Ballard MacDonald

Ballard MacDonald (October 15, 1882 – November 17, 1935) was an American lyricist, who was one of the writers of Tin Pan Alley.

Born in Portland, Oregon, he was a charter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

MacDonald wrote lyrics for a song called "Play That Barber-Shop Chord" in 1910, which became a hit with revised lyrics when it was sung in The Ziegfeld Follies by vaudeville star Bert Williams. He subsequently worked with composer Harry Carroll on "On the Mississippi" (1912) and "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" (1912, based on the million-selling novel). He also partnered with James F. Hanley, which produced the 1917 hit "(Back Home Again In) Indiana.

In the early '20s, MacDonald turned his attention to Broadway revues, which in 1924 brought him his most notable musical collaborator in George Gershwin. In 1926, MacDonald teamed up with Walter Donaldson to write songs for the Broadway show Sweetheart Time

Thumbs Up was MacDonald's final Broadway show. He died in Forest Hills, New York.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1882 (Portland), Died 1935 (Queens)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, author, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9122 10-in. 6/21/1910 Nix on the glow worm, Lena Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9345 10-in. 8/16/1910 I've got the time, I've got the place, but it's hard to find the girl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-9381 10-in. 8/29/1910 Nix on the glow-worm, Lena Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10152 10-in. 4/5/1911 The Mississippi dippy dip Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-10180 10-in. 4/13/1911 Hello summer! Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12524 10-in. 10/22/1912 On the Mississippi American Quartet Male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor B-12984 10-in. 3/12/1913 Roll on, Missouri Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-12988 10-in. 3/12/1913 The trail of the lonesome pine Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13260 10-in. 5/9/1913 It takes a little rain with the sunshine to make the world go round Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13515 10-in. 7/3/1913 There's a girl in the heart of Maryland (With a heart that belongs to me) Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-13625 10-in. 7/23/1913 I love the moonlight Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14361 10-in. 1/22/1914 Let's all go 'round to Mary Ann's Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-14579 10-in. 3/17/1914 Off with the old love, on with the new Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with bells and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15157 10-in. 8/28/1914 The fatherland, the motherland, the land of my best girl Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15289 10-in. 10/20/1914 The war in Snider's grocery store Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-15406 10-in. 11/18/1914 Tip-top Tipperary Mary Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15612 10-in. 1/20/1915 The little house upon the hill James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-15963 10-in. 4/28/1915 On my way to New Orleans Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16174 10-in. 7/6/1915 Piney Ridge Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-16224 10-in. 7/16/1915 Down in Bom-Bombay Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17202 10-in. 2/24/1916 Drip, drip, drip went the waterfall Marie Cahill Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-17739 10-in. 5/29/1916 The stormy sea of love M. J. O'Connell Male vocal solo, with xylophone and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18128 10-in. 7/18/1916 She is the sunshine of Virginia Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18170 10-in. 8/1/1916 Mississippi days Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with banjo and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18566 10-in. 10/20/1916 How could Washington be a married man (And never tell a lie) M. J. O'Connell Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18715 10-in. 11/16/1916 The lovelight in your eyes Albert Wiederhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-18721 10-in. 11/20/1916 I'm gone before I go Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19165 10-in. 2/12/1917 Indiana Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19537 10-in. 3/30/1917 Mister Butterfly Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-19757 10-in. 5/8/1917 Rolling in his little rolling chair Willie Weston Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20216 10-in. 7/12/1917 The modern maiden's prayer Eddie Cantor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20323 10-in. 7/5/1917 The ragtime volunteers are off to war Van and Schenck Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-20448 10-in. 7/25/1917 Never forget to write home Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21463 10-in. 2/21/1918 A little bit of sunshine Charles Hart ; Shannon Four Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-21485 10-in. 3/5/1918 Three wonderful letters from home Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with violin duet and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22287 