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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 301-325 of 422 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh S-7648 10-in. Nov 1920 Little crumbs of happiness Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-7957 10-in. May 1921 When Irish eyes are smiling Liam O'Kennedy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh o-8150 10-in. approximately Apr. 1921 When Irish eyes are smiling James O'Neil Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh o-8205 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Irish eyes of love Gerald Griffin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh o-8207 10-in. ca. Aug. 1921 Ireland is Ireland to me Gerald Griffin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70083 10-in. 8/9/1921 I'll forget you Lewis James Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70475 10-in. Feb. 1922 Time after time Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70805 10-in. Aug. 1922 For the sake of auld lang syne Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71198 10-in. Jan. 1923 That's how the Shannon flows Gerald Griffin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71695 10-in. July 1923 Ten thousand years from now Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71913 10-in. Sept. 1923 Out there in the sunshine with you Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh 73601 10-in. Sept. 1925 West of the Great Divide Gerald Griffin ; Justin Ring Trio Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh 74167 10-in. May 1926 Let the end of the world come tomorrow (As long as you love me today) Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 815 10-in. approximately early 1917 Our hearts go out to you, Canada Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 847 10-in. approximately mid-1917 Who knows? Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 856 10-in. approximately mid-1917 A little bit of heaven Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 858 10-in. approximately mid-1917 Mother Machree Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5156-a] 10-in. approximately Sept. 1917 My sunshine Jane Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 5266-b] 10-in. approximately Aug. 1918 Dear little boy of mine Vernon Dalhart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 3893 10-in. approximately July 1920 Who knows? Mario Chamlee Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 4407 10-in. approximately Oct. 1920 Down the trail to home, sweet home James Lynch ; James J. Sheridan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Brunswick 4677 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Tripoli Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Brunswick 4826 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 When Irish eyes are smiling Crescent Trio ; Theo Karle Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 5395 10-in. approximately Apr. 1921 Tis an Irish girl I love Theo Karle Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 6488 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Little crumbs of happiness James Craven ; O'Hara, Joseph Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 301-325 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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