Frank C. Stanley
|Frank C. Stanley|
|Birth name||William Stanley Grinsted|
December 29, 1868|
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||December 12, 1910
Orange, New Jersey
|Associated acts||Peerless Quartet|
Frank C. Stanley (29 December 1868 – 12 December 1910) was a bass-baritone singer, stage performer and banjoist who made many early gramophone recordings on disc and cylinder during the 1890s and the 1900s. His real name was William Stanley Grinsted. He was born on 29 December 1868 in Orange, New Jersey. From 1891 onwards he made banjo recordings for the Edison Phonograph Company under his own name. When he started to make vocal recordings, he did that under the Frank Stanley pseudonym on International Record Company and Vim Records. In the early 1900s he organized the Columbia Quartet, and in 1906 it was renamed the Peerless Quartet when it started to record for companies other than Columbia. He died of pleurisy on 12 December 1910 at his home in Orange.
- LaBoissonniere, Guy; Settlemier, Tyrone (February 24, 2016). "International Record Company". The Online Discographical Project. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
- B. Lee Cooper, Tim Gracyk, Frank W. Hoffman. Popular American Recording Pioneers, 1895-1925. ISBN 0-7890-1220-0.
- Works by Frank C. Stanley at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Frank C. Stanley at Internet Archive
- Discography of Frank C. Stanley on Victor Records from the Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR)
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