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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 151-175 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-6724 12-in. 1/15/1909 Unfold, ye portals! Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6742 10-in. 1/22/1909 Keep a little feeling in your heart for me Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6743 10-in. 1/22/1909 Just because it's you Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-6744 10-in. 1/22/1909 I'll be there with bells on Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-7011 10-in. 4/26/1909 Liza Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-7062 10-in. 5/11/1909 Hello people Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-7063 10-in. 5/11/1909 The recipe for love Frank C. Stanley ; Elise Stevenson Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-7087 10-in. 5/17/1909 Fourth of July in Jayville Center Byron G. Harlan ; Frank C. Stanley Descriptive scene, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Victor B-8079 10-in. 6/28/1909 Dublin daisies Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8123 10-in. 7/20/1909 Along the river of time Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8124 10-in. 7/20/1909 I'll be home at harvest time Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8125 10-in. 7/20/1909 Do they think of me at home? Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8126 10-in. 7/20/1909 Juanita Metropolitan Trio Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8143 12-in. 8/12/1909 Sanctus Trinity Choir Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8144 12-in. 8/12/1909 Holy art Thou Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8151 10-in. 8/18/1909 There'll come a day Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8152 10-in. 8/18/1909 My prairie song bird Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8153 10-in. 8/18/1909 I am praying for you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8272 12-in. 10/4/1909 Star spangled banner Geraldine Farrar Soprano vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8414 12-in. 12/1/1909 Virginia minstrels, no. 18 Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8680 12-in. 3/3/1910 Alabama minstrels Minstrels [Victor Records group] Minstrels vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-8720 12-in. 5/10/1910 Coronation : All hail the power of Jesus' name Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8720 10-in. 3/16/1910 All hail the power Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8721 10-in. 3/16/1910 Eternal Father, strong to save Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor CC-8722 12-in. 3/16/1910 Festival Te Deum, no. 7, in E flat, op. 63, no. 1 Trinity Choir Chorus, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 151-175 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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