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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 76-100 of 407 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17510 10-in. 4/18/1916 Mother Machree Albert Corey Whittemore Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17534 10-in. 4/21/1916 Our hearts go out to you, Canada (Hats off to you) Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-17761 10-in. 6/1/1916 For Dixie and Uncle Sam Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18149 10-in. 7/25/1916 Turn back the universe and give me yesterday Harry Macdonough ; Orpheus Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-18375 12-in. 9/15/1916 Witmark medley one-step Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-18387 10-in. 9/20/1916 When Irish eyes are smiling John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18558 10-in. 10/17/1916 My rosary for you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-18708 10-in. 11/14/1916 Canadiana medley Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-18710 10-in. 11/15/1916 I'm coming back to California Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19536 10-in. 3/30/1917 Would you take back the love you gave me Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra composer  
Victor B-19607 10-in. 4/19/1917 What a wonderful wish that would be George MacFarlane Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-19629 12-in. 4/26/1917 When it's Circus Day back home Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-19690 10-in. 5/4/1917 All the world will be jealous of me Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19877 10-in. 5/21/1917 All the world will be jealous of me Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20084 10-in. 6/22/1917 Somewhere in Ireland Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20308 10-in. 6/29/1917 You brought Ireland right over to me Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with cornet and orchestra composer  
Victor B-20810 10-in. 10/1/1917 My sunshine Jane Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20833 10-in. 10/3/1917 I'm only dreaming of you Reed Miller Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22114 10-in. 7/2/1918 Goodbye, Mother Machree Harry Macdonough ; Shannon Four Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22190 10-in. 8/1/1918 Dear little boy of mine Marguerite Dunlap Female vocal solo, with celeste and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-22473 10-in. 12/2/1926 Dear little boy of mine Elsie Baker Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22473 10-in. 12/18/1918 Dear little boy of mine Elsie Baker Contralto vocal solo, with violin, celeste, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-22829 10-in. 5/5/1919 You're making a miser of me Geoffrey O'Hara Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23088 10-in. 7/23/1919 You're making a miser of me Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-23447 10-in. 10/31/1919 Let the rest of the world go by Charles Hart ; Lewis James Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 76-100 of 407 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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

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