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 101-125 of 448 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||87822||April 1955||Sad man's song (Fare Thee well, o honey)||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87825||April 1955||When I was single||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87826||April 1955||The prisoner's song||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87844||April 1955||The Western settler||Burl Ives||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87870||5/3/1955||Be sure you're right||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||87871||5/3/1955||Old Betsy||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88248||6/21/1955||The drunken sailor ; Leave her Johnny, leave her||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88249||6/21/1955||Highland Laddie||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88250||6/21/1955||Haul away, Joe||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88294||6/27/1955||O you New York girls||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88295||6/27/1955||Blow ye winds||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88296||6/27/1955||Rolling home||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88297||6/27/1955||Away Rio||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88310||7/5/1955||Jack was every inch a sailor||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88311||7/5/1955||Santy Anna||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88312||7/5/1955||Go down you red, red roses||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88313||7/5/1955||Ben back stay||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88477||8/8/1955||The sailor's grave||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88478||8/8/1955||Wrap me up in my Tarpaulin jacket||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88866||11/4/1955||The tenor doodle-doo||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88867||11/4/1955||Angus McFergus Mac Tavish||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||88868||11/4/1955||Pete planet||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||89409||2/21/1956||Moby Dick||Burl Ives||vocalist|
|Decca||89462||3/2/1956||Ben back stay||Burl Ives||vocalist|
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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