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 201-225 of 253 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Edison||4870||10-in.||7/18/1916||The hospital patients||Golden and Marlowe||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||4871||10-in.||7/13/1916||Jimmy Trigger's return from Mexico||Billy Golden ; Joe Hughes||Comic dialogue||author, speaker|
|Edison||5226||10-in.||12/20/1916||A darkey's oration on woman||Golden and Marlowe||Comic dialogue, with banjo||speaker, author|
|Edison||5232||10-in.||12/23/1916||The coon waiters||Golden and Marlowe||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||5650||10-in.||6/28/1917||Bill's dog Towser||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue, male vocal solo, and male vocal duet||speaker, vocalist|
|Edison||5651||10-in.||7/1/1917||Bill's visit to St. Peter||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||5995||10-in.||between 2/1/1918 and 2/5/1918||The colored recruits||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||6081||10-in.||Mar. 1918||Good and bad||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||6197||10-in.||between 5/24/1918 and 5/30/1918||Turkey in the straw||Empire Vaudeville Company ; Billy Golden||Comic scene||speaker|
|Edison||6315||10-in.||between 8/4/1918 and 8/12/1918||Ambrose and Steve in court||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue, with orchestra||speaker|
|Edison||6505||10-in.||12/16/1918||A coon 'possum hunt||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||6962||10-in.||10/7/1919||The bell hops||Golden & Hughes||Comic scene||speaker, author|
|Edison||6967||10-in.||10/8/1919||Back home on the farm||Golden & Hughes||Comic dialogue||author, speaker|
|Edison||7035||10-in.||11/26/1919||A matrimonial mixup||Golden & Hughes||Comic dialogue||author, speaker|
|Edison||7364||10-in.||5/22/1920||Who stole the chickens||Golden & Hughes||Comic dialogue||speaker, author|
|Edison||7374||10-in.||5/28/1920||The life insurance policy||Golden & Hughes||Comic dialogue||speaker|
|Edison||7687||10-in.||12/16/1920||A scene on the levee||Empire Vaudeville Company ; Billy Golden||Comic scene, with orchestra||speaker|
|Edison||7804||10-in.||2/17/1921||A scene on the old plantation||Empire Vaudeville Company ; Billy Golden||Comic scene||speaker|
|Edison||8031||10-in.||5/27/1921||Aunt Phoebe's wedding day||Golden and Heins||Comic dialogue, with orchestra||speaker|
|Zonophone||1033||9-in.||Before Feb. 1904||Turkey in the straw||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Zonophone||1038||7-in.||ca. Nov. 1903||Roll on the ground||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Zonophone||1039||9-in.||Before Feb. 1904||Roll on the ground||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Zonophone||2510||7-in.||ca. May 1904||Turkey in the straw||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Zonophone||2656||9-in.||Before July 1904||Mixed ale party||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
|Zonophone||2659||7-in.||Before June 1904||Nigger that's living high||Billy Golden||Male vocal solo, with piano||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Golden, Billy," accessed September 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.
Golden, Billy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106557.
"Golden, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 September 2023.
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