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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 776-789 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45323] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 God save the King Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45324] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 Maritana : Scenes that are brightest Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45325] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 Three for Jack Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45326] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 Ivanhoe : Ho! Jolly Jenkin Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45336] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 The star of Bethlehem Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with organ vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45344] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 The sailor's grave Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45345] 10-in. approximately mid-1906 Land of hope and glory Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45425] 10-in. approximately early 1907 Dream on, dear heart, dream on Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45427] 10-in. approximately early 1907 My dear Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45429] 10-in. approximately early 1907 When Mandy said goodbye Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45433] 10-in. approximately early 1907 “The last rose of summer” is the sweetest song of all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45573] 10-in. late 1907 Bedouin love song Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45621] 10-in. late 1907-early 1908 Quite Parisian Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45645] 10-in. between 1907 and mid-1908 Vilia's song Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 776-789 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

"Stanley, Frank C.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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

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