10-in. 10/18/1918 At the Dixie military ball Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22288 10-in. 10/22/1918 Dreaming of home sweet home Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22470 10-in. 12/16/1918 Beautiful Ohio Alice Green ; Elizabeth Spencer Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22474 10-in. 12/19/1918 Beautiful Ohio Marguerite Dunlap ; Olive Kline Female vocal duet, with cello and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-22623 10-in. 3/12/1919 On a little farm in Normandie Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23054 10-in. 7/9/1919 Dreamy Alabama Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23067 10-in. 7/14/1919 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with oboe, bassoon, and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-23942 10-in. 4/16/1920 Rose of Washington Square Sidney Phillips Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24955 10-in. 2/21/1921 My old Jersey home Gladys Rice ; Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-24992 10-in. 3/11/1921 My old New Jersey home Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-25454 10-in. 7/6/1921 Mimi All Star Trio ; All Star Trio Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor B-25773 10-in. 11/22/1921 He's the cat's meow Isabelle Patricola Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-26479 10-in. 5/22/1922 Pigtail Frances White Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-30807 10-in. 9/9/1924 Somebody loves me Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31123 10-in. 10/27/1924 At the end of the road Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor B-31873 10-in. 2/26/1925 At the end of the road Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-33225 10-in. 8/14/1925 Our home town Charlie Farrell ; Jim Miller Male vocal duet, with guitar and mandola lyricist  
Victor BVE-33828 10-in. 10/30/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley George Price Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-33885 10-in. 11/19/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Jack Shilkret Orchestra Orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-34304 10-in. 1/7/1926 Mimí Mariano Meléndez Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-36765 10-in. 11/12/1926 Beautiful Ohio Elsie Baker ; Olive Kline Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-36856 10-in. 10/22/1926 Bring back those minstrel days American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-39167 10-in. 9/8/1927 Since Henry Ford apologized to me The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-39632 10-in. 7/7/1927 If I had a lover Franklyn Baur ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-41187 10-in. 12/20/1927 Mrs. Cohen at the beach Fanny Brice Comic monologue, with piano author  
Victor BVE-41190 10-in. 12/20/1927 The song of the sewing-machine Fanny Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-41194 10-in. 12/21/1927 Mrs. Cohen at the beach Fanny Brice Comic monologue, with piano author  
Victor BVE-46979 10-in. 9/5/1928 What a night for spooning Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-47574 10-in. 9/28/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-47595 10-in. 10/4/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Lewis James ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-47861 10-in. 10/23/1928 Que noche de amores José Bohr Male vocal solo, with violin, cornet, and piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-56189 10-in. 10/16/1929 Just a corner of heaven to me John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-56737 10-in. 10/2/1929 A year from to-day Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57135 10-in. 11/6/1929 Hoosier hop High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57137 10-in. 11/6/1929 I'm following you! High Hatters ; Leonard W. Joy ; Frank Luther Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-57260 10-in. 12/13/1929 I'm following you Duncan Sisters Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57261 10-in. 12/13/1929 Hoosier hop Duncan Sisters Female vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57972 10-in. 1/3/1930 It must be an old Spanish custom Duncan Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-57975 10-in. 1/4/1930 Hoosier hop Duncan Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-57976 10-in. 1/4/1930 I'm following you! Duncan Sisters Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-58612 10-in. 1/21/1930 I'm sailing on a sunbeam Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-58623 10-in. 1/24/1930 A year from today James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor CVE-59839 12-in. 3/19/1930 I'm following you Coca Cola Topnotchers Radio broadcast : Orchestra, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BRC-70910 10-in. 10/26/1931 Bend down, sister Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-82580 10-in. 6/1/1934 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Tom Berwick Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-83817 10-in. 8/3/1934 Beautiful face have a heart! Dan Hornsby ; Perry Bechtel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-87761 10-in. 1/29/1935 Indiana KXYZ Novelty Band Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-98457 10-in. 12/23/1935 Anything