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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 276-300 of 422 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142156 10-in. 5/6/1926 She's the daughter of Mother Machree William A. Kennedy Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W142582 10-in. 8/30/1926 A little bit of heaven Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 142898 10-in. 11/1/1926 Will you love me in December as you do in May? Joe Candullo ; Everglades Orchestra ; Tony Pace Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143667 10-in. 3/16/1927 Mother Machree William Ryan Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W143685 10-in. 3/18/1927 Dear little boy of mine Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W143813 10-in. 3/30/1927 Let the rest of the world go by Bob Nichols ; Riley Puckett Male vocal duet, with 2 fiddles (violins) and guitar composer  
Columbia W144394 10-in. 6/23/1927 Watching the world go by Ford and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia W144707 10-in. 9/23/1927 Who knows? Elks Quartet of Spokane Lodge 228 Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia W145116 10-in. 11/4/1927 Down the trail to home, sweet home Kenny Sargent Male vocal solo, with violin and piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 146225 10-in. 4/28/1928 Love me, and the world is mine John Hassel Organ solo composer  
Columbia W150341 10-in. 4/22/1930 Down the trail to home sweet home Roy Harper ; Earl Shirkey Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
Columbia 6531 12-in. approximately 1915 A little bit of heaven Terrence O'Connor Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Columbia 29253 10-in. approximately 1914 When Irish eyes are smiling Century Quartette ; Geo. F. Murray Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and orchestra composer  
Columbia 76054 12-in. approximately 1918 All the world will be jealous of me Geo. F. Murray ; Unity Quartette Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet composer  
Columbia 91265 10-in. between 1918 and 1924 Mother Machree Harry K. Shields Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia CO27432 10-in. approximately 1940 A little bit of heaven John Carter ; James Quillian Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh 145 10-in. ca. May 1918 I'm only dreaming of you Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 186 10-in. ca. June 1918 Because you believe in me Greek Evans Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 317 10-in. ca. Aug. 1918 Goodbye, Mother Machree Joseph A. Phillips Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 452 10-in. ca. Nov. 1918 Dear little boy of mine Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 838 10-in. ca. June 1919 You're making a miser of me Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7068 10-in. approximately Nov. 1919 Let the rest of the world go by Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7126 10-in. approximately Dec. 1919 Mother Machree William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7306 10-in. Feb. 1920 Mother Machree William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7466 10-in. May 1920 Down the trail to home sweet home Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
(Results 276-300 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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