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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 251-253 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44763] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 44764] 10-in. late 1905-early 1906 A mixed ale party Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Leeds & Catlin [L & C cat 45229] 10-in. Jan.-July 1906 Sisseretta's visit to the North Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 251-253 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, Billy," accessed October 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

Golden, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

"Golden, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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