can happen Eddy Duchin Orchestra ; Lew Sherwood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02526 10-in. 10/11/1936 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Washboard Wonders ; Kenneth Wolfe Washboard band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-027942 10-in. 10/19/1938 Bend down sister Bob Ballin ; Rennie McEvoy Male vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-046433 10-in. 1/15/1940 Beautiful Ohio Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-051231 10-in. 6/5/1940 Rose of Washington Square Anita Boyer ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-058246 10-in. 12/10/1940 Somebody loves me Dinah Shore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-067934 10-in. 9/26/1941 Somebody loves me The Pied Pipers ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor BS-071760 10-in. 2/2/1942 Somebody loves me LEVINE (Henry) and his STRICTLY FROM DIXIE JAZZ BAND Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 4562 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1910 I've got the time, I've got the place, but it's hard to find the girl Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 19257 10-in. 3/10/1911 The Mississippi dippy dip Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38621 10-in. 2/7/1913 On the Mississippi Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38672 10-in. 3/4/1913 The trail of the lonesome pine Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38675 10-in. 3/4/1913 Roll on, Missouri Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38783 10-in. 4/14/1913 Mammy's fireside Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38885 10-in. 5/27/1913 It takes a little rain with the sunshine to make the world go 'round Henry Burr ; Edgar Stoddard Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 38921 10-in. 6/24/1913 There's a girl in the heart of Maryland Henry Burr ; Edgar Stoddard Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39154 10-in. 12/18/1913 Let's all go around to Mary Ann's Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39379 10-in. 5/15/1914 Gone are the days Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39560 10-in. 9/12/1914 The land of my best girl Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39629 10-in. 11/24/1914 Tip top Tipperary Mary Henry Santrey Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39777 10-in. 1/14/1915 The little house upon the hill James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 39843 10-in. 2/10/1915 On my way to New Orleans George O'Connor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45653 10-in. 5/20/1915 Dancing 'neath the Irish moon Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45679 10-in. 5/22/1915 Mother, may I go in to swim? Ada Jones Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45866 10-in. 7/19/1915 Down in Bom-Bombay Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 45948 10-in. 8/14/1915 Piney Ridge Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46781 10-in. 5/16/1916 The stormy sea of love Oscar Shaw Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46855 10-in. 6/17/1916 Suzanne Anna Wheaton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46914 10-in. 7/14/1916 She is the sunshine of Virginia Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46945 10-in. 7/22/1916 I'm gone before I go Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 46975 10-in. 8/21/1916 Mississippi days George Eldred ; William Morgan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47067 10-in. 10/13/1916 The lovelight in your eyes Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47088 10-in. 10/19/1916 Mississippi days William Morgan Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47224 10-in. 12/13/1916 The whole world comes from Dixie Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47255 10-in. 12/23/1916 Drip, drip, drip went the waterfall Anna Wheaton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47378 10-in. 2/16/1917 Indiana Knickerbocker Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47453 10-in. 4/3/1917 Mister Butterfly Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 47458 10-in. 4/4/1917 Rolling in his little rolling chair Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77033 10-in. 5/8/1917 We'll be there Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77133 10-in. 6/12/1917 The ragtime volunteers are off to war Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77304 10-in. 9/4/1917 I don't want to be loved a little bit by a lot of little boys Anna Wheaton Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77306 10-in. 9/4/1917 The modern maiden's prayer Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77485 10-in. 11/3/1917 Chin chin Chinaman Gene Greene Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 77711 10-in. 3/5/1918 Three wonderful letters from home Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78154 10-in. 10/24/1918 Dreaming of home, sweet home Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78183 10-in. 11/20/1918 Beautiful Ohio Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78302 10-in. 2/15/1919 On a little farm in Normandie Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78313 10-in. 2/20/1919 Just another good man gone wrong Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 78376 10-in. 4/1/1919 