Down deep within the cellar Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 51-75 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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