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Burl Ives

Burl Ives in 1955, photo by Carl Van Vechten
Born Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
June 14, 1909(1909-06-14)
Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.
Died April 14, 1995 (aged 85)
Anacortes, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, writer
Years active 1935 – 1993
Spouse(s) Helen Peck Ehrich (1945–1971)
Dorothy Koster Paul (1971–1995)

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer.

As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Referring to Ives's singing, music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people." [1]

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Life and career

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Early life

Ives was born in 1909 near Hunt City, an unincorporated town in Jasper County, Illinois, the son of Levi "Frank" Ives (1880–1947) and Cordelia "Dellie" White (1882–1954). He had six siblings: Audry, Artie, Clarence, Argola, Lillburn, and Norma. His father was at first a farmer and then a contractor for the county and others. One day Ives was singing in the garden with his mother, and his uncle overheard them. He invited his nephew to sing at the old soldiers' reunion in Hunt City. The boy performed a rendition of the folk ballad "Barbara Allen" and impressed both his uncle and the audience.[2]

From 1927-29, Ives attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University) in Charleston, Illinois, where he played football.[3] During his junior year, he was sitting in English class, listening to a lecture on Beowulf, when he suddenly realized he was wasting his time. As he walked out the door, the professor made a snide remark, and Ives slammed the door behind him.[4] Sixty years later, the school named a building after its most famous dropout.[5] Ives was also involved in Freemasonry from 1927 onward.[6]

On 23 July 1929 in Richmond, Indiana, Ives did a trial recording of "Behind the Clouds" for the Starr Piano Company's Gennett label, but the recording was rejected and destroyed a few weeks later.[7]

1930s – 1940s

Ives traveled about the U.S. as an itinerant singer during the early 1930s, earning his way by doing odd jobs and playing his banjo. He was jailed in Mona, Utah, for vagrancy and for singing “Foggy, Foggy Dew,” which the authorities decided was a bawdy song.[8] Around 1931 he began performing on WBOW radio in Terre Haute, Indiana. He also went back to school, attending classes at Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana State University).[9]

In 1940 Ives began his own radio show, titled The Wayfaring Stranger after one of his ballads. Over the next decade, he popularized several traditional folk songs, such as “Foggy, Foggy Dew” (an English/Irish folk song), “Blue Tail Fly” (an old Civil War tune), and “Big Rock Candy Mountain” (an old hobo ditty).

In early 1942, Ives was drafted into the U.S. Army. He spent time first at Camp Dix, then at Camp Upton, where he joined the cast of Irving Berlin's This Is the Army. He attained the rank of corporal.[citation needed] When the show went to Hollywood, he was transferred to the Army Air Force. He was discharged honorably, apparently for medical reasons, in September 1943. Between September and December 1943, Ives lived in California with actor Harry Morgan (who would later go on to play Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H). In December 1943, Ives went to New York City to work for CBS radio for $100 a week.[10]

On 6 December 1945, Ives married 29-year-old script writer Helen Peck Ehrlich.[11] Their son Alexander was born in 1949.[citation needed]

In 1945 Ives was cast as a singing cowboy in the film Smoky (1945).[12]

His version of the 17th century English song “Lavender Blue” became his first hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its use in the 1949 film, So Dear to My Heart.

1950s: Communist "blacklisting"

Ives was identified in the infamous 1950 pamphlet Red Channels and blacklisted as an entertainer with supposed Communist ties.[13] In 1952 he cooperated with the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) and agreed to testify. He stated that he was not a member of the Communist Party but that he had attended various union meetings with fellow folk singer Pete Seeger simply to stay in touch with working folk. He stated: "You know who my friends are; you will have to ask them if they are Communists."[14]

Ives's cooperation with the HUAC ended his blacklisting, allowing him to continue acting in movies. But it also led to a bitter rift between Ives and many folk singers, including Seeger, who felt that Ives had betrayed them and the cause of cultural and political freedom in order to save his own career. Forty-one years later, Ives reunited with Seeger during a benefit concert in New York City. They sang "Blue Tail Fly" together.[15]

1950s – 1960s

Ives (left) with Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Ives expanded his appearances in films during this decade. His movie credits include East of Eden, "Big Daddy" in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Desire Under The Elms, Wind Across The Everglades, The Big Country, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; and Our Man in Havana, based on the Graham Greene novel. He was initiated as a member of the Alpha Chi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, the national fraternity for men in music, at the University of Tulsa in 1953.[citation needed]

1960s – 1990s

In the 1960s Ives began singing country music with greater frequency. In 1962 he released three songs that were popular with both country music and popular music fans: "A Little Bitty Tear," "Call Me Mister In-Between," and "Funny Way of Laughing."

