Burl Ives

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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American folk singer and actor of stage, screen, radio and television.

He began as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularised 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 Laughing". A popular film actor through the late 1940s and 1950s, Ives's best-known roles in that medium included parts in So Dear to My Heart and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as Rufus Hannassey in The Big Country, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ives was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 The Wayfaring Stranger Burl Ives 2
1956 Down to the Sea in Ships Burl Ives 3
1958 Australian Folk Songs Burl Ives 1
1961 The Versatile Burl Ives Burl Ives 1
1963 Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk Burl Ives 1
1964 Scouting Along With Burl Ives Burl Ives 1
1991 Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck and Other Children's Favorites Burl Ives 1
1999 Another Day, Another Year Burl Ives 1
2005 Genius of Folk Burl Ives 1
Chim Chim Cheree Burl Ives 1
Christmas Album Burl Ives 1
Christmas Album Burl Ives 1
Return of The Wayfaring Stranger Burl Ives 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 The Best of Burl Ives Burl Ives 1
1965 Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives 3
1980 The Best of Burl's for Boys and Girls Burl Ives 1
1985 The Legend Burl Ives 1
1994 A Little Bitty Tear: The Nashville Years 1961-1965 Burl Ives 1
1996 Greatest Hits Burl Ives 2
1997 A Twinkle in Your Eye Burl Ives 1
2000 Lavender Blue: Songs of Charm, Humour & Sincerity Burl Ives 1
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Burl Ives Burl Ives 1
2001 Uforglemmelige Klassikere Burl Ives 1
2002 The Collection Burl Ives 1
2003 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection: The Best of Burl Ives Burl Ives 1
America's Favorite Balladeer Burl Ives 1
America’s Folk Singer Burl Ives 1
Songs From the Big Rock Candy Mountain Burl Ives 1
The Best of Burl Ives Burl Ives 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Burl Ives 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1945 Big Rock Candy Mountain Burl Ives 1
1949 Riders in Sky Burl Ives 1
1954 True Love Goes On and On / Brave Man Burl Ives and Gordon Jenkins and His Chorus and Orchestra 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1953 Folk Songs Dramatic and Humorous Burl Ives 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
A Little Bitty Tear Burl Ives 1
Burl Ives: In Memoriam Burl Ives 1
Poor Wayfaring Stranger Burl Ives 1
The Very Best of Burl Ives Christmas Burl Ives 1

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