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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 101-125 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-17272 12-in. 3/8/1916 Matrimonial difficulties Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor C-17273 12-in. 3/8/1916 A love-sick darky Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor C-18124 12-in. 7/17/1916 The hospital patients Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Victor C-18125 12-in. 7/17/1916 The liars' contest Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor C-18938 12-in. 12/28/1916 The darky waiters Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor C-18939 12-in. 12/28/1916 A darky's oration on women Golden and Marlowe Comic monologue[?], with banjo speaker  
Victor C-19889 12-in. 5/24/1917 A trip to paradise Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor C-19890 12-in. 5/24/1917 The death of Towser Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor C-20646 12-in. 9/7/1917 In a bird store Billy Golden ; Billy Heins Comic dialogue, with bird imitations performer, author  
Victor C-20647 12-in. 9/7/1917 Up for sentence Billy Golden ; Billy Heins Comic dialogue author, speaker  
Victor B-21929 10-in. 5/22/1918 The colored recruits Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor B-21930 10-in. 5/22/1918 Good and bad Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with banjo or orchestra speaker  
Victor B-21999 10-in. 6/24/1918 The darktown editors Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with orchestra speaker  
Victor B-22450 10-in. 12/6/1918 Would-be recruits Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with bugle, drum, and piccolo speaker  
Victor B-22451 10-in. 12/6/1918 Sniping 'possum Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Victor B-22471 10-in. 12/16/1918 Stingy coon Golden and Heins Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with orchestra performer  
Victor B-22472 10-in. 12/16/1918 The liars, or My uncle's farm Golden and Heins Comic dialogue and male vocal duet performer, author  
Victor [Trial 1914-12-09-02] Not documented 12/9/1914 The insect powder agent Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue and male vocal duet, with banjo performer  
Columbia 648 10-in. ca. 1902 Alpine specialty Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with yodeling and piano vocalist  
Columbia 653 7-in. ca. 1902 The mocking bird medley Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Columbia 653 10-in. ca. 1902 The mocking bird medley Spencer Trio Male vocal trio, with whistling vocalist, whistling  
Columbia 1101 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia 1101 10-in. ca. 1903 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia 1102 7-in. ca. 1903 Bye-bye, ma honey, I'm gone Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia 1102 10-in. ca. 1903 Bye-bye, ma honey, I'm gone Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
(Results 101-125 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.

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

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