Del Staigers

Charles Delaware Staigers was an American cornetist. He was born on August 20, 1899 in Muncie, Indiana. In 1914, he was hired to play in Patrick Conway's band. In 1918, he joined John Philip Sousa's band as the assistant to cornet soloist Frank Simon. He stayed with John Philip Sousa through 1920. He played "Taps" at John Philip Sousa's funeral. After leaving Sousa, he became first trumpeter at The Hippodrome and later at The Strand Theatre in New York City. In 1926, he joined the Goldman Band. His first appearance with The Goldman Band in Central Park before a crowd of over 25,000 people drew vociferous applause and bravos. He played with The Goldman Band through 1934, and also for the 1942 season.

He died on July 12, 1950, at age 50. In the words of Edwin Franko Goldman, Staigers was the "greatest cornetist in the world".

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1941

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

Notes: Full name: Charles Delaware Staigers.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 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  
Victor BS-068496 10-in. 12/18/1941 Remember Pearl Harbor Carson Robison Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-068497 10-in. 12/18/1941 Get your gun and come along (We're fixin' to kill a skunk) Carson Robison Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-068498 10-in. 12/18/1941 I'm in the Army now Carson Robison Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Staigers, Del," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103307.

Staigers, Del. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103307.

"Staigers, Del." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 July 2024.

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