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Billy Golden

William B. Shires (June 9, 1858 – January 29, 1926), who performed and recorded as Billy Golden, was an American blackface comic and singer who was a popular recording artist between the 1890s and the 1910s.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 9th, 1858

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker, author, performer, composer, whistling, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 403 7-in. 11/18/1896 The mocking bird Artists vary Whistling solo vocalist, whistling  
Berliner 419 7-in. Before Sept. 1897 Yodel duet Chalfant ; Billy Golden Male vocal duet (yodeling) vocalist  
Berliner 423 7-in. 3/6/1897 Laughing Billy Golden ; George Graham Male vocal duet vocalist  
Berliner 635 7-in. 8/24/1895 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Male vocal solo speaker  
Berliner 670 7-in. 3/8/1897 Virginia campmeeting Artists vary Comic dialogue; with male vocal duet (3/8/1897 take) speaker  
Berliner 725 7-in. 1/25/1896 Roll on de ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 726 7-in. 12/19/1896 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 727 7-in. 11/4/1895 Bye bye ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 728 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 729 7-in. 12/19/1896 Mixed ale party Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 730 7-in. 12/19/1896 The wedding ober de hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 731 7-in. 4/16/1897 Hot time medley Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 732 7-in. 6/22/1897 Negro oddity Billy Golden ; George Graham Comic dialogue speaker  
Berliner 0539 7-in. 9/27/1899 Roll on de ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 0541 7-in. 9/27/1899 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 0542 7-in. 9/27/1899 Yaller gal Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 0543 7-in. 9/27/1899 Bye bye ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 0544 7-in. 9/27/1899 Hot time medley Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 0545 7-in. 9/27/1899 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue speaker  
Berliner 0546 7-in. 9/27/1899 The wedding o'er the hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Berliner 0775 7-in. 12/1/1899 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]65 7-in. 1/9/1901 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]65 10-in. 10/31/1901 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]68 7-in. 6/9/1900 Bye bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]68 10-in. 10/31/1901 Bye, bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, Billy," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

Golden, Billy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

"Golden, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557

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