Edward "Corky" Cornelius (December 3, 1914 – August 3, 1943) was an American jazz trumpeter.
Cornelius's father was a drummer who worked regionally in dance bands in Texas. He was born in Indiana and raised in Binghamton, New York, and began his career in the early 1930s, playing with Les Brown, Buddy Rogers, and Frank Dailey. He joined Benny Goodman's band early in 1939, and went with Gene Krupa when the drummer split off to form his own group.
While there, Cornelius met singer Irene Daye, whom he married soon after. He played with the Casa Loma Orchestra from 1941 until 1943, when he died suddenly of kidney failure. His widow, Daye, married Charlie Spivak, in 1950.
Birth and Death Data: Born December 3, 1914, Died August 3, 1943
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||MS-013395||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately early Aug. 1937||Keeping out of mischief now||Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||MS-013396||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately early Aug. 1937||Rigamarole||Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||MS-013397||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately early Aug. 1937||The Big Apple||Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Jack Wilmot||Jazz/dance band and male vocal solos||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||MS-013398||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately early Aug. 1937||Let 'er go||Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Jack Wilmot||Jazz/dance band and male vocal solos||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||MS-013399||16-in. (33-1/3 rpm)||approximately early Aug. 1937||Overnight||Les Brown ; Duke Blue Devils ; Jack Wilmot||Jazz/dance band and male vocal solos||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||BS-034649||10-in.||5/4/1939||Pick a rib||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||BS-034650||10-in.||5/4/1939||You and your love||Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Victor||BS-034651||10-in.||5/4/1939||Who'll buy my bublitchki?||Benny Goodman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, trumpet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cornelius, Corky," accessed December 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116061.
Cornelius, Corky. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116061.
"Cornelius, Corky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 December 2023.
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