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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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 201-225 of 448 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 10318 6/26/1957 Put on your old grey bonnet Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10319 6/26/1957 M-O-T-H-E-R Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10320 6/26/1957 Kentucky babe Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10321 6/26/1957 Daddy you've been a mother to me Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10322 6/27/1957 I was seeing Nellie home Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10323 6/27/1957 In the evening by the moonlight Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10324 6/27/1957 Grandfather's clock Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10325 6/27/1957 The man on the flying trapeze Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10326 6/28/1957 That little boy of mine Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10327 6/28/1957 Listen to the mocking bird Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10328 6/28/1957 The man that broke the bank at Monte Carlo Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10329 6/28/1957 There's a little white house Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 10330 6/28/1957 A hot time in the old town tonight Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14347 1/30/1967 I've grown accustomed to her face Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14348 1/30/1967 They call the wind Maria Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14349 1/30/1967 Look to the rainbow Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14350 1/30/1967 I talk to the trees Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14351 1/31/1967 A married man Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14352 1/31/1967 A fellow needs a girl Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14353 1/31/1967 It's all right with me Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14354 2/1/1967 The girl that I marry Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14355 2/1/1967 September song Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14356 2/1/1967 Thank heaven for little girls Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14357 2/1/1967 My heart stood still Burl Ives vocalist  
Decca L 14358 2/1/1967 Lost in the stars Burl Ives vocalist  
(Results 201-225 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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