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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 151-175 of 448 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101256 1/3/1957 Paddy and the whale Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 101257 1/3/1957 On board the kangaroo Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 101258 1/3/1957 Nell Flaherty's Drake Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 101388 1/18/1957 Marianna Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 101389 1/18/1957 Pretty girl Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102164 4/3/1957 Bestiary Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102165 4/3/1957 Swap song Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102166 4/3/1957 Old Doctor Wango tango Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102167 4/3/1957 The monkey and the elephant Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102168 4/5/1957 Ground hog Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102169 4/5/1957 Old Moby Dick Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102170 4/5/1957 My coon dog Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102171 4/5/1957 Missouri mule Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 102172 4/5/1957 Bird counting song Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103033 8/7/1957 The dying stockman Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103034 8/7/1957 The old bullock dray Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103035 8/7/1957 The stockman's last bed Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103036 8/7/1957 Oh! The Springtime, it brings on the shearing Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103037 8/7/1957 Botany Bay Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103038 8/7/1957 A nautical yarn Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103173 8/28/1957 The wild colonial boy Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103174 8/28/1957 Across the Western plains I must wander Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103175 8/28/1957 Wild rover no more Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 103176 8/28/1957 Click go the shears Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca 105263 7/2/1958 The whiffenpoof song Burl Ives vocalist  
(Results 151-175 of 448 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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