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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 9, 1858, Died January 29, 1926

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1895 - 1926

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

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 2660 9-in. Before Oct. 1904 Nigger that's living high Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone 4654 10-in. Before Sept. 1905 Bye-bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Zonophone 4655 10-in. Before June 1905 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Zonophone 9325 10-in. Before May 1909 Shipmates Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker  
Zonophone 9328 10-in. Before May 1909 Farmhouse liars Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5767] 7-in. Before Feb. 1904 Bye bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Ox cat 5767] 7-in. ca. 1904-1905 Bye bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat C 5767] 9-in. Before Feb. 1904 Bye bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5782] 7-in. Before Feb. 1904 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, with piano speaker  
Zonophone [Zo cat C 5782] 9-in. Before Feb. 1904 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, with piano speaker  
Zonophone [Ox cat 5782] 7-in. ca. 1904-1905 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, with piano speaker  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5789] 7-in. Before Feb. 1904 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat P 5936] 7-in. Before July 1904 Mixed ale party Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat C 6020] 9-in. Before Oct. 1904 Yaller gal Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat C 6080] 9-in. Before 1905 Upon the golden shore Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat W9287] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat W9288] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Mixed ale party Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat W9289] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 The wedding o'er the hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat W9290] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat W9292] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Yaller gal Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Zonophone [Zo cat W9294] 7-in. Before Oct. 1900 Upon the golden shore Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin 6801 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin 7065 7-in. between 1901 and 1905 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, unaccompanied speaker  
Leeds & Catlin 7068 7-in. between 1901 and 1905 The whistling coon Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin 7063 7-in. between 1901 and 1905 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, Billy," accessed October 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

Golden, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

"Golden, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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