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 Rabbit Hash — Billy Golden Billy Golden Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 635 US 1895 Sell This Version
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423 Laughing — Billy Golden George Graham, Billy Golden George Graham, Billy Golden - Laughing(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, Etch) E. Berliner's Gramophone 423 US 1897 Sell This Version
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670 Virginia Camp Meeting — Billy Golden 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
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726 Turkey In De Straw — Billy Golden Billy Golden Turkey In De Straw(Shellac, 7", S/Sided, 70 ) E. Berliner's Gramophone 726 US 1897 Sell This Version
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4515 Turkey In The Straw — Billy Golden Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor 4515 US 1902 Sell This Version
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65 Turkey In The Straw — Billy Golden Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Victor Monarch Record 65 US 1902 Sell This Version
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1101 Turkey In The Straw — Billy Golden Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw Columbia 1101 US 1903 Sell This Version
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174 Turkey In The Straw — Billy Golden Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw Zon-o-phone Record 174 US 1905 Sell This Version
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4887 Sissereta's Visit To The North — Billy Golden Billy Golden Sissereta's Visit To The North(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, Mono) Victor 4887 US 1906 Sell This Version
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A290 Rabbit Hash / Won't You Fondle Me? — Billy Golden Harry Tally / Billy Golden Harry Tally / Billy Golden - Rabbit Hash / Won't You Fondle Me? Columbia A290 US 1908 Sell This Version
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A295 Turkey In The Straw / Why Don't You Write When You Don't Need Money — Billy Golden Billy Golden / Gus Edwards Billy Golden / Gus Edwards - Turkey In The Straw / Why Don't You Write When You Don't Need Money Columbia A295 US 1908 Sell This Version
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16164 Yaller Gal / Billy Golden / Miss Jones* And Mr. Spencer* Billy Golden / Miss Jones* And Mr. Spencer* - Yaller Gal / "Pals" Victor 16164 US 1909 Sell This Version
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16199 Arkansaw Traveler / Rabbit Hash — Billy Golden Len Spencer / Billy Golden Len Spencer / Billy Golden - Arkansaw Traveler / Rabbit Hash Victor 16199 US 1910 Sell This Version
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K 173 Turkey In The Straw / Siseretta's Visit To The North — Billy Golden 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
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D612 Sisseretta's Visit To The North / Steamboat Medley — Billy Golden Billy Golden / Unknown Artist Billy Golden / Unknown Artist - Sisseretta's Visit To The North / Steamboat Medley(Shellac, 10") Aretino Record D612 US 1910 Sell This Version
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A1291 Golden And Hughes / Billy Golden Golden And Hughes / Billy Golden - Whistling Pete / Turkey In De Straw Columbia A1291 US 1912 Sell This Version
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17256 Turkey In De Straw / Nigger Loves His 'Possum — Billy Golden Billy Golden / Collins And Harlan Billy Golden / Collins And Harlan - Turkey In De Straw / Nigger Loves His 'Possum Victor 17256 US 1916 Sell This Version
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729 Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw / Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 7") Emerson Records (2) 729 US 1916 Sell This Version
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1103 Rabbit Hash — Billy Golden Billy Golden Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 1103 US 1916 Sell This Version
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5108 Rabbit Hash / A Coon's Attempted Suicide — Billy Golden Billy Golden Rabbit Hash / A Coon's Attempted Suicide(Shellac, 10") Lyric Record 5108 US 1917 Sell This Version
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7619 A Coon's Trip To Heaven / Jimmy Trigger — Billy Golden Golden* And Heins* Golden* And Heins* - A Coon's Trip To Heaven / Jimmy Trigger(Shellac, 10", Ver) Gennett 7619 US 1917 Sell This Version
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2050 The Mocking Bird / Turkey In The Straw — Billy Golden Billy Golden The Mocking Bird / Turkey In The Straw Resona 2050 US 1921 Sell This Version
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4249 Turkey In The Straw / Rabbit Hash — Billy Golden Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw / Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4249 US 1921 Sell This Version
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10291 Uncle Josh's Birthday / The Mocking Bird — Billy Golden 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
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9390 The Laughing Record / Mocking Bird — Billy Golden 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