Pat Ballard

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 19th, 1899 (Troy), Died October 26th, 1960 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

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 LAE803 10-in. 5/24/1930 So beats my heart for you Earl Burtnett ; Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal trio; without vocal (take G) 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 lyricist, composer  
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  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ballard, Pat," accessed December 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110424.

Ballard, Pat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110424.

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