John L. Golden

John Lionel Golden (June 27, 1874 – June 17, 1955) was an American actor, songwriter, author, and theatrical producer. As a songwriter, he is best-known as lyricist for "Poor Butterfly" (1916). He produced many Broadway shows and four films.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 27, 1874 (New York City), Died June 17, 1955 (Bayside)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, composer, songwriter, vocalist, speaker

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8051 10-in. 6/14/1909 Medley from The candy shop Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with mixed vocal trio composer  
Victor B-8128 10-in. 7/21/1909 Mister Othello Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-8129 10-in. 7/21/1909 Oh, you candy kid Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10026 10-in. 3/3/1911 That's why I never married Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-13078 12-in. 4/4/1913 You can't play every instrument in the band Joseph Cawthorn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15596 10-in. 1/14/1915 Goodbye girls, I'm through Raymond Dixon [i.e., Lambert Murphy] Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra lyricist  
Victor C-17290 12-in. 3/9/1916 I can dance with everybody but my wife Joseph Cawthorn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor C-17291 12-in. 3/9/1916 It's a small world Joseph Cawthorn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-17292 12-in. 3/9/1916 That's why I never married Joseph Cawthorn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor C-17431 12-in. 4/4/1916 I can dance with everybody but my wife Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-18820 10-in. 12/7/1916 Poor Butterfly Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18900 10-in. 12/15/1916 Poor Butterfly Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19187 10-in. 2/16/1917 Poor Butterfly Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20803 10-in. 9/26/1917 Cheer up, 'Liza American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20836 10-in. 10/4/1917 Melody land Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24864 10-in. 2/17/1921 Humming Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-41680 10-in. 2/7/1928 Poor Butterfly Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quintet lyricist  
Victor BVE-58585 10-in. 2/19/1930 Life is only a merry-go-round Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CVE-62369 12-in. 7/22/1930 Perfect song (Theme song of Amos 'n' Andy) Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo and talk composer, speaker, vocalist  
Victor BS-042772 10-in. 10/2/1939 Poor butterfly Red Nichols Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0043 10-in. 1/15/1947 Goodbye girls, I'm through Three Suns Male vocal solo, with guitar, accordion, celeste, and organ songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1917-05-09-05] Not documented 5/9/1917 Poor Butterfly Gwendolyn McCormack Female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 4110 10-in. between January and July 1909 Oh, you candy kid Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 46316 10-in. 1/6/1916 Goodbye, girls, I'm through Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46641 10-in. 3/15/1916 I can dance with everybody but my wife Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Columbia 47167 10-in. 11/17/1916 Poor Butterfly Katherine Clark [i.e., Nannette Flack] Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47343 10-in. 2/5/1917 Poor Butterfly Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77334 10-in. 9/13/1917 Cheer up 'Liza Columbia Quartette ; James F. Harrison Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77335 10-in. 9/13/1917 Melody land Columbia Quartette ; Hugh Donovan Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78744 10-in. 10/20/1919 It's a small world after all Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49083 12-in. 1/15/1917 Ev'ry little while Prince's Band ; G. Hepburn Wilson Band composer  
Columbia W146452 10-in. 6/18/1928 Poor Butterfly George McMurphy Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh o-8165 10-in. ca. Apr. 1921 I call you sunshine Lanin’s Roseland Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E4937-E4938 10-in. 5/7/1927 Plantation stomp Alex Jackson's Plantation Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick E20168-E20169 10-in. 9/15/1926 Your heart looked into mine Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick XE26772-XE26774 12-in. 3/2/1928 Poor Butterfly Five Pennies ; Scrappy Lambert ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take XE26774) lyricist  
Edison 3440 10-in. November 1914 Goodbye, girls, I'm through Owen J. McCormack Baritone vocal solo and female vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4468 10-in. 2/4/1916 I can dance with everybody but my wife Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Edison 4987 10-in. 9/13/1916 Poor Butterfly Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5379 10-in. 2/19/1917 Hello, I've been looking for you Adolph J. Hahl Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5780 10-in. 9/12/1917 Melody land Lawrence E. Gilbert Baritone vocal solo and female vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7141 10-in. 2/2/1920 It's a small world after all Frederick J. Wheeler Male vocal solo,with orchestra composer  
Edison 7799 10-in. 2/15/1921 I call you sunshine Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 7859 10-in. 3/22/1921 Goodbye, girls, I'm through Joseph A. Phillips Baritone vocal solo and female vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Gramophone BP53 10-in. 6/1/1923 Humming Emilio Sagi-Barba Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, John L.," accessed June 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105306.

Golden, John L.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105306.

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