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Frank E. Banta

Frank E. Banta (1897–1969) was the son of pioneer recording pianist Frank P. Banta. He carried his father's name and legacy into the 1910s and 1920s as house piano accompanist for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Among the many ensembles he participated in were Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra, the Van Eps Trio and Quartet, the Club Royal Orchestra, and the Great White Way Orchestra. He also recorded as accompanist for Rudy Wiedoeft, Frank Crumit, and Henry Burr in addition to several piano solos. Banta was also part of The Eight Famous Victor Artists, the touring ensemble Victor created to promote its recordings.

The following recordings featuring Frank E. Banta are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Instrumentalist - Piano Why, dear? Jazz/dance band, with piano duet Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra 1921-09-20
Instrumentalist - Piano Oh, Susie, behave Instrumental trio Van Eps Trio 1919-04-09
Instrumentalist - Piano Monte Cristo, Jr. Instrumental trio Van Eps Trio 1919-04-09
Instrumentalist - Piano Wonderful one Tenor vocal solo, with saxophone and piano Henry Burr 1924-02-20
Instrumentalist - Piano Knock at the door Male vocal solo, with piano Frank Crumit 1924-08-15
Instrumentalist - Piano No one knows what it's all about Male vocal solo, with piano Frank Crumit 1924-09-10
Instrumentalist - Piano Valse mazanetta Saxophone solo, with piano Rudy Wiedoeft 1924-10-29
Instrumentalist - Piano Kiss me again Saxophone solo, with piano Rudy Wiedoeft 1924-12-17
Instrumentalist - Piano To-morrow Jazz/dance band Great White Way Orchestra 1922-09-27
Instrumentalist - Piano California Jazz/dance band Clyde Doerr Orchestra 1922-03-23