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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 Face to face Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1906-10-25
Vocalist - Bass vocal Tramp, tramp, tramp Male vocal duet, with orchestra Byron G. Harlan; Frank C. Stanley 1907-01-23
Vocalist - Bass vocal Iola Male vocal duet, with orchestra Byron G. Harlan; Frank C. Stanley 1907-01-23
Vocalist - Bass vocal Oh that we two were maying Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Corinne Morgan 1903-10-28
Vocalist - Bass vocal Keep a little feeling in your heart for me Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley; Elise Stevenson 1909-01-22
Vocalist - Bass vocal Holy art Thou Chorus, with orchestra Trinity Choir 1909-08-12
Vocalist - Bass vocal Do they think of me at home? Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra Metropolitan Trio 1909-07-20
Vocalist - Bass vocal Juanita Mixed vocal trio, with orchestra Metropolitan Trio 1909-07-20
Vocalist - Bass vocal Minstrels, no. 17 Minstrels, with orchestra Victor Minstrel Company 1910-10-27
Vocalist - Bass vocal Minstrels, no. 18 Minstrels, with orchestra Victor Minstrel Company 1910-10-27