When Mother Backed The Winner Of The Derby



Billy Williams & Fred Godfrey, 1914.

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Billy Williams recorded four versions of this song, one of the last before his untimely demise: 1 May 1914 for Zonophone, ca. May-June 1914 for Regal, ca. early June 1914 for Beka Grand, and a recording from 1914 for Jumbo of uncertain date. Reissues appeared on several other labels.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).