Image Source: Wikipedia

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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 151-175 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 78416 10-in. 5/3/1919 Back home on the farm Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue author, speaker  
Columbia 78417 10-in. 5/3/1919 The colored doctors Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue author, speaker  
Columbia 78603 10-in. 7/28/1919 Darkey's oration on women Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue, with banjo author, speaker  
Columbia 78604 10-in. 7/28/1919 The hospital patient Golden & Hughes Comic scene author, speaker  
Columbia 78729 10-in. 10/10/1919 A matrimonial mix-up Golden & Hughes Comic scene, with orchestra speaker  
Columbia 78731 10-in. 10/10/1919 The bell boys Golden & Hughes Comic scene, unaccompanied author, speaker  
Columbia 79186 10-in. 5/19/1920 The last will of John Barleycorn Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker, author  
Columbia 79187 10-in. 5/19/1920 Who stole the chickens? Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker, author  
Columbia 79574 10-in. 12/14/1920 The mocking bird Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 79642 10-in. 1/18/1921 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 30041 12-in. 10/6/1906 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 30183 12-in. 10/26/1908 Shipmates Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Dialogue, with piano speaker, author  
Columbia 30405 12-in. 3/26/1910 My uncle's farm Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue, with orchestra speaker  
Columbia 30406 12-in. 3/26/1910 Darkies' schooldays Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue, with orchestra speaker  
Columbia 30850 12-in. 9/18/1911 Working on the farm Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia 36848 12-in. 12/23/1913 Unlucky Mose Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 36849 12-in. 12/23/1913 Clammy green Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 36982 12-in. 5/26/1914 I'se gwine back to Arkansaw Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 37148 12-in. ca. 1915 Insect powder agent Billy Golden ; Jim Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 37418 12-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1915 The curio seekers Billy Golden ; Jim Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 37454 12-in. 10/29/1915 A coon's attempted suicide Billy Golden ; Jim Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Columbia 48658 12-in. 3/25/1916 A love sick coon Billy Golden ; Jim Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh 163 10-in. ca. June 1918 Scheme to enter heaven Golden and Heins Comic dialogue speaker  
OKeh 164 10-in. approximately June 1918 The colored recruit Golden and Heins Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh 403 10-in. ca. Oct. 1918 She's mine, mine, mine Golden and Heins Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
(Results 151-175 of 253 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, Billy," accessed October 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

Golden, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.

"Golden, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 October 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.