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Frank C. Stanley

Frank C. Stanley (1868–1910), a powerful bass-baritone, began his career on records in 1891 as a banjoist, under his real name, William Stanley Grinsted. He adopted his pseudonym to protect his career as a singer of sacred music at a time when making phonograph records was considered low-class. Stanley was as equally at home singing sacred songs or performing "rube," or country, comedy sketches. He was also the founder of the popular Peerless Quartet.

The following recordings featuring Frank C. Stanley are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Vocalist - Bass vocal Birthday of a King Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1904-10-03
Vocalist - Bass vocal The mocking bird Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Corinne Morgan; Frank C. Stanley 1904-11-16
Vocalist - Bass vocal The mocking bird Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Corinne Morgan; Frank C. Stanley 1904-11-16
Vocalist - Bass vocal Dixie Male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Byron G. Harlan 1907-01-23
Vocalist - Bass vocal Marching through Georgia Male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Byron G. Harlan 1904-10-10
Vocalist - Bass vocal Marching through Georgia Male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Byron G. Harlan 1907-01-23
Vocalist - Bass vocal The battle cry of freedom Male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Byron G. Harlan 1907-01-23
Vocalist - Bass vocal The Star Spangled Banner Bass vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1904-11-07
Vocalist - Bass vocal The salt of the sea for me Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1904-11-16
Vocalist - Bass vocal The salt of the sea Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1904-11-16