Ives had several film and television roles during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962 he starred with Rock Hudson in The Spiral Road, which was based on a novel of the same name by Jan de Hartog. In 1964, Ives played the narrator, Sam the Snowman, in the Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated television special, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The yearly rebroadcast of the popular seasonal television special has forever linked Ives to the Christmas season.

Ives performed in other television productions, including Pinocchio and Roots. He starred in two television series: O.K. Crackerby! (1965-66) and The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969-72). O.K. Crackerby!, which was about the presumed richest man in the world, replaced Walter Brennan's somewhat similar The Tycoon on the ABC schedule from the preceding year.

Ives and Helen Peck Ehrlich were divorced in February 1971.[16] Ives then married Dorothy Koster Paul in London two months later.[17] In their later years, Ives and Dorothy lived in a waterfront home in Anacortes, in the Puget Sound area. In the 1960s, he also had another home just south of Hope Town on Elbow Cay, a barrier island of the Abacos in the Bahamas.[citation needed]

In honor of Ives's influence on American vocal music, on October 25, 1975, he was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit.[18] This award, initiated in 1964, was "established to bring a declaration of appreciation to an individual each year who has made a significant contribution to the world of music and helped to create a climate in which our talents may find valid expression."

Ives lent his name and image to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's "This Land Is Your Land — Keep It Clean" campaign in the 1970s. He was portrayed with the program's fictional spokesman, Johnny Horizon.

In 1973, his long-time wife, Dorothy, gave Burl a diamond-studded, gold bracelet, with the note "Your name shall always be in lights." This is one of the first examples of "bling" recorded. The bracelet and accompanying note can be found in the Museum dedicated to Burl Ives at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Washington D.C..

Death

Ives died of complications of mouth cancer on 14 April 1995 and is interred in Mound Cemetery in Hunt City Township, Jasper County, Illinois.[19][20]

Broadway roles

Ives's Broadway career included appearances in The Boys From Syracuse (1938-39), Heavenly Express (1940), This Is the Army (1942), Sing Out, Sweet Land (1944), Paint Your Wagon (1951-52), and Dr. Cook's Garden (1967). His most notable Broadway performance (later reprised in a 1958 movie) was as "Big Daddy" Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955-56), written specifically for Ives by Tennessee Williams.[citation needed]

Author

Ives's autobiography, The Wayfaring Stranger, was published in 1948. He also wrote or compiled several other books, including Burl Ives' Songbook (1953), Tales of America (1954), Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling, and Fishing (1956), and The Wayfaring Stranger's Notebook (1962).

Popular culture references

Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silver and Gold" are now considered holiday standards some 45 years after they were first featured in the 1964 CBS-TV presentation of the Rankin & Bass stop-motion animated family special Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Johnny Marks had composed the title song (originally an enormous hit for singing cowboy Gene Autry) in 1949, and producers Rankin & Bass retained him to compose the TV special's soundtrack. Ives voiced Sam the Snowman, the banjo-playing "host" and narrator of the story, explaining how Rudolph used his "nonconformity," as Sam refers to it, to save Christmas from being cancelled due to an impassable blizzard. The following year, Ives re-recorded all three of these Johnny Marks hits, which Ives had sung in the TV special, but with a more "pop" feel than in the TV special. He released them all as singles for the 1965 holiday season, capitalizing on their previous successes.

The Ren and Stimpy Show's first season episode "Stimpy's Invention” featured a record, “Happy Happy Joy Joy,” which parodied Ives' singing style and re-created some of his crusty dialogue from The Big Country and Summer Magic. Ives is known to Star Wars fans for his role as the narrator in the 1984 made-for-TV film Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.

The Christmas film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, features a snowman resembling the character Ives voiced in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, voiced by Leon Redbone.

Former Essex County, New Jersey, presiding judge Burl Ives Humphries was named after the singer/actor/banjoist.

The popular Washington, DC restaurant Lindy's features a burger called the "Burl Ives," which consists of two connected hamburgers, topped with a hot dog and smothered in barbecue sauce.

