Del Staigers

Charles Delaware Staigers was an American cornetist. He was born in Muncie, Indiana. In 1919, he played as a soloist with John Philip Sousa's band. In 1926, he joined the Goldman Band and played with them through 1934.

He died on July 12, 1950, at age 52 of a heart condition. In the words of Edwin Franko Goldman, Staigers was the "greatest cornetist in the world".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 19th, 1899, Died July 12th, 1950

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: cornet, trumpet, arranger, vocalist

Notes: Full name: Charles Delaware Staigers.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34105 10-in. 12/1/1925 Behind these gray walls Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-34106 10-in. 12/1/1925 My little home in Tennessee Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-34107 10-in. 12/1/1925 Naomi Wise Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-34108 10-in. 12/1/1925 Unknown soldier's grave Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-34170 10-in. 12/21/1925 How I love her and she loves me is nobody's business Gene Austin ; Dave Franklin Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-34171 10-in. 12/21/1925 Sweet child (I'm wild about you) Gene Austin ; Dave Franklin Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-53580 10-in. 6/25/1929 Oh, promise me! Chuck Campbell ; Del Staigers ; Victor Salon Group Cornet and trombone duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-57504 10-in. 10/25/1929 Carnival of Venice Del Staigers Cornet solo, with band instrumentalist, cornet, arranger  
Victor BVE-57505 10-in. 10/25/1929 My heaven of love Del Staigers Cornet solo, with band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-57506 10-in. 10/25/1929 Napoli Del Staigers Cornet solo, with band instrumentalist, cornet, arranger  
Victor CVE-64360 12-in. 11/18/1930 Selections from The rose of Algeria Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Group Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor FS-73369 14-in. 9/8/1932 His Master's Voice of the air. No. 103 Fred Erdman ; Nathaniel Shilkret Radio transcription disc : Orchestra, with vocal solos and announcements vocalist  
Victor BS-011080 10-in. 7/9/1937 Caravan Southern Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011081 10-in. 7/9/1937 So many memories Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011082 10-in. 7/9/1937 The song of the Marines (We're shovin' right off again) Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011083 10-in. 7/9/1937 Josephine Southern Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011084 10-in. 7/9/1937 My cabin of dreams Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011085 10-in. 7/9/1937 The dream in my heart Musical Musketeers ; Jimmy Ray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011086 10-in. 7/9/1937 Shame on you Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011087 10-in. 7/9/1937 Sticks and stones (Will break my heart) Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011088 10-in. 7/9/1937 So rare Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011089 10-in. 7/9/1937 You're my desire Jimmy Ray Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Columbia W141312 10-in. 11/24/1925 My little home in Tennessee Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W141313 10-in. 11/24/1925 Naomi Wise Al Craver Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, cornet  
Columbia W141363 10-in. 12/8/1925 The unknown soldier's grave Al Craver Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and guitar instrumentalist, cornet  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Staigers, Del," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103307.

Staigers, Del. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103307.

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