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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 Crucifix Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1905-04-05
Vocalist - Bass vocal Crucifix Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1905-04-05
Vocalist - Bass vocal Rocked in the cradle of the deep Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-02-15
Vocalist - Bass vocal Rocked in the cradle of the deep Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1906-02-13
Vocalist - Bass vocal Here's to our absent brothers Bass vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-02-27
Vocalist - Bass vocal When the bell in the lighthouse rings Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-09-29
Vocalist - Bass vocal In dear old Georgia Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-09-29
Vocalist - Bass vocal Crossing the bar Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-11-17
Vocalist - Bass vocal Calvary Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-06-22
Vocalist - Bass vocal Shall we meet beyond the river Male vocal duet, with organ Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1905-08-07