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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. He was not himself Irish.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 407 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-9583 10-in. 10/26/1910 I love the name of Mary "That Girl" Quartet Female vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-9650 10-in. 11/15/1910 Mother Machree Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-9818 10-in. 1/16/1911 Goodbye, my love, goodbye "That Girl" Quartet Female vocal quartet composer  
Victor B-10069 10-in. 3/17/1911 Mother Machree John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10623 10-in. 6/28/1911 Good-bye my love, good-bye George Wilton Ballard Male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-10725 10-in. 7/13/1911 Let us have peace Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11043 10-in. 9/29/1911 Goodbye, my love, goodbye Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11559 10-in. 2/5/1912 Here's love and success to you Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11811 10-in. 4/2/1912 I love the name of Mary Walter Van Brunt Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12402 12-in. 9/24/1912 Till the sands of the desert grow cold Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12747 10-in. 12/24/1912 Till the sands of the desert grow cold Wilfred Glenn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12978 10-in. 3/10/1913 When Irish eyes are smiling Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12979 10-in. 3/10/1913 To have, to hold, to love Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12982 12-in. 3/11/1913 Sands of the desert medley waltz Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-13403 10-in. 6/6/1913 I'll change the shadows to sunshine Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13447 10-in. 6/17/1913 To have, to hold, to love Arthur Pryor's Band ; Bert Brown Band composer  
Victor B-13954 10-in. 10/13/1913 To have and to hold Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-14374 10-in. 1/26/1914 While the rivers of love flow on Wilfred Glenn Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14665 10-in. 4/6/1914 Who knows? John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-14910 10-in. 5/28/1914 Across the Rio Grande Heidelberg Quintette Male vocal quintet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14941 10-in. 6/9/1914 Across the Rio Grande Arthur Pryor's Band Band, with male vocal chorus composer  
Victor B-15019 10-in. 6/29/1914 You planted a rose in the garden of love Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15149 10-in. 8/26/1914 Roll on, beautiful world, roll on George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15179 10-in. 9/10/1914 After the roses have faded away Arthur C. Clough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15182 10-in. 9/11/1914 Let us have peace Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 407 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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