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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 126-150 of 406 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-35496 10-in. 6/29/1926 Mother Machree The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35497 10-in. 6/29/1926 A little bit of heaven (Shure they called it Ireland) The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35900 10-in. 7/6/1926 In the garden of my heart Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38602 10-in. 4/14/1927 Mother of pearl William G. Bull Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38961 10-in. 6/21/1927 Watching the world go by The Silver-Masked Tenor [i.e., Joseph M. White] Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39567 10-in. 8/15/1927 'Tis an Irish girl I love (And she's just like you) Colin O'More Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40084 10-in. 11/16/1927 When Irish eyes are smiling Colin O'More Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-40173 10-in. 10/12/1927 Mother Machree John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-41753 10-in. 2/24/1928 Dear little boy of mine Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-42023 10-in. 2/25/1928 When Irish eyes are smiling Tom Kenyon Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-42027 10-in. 2/25/1928 Mother Machree Tom Kenyon Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-47513 10-in. 9/14/1928 Madre querida Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor MVE-49596 16-in. 2/11/1929 Trial marriage Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-53689 10-in. 5/28/1929 My hour William H. Flood Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-56723 10-in. 9/27/1929 Mother Machree Robert MacGimsey Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-64655 10-in. 1/15/1931 Mother Machree Victor String Ensemble Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-87393 10-in. 1/17/1935 Mother Machree Richard Crooks ; Nathaniel Shilkret Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-014619 10-in. 10/4/1937 When Irish Eyes are smiling The Old Timer's Orchestra ; Jimmy Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-026208 10-in. 10/26/1938 When Irish eyes are smiling Kuulei de Clercq ; Nalani de Clercq Female vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-031923 10-in. 2/1/1939 When Irish eyes are smiling Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-034219 10-in. 2/24/1939 'Til the sands of the desert grow cold Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-042564 10-in. 3/8/1940 A little bit of heaven (Shure they call it Ireland) Kenny Baker ; David Broekman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BS-048904 10-in. 4/15/1940 Mother Machree Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-066833 10-in. 7/15/1941 A little bit of heaven (Shure they call it Ireland) Emile Coté ; Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor BS-066838 10-in. 7/15/1941 When Irish eyes are smiling Emile Coté ; George Griffin ; Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus and male vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 126-150 of 406 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

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

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