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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 201-225 of 407 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 39961 10-in. 3/18/1915 Sprinkle me with kisses Ada Jones ; Will C. Robbins Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 45622 10-in. 5/11/1915 Mother Machree Taylor Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 46020 10-in. 9/13/1915 Mother Machree Hardy Williamson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46050 10-in. 9/23/1915 She's the daughter of Mother Machree Arthur Aldridge Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46051 10-in. 9/23/1915 If it takes a thousand years James F. Harrison ; James Reed Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46200 10-in. 11/15/1915 You'll be there Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46249 10-in. 12/8/1915 A little bit of heaven Broadway Quartette [i.e., Columbia Stellar Quartette] Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46347 10-in. 1/17/1916 She's the daughter of Mother Machree Manuel Romain Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46364 10-in. 1/25/1916 My wonderful love for thee Ernest R. Ball Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 46365 10-in. 1/25/1916 Good-bye, good luck, God bless you Ernest R. Ball Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 46839 10-in. 6/14/1916 Who knows? Alfred De Manby Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46869 10-in. 6/21/1916 My wonderful love for thee Orville Harrold Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46870 10-in. 6/21/1916 You're the best little mother that God ever made Orville Harrold Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46885 10-in. 6/29/1916 Across the Rio Grande Ernest R. Ball ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra vocalist, composer  
Columbia 46886 10-in. 6/29/1916 For Dixie and Uncle Sam Ernest R. Ball ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer, vocalist  
Columbia 46961 10-in. 8/15/1916 Across the Rio Grande Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46962 10-in. 8/15/1916 For Dixie and for Uncle Sam Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46970 10-in. 8/17/1916 Turn back the universe and give me yesterday Ernest Aldwell Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47049 10-in. 9/27/1916 My rosary for you Orville Harrold Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47102 10-in. 10/26/1916 My rosary for you Arthur C. Clough Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47139 10-in. 11/8/1916 Mother Machree Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47221 10-in. 12/12/1916 I'm coming back to California Empire Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47265 10-in. 1/4/1917 My wonderful love for thee Carolina White Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47276 10-in. 1/6/1917 My rosary for you Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47345 10-in. 2/5/1917 Would you take back the love you gave me? Robert Lewis Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 201-225 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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