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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 Down deep within the cellar Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-11-29
Vocalist - Bass vocal When the whip-poor-will sings, Marguerite Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1906-02-02
Vocalist - Bass vocal By the light of the honeymoon Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Corinne Morgan 1906-03-20
Vocalist - Bass vocal The old brigade Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1906-01-12
Vocalist - Bass vocal My faith looks up to thee Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1906-01-12
Vocalist - Bass vocal There is a fountain fill'd with blood Chorus, with orchestra Trinity Choir 1909-02-23
Vocalist - Bass vocal There is a fountain fill'd with blood Chorus, with orchestra Trinity Choir 1918-02-28
Vocalist - Bass vocal Would you like to change from Miss to Mrs? Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Grace Nelson 1906-02-20
Vocalist - Bass vocal The moon has his eye on you Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Corinne Morgan 1906-03-20
Vocalist - Bass vocal Almost persuaded Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1906-10-25