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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 176-200 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8956 10-in. 5/13/1910 The moonlight, the rose and you Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8957 10-in. 5/13/1910 Singing bird Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-8987 10-in. 5/24/1910 Big bass viol Peerless Quartet ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-9585 12-in. 10/27/1910 Minstrels, no. 17 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-9586 12-in. 10/27/1910 Minstrels, no. 18 Victor Minstrel Company Minstrels, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-9658 10-in. 11/17/1910 Norine Maureen Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-11046 10-in. 9/29/1911 In the golden afterwhile Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 155 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 The sentinel asleep Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 155 10-in. ca. 1901 The sentinel asleep Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 156 7-in. ca. 1901-Sept. 1902 A warrior bold Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 156 10-in. ca. 1901 A warrior bold Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 157 7-in. ca. 1901 Asleep in the deep Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 157 10-in. ca. 1901 Asleep in the deep Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 256 7-in. ca. 1901 The larboard watch Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 256 10-in. ca. 1901 The larboard watch Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 257 7-in. ca. 1901 The girl I loved in sunny Tennessee Harry Braisted Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 257 10-in. ca. 1901 The girl I loved in sunny Tennessee Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 258 7-in. ca. 1901 In the shadow of the pines Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 258 10-in. ca. 1901 In the shadow of the pines Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 259 7-in. ca. 1901 'Mid the green fields of Virginia Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 259 10-in. ca. 1901 'Mid the green fields of Virginia Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 260 7-in. ca. 1901 Palm branches Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 260 10-in. ca. 1901 Palm branches Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 261 7-in. ca. 1901 While the leaves came drifting down Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 261 10-in. ca. 1901 While the leaves came drifting down Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 176-200 of 789 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stanley, Frank C.," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

Stanley, Frank C.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100299.

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

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