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Billy Daniels

William Boone Daniels (September 12, 1915 – October 7, 1988) was an American singer active in the United States and Europe from the mid-1930s to 1988, notable for his hit recording of "That Old Black Magic" and his pioneering performances on early 1950s television. He was one of the first African-American entertainers to cross over into the mainstream. Daniels was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1977.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12, 1915 (Jacksonville), Died October 7, 1988

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-065095 10-in. 5/8/1941 Penthouse serenade Billy Daniels Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BS-065096 10-in. 5/8/1941 Diane (I'm in heaven when I see you smile) Billy Daniels Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 73266 1/3/1946 Soothe me Andy Kirk Orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Daniels, Billy," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310846.

Daniels, Billy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310846.

"Daniels, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/310846

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