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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 276-300 of 449 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 11481 3/23/1961 Mexicali rose Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11482 3/23/1961 The last round-up Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11483 3/23/1961 O bury me not on the lone prairie Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11484 3/23/1961 Jingle jangle jingle Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11486 3/24/1961 Tumbling tumbleweeds Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11843 1/20/1962 Holding hands for Joe Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11844 1/20/1962 Sixteen fathoms down Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11845 1/20/1962 What you gonna do, Leroy? Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11846 1/20/1962 Brooklyn Bridge Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11847 1/20/1962 Poor little Jimmie Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11848 1/20/1962 Thumbin' Johnny Brown Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11849 1/21/1962 Funny way of laughin' Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11850 1/21/1962 That's all I can remember Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11851 1/22/1962 Ninety-nine Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11852 1/22/1962 Call me Mr. In-between Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11853 1/22/1962 I ain't comin' home tonight Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11854 1/22/1962 How do you fall out of love Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11855 1/22/1962 In foggy old London Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 11856 1/22/1962 Mother wouldn't do that Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 12005 4/4/1962 Bring them in Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 12006 4/4/1962 Let the lower lights be burning Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 12007 4/4/1962 Beulah land Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 12008 4/4/1962 Standing on the promise Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 12009 4/4/1962 Fairest Lord Jesus Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 12010 4/4/1962 We're marching to Zion Burl Ives vocalist  
(Results 276-300 of 449 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ives, Burl," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

Ives, Burl. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

"Ives, Burl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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