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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 (Results 426-448 of 448 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13904 1/21/1966 High on the hill Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 13905 1/21/1966 September song Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14115 6/16/1966 Evil off my mind Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14116 6/16/1966 Lonesome 7-7203 Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14117 6/16/1966 Hollow words (Empty phrases) Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14118 6/16/1966 A taste of heaven Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14505 2/13/1967 Scarlet ribbons (for her hair) Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14506 2/13/1967 Help yourself to roses Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14507 2/13/1967 Green, green grass of home Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14508 2/13/1967 That's where my baby used to be Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 14509 2/13/1967 Yesterday Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16801 6/7/1972 The best is yet to come Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16802 6/7/1972 Stayin' song Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16803 6/7/1972 Anytime you say Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16922 9/20/1972 The way of a rose Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16923 9/20/1972 Big blue diamonds Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16924 9/20/1972 Big Daddy, big Mummy Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16925 9/21/1972 Paying my dues again Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16926 9/21/1972 Mrs. Johnson's happiness emporium Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16927 9/21/1972 All aboard Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16928 9/22/1972 My Santa Fe Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16929 9/22/1972 Miss Pauline Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca NA 16930 9/22/1972 When she cries Burl Ives vocalist  
(Results 426-448 of 448 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ives, Burl," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

Ives, Burl. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

"Ives, Burl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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