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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 101-125 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-3353 10-in. 5/2/1906 Praise ye the Father Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3357 10-in. 5/2/1906 There is a fountain fill'd with blood Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3358 10-in. 5/2/1906 Lead, kindly light Trinity Choir Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3416 10-in. 5/25/1906 Some time we'll understand Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3455 10-in. 6/12/1906 Fiddle and I Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3457 10-in. 6/12/1906 Cross your heart Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3459 10-in. 6/12/1906 I would like to marry you Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3828 10-in. 9/24/1906 The linger-longer girl Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3829 10-in. 9/24/1906 Take a little ride with me Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3830 10-in. 9/24/1906 I love the last one best of all Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3921 10-in. 10/25/1906 Iola Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3922 10-in. 10/25/1906 Pass me not, O gentle saviour Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3923 10-in. 10/25/1906 Almost persuaded Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-3923 8-in. 10/25/1906 Almost persuaded Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-3938 12-in. 10/25/1906 Face to face Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3942 10-in. 10/30/1906 Jesus, meek and gentle Trinity Choir [i.e., Lyric Quartet] Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-3943 10-in. 10/30/1906 God is love Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4213 10-in. 1/23/1907 Tramp, tramp, tramp Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-4213 8-in. 1/23/1907 Tramp, tramp, tramp Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4214 10-in. 1/23/1907 Iola Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-4214 8-in. 1/23/1907 Iola Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-4566 12-in. 6/7/1907 Chorus, gentlemen! Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-4568 12-in. 6/6/1907 The fishermen Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4569 10-in. 6/6/1907 When Johnny comes marching home Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4602 10-in. 6/19/1907 Dream on, dear heart, dream on Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 101-125 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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