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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 Lovey dove Jazz/dance band Clyde Doerr Orchestra 1922-03-23
Instrumentalist - Piano Pick me up and lay me down in dear old Dixieland Jazz/dance band Clyde Doerr Orchestra 1922-05-03
Instrumentalist - Piano Dear one Male vocal solo, with saxophone and piano Henry Burr 1925-02-18
Instrumentalist - Piano Souvenir Saxophone solo, with piano Rudy Wiedoeft 1923-09-22
Instrumentalist - Piano Saxarella Saxophone solo, with piano Rudy Wiedoeft 1923-09-22
Instrumentalist - Piano Get yourself a broom and sweep your troubles away Male vocal solo, with ukulele piano Frank Crumit 1924-12-19
Instrumentalist - Piano Honest and truly Male vocal solo, with saxophone and piano Henry Burr 1925-02-18
Instrumentalist - Piano Insufficient sweetie Male vocal solo, with piano, ukulele, and kazoo Frank Crumit 1924-12-23