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 (Cincinnati), 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 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||author, speaker|
|OKeh||S-7100||10-in.||ca. Dec. 1919||Back home on the farm||Golden & Hughes||Comic dialogue||author, speaker|
|OKeh||S-7678||10-in.||Nov. 1920||Turkey in the straw||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer, vocalist|
|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||author, speaker|
|Brunswick||5124||10-in.||approximately Mar. 1921||Henry's attempt at suicide||Billy Golden ; Billy Heins||Comic dialogue||composer, speaker|
|Brunswick||5128||10-in.||approximately Mar. 1921||Rabbit hash||Billy Golden||Comic monologue||author, speaker|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, Billy," accessed December 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.
Golden, Billy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.
"Golden, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 December 2023.
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