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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 126-150 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 1103 7-in. approximately 1903 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, with piano author, speaker  
Columbia 1103 10-in. approximately 1903 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue, with piano author, speaker  
Columbia 1105 7-in. ca. 1903 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer  
Columbia 1105 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 Roll on the ground Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer  
Columbia 1108 7-in. ca. 1903-Oct. 1905 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia 1108 10-in. ca. 1903-1908 Uncle Jefferson Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia 1109D 7-in. ca. 1903 An evening with the minstrels Minstrels [Columbia Records group] Minstrels : Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 3581 10-in. ca. Late 1906-Feb. 1907 Sisseretta's visit to the North Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer  
Columbia 19565 10-in. 9/15/1911 Darktown poets Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue author, speaker  
Columbia 19892 10-in. 5/21/1912 Jimmy Trigger, or the boy hero Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue author, speaker  
Columbia 38214 10-in. 8/23/1912 Whistling Pete Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue, with whistling solo and orchestra author, speaker  
Columbia 38215 10-in. 8/23/1912 Turkey in de straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 39420 10-in. 5/28/1914 Jimmy Trigger's return from Mexico Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 46381 10-in. 2/7/1916 Marriage difficulties Billy Golden ; James Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 46937 10-in. 7/21/1916 The hospital patient Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 47196 10-in. 11/27/1916 Coon waiters Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 47264 10-in. 1/3/1917 Darky's oration on women Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo author, speaker  
Columbia 77166 10-in. 6/18/1917 A trip to heaven Golden and Heins Comic scene speaker, author  
Columbia 77167 10-in. 6/18/1917 Towser is dead Golden and Heins Comic scene speaker, author  
Columbia 77363 10-in. 9/21/1917 In a bird store Golden and Heins Comic scene, with bird imitations author, speaker  
Columbia 77364 10-in. 9/21/1917 Up for sentence Golden and Heins Comic scene speaker  
Columbia 77655 10-in. 1/31/1918 The colored recruit Golden and Heins Comic dialogue, with male vocal solo speaker  
Columbia 78090 10-in. 10/1/1918 Sniping possum Golden and Heins Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 78177 10-in. 11/18/1918 Turkey in de straw Golden and Heins Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 78412 10-in. 4/30/1919 Fishing and drinking Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue, with vocal solo and orchestra speaker  
(Results 126-150 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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