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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-Molded cylinders
Cat Title Take /
 Mould
Artist Release
Date
13561

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

  Billy Williams Mar-1907
13579 Bamboo Bungalow 6 Billy Williams Apr-1907
13587

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

  Billy Williams May-1907
13619

Poor Old EnglandDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Sep-1907
13641

The Hob Nailed Boots That Father WoreDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Oct-1907
13656 As Good As Money In The Bank 11 Billy Williams Nov-1907
13672

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

  Billy Williams Dec-1907
13693

There's A Girl Wanted There (Parody)

13 Billy Williams Jan-1908
13696 Tickle Me, Timothy 18 Billy Williams Feb-1908
13739 It Jolly Well Serves You Right 20 Billy Williams Aug-1908
13755 Put A Bit Of Powder On It Father 8 Billy Williams Sep-1908
13780

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

  Billy Williams Nov-1908
13805

If I Could Only Find A KeyDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Sep-1908
13867

Save A Little One For MeDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Jul-1909
13938 It's A Wonder What Little Things Lead To   Billy Williams Feb-1910
13949

Settle Up And Settle DownDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Apr-1910

 

 

  4-minute Wax Amberol cylinders
Cat Title Take /
 Mould
Artist Release
Date
4M-12139 We Don't Want More Daylight .4 Billy Williams Jan-1910
4M-12169

The Collier Dan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams May-1910
4M-12180

My Old Armchair Dan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Jun-1910
4M-12331

Soap And WaterDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Aug-1911
4M-12438

I Wish It Was Sunday NightDan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams May-1912


 

  4-minute Blue Amberol cylinders
Cat Title Take /
 Mould
Artist Release
Date
23010

The Kangaroo Hop Dan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Feb-1913
23024 My Young Man Is Not A Chocolate Soldier .4 Billy Williams Mar-1913
23027

Wild Woodbines

.1 Billy Williams Mar-1913
23042 Wait Till I'm As Old As Father .1 Billy Williams Apr-1913
23058

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

  Billy Williams Apr-1913
23058

We're All Waiting For A Girl

.1 Billy Williams Apr-1913
23070 It's Mine When You've Done With It .2 Billy Williams May-1913
23078 The Ragtime Wedding ..1 Billy Williams Jun-1913
23088 On Her Pic-Pic-Picolo ..2 Billy Williams Jul-1913
23099

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

  Billy Williams Aug-1913
23113 She Does Like A Little Bit Of Scotch ..7 Billy Williams May-1913
23133 All The Ladies Fell In Love With Sandy .5 Billy Williams Nov-1913
23146 Why Don't Santa Claus Bring Something To Me .15 Billy Williams Nov-1913
23153 Jean Loves All The Jockeys .8 Billy Williams Dec-1913
23161

O Molly McIntyre Dan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Dec-1913
23161 O Molly McIntyre ..3 Billy Williams Dec-1913
23191 Mr. John Mackenzie O ..8 Billy Williams Jan-1914
23202 Blame It Onto Poor Old Father .2 Billy Williams Feb-1914
23219 Giving A Donkey A Strawberry .1 Billy Williams Jan-1914
23236 I'm Out For The Day Today .4 Billy Williams Apr-1914
23248

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

  Billy Williams May-1914
23252

The Worst Of It Is I Like It

.2 Billy Williams Jun-1914
23266

I Come Frae Scotland Dan Nixon's Page

  Billy Williams Jul-1914
23279 What Time Tomorrow Night .4 Billy Williams Aug-1914

 


 78rpm Disc Recordings
Cat Title a)
Title b)
Matrix Artist Release
Date
Lenora 10" 4562

a) I Wish It Was Sunday Night To-Night
b) Where Does Daddy Go When He Goes Out

4562A

4562B
Billy Williams -
Rexophone Record 10" 5070

a) Jean From Aberdeen
b)  John, Go Put Your Trousers On

  Billy Williams c1909
Jumbo Record 351 [a]
Jumbo Record 351 [b] 

a) Serves You Right
b) Save A Little Bit For Me

A28020
A28030
Billy Williams Sep-1909
Pathe' 10" 78510 / 78511

a) My Girl From London Town
b) Since Poor Father Joined The Territorials

78510

78511
Billy Williams Jan-1910
Regal 10" G6004

a) I've Found Kelly
b) You're The One

  Billy Williams 1911
Jumbo Record 10" 704

a) Come And Have A Look What I've Got
b) You're The One

A28222

A28223
Billy Williams Dec-1911
Coliseum 10" 130

a) Sally O'Mally
b)  I Don't Care

  Billy Williams Mar-1912
Regal 10" G6647

a) I Come Fra' Scotland
b) Mr. John Mackenzie, O

  Billy Williams 1912
Regal 10" G6783

a) I Shall Have To Ask My Mother If She'll Let Me 
b) There's Life In The Old Dog Yet

  Billy Williams 1913
Zonophone Record 10" 1058

a) Oh, For Another Day At Margate
b) Oh, That Ragtime Waltz

  Billy Williams Jun-1913
Scala 10" 1329

a) Where does daddy go?
b)  Wait till I'm as old as father

  Billy Williams Apr-1914
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78rpm Disc Recordings (10"): (~400k)

Title A /
 Title B    

Catalog

Release Date

Maker / Country

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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