Billy Golden

Real Name:
William B. Shires
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Billy Golden (William B. Shires) (born June 9, 1858; died January 29, 1926) started his career in 1874 doing a black-face talking act in vaudeville. He originated the "cane pat" which became popular with buck dancers.

Bill worked with many vaudeville partners including John Merritt, Frank Merritt, Billy Draiton, May Golden (his wife), Joe Hughes. He recorded as a solo artist and also with many partners including George Graham, Jim Marlowe, Billy Heins, and his vaudeville partner, Joe Hughes. Golden and Hughes was the first of a long line of two-man comedy teams that delivered jokes in a black dialect.
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Singles & EPs

635 Billy Golden - Rabbit Hash album art Billy Golden Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 635 US 1895 Sell This Version
423 Billy Golden - Laughing album art George Graham, Billy Golden George Graham, Billy Golden - Laughing(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 423 US 1897 Sell This Version
670 Billy Golden - Virginia Camp Meeting album art George Graham & Billy Golden George Graham & Billy Golden - Virginia Camp Meeting(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) E. Berliner's Gramophone 670 UK, Europe & US 1897 Sell This Version
726 Billy Golden - Turkey In De Straw album art Billy Golden Turkey In De Straw(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 726 US 1897 Sell This Version
Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw album art Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw Columbia US 1903 Sell This Version
Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw album art Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw Zon-o-phone Record US 1905 Sell This Version
Harry Tally / Billy Golden Harry Tally / Billy Golden - Won't You Fondle Me? / Rabbit Hash Columbia US 1908 Sell This Version
16199 Billy Golden - Arkansaw Traveler / Rabbit Hash album art Len Spencer / Billy Golden Len Spencer / Billy Golden - Arkansaw Traveler / Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 10") Victor 16199 US 1908 Sell This Version
A295 Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw / Why Don't You Write When You Don't Need Money album art Billy Golden / Gus Edwards Billy Golden / Gus Edwards - Turkey In The Straw / Why Don't You Write When You Don't Need Money(Shellac, 10") Columbia A295 US 1908 Sell This Version
16164 Billy Golden - Yaller Gal / "Pals" album art Billy Golden / Miss Jones* And Mr. Spencer* Billy Golden / Miss Jones* And Mr. Spencer* - Yaller Gal / "Pals"(Shellac, 10") Victor 16164 US 1909 Sell This Version
K 173 Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw / Siseretta's Visit To The North album art Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw / Siseretta's Visit To The North(Shellac, 10") Climax Double-Disk Record K 173 US 1910 Sell This Version
Golden And Hughes / Billy Golden Golden And Hughes / Billy Golden - Whistling Pete / Turkey In De Straw Columbia US 1912 Sell This Version
2244 Billy Golden - Whistling Pete / Turkey In De Straw album art Billy Golden, Joe Hughes (2) Billy Golden, Joe Hughes (2) - Whistling Pete / Turkey In De Straw(Shellac, 10") Columbia-Rena Record 2244 UK 1913 Sell This Version
A1291 Billy Golden - Whistling Pete / Turkey In De Straw album art Golden And Hughes / Billy Golden Golden And Hughes / Billy Golden - Whistling Pete / Turkey In De Straw(Shellac, 10") Columbia A1291 US 1913 Sell This Version
5108 Billy Golden - Rabbit Hash / A Coon's Attempted Suicide album art Billy Golden Rabbit Hash / A Coon's Attempted Suicide(Shellac, 10") Lyric Record 5108 US 1917 Sell This Version
7619 Billy Golden - A Coon's Trip To Heaven / Jimmy Trigger album art Golden* And Heins* Golden* And Heins* - A Coon's Trip To Heaven / Jimmy Trigger(Shellac, 10", Ver) Gennett 7619 US 1917 Sell This Version
Billy Golden - The Mocking Bird / Turkey In The Straw album art Billy Golden The Mocking Bird / Turkey In The Straw Resona US 1921 Sell This Version
10291 Billy Golden - Uncle Josh's Birthday / The Mocking Bird album art Cal Stewart & Company / Billy Golden Cal Stewart & Company / Billy Golden - Uncle Josh's Birthday / The Mocking Bird(Shellac, 10") Emerson Records (2) 10291 US 1921 Sell This Version
Billy Golden - Turkey In De Straw / Nigger Loves His 'Possum album art Billy Golden / Collins And Harlan Billy Golden / Collins And Harlan - Turkey In De Straw / Nigger Loves His 'Possum Victor US 1922 Sell This Version
9390 Billy Golden - The Laughing Record / Mocking Bird album art Regal Comedy Four / Billy Golden Regal Comedy Four / Billy Golden - The Laughing Record / Mocking Bird(Shellac, 10") Regal (3) 9390 US 1922 Sell This Version
6020 Billy Golden Yaller Gal(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Zon-o-phone Record 6020 US Unknown Sell This Version
620 Billy Golden - Yaller Gal album art Billy Golden Yaller Gal(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Victor 620 US Unknown Sell This Version
65 Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw album art Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor Monarch Record 65 US Unknown Sell This Version
1195 Billy Golden - Roll On The Ground album art Billy Golden Roll On The Ground(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1195 US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

8293 Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw album art Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw(Cyl) Edison Gold Moulded Records 8293 US 1903 Sell This Version

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