George Wilton Ballard
George Wilton Ballard (1887-1950) was one of Edison's most popular tenors.
He began recording in 1910 on US Everlasting cylinders. His first performance for Edison was released in 1914 on Blue Amberol cyliner #2150. Subsequent performances were released on about 70 cylinders and a similar number of Diamond Discs.
He retired from studio work in 1923. His last Edison recording released in 1926 was recorded several years before its release.
Biographical source: "The Encyclopedia of Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895-1925," by Tim Gracyk.
This page was updated on December 5, 2007