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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 Alabama minstrels Minstrels Minstrels 1910-03-03
Vocalist - Bass vocal Festival Te Deum, no. 7, in E flat, op. 63, no. 1 Chorus, with orchestra Trinity Choir 1910-03-16
Vocalist - Bass vocal Miserere Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with chimes, orchestra, and male chorus Elise Stevenson; Harry Macdonough 1908-05-14
Vocalist - Bass vocal Miserere Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with chimes, orchestra, and male chorus Elise Stevenson; Harry Macdonough 1908-05-14
Vocalist - Bass vocal The fishermen Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1907-06-06
Vocalist - Bass vocal By the old oaken bucket, Louise Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1908-06-09
Vocalist - Bass vocal Almost persuaded Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley 1906-10-25
Vocalist - Bass vocal The lost chord Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley 1905-05-08
Vocalist - Bass vocal One sweetly solemn thought Male vocal solo, with orchestra Frank C. Stanley
Vocalist - Bass vocal Guide me, O thou great Jehovah Male vocal duet, with orchestra Harry Macdonough; Frank C. Stanley