Take Me Back To U.S.A.



Fred Godfrey & Billy Williams, 1911.

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Jumbo A658-AColumbia R1752-ARegal G6010-A



Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song: ca. August 1911 for Columbia-Rena, ca. August 1911 for Homophon, ca. August 1911 for Jumbo, and ca. September-October 1911 for Pathé. Reissues appeared on several other labels. Billy Williams’s signature in the wax master can be seen in both the US Columbia and UK Regal reissues shown above.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).