Soap And Water



Soap And Water (Australian) Apex 406-A
Cinch 5036-A
Letter dated 28 February 1909 from Fred Godfrey
and Charles Hilbury assigning the performing rights and
a share of the publishing royalties of Soap And Water
to Billy Williams.


Charles Hilbury & Fred Godfrey — Melbourne: Dinsdales’, 1909.

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Billy Williams recorded three versions of this song: 7 January 1911 for Zonophone, ca. March 1911 for Homophon, and ca. April 1911 for Edison Amberol. Reissues appeared on several other labels. The Canadian Apex reissue from the mid-1920s shown here has incorrect composing credits.1



1  For comprehensive discographies of recordings by Billy Williams, see Brian Rust, British Music Hall on Record (Harrow, UK:
    Gramophone, 1979); and Frank Andrews and Ernie Bayly, Billy Williams’ Records: A Study in Discography (Bournemouth, UK:
    Talking Machine Review, 1982).