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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American musician and actor with a career that spanned more than six decades.

Ives began his career as an itinerant singer and guitarist, eventually launching 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 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'". Ives was also a popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s. His film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as the role of Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ives is often associated with the Christmas season. He did voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ives also worked on the special's soundtrack, including the songs "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", both of which continue to chart annually on the Billboard holiday charts into the 2020s.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, narrator

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 449 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 14358 2/1/1967 Lost in the stars Burl Ives vocalist  
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  
(Results 226-250 of 449 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ives, Burl," accessed May 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

Ives, Burl. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

"Ives, Burl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024.

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

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