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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 151-175 of 407 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-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  
Columbia 3324 10-in. ca. 1905-Feb. 1906 December and May Albert Campbell Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3499 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1906 Love me and the world is mine Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3561 10-in. ca. 1906-Jan. 1907 She's so much like you, Mother Frank C. Stanley Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3755 10-in. ca. 1907-Feb. 1908 Some day you'll come back to me Henry Burr ; Frank C. Stanley Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3804 10-in. ca. Jan.-May 1908 As long as the world rolls on Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 3922 10-in. ca. Jan.-Oct. 1908 You have always been the same old pal Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 151-175 of 407 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ball, Ernest R.," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

Ball, Ernest R.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110352.

"Ball, Ernest R.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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

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