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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 76-100 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8985 10-in. 5/24/1910 Epitaphs, or Two darkies in a cemetery Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-8986 10-in. 5/24/1910 Turkey specialty Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and male vocal solo, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-9099 10-in. 6/21/1910 Darky school days Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-9121 10-in. 6/21/1910 Jinin' the church Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-9126 10-in. 6/23/1910 Bear's oil Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-9127 10-in. 7/23/1910 Down in Turkey Hollow Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-9357 10-in. 8/18/1910 The colored doctors Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer, author  
Victor C-10933 12-in. 9/7/1911 Whistling Pete Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Minstrels performer, author  
Victor B-10934 10-in. 9/7/1911 Aunt Mandy Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal, with orchestra performer, author  
Victor C-10935 12-in. 9/7/1911 Working on the farm Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue, unaccompanied speaker, author  
Victor B-10936 10-in. 9/7/1911 Darktown poets Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Victor B-11196 10-in. 11/7/1911 That minstrel man Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?) performer, author  
Victor C-11196 12-in. 11/7/1911 That minstrel man Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?) performer, author  
Victor B-11463 10-in. 1/17/1912 Matrimonial troubles Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer, author  
Victor C-11464 12-in. 1/17/1912 Jimmie Trigger, or The military hero Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer  
Victor C-12678 12-in. 12/6/1912 Unlucky Mose Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Victor B-12679 10-in. 12/6/1912 The darktown editors Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue, with orchestra speaker, author  
Victor C-12902 12-in. 2/11/1913 The rival salesmen Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Victor C-12903 12-in. 2/11/1913 Clamy Green Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal(?), with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-14913 10-in. 5/29/1914 Gwine back to Arkansas Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal, with orchestra performer, author  
Victor B-14914 10-in. 5/29/1914 The servant girls Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and vocal, with orchestra performer, author  
Victor C-14915 12-in. 5/29/1914 Jimmy Trigger returns from the war Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue and song, with bugle, drum, and piccolo performer, author  
Victor C-16666 12-in. 10/14/1915 Curiosity hunt Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with banjo performer  
Victor C-16682 12-in. 10/20/1915 Henry attempts suicide Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with banjo performer  
Victor C-16683 12-in. 10/20/1915 The insect powder agent Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with banjo speaker  
(Results 76-100 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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