Carl D. Bethel 
Last updated: 27.10.18
All that can presently (May 2013) be gleaned about by internet searching is that Carl D. Bethel is the one-off composer of That Moaning Trombone (1918).
Surfers are welcome to contribute information about this composer.
Taking up the challenge in January 2017, Rick Benjamin, Founder & Artistic Director of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, kindly sent me a newspaper cutting with article given in The Independent Press of Bloomfield, New Jersey on 1st July 1938,
Here Carl D. Bethel is described as a graduate of the Ohio University of Music. He had been a member of the Sousa, Pryor and Conway Bands. He directed his own band at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City which later played in Venice, California.
He had been a director of the Newark Philharmonic Concert Band and had conducted bands for the United States Automobile Corporation, the General Motors Corporation and the International Harvester Company of America. Residing in West Orange, he was made instructor of the Bloomfield Post Office Band.
Thanks a million Rick!
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 1 work by Carl D. Bethel. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
That Moaning Trombone 1918 Arr.: James C. McCabe wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
     Title Dur Composer Performer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg That Moaning Trombone (1919) J.R. Europe & the 369th U.S. Infantry ''Hell Fighters'' Band 3:14 C.D. Bethel  James Reese Europe