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 76-100 of 448 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||85887||2/26/1954||Easter mornin'||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||85947||3/4/1954||Wooly boogie bee ; Hush little baby ; The boll weevil||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||85948||3/4/1954||Big rock candy mountain ; Aunt Rhody ; The fox||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||85989||3/9/1954||True love goes on and on||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||85990||3/9/1954||Casey Jones||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||85991||3/9/1954||Wait for me, darling||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||85992||3/9/1954||Brave man||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||86001||3/11/1954||Look at the little Kitty Kat||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||86055||3/19/1954||Bongo and his baboon drum||Burl Ives||vocalist, narrator|
|Decca||86056||3/19/1954||Quack, quack, paddle, oh!||Burl Ives||vocalist, narrator|
|Decca||86057||3/19/1954||Jolly Doctor Dollywell, part 1||Burl Ives||vocalist, narrator|
|Decca||86058||3/19/1954||Jolly Doctor Dollywell, part 2||Burl Ives||vocalist, narrator|
|Decca||87282||1/10/1955||The locktender's lament||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87283||1/10/1955||The wild rover||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87284||1/10/1955||Ox driver's song||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87285||1/10/1955||The bold soldier||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87286||1/10/1955||The deceiver||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87287||1/10/1955||The young married man||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87288||1/10/1955||The Harlem man||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87321||1/13/1955||Goober peas||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||87322||1/13/1955||The ballad of Davy Crockett||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||87426||2/7/1955||John Henry||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87427||2/7/1955||Frankie and Johnny||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87736||April 1955||The sailor's return||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87737||April 1955||Waltzing Matilda||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
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.
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