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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 51-75 of 406 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15537 10-in. 12/21/1914 A little bit of heaven George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15659 10-in. 2/2/1915 Mother Machree George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15754 10-in. 3/3/1915 You don't know how glad I am to get back home Billy Murray Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15756 10-in. 3/3/1915 In the garden of the gods Harry Macdonough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15827 10-in. 3/24/1915 Mother Machree Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-15861 10-in. 4/6/1915 A little bit of heaven Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15983 10-in. 5/3/1915 Sprinkle me with kisses (If you want my love to grow) Elsie Baker ; Charles Harrison Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16006 10-in. 5/7/1915 Sprinkle me with kisses Edna Brown Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16024 10-in. 5/14/1915 Irish eyes of love George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra composer  
Victor B-16025 10-in. 5/14/1915 A breath o' bloomin' heather, from my little Highland hame George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16026 10-in. 5/14/1915 To the lass we love, a toast! George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16184 10-in. 7/9/1915 Mother Machree McKee Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-16306 10-in. 8/3/1915 You're the best little mother that God ever made George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16307 10-in. 8/3/1915 I would find you dear George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16308 10-in. 8/3/1915 Good night, good night George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16550 10-in. 9/29/1915 If it takes a thousand years James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16743 10-in. 11/4/1915 A little bit of heaven McKee Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-16764 10-in. 11/10/1915 A little bit of heaven John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16768 10-in. 11/12/1915 You'll be there! Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16777 10-in. 11/17/1915 Allah, give me mine! Harry McClaskey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16955 12-in. 1/3/1916 A little bit of heaven Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-16978 10-in. 1/6/1916 She's the daughter of Mother Machree Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17147 10-in. 2/11/1916 Goodbye, good luck, God bless you (Is all that I can say) Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with bells and orchestra composer  
Victor C-17213 12-in. 2/25/1916 Songs of the past, no. 9 Victor Mixed Chorus Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17227 10-in. 2/28/1916 My wonderful love for thee Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 of 406 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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

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