Discography

Albums

  • Okeh Presents the Wayfaring Stranger (1941, Okeh K-3, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1944, Asch 345, 3 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1947 as Stinson 345 [same catalog number], 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1944, Columbia C-103, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • BBC Presents The Martins and the Coys (1944, BBC World, 6 records, 12 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Lonesome Train: A Musical Legend (1944, Decca A-375, 3 records, 12 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1950 as Decca DL 5054, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Sing Out, Sweet Land! (1945, Decca A-404, 6 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • A Collection of Ballads and Folk Songs (1945, Decca A-407, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1950 as A Collection of Ballads and Folk Songs, Volume 1, Decca DL 5080, 10 inch 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Ballads and Folk Songs, Volume 2 (1946, Decca A-431, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1949 as Decca DL 5013, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • A Collection of Ballads, Folk and Country Songs, Volume 3 (1949, Decca A-711, 3 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1950 as Decca DL 5093, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1949, Stinson SLP 1, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued circa 1954 as Blue Tail Fly and Other Favorites, Stinson SL 1 [same catalog number], 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Animal Fair: Songs for Children (1949, Columbia MJV 59, 2 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Mother Goose Songs (1949, Columbia MJV 61, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • The Return of the Wayfaring Stranger (1949, C-186, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, also released as Columbia CL 6058, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1950, Columbia CL 6109, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Hymns Sung by Burl Ives (1950, Columbia C-203, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm; Columbia CL 6115, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • More Folksongs (1950, Columbia C-213, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm; Columbia CL 6144, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Burl Ives Sings the Lollipop Tree, The Little Turtle, and The Moon Is the North Wind's Cookie (1950, Columbia MJV 110, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Tubby the Tuba (Victor Jory)/Animal Fair: Songs for Children (Burl Ives) (1950, Columbia JL 8013, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Sing Out, Sweet Land! (1950, Decca DL 8023, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm, reissued in 1962 as Decca DL 4304/74304 [simulated stereo])
  • Historical America in Song (1950, Encyclopædia Britannica Films, 6 albums in 30 records, 12 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Christmas Day in the Morning (1952, Decca DL 5428, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Folk Songs Dramatic and Humorous (1953, Decca DL 5467, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Women: Songs About the Fair Sex (1953, Decca DL 5490, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Coronation Concert (1954, Decca DL 8080, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1955, Columbia CL 628, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm, reissued in 1964 as Columbia CS 9041 [simulated stereo])
  • The Wild Side of Life (1955, Decca DL 8107, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Men: Songs for and About Men (1955, Decca DL 8125, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Down to the Sea in Ships (1956, Decca DL 8245, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Women: Folk Songs About the Fair Sex (1956, Decca DL 8245, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm, with 4 additional songs)
  • Burl Ives Sings In the Quiet of the Night (1956, Decca DL 8247)
  • Burl Ives Sings for Fun (1956, Decca DL 8248)
  • Children's Favorites (1956, Columbia CL 2570, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Burl Ives Sings Songs for All Ages (1957, Columbia CL 980)
  • Christmas Eve with Burl Ives (1957, Decca DL 8391)
  • Songs of Ireland (1958, Decca DL 8444)
  • Captain Burl Ives' Ark (1958, Decca DL 8587)
  • Old Time Varieties (1958, Decca DL 8637)
  • Australian Folk Songs (1958, Decca DL 8749)
  • A Lincoln Treasury (contains Lonesome Train: A Musical Legend) (1959, Decca DL 9065)
  • Cheers (1959, Decca DL 8886/78886)
  • Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck and Other Children's Favorites (1959, Harmony HL 9507, reissued circa 1963 as Harmony HS 14507 [simulated stereo], reissued again in 1974 as Columbia C 33183 [simulated stereo])
  • Ballads (1959, United Artists UAL 3030/UAS 6030)
  • Return of the Wayfaring Stranger (1960, Columbia CL 1459, 12 inch, 33/13 rpm)
  • Burl Ives Sings Irving Berlin (1960, United Artists UAL 3117/UAS 6117)
  • Manhattan Troubadour (1961, United Artists Records UAL 3145/UAS 6145, reissued with two fewer songs as Burl Ives Favorites, 1970, Sunset SUS 5280)
  • The Best of Burl Ives (1961, Decca DX 167/DXS 7167 [simulated stereo], 2 records, reissued in 1973 as MCA 4034 [simulated stereo], 2 records)
  • The Versatile Burl Ives! (1961, Decca DL 4152/74152)
  • Songs of the West (1961, Decca DL 4179/74179, reissued as MCA 196)
  • It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin' (1962, Decca DL 4279/74279)
  • Burl Country Style (1962, Decca DL 4361/74361)
  • Spotlight on Burl Ives and the Folk Singers Three (1962, Design DLP/SDLP 156)
  • Sunshine in My Soul (1962, Decca DL 4329/74329)
  • Songs I Sang in Sunday School (1963, Word W-3229-LP/ WST-8130-LP)
  • Burl Ives and the Korean Orphan Choir Sing of Faith and Joy (1963, Word W-3259-LP/WST-8140-LP)
  • Singin' Easy (1963, Decca DL 4433/74433)
  • The Best of Burl's for Boys and Girls (1963, Decca DL 4390/74390 [simulated stereo], reissued in 1980 as MCA 98 [simulated stereo])
  • Walt Disney Presents Summer Magic (1963, Buena Vista BV 3309/STER 4025)
  • Burl Ives Presents America's Musical Heritage (1963, Longines Symphonette Society LW 194-LW 199, 6 records)
  • Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk (1963, Disneyland ST 3920)
  • Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Folk Lullabies (1964, Disneyland ST 3924)
  • Scouting Along with Burl Ives (1964, Columbia CSP 347)
  • True Love (1964, Decca DL 4533/74533)
  • Burl Ives Sings Pearly Shells and Other Favorites (1964, Decca DL 4578/74578, reissued as MCA 102)
  • Chim Chim Cheree and Other Children's Choices (1964, Disneyland ST 3927)
  • My Gal Sal and Other Favorites (1965, Decca DL 4606/74606)
  • On the Beach at Waikiki (1965, Decca DL 4668/74668)
  • Have a Holly Jolly Christmas (1965, Decca DL 4689/74689, reissued as MCA 237)
  • Shall We Gather at the River? (1965, Word W-3339-LP/WST-8339-LP)
  • The Lollipop Tree (1965, Harmony HL 9551/HS 14551)
  • The Daydreamer (1966, Columbia OL 6540/OS 2940)
  • Burl's Choice (1966, Decca DL 4734/74734)
  • Something Special (1966, Decca DL 4789/74789)
  • I Do Believe (1967, Word W-3391-LP/WST-8391-LP)
  • Burl Ives Sings (1967, Coronet CXS 271)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1967, Decca DL 4815/74815)
  • Greatest Hits (1967, Decca DL 4850/74850)
  • Burl's Broadway (1967, Decca DL 4876/74876)
  • The Big Country Hits (1968, Decca DL 4972/74972)
  • Sweet, Sad and Salty (1968, Decca DL 5028/75028)
  • The Times They Are A-Changin' (1968, Columbia CS 9675)
  • Christmas Album (1968, Columbia CS 9728)
  • Got the World by the Tail (1969, Harmony HS 11275)
  • Time (1970, Bell 6055, reissued as The Talented Man, 1978, Bulldog 1027)
  • How Great Thou Art (1971, Word WST-8537-LP)
  • Christmas at the White House (1972, Caedmon TC 1415)
  • Payin' My Dues Again (1973, MCA 318)
  • Song Book (1973, MCA Coral CB 20029)
  • Little Red Caboose and Other Children's Hits (1974, Disneyland 1359)
  • The Best of Burl Ives, Vol. 2 (1975, MCA 4089, 2 records)
  • Hugo the Hippo (1976, United Artists LA-637-G)
  • Christmas by the Bay (1977, United States Navy Band)
  • We Americans: A Musical Journey With Burl Ives (1978, National Geographic Society NGS 07806)
  • Live in Europe (1979, Polydor 2382094)

