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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 26-50 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]616 7-in. 1/9/1901 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]616 10-in. 10/31/1901 Roll on de ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]617 7-in. 1/9/1901 Crap shooting Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]617 10-in. 10/31/1901 Crap shooting Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]618 7-in. 1/9/1901 The mocking bird Billy Golden Whistling solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]618 10-in. 10/31/1901 The mocking bird Billy Golden Whistling solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]619 7-in. 1/9/1901 The wedding o'er the hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]619 10-in. 10/31/1901 The weddin' o'er the hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]620 7-in. 1/9/1901 Laughing song, 'Yaller girl' Arthur Collins ; Billy Golden Male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]620 10-in. 10/31/1901 Yaller gal (Laughing song) Arthur Collins ; Billy Golden Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]621 7-in. 1/9/1901 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]621 10-in. 10/31/1901 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]622 7-in. 1/9/1901 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue speaker, author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]622 10-in. 10/31/1901 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Male vocal solo author, speaker  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1946 7-in. 2/6/1903 'The mocking bird' medley Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1946 10-in. 2/6/1903 'The mocking bird' medley Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1947 7-in. 2/6/1903 Alpine specialty Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1947 10-in. 2/6/1903 Alpine specialty Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1948 7-in. 2/6/1903 In front of the old cabin door Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1948 10-in. 2/6/1903 In front of the old cabin door Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor A-376 7-in. 9/1/1903 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-376 10-in. 9/1/1903 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor A-377 7-in. 9/1/1903 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-377 10-in. 9/1/1903 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor A-378 7-in. 9/1/1903 The mocking bird Billy Golden Male vocal solo, unaccompanied vocalist, whistling  
(Results 26-50 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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