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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television.

Ives began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk songs. In 1942, he appeared in Irving Berlin's This Is the Army, and then became a major star of CBS radio. In the 1960s, he successfully crossed over into country music, recording hits such as "A Little Bitty Tear" and "Funny Way of Laughin'". A popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s, Ives's best-known film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1949) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ives is often remembered for his voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which continues to air annually around Christmas.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14, 1909 (Hunt City), Died April 14, 1995 (Anacortes)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, narrator

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 448 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 14762 12/12/1967 Beautiful brown eyes Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14763 12/12/1967 I can't help it (if I'm still in love with you) Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14764 12/12/1967 Cold, cold heart Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14765 12/12/1967 Your cheatin' heart Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14766 12/13/1967 Ring of fire Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14767 12/13/1967 Devil woman Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14768 12/13/1967 El Paso Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14769 12/13/1967 You are my sunshine Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14770 12/15/1967 Singing the blues Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14771 12/15/1967 Don't take your guns to town Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14772 12/15/1967 I'm moving on Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14773 12/15/1967 Heartaches by the number Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2646 2/25/1952 Wild side of life Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2647 2/25/1952 It's so long and goodbye to you/Kelligrew's soiree Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2648 2/26/1952 One hour ahead of the Posse Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2649 2/26/1952 Feet of clay Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2650 2/27/1952 Lonesome, so lonesome Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2651 2/27/1952 Cloth of gold Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2652 2/27/1952 This time tomorrow-1 Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2653 2/27/1952 There's a mule up in Tombstone, Arizona Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2654 2/28/1952 Diesel smoke, dangerous curve Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 2655 2/28/1952 The little green valley Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 3018 3/24/1953 Close the door Richard Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 3019 3/24/1953 I'm gonna sink your boat Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 3020 3/24/1953 I left my gal in the mountain Burl Ives vocalist  
(Results 226-250 of 448 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ives, Burl," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

Ives, Burl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

"Ives, Burl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836

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