Just another good man gone wrong Louisiana Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78520 10-in. 6/21/1919 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Arthur Fields ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78567 10-in. 7/15/1919 Dreamy Alabama Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78625 10-in. 9/6/1919 Indiana Knickerbocker Male Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78637 10-in. 9/10/1919 Broken blossoms Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78643 10-in. 9/12/1919 Broken blossoms George Meader Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78774 10-in. 10/30/1919 You can't get lovin' where there ain't any love Louisiana Five ; Billy Murray Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 78778 10-in. 10/31/1919 Beautiful Ohio Toots Paka Hawaiian Company Male vocal and instrumental ensemble, with guitars and ukulele (Hawaiian) lyricist  
Columbia 78835 10-in. 12/2/1919 Somebody Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78878 10-in. 12/20/1919 Comrades Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78916 10-in. 1/8/1920 That wonderful kid from Madrid Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78983 10-in. 2/19/1920 Lazy Mississippi Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79084 10-in. 3/27/1920 Rose of Washington Square Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79126 10-in. 4/18/1920 Ten little bottles Bert Williams Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 79870 10-in. 5/28/1921 Mimi (Mee-mee) Frank Crumit ; Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 140169 10-in. 12/6/1924 At the end of the road Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 49342 12-in. 3/14/1918 A little bit of sunshine Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W141282 10-in. 11/18/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Georgians ; Johnny Morris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 141358 10-in. 12/7/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W141922 10-in. 4/6/1926 Hot Henry! Arthur Fields ; Little Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 142798 10-in. 10/28/1926 Bring back those minstrel days Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W143442 10-in. 2/6/1927 Wandering in dreamland Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W143443 10-in. 2/6/1927 Lily Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 143511 10-in. 2/21/1927 Lily The Harmonians ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W143640 10-in. 3/23/1927 Wah! Wah! Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 144156 10-in. 5/17/1927 I adore you Arthur Hall ; Royal Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W144269 10-in. 6/11/1927 Charlie boy (We love you) Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin), guitar, and whistling lyricist  
Columbia W144561 10-in. 8/24/1927 Since Henry Ford apologized to me The Happiness Boys Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 144576 10-in. 8/26/1927 Since Henry Ford apologized to me Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W145083 10-in. 11/2/1927 The trail of the lonesome pine Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar lyricist  
Columbia W145109 10-in. 11/4/1927 Breeze Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W145662 10-in. 2/23/1928 Wings Clicquot Club Eskimos ; Harry Reser ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W146069 10-in. 4/14/1928 Breeze Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Columbia W146836 10-in. 8/14/1928 What a night for spooning Harry Reser's Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 146843 10-in. 8/15/1928 What a night for spooning Dick Burnett ; The Harmonians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 146984 10-in. 9/12/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Ernie Golden and his Orchestra ; Arthur Fields Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W147106 10-in. 10/5/1928 Just a sweetheart Cliff Edwards Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Columbia [W]147111 10-in. 10/8/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Fred Waters Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W147132 10-in. 10/17/1928 I loved you then as I love you now James Melton Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet lyricist  
Columbia W147144 10-in. 10/29/1928 I loved you then as I love you now The Cavaliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148104 10-in. 3/19/1929 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148895 10-in. 8/19/1929 Indiana Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W148960 10-in. 8/30/1929 A year from today Al Katz Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 148980 10-in. 9/6/1929 A year from to-day Jim Andrews ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 149493 10-in. 11/26/1929 Hoosier hop Tom Frawley ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 149495 10-in. 11/26/1929 I'm following you! Tom Frawley ; Sam Lanin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149496 10-in. 11/26/1929 I'm sailing on a sunbeam! Johnny Morris ; Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia W149497 10-in. 11/26/1929 I'm following you! Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Columbia W149922 10-in. 1/28/1930 Kickin' a hole in the sky Ipana Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia [W]149973 10-in. 2/11/1930 I'm following you! Gay Ellis Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W150033 10-in. 2/27/1930 I'm following you Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia W150800 10-in. 9/12/1930 Since they're all playing miniature golf Eddie Walters Male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W150858 10-in. 10/3/1930 Somebody loves me Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Columbia W151891 10-in. 11/27/1931 Bend down, sister Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Columbia 98474 12-in. 3/2/1928 Beautiful Ohio Eddie Thomas’ Collegians ; Lewis James ; Elliott Shaw Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Columbia W351138 10-in. 11/27/1931 Bend down, sister Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh 585 10-in. ca. Jan. 1919 Beautiful Ohio Henry Burr ; Ruth Lenox Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh 591 10-in. approximately Feb. 1919 Just another good man gone wrong Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-7069 10-in. ca. Nov. 1919 That wonderful kid from Madrid Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh S-7965 10-in. June 1921 Mimi (Mee Mee) Rega Orchestra ; Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-73038 10-in. 12/18/1924 It takes a little rain with the sunshine Fiddlin' John Carson Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) lyricist  
OKeh W80993 10-in. 6/8/1927 Charlie boy (We love you) Noel Taylor Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh W81808 10-in. 11/10/1927 Oh! My operation Jack Lynch Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
OKeh W400846 10-in. 7/2/1928 On the night we did the boom boom by the sea Fred Hall ; Sugar Babies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401035 10-in. 7/28/1928 Indiana Eddie Condon's Quartet Jazz/dance quartet, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401151 10-in. 9/26/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Richard Jordon Pipe organ solo, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W401229 10-in. 10/16/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh W403035 10-in. 10/7/1929 A year from today Charles W. Hamp Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh W403527 10-in. 12/18/1929 I'm following you Smith Ballew Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W403583 10-in. 1/4/1930 I'm following you! Arthur Schutt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
OKeh W404517 10-in. 10/30/1930 Somebody loves me Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 1110-B] 10-in. approximately 1918 Dreaming of home sweet home Miriam Fine Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 1269-b] 10-in. approximately 1919 Broken blossoms Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
OKeh [OK cat 40558-A] 10-in. approximately 1926 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick 833 10-in. approximately early 1917 Indiana Wm. Schafer Male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5175-a] 10-in. approximately Oct. 1917 The rag time volunteers are off to war Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5200-b] 10-in. approximately Jan. 1918 Chin chin Chinaman Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5212-a] 10-in. approximately Mar. 1918 Three wonderful letters from home Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick [Br cat 5214-a] 10-in. approximately Apr. 1918 How could Washington be a married man and never, never tell a lie? Dan W. Quinn Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 6082-6083 10-in. approximately July 1921 Mimi Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick 14509-14511 10-in. 12/17/1924 At the end of the road Radio Franks Male vocal duet, with string quartet and piano lyricist  
Brunswick E16398-E16400 10-in. 9/17/1925 Indiana Criterion Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E17647-E17649 10-in. 1/22/1926 Clap hands, here comes Charlie! The Merrymakers Male vocal quartet, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick IND664 10-in. 6/23/1928 The trail of the lonesome pine Floyd Thompson Home Towners ; Frank Owens ; Jack Tilson Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Brunswick C2557 10-in. 11/12/1928 Somebody loves me Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick C3766 10-in. 7/2/1929 Somebody loves me Baker Hotel Orchestra ; Henry Lange Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal lyricist  
Brunswick C3903 10-in. 7/19/1929 Somebody loves me Baker Hotel Orchestra ; Henry Lange Jazz/dance band, with vocal lyricist  
Brunswick C5030 10-in. 12/17/1929 Hoosier hop Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick C1120-C1122 10-in. 9/4/1927 Since Henry Ford apologized to me Jimmy Hussey Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick C1123-C1125 10-in. 9/4/1927 Rose of the studios Jimmy Hussey Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick LTR221 10-in. 9/27/1929 I’m following you Lawrence Gray Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick LAE665 10-in. 11/18/1929 I’m following you Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE666 10-in. 11/18/1929 I’m sailing on a sunbeam Jesse Stafford Palace Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) lyricist  
