Charles Edward Duble

Charles Edward Duble (September 13, 1884, Jeffersonville, Indiana – August 1960) was an American band musician and composer. He played for 23 years in circus bands. His career started as trombonist with Sun Bros. Circus in 1909, and he played in others such as Gentry Bros. Dog & Pony Show, H. W. Campbell's United Shows, John Robinson's Big Ten Shows, Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, Sells-Floto Circus, Sparks, Robbins Brothers, the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show, Russell Bros. Circus, Downie Bros., and finally under the baton of Merle Evans, with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Duble was a tall, lanky trombone player with a notable sense of humor. He left the sawdust trail to return to Jeffersonville until his death. He was elected to the Windjammers Circus Musicians' Hall of Fame in 1980.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13th, 1884, Died 1960

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62435 10-in. 5/25/1930 Old Glory triumphal march Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Band Band, with calliope composer  


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