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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 201-225 of 789 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 262 7-in. ca. 1901 Just as the sun went down Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 262 10-in. ca. 1901 Just as the sun went down Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 454 10-in. ca. 1901 Steamboat medley Artists vary Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 458 10-in. ca. 1901 Night trip to Buffalo Artists vary Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 645 7-in. ca. 1902 The old log cabin in the dell Imperial Minstrels Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 645 10-in. ca. 1902 The old log cabin Imperial Minstrels Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 647 10-in. ca. 1902 Tell me, pretty maiden vocal sextette Mixed vocal sextet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 647 7-in. ca. 1902 Tell me, pretty maiden vocal sextette Mixed vocal sextet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 681 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 Robin Adair Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 682 7-in. Before Sept. 1902 The boys of the old brigade Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 682 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The boys of the old brigade Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 711 7-in. ca. 1902 For all eternity Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 711 10-in. ca. 1902-1908 For all eternity Artists vary Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 713 7-in. ca. 1902 Alice, where art thou? Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 713 10-in. ca. 1902 Alice, where art thou? Artists vary Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 804 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 The old folks at home Artists vary Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 805 7-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1902 My old Kentucky home Artists vary Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 816 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 When we are married Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 816 10-in. ca. 1902 When we are married Corinne Morgan ; Frank C. Stanley Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 817 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 On the banks of Allan Water Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 817 10-in. ca. 1902 On the banks of Allan Water Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 916 7-in. ca. 1902 First rehearsal for the husking bee Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 916 10-in. ca. 1902 First rehearsal for the husking bee Harlan and Stanley Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Columbia 938 7-in. ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 Two rubes in a tavern Harlan and Stanley Comic scene speaker  
Columbia 938 10-in. ca. 1902 Two rubes in a tavern Harlan and Stanley Comic scene speaker  
(Results 201-225 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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