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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 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 speaker, author  
Edison 7035 10-in. 11/26/1919 A matrimonial mixup Golden & Hughes Comic dialogue speaker, author  
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  
(Results 201-225 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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