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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American musician and actor with a career that spanned more than six decades.

Ives began his career as an itinerant singer and guitarist, eventually launching 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 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'". Ives was also a popular film actor through the late 1940s and '50s. His film roles included parts in So Dear to My Heart (1948) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), as well as the role of Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country (1958), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ives is often associated with the Christmas season. He did voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ives also worked on the special's soundtrack, including the songs "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", both of which continue to chart annually on the Billboard holiday charts into the 2020s.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14, 1909 (Hunt City), Died April 14, 1995 (Anacortes)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 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 201-225 of 449 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7790 8/6/1954 Tangled Web Burl Ives vocalist  
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  
(Results 201-225 of 449 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ives, Burl," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

Ives, Burl. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204836.

"Ives, Burl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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