Pat Ballard, born Francis Drake Ballard (June 19, 1899 – October 26, 1960), was an American songwriter, producer, music editor and author. He was born in Troy, Pennsylvania, to Frank Ballard, a jeweller-optician, and Lucille, a soprano. He was the great-great-grandson of Orrin P. Ballard, one of the pioneers of the region.
He was married to Hilda Gramlich, a dress designer. He died of a cardiac arrest at the Medical Arts Centre in New York City, New York, in 1960.
Pat Ballard is survived by several relatives, including game developer Gabriel Ballard.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-35473||10-in.||5/21/1926||Any ice to-day, lady?||Billy Murray ; Aileen Stanley||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-35522||10-in.||6/2/1926||Any ice to-day, lady?||Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||BVE-53595||10-in.||7/1/1929||Song of the sands||Toby Tobias and his Texans||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-56862||10-in.||9/30/1930||So beats my heart for you||Jesse Crawford||Pipe organ solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-62356||10-in.||7/17/1930||So beats my heart for you||Stuart Churchill ; Pennsylvanians ; The Three Girl Friends ; Fred Waring||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and female vocal trio||songwriter|
|Victor||BVE-64302||10-in.||10/7/1930||So beats my heart for you||The Revelers||Male vocal quartet, with piano||songwriter|
|Victor||BRC-72596||10-in.||5/18/1932||Please handle with care||California Cavaliers ; Buddy Rogers||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||ESHQ-72891||8-in.||6/14/1932||In the dreamy hills of home sweet home||Jim Harkins and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-010249||10-in.||5/25/1937||You're precious to me||Wingy Manone Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-010342||10-in.||5/26/1937||You're precious to me||Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BS-021674||10-in.||3/31/1938||College humor||Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Bea Wain||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-021822||10-in.||3/25/1938||College humor||California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Rhythm Quads||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-046417||10-in.||1/12/1940||Gotta get home||Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||142259||10-in.||5/27/1926||Any ice to-day, lady?||Albert Campbell ; Jack Kaufman||Male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|Columbia||W150676||10-in.||7/25/1930||So beats my heart for you||Blue Grass Boys ; Lee Morse||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150696||10-in.||8/6/1930||So beats my heart for you||Will Osborne and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W151688||10-in.||7/15/1931||I'm good for nothing but love||Ruth Etting||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152241||10-in.||7/27/1932||Please handle with care||Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Mullen Sisters||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal quartet||lyricist|
|Columbia||W152381||10-in.||2/24/1933||Here is my heart (Here is my hand)||Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|OKeh||80086||10-in.||9/3/1926||Any ice to-day, lady?||Albert Campbell ; Jack Glogau ; Jack Kaufman||Male vocal duet, with piano||lyricist, composer|
|OKeh||W404259||10-in.||7/8/1930||So beats my heart for you||Phil Spitalny Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E33940||10-in.||8/15/1930||So beats my heart for you||Chester Gaylord||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E3638-E3639||10-in.||8/26/1926||Any ice today, lady?||Six Hayseeds||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||E19992-E19993||10-in.||8/27/1926||Any ice today, lady?||Ben Selvin and his Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Brunswick||E30406-E30407||10-in.||July 1929||Song of the sands||Meyer Davis’ Swanee Syncopators||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G)||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ballard, Pat," accessed December 10, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110424.
Ballard, Pat. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110424.
"Ballard, Pat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 10 December 2023.
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