Brunswick LAE667 10-in. 11/18/1929 I’m following you Lawrence Gray Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick LAE668 10-in. 11/18/1929 I’m sailing on a sunbeam Lawrence Gray Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick LAE692 10-in. 1/30/1930 A year from today Earl Burtnett Biltmore Trio Male vocal trio, with string ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick DAL732 10-in. 10/26/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Danny David Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick DB90 10-in. 10/8/1928 That wonderful kid from Madrid Betty Fields Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick E28463 10-in. 10/9/1928 I loved you then as I love you now Glen Wick Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E29708 10-in. 4/18/1929 Indiana Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E21743-E21745 10-in. 3/4/1927 Lily Harry Archer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E22585-E22586 10-in. 4/22/1927 Beautiful Ohio Carter's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E24685-E24688 10-in. 10/10/1927 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Carter's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24688) lyricist  
Brunswick E25722-E25723 10-in. 12/22/1927 The trail of the lonesome pine Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E26002-E26003 10-in. 1/13/1928 Indiana Kanawha Singers Male vocal quartet, with 2 violins, banjo, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick E26727-E26729 10-in. 2/29/1928 Wings Kenn Sisson Orchestra ; Eddy Thomas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E26729) lyricist  
Brunswick E30997-E30998 10-in. Sept. 1929 A year from today Meyer Davis' Hotel Astor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Edison 2415 10-in. 8/19/1913 The trail of the lonesome pine Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo and vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3461 10-in. Nov.-Dec. 1914 War in Snider's grocery store Tod Weinhold Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 3523 10-in. 1/18/1915 Tip-top Tipperary Mary Joseph A. Phillips Male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3571 10-in. 2/9/1915 Little house upon the hill Manuel Romain Male vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 3744 10-in. 5/3/1915 On my way to New Orleans Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4172 10-in. 10/6/1915 Piney Ridge Mayo and Tally Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4784 10-in. 6/12/1916 Stormy sea of love Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4915 10-in. 7/27/1916 She is the sunshine of Virginia Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 4961 10-in. 8/31/1916 Mississippi days Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5074 10-in. 10/17/1916 You wake up in the morning in Chicago Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5181 10-in. 11/28/1916 I'm "gone" before I go Edward Meeker Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 5406 10-in. 2/23/1917 Indiana Homestead Trio Female vocal trio, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6082 10-in. Mar. 1918 A little bit of sunshine Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6132 10-in. Mar. 1918 Three wonderful letters from home George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6622 10-in. 2/13/1919 Beautiful Ohio Mabelle Wagner-Shank Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6661 10-in. 3/11/1919 Beautiful Ohio Metropolitan Quartet Mixed vocal ensemble, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6834 10-in. 6/17/1919 Broken blossoms George Wilton Ballard ; Helen Clark Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6878 10-in. 7/31/1919 Breeze (Blow my baby back to me) Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6882 10-in. 7/22/1919 Dreamy Alabama Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 7885 10-in. 4/6/1921 Two little love birds George Wilton Ballard ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8310 10-in. 12/6/1921 By the old Ohio shore Charles Hart ; Leola Lucey Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 9804 10-in. 10/23/1924 At the end of the road James Doherty Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 10692 10-in. 11/24/1925 Clap hands! Here comes Charley! Golden Gate Orchestra ; Arthur Hall ; John Ryan Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet lyricist  
Edison 11181 10-in. 9/7/1926 Bring back those minstrel days Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman Male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 11669 10-in. 4/27/1927 Lily Cass Hagan Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 18908 10-in. 11/28/1928 I loved you then (As I love you now) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Edison N-602 10-in. 11/28/1928 I loved you then (As I love you now) Golden Gate Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Vocalion E4028-E4029 10-in. 11/3/1926 Bring back those minstrel days Danville Dudes Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "MacDonald, Ballard," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106626.

MacDonald, Ballard. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106626.

"MacDonald, Ballard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 February 2021.

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