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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 126-150 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E-4604 8-in. 6/19/1907 Yankee Doodle Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4605 10-in. 6/19/1907 Honey boy Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-4605 8-in. 6/19/1907 Honey boy Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4910 10-in. 11/7/1907 From your dear heart to mine Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4911 10-in. 11/7/1907 When summer tells autumn goodbye Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-4912 12-in. 11/7/1907 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor E-4913 8-in. 11/7/1907 Someday you'll come back to me Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-4914 10-in. 11/7/1907 The flowers outside the café Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-5066 10-in. 2/11/1908 The silly cavalier Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-5067 10-in. 2/11/1908 Piccolo Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6083 10-in. 4/7/1908 Any old port in a storm Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6084 10-in. 4/7/1908 Calvary Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6155 10-in. 4/28/1908 Wanderer's night song Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6156 10-in. 4/28/1908 I'm starving for one sight of you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6193 10-in. 5/14/1908 Miserere Harry Macdonough ; Elise Stevenson Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with chimes, orchestra, and male vocal chorus vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-6193 12-in. 5/14/1908 Miséréré Harry Macdonough ; Elise Stevenson Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with chimes, orchestra, and male vocal chorus vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6260 10-in. 6/9/1908 When you wore a pinafore Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6261 10-in. 6/9/1908 Jesus is calling Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6262 10-in. 6/9/1908 By the old oaken bucket, Louise Harry Macdonough ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6306 10-in. 7/15/1908 It's up to you to do the rest Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6307 10-in. 7/15/1908 Honeymooning Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6308 10-in. 7/15/1908 Busy Mr. Bee Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6581 10-in. 11/6/1908 I want someone to call me Dearie Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6582 10-in. 11/6/1908 You're just the girl for me Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6583 10-in. 11/6/1908 Good evening, Caroline! Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 126-150 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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