Frank E. Banta  (1897-1969)
Last updated: 29.01.21
According to the Internet source given below, Frank E. Banta as the son of pioneer recording pianist Frank P. Banta He was 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.
Websites:
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 8 works by Frank E. Banta (1897-1969). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Razz-Berries 1918  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Upright and Grand 1923 Peter DeRose (co-author)  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
Prudy 1924 Peter de Rose (co-author)
Novelette 1928
Dorothy 1929 Jimmy McHugh (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Laurette 1929  wvicon.gif
Memphis Bound ? Peter De Rose (words)
Paul Fielder (words)
Sailin' Along (Over the Keys) ?
     Title Dur Performer Score/Song
         
youtube15.jpg Razz Berries (1918 - One Step piano) 2:27 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Upright & Grand (1923 - Novelty piano) 2:15 Ragtime Dorian Henry