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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 51-75 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-379 7-in. 9/1/1903 The wedding o'er the hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-379 10-in. 9/1/1903 The wedding o'er the hill Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor A-380 7-in. 9/1/1903 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-380 10-in. 9/1/1903 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor A-381 7-in. 9/1/1903 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Victor B-381 10-in. 9/1/1903 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, unaccompanied author, speaker  
Victor A-1705 7-in. 9/26/1904 "Mocking bird" medley Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Victor B-1705 10-in. 9/26/1904 Mocking bird medley Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with piano vocalist  
Victor B-1706 10-in. 9/26/1904 Alpine specialty Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor A-1706 7-in. 9/26/1904 Alpine specialty Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor A-1707 7-in. 9/26/1904 In front of the old cabin door Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor B-1707 10-in. 9/26/1904 In front of the old cabin door Spencer Trio Male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor B-1711 10-in. 9/27/1904 Amateur night on the Bowery Spencer Trio Descriptive scene, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor A-2543 7-in. 5/10/1905 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor E-2543 8-in. 9/25/1906 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-2543 10-in. 5/10/1905 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-2544 10-in. 5/10/1905 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-2545 10-in. 5/10/1905 Yaller gal Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor E-2545 8-in. 9/25/1906 Yaller gal Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Victor B-3832 10-in. 9/25/1906 Bye, bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor E-3832 8-in. 9/25/1906 Bye, bye, ma honey Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-3834 10-in. 9/25/1906 Sisseretta's visit to the North Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor E-3834 8-in. 9/25/1906 Sisseretta's visit to the North Billy Golden Male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor B-6615 10-in. 11/24/1908 Shipmates Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-6622 10-in. 11/28/1908 The liars, or My uncle's farm Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with orchestra performer  
(Results 51-75 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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