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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 101-125 of 406 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23471 10-in. 11/13/1919 Let the rest of the world go by Charles Hart ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-23755 10-in. 3/4/1920 'Tis an Irish girl I love and she's just like you John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-24027 10-in. 5/4/1920 Let the rest of the world go by Edwin J. McEnelly Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24168 10-in. 6/16/1920 Down the trail to home, sweet home William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin, celeste, and orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-24490 10-in. 9/22/1920 Tripoli (On the shores of Tripoli) Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24514 10-in. 10/5/1920 Tripoli Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24579 10-in. 11/24/1920 Let the rest of the world go by Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor B-24910 10-in. 1/26/1921 Mother of pearl William Robyn Male vocal solo, with violin, harp, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25234 10-in. 4/25/1921 Mother Machree Alberto Salvi Harp solo composer  
Victor B-25241 10-in. 4/28/1921 Little crumbs of happiness (You gave me long ago) Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25561 10-in. 9/15/1921 I'll forget you John Steel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26133 10-in. 2/24/1922 Time after time Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26537 10-in. 6/12/1922 Little man Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26819 10-in. 8/8/1922 For the sake of auld lang syne William Robyn Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26847 10-in. 8/28/1922 For the sake of auld lang syne Lewis James Male vocal solo, with oboe, cello, violin, piano, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-28133 10-in. 6/18/1923 Ten thousand years from now Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with piano, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-28148 10-in. 6/25/1923 Lieb' mich und die Welt ist mein Carl Schlegel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-28674 10-in. 10/18/1923 Out there in the sunshine with you Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra composer  
Victor B-30734 10-in. 8/29/1924 West of the Great Divide Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31658 10-in. 1/15/1925 Mother Machree Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor CVE-33123 12-in. 8/3/1925 Thank God for a garden Charles Hunsberger Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-33450 10-in. 10/3/1925 Dear little boy of mine Anne V. Kelly Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-33864 10-in. 11/10/1925 Mother Machree Victor Salon Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-35368 10-in. 5/4/1926 Will you love me in December as you do in May? Shannon Quartet Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-35458 10-in. 5/13/1926 Let the end of the world come to-morrow (as long as you love me to-day) Helen Clark ; Lewis James Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 101-125 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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