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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 76-100 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-2917 12-in. 11/29/1905 Excelsior Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2918 10-in. 11/29/1905 Coronation Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2999 10-in. 1/12/1906 So long, Mary Haydn Quartet ; Corinne Morgan Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor A-3000 7-in. 1/12/1906 The old brigade Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3000 12-in. 1/12/1906 The old brigade Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3001 12-in. 1/12/1906 My faith looks up to Thee Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3021 12-in. 1/23/1906 Two rubes in an eating house Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene, with piano author, speaker  
Victor C-3022 12-in. 1/23/1906 Scene in a country store Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene, with piano author, speaker  
Victor B-3081 10-in. 2/2/1906 Someone thinks of some one Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3082 10-in. 2/2/1906 When the whip-poor-will sings, Marguerite Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3083 10-in. 2/2/1906 Jesus is calling Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3084 10-in. 2/2/1906 Calvary Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3106 10-in. 2/13/1906 It's the same old girl Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3107 10-in. 2/13/1906 We parted as the sun went down Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-3108 8-in. 2/27/1906 By the light of the honeymoon Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3108 12-in. 2/13/1906 By the light of the honeymoon Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3125 12-in. 2/20/1906 I want what I want when I want it Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3126 10-in. 2/20/1906 Sambo and Dinah Grace Nelson ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3127 10-in. 2/20/1906 Bye, bye ma honey Grace Nelson ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3128 10-in. 2/20/1906 We'll wander in the bright moonlight Grace Nelson ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3129 10-in. 2/20/1906 Would you like to change from Miss to Mrs? Grace Nelson ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3147 12-in. 2/27/1906 The moon has his eye on you Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-3147 8-in. 3/20/1906 The moon has his eyes on you Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3191 10-in. 3/20/1906 I was just supposing Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3352 10-in. 5/2/1906 The belle of the ball Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 76-100 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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