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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

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

Recordings (Results 176-200 of 253 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 404 10-in. ca. Oct. 1918 Good and bad Golden and Heins Male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist  
OKeh S-7099 10-in. ca. Dec. 1919 The bell boys Billy Golden ; William Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-7100 10-in. ca. Dec. 1919 Back home on the farm Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
OKeh S-7678 10-in. Nov. 1920 Turkey in the straw Billy Golden Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
OKeh S-7694 10-in. Nov. 1920 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue speaker, author  
Brunswick 347 10-in. approximately late 1916 Matrimonial difficulties Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Brunswick 348 10-in. approximately late 1916 Curiosity hunters Golden and Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Brunswick 550 10-in. approximately early 1917 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Monologue speaker, author  
Brunswick 5124 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Henry's attempt at suicide Billy Golden ; Billy Heins Comic dialogue speaker, composer  
Brunswick 5128 10-in. approximately Mar. 1921 Rabbit hash Billy Golden Comic monologue speaker, author  
Brunswick E3402-E3404 10-in. 7/14/1926 For my sweetheart The Bostonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Edison 1040 10-in. 5/23/1912 The two poets Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 1202 10-in. 8/19/1912 Bear's oil Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 1206 10-in. 8/20/1912 Shipmates Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 1207 10-in. 8/20/1912 My uncle's farm Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 2729 10-in. Jan. 1914 The shipmates Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 2730 10-in. Jan. 1914 Bear's oil Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 2732 10-in. Jan. 1914 The two poets Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 2733 10-in. Jan. 1914 My uncle's farm Golden & Hughes Comic scene speaker  
Edison 3566 10-in. 2/5/1915 Insect powder agent Billy Golden ; James Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Edison 3944 10-in. 7/7/1915 The insect powder agent Billy Golden ; James Marlowe Comic dialogue, with banjo speaker  
Edison 3952 10-in. 7/10/1915 The relic hunters Billy Golden ; James Marlowe Comic dialogue, with male vocal solo, whistling, and banjo speaker  
Edison 4190 10-in. 10/13/1915 Henry Gibson's narrow escape Billy Golden ; James Marlowe Comic dialogue, with male vocal duet and banjo speaker  
Edison 4564 10-in. 3/7/1916 Matrimonial difficulties Billy Golden ; James Marlowe Comic dialogue speaker  
Edison 4606 10-in. 3/23/1916 A love-sick coon Golden and Marlowe Comic scene speaker  
(Results 176-200 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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