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Australia Australia's Billy Williams:
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An early Australian recording star who seems largely unknown in his own country. Not entirely true; a compilation CD was released in 1989 of sonically restored versions of many of his popular songs.

 

This compilation is still available, and for the enthusiast it is a "must-have"! The 23 songs are taken from discs, but Billy Williams could be aptly described as a prolific artist...I've seen him on just about every early label for cylinder and disc. (I even have a Pathe' centre-start disc of him...)

 

Billy Williams CD cover
The material covered by him is a distant echo of our past, but even today is fun to listen to. More biographical details can be found at Daniel Nixon's excellent Cylinders 101 site, on the Billy Williams pages. Included on Daniel's site is a cylinder discography.


  2-minute Gold-Moulded cylinders (~250 k)
Cat Title Take /
 Mould
Release
Date
13561

Where Oh Where (has my little dog gone)Dan Nixon's Page

  Mar-1907
13587

I've Got A Lover Up In ScotlandDan Nixon's Page

  May-1907
13619

Poor Old EnglandDan Nixon's Page

  Sep-1907
13641

The Hob Nailed Boots That Father WoreDan Nixon's Page

  Oct-1907
13672

When There Isn't A Girl AboutDan Nixon's Page

  Dec-1907
13693

There's A Girl Wanted There (Parody)

13 Jan-1908
13780

Postcards (There's A Picture For A Postcard)Dan Nixon's Page

  Nov-1908
13805

If I Could Only Find A KeyDan Nixon's Page

  Sep-1908
13949

Settle Up And Settle DownDan Nixon's Page

  Apr-1910
13967

Save A Little One For MeDan Nixon's Page

  Jul-1909


INCORRECTLY Recorded
Two Minute Wax Cylinders: (~250 k)
Title Catalog Release
Date
Maker / Country
Bamboo Bungalow 13579 Apr-1907 Edison UK
As Good As Money In The Bank 13656 Nov-1907 Edison UK
Tickle Me, Timothy 13696  Feb-1908 Edison UK
It Jolly Well Serves You Right 13739 Aug-1908 Edison UK
Put A Bit Of Powder On It Father 13755  Sep-1908 Edison UK
It's A Wonder What Little Things Lead To 13938  Feb-1910 Edison UK
The Old Grey Coat (Hyson) 13958  May-1910 Edison UK

 

  4-minute Wax Amberol cylinders (~500 k)
Cat Title Take /
 Mould
Release
Date
12169

The Collier Dan Nixon's Page

  May-1910
12180

My Old Armchair Dan Nixon's Page

  Jun-1910
12331

Soap And WaterDan Nixon's Page

  Aug-1911
12438

I Wish It Was Sunday NightDan Nixon's Page

  May-1912
       


 

  4-minute Blue Amberol cylinders (~500 k)
Cat Title Take /
 Mould
Release
Date
23010

The Kangaroo Hop Dan Nixon's Page

  Feb-1913
23058

We're Waiting For A Girl  Dan Nixon's Page

  Apr-1913
23099

I Wish I Were Back In Lancashire Dan Nixon's Page

  Aug-1913
23161

Molly McIntyre Dan Nixon's Page

  Dec-1913
23248

I Can't Keep Still Tonight Dan Nixon's Page

  May-1914
23266

I Come Frae Scotland Dan Nixon's Page

  Jul-1914


INCORRECTLY Recorded
Four Minute
Wax Amberol / Blue Amberol Cylinders:  (~500 k)
Title Catalog Release Date Maker / Country
We Don't Want More Daylight 12139 Jan-1910

Edison Amberol UK

My Young Man Is Not A Chocolate Soldier 23024 Mar-1913 Edison BA UK
Wild Woodbines 23027 Mar-1913 Edison BA UK
Wait Till I'm As Old As Father 23042  Apr-1913 Edison BA UK
It's Mine When You've Done With It 23070

May-1913

Edison BA UK
The Ragtime Wedding 23078 Jun-1913 Edison BA UK
On Her Pic-Pic-Picolo 23088  Jul-1913 Edison BA UK
She Does Like A Little Bit Of Scotch 23113 Sep-1913 Edison BA UK
All The Ladies Fell In Love With Sandy 23133  Nov-1913 Edison BA UK
Why Don't Santa Claus Bring Something To Me ? 23146  Nov-1913 Edison BA UK
Jean Loves All The Jockeys 23153  Dec-1913 Edison BA UK
Mr John McKenzie, O. 23191 Jan 1914 Edison BA UK
Blame It On To Poor Old Father 23202 Feb-1914 Edison BA UK
The Worst Of It Is I Like It 23252  Jun-1914 Edison BA UK
What Time Tomorrow Night 23279  Aug-1914 Edison BA UK


78rpm Disc Recordings (10"): (~400k)

Title A /
 Title B    

Catalog

Release Date

Maker / Country

a) Sally O'Mally
b)  I Don't Care
130 Mar-1912 Coliseum Record
a) My Girl From London Town
b) Since Poor Father Joined The Territorials
78510 / 78511 Jan-1910 Pathe' 
(Centre-start, 90rpm vertical cut disc)
a) Serves You Right
b) Save A Little Bit For Me
351 Sep-1909 Jumbo Record
a) Come And Have A Look What I've Got
b) You're The One
707 Dec-1911 Jumbo Record
a) I've Found Kelly
b) You're The One
G6004 1911 Regal
a) I Come Fra' Scotland
b) Mr John Mackenzie, O
G6647 1912 Regal
a) I Shall Have To Ask My Mother If She'll Let Me 
b) There's Life In The Old Dog Yet
G6783 1913 Regal
a) Jean From Aberdeen /
b)  John, Go Put Your Trousers On
5070 ?-1909 Rexophone Record
a) Where does daddy go? /
b)  Wait till I'm as old as father
1329 Apr-1914 Scala
Oh, For Another Day At Margate /
Oh, That Ragtime Waltz
1058 Jun-1913 Zonophone Record
Come Into The Garden, John /
Little Wooden Hut
3091 1908 Zonophone Record
Sing Me An Irish Song /
Sally O'Malley
3093 1908 Zonophone Record
I'm The Man Who Buried Flanagan /
I've Found Kelly
3096 1908 Zonophone Record
a) When Father Tried To Kill The Cock-A-Doodle-Doo /
b) If The World Belonged To Me
589 Jul-1911 Zonophone - The Twin
a) Give My Love To Scotland, Maggie
b) She Does Love A Little Bit Of Scotch
831 1912 Zonophone - The Twin
Wait Till I'm As Old As Father /
Where Does Daddy Go?
911 Oct-1912 Zonophone - The Twin
Oh, The Sailors Of The King /
My Young Man Is Not The Chocolate Soldier
965 Jan-1913 Zonophone - The Twin
Good-bye, Ragtime /
Let's Have Another One Together
3043 Jan-1914? Zonophone - The Twin?
Don't Go Out With Him To-Night /
Wake Up, John Bull
3087 Aug-1911? Zonophone - The Twin?
Come Into The Garden, John /
Little Wooden Hut
3091 Jun-1911? Zonophone - The Twin?


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