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Ernest R. Ball

Ernest Roland Ball (July 22, 1878 – May 3, 1927) was an American singer and songwriter, most famous for composing the music for the song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" in 1912. Ball was not Irish.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 22, 1878 (Cleveland), Died May 3, 1927 (Santa Ana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1953

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

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Recordings (Results 251-275 of 422 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 79321 10-in. June 29 or 30, 1920 'Tis an Irish girl I love and she's just like you Chauncey Olcott Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79323 10-in. June 29 or June 30, 1920 Macushla asthore Chauncey Olcott Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79324 10-in. June 29 or 30, 1920 I'll miss you, old Ireland, God bless you, goodbye Chauncey Olcott Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79609 10-in. 12/28/1920 Mother of pearl Tandy MacKenzie Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80062 10-in. 11/12/1921 I'll forget you Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80097 10-in. 12/12/1921 Mother Machree Charles Hackett Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80181 10-in. 2/10/1922 Time after time Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80578 10-in. 10/2/1922 For the sake of auld lang syne Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81104 10-in. 7/3/1923 Ten thousand years from now Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 81133 10-in. 7/13/1923 Who knows? Carmela Ponselle Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 140194 10-in. 12/18/1924 West of the Great Divide Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30170 12-in. approximately 1908 When sweet Marie was sweet sixteen Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30860 12-in. 10/9/1911 Let us have peace Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37381 12-in. 8/25/1915 A little bit of heaven Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 48514 12-in. 12/14/1915 Awake, dearest one Orville Harrold ; Lydia Locke Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49481 12-in. ca. 1918 When you come back and you will come back (there's the whole world waiting for you) Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 49809 12-in. 4/28/1920 Tripoli Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49867 12-in. 7/19/1920 Let the rest of the world go by Prince's Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49919 12-in. 12/28/1920 Down the trail to home sweet home Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 49952 12-in. 3/23/1921 Wyoming The Metropolitan Dance Players Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W141452 10-in. 1/4/1926 When Irish eyes are smiling William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141453 10-in. 1/4/1926 'Tis an Irish girl I love and she's just like you William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W141456 10-in. 1/6/1926 I love the name of Mary William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W142114 10-in. 4/30/1926 Kathleen Aroon William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W142115 10-in. 4/30/1926 The click of her little brogans William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 251-275 of 422 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed July 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352

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