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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. Ball was not Irish.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 22, 1878 (Cleveland), Died May 3, 1927 (Santa Ana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1953

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

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Recordings (Results 151-175 of 422 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-066839 10-in. 7/15/1941 Mother Machree Emile Coté ; Robert Noland ; Victor Male Chorus Male vocal chorus and male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-073436 10-in. 3/16/1942 Dear little boy of mine Eugenie Baird ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor D4RB-0717 10-in. 12/18/1944 A little bit of heaven Maximilian Pilzer ; Leonard Warren Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D4RB-0718 10-in. 12/18/1944 When Irish eyes are smiling Maximilian Pilzer ; Leonard Warren Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D5VB-1165 10-in. 11/28/1945 A little bit of heaven Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Dennis Day Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-1167 10-in. 11/28/1945 When Irish eyes are smiling Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Dennis Day Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-1168 10-in. 12/12/1945 Mother Machree Charles Dant Orchestra ; Charles Dant ; Dennis Day Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-Test-1098 10-in. 1/17/1935 Mother Machree Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor [Trial 1914-05-01-06] Not documented 5/1/1914 Where is the love of yesterday Robert Buchanan Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1914-09-15-02] Not documented 9/15/1914 Mother Machree Joseph H. Conlin Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1914-11-16-01] Not documented 11/16/1914 Roll on, beautiful world, roll on Jere Shaw Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-02-05-01] Not documented 2/5/1915 Till the sands of the desert Arthur Crane Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-07-01-02] Not documented 7/1/1915 Mother Machree McKee Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-12-02-07] Not documented 12/2/1915 Come back, I'll forgive and forget Ernest R. Ball Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor [Trial 1915-12-21-07] Not documented 12/21/1915 Mother Machree S. D. Ward Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-10-07-02] Not documented 10/7/1916 When Irish eyes are smiling Laura Stone Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-12-15-03] Not documented 12/15/1916 Mother Machree D. S. Ward Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-02-27-02] Not documented 2/27/1918 Somewhere in Ireland Mrs. N. E. Tucker Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-11-02-01] Not documented 11/2/1918 Mother Machree John Steel Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1918-12-02-04] Not documented 12/2/1918 Mother Machree E. Pearce Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1919-02-28-01] Not documented 2/28/1919 Dear little boy of mine James McCool Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-03-16-01] Not documented 3/16/1920 Dear little boy of mine Miriam Fine Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1926-08-21-02] 10-in. 8/21/1926 Mother Machree Howard Melaney Male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 3216 10-in. ca. Jan.-Sept. 1905 In the shadow of the pyramid Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia 3317 10-in. ca. 1905-Jan. 1906 Mah pretty Chloe from Tennessee Columbia Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 151-175 of 422 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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