Hit Singles

Year Single Chart positions
US US
AC
US Country UK
1948 "Blue Tail Fly" (with The Andrews Sisters and Vic Schoen's Orchestra) 24 - - -
1949 "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" (with Captain Stubby and The Buccaneers) 16 - 13 -
"Riders In the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)" 21 - - -
1951 "On Top of Old Smoky" (with Percy Faith and His Orchestra) 10 - - -
1952 "Wild Side of Life" (with Grady Martin and His Slow Foot Five) 30 - 6 -
1954 "True Love Goes On and On" (with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus) 23 - - -
1957 "Marianne" (with The Trinidaddies) 84 - - -
1961 "A Little Bitty Tear" (with The Anita Kerr Singers and Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 9 1 2 9
1962 "Funny Way of Laughin'" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 10 3 9 29
"Call Me Mr. In-Between" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 19 6 3 -
"Mary Ann Regrets" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra and Chorus) 39 13 12 -
1963 "The Same Old Hurt" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra and Chorus) 91 - - -
"Baby Come Home To Me" 131 - - -
"I'm the Boss" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra and Chorus) 111 - - -
"This Is All I Ask" 67 - - -
"It Comes and Goes" 124 - - -
"True Love Goes On and On" (second entry) 66 - - -
1964 "Pearly Shells (Popo O Ewa)" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 60 12 - -
1965 "My Gal Sal" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 122 - - -
"Chim Chim Cheree" 120 - - -
1966 "Evil Off My Mind" - - 47 -
1967 "Lonesome 7-7203" - - 72 -
1968 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (with Robert Mersey's Orchestra) 133 35 - -
1998 "A Holly Jolly Christmas" - 30 - -

Singles (selected)

  • Foggy, Foggy Dew / Rodger Young (1945, 10 in., 78 rpm, Decca 23405)
  • Grandfather Kringle / The Twelve Days of Christmas (1951, 10 in., 78 rpm, Columbia MJV-124)
  • Great White Bird / Brighten The Corner Where You Are (1953, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 28849)
  • That's My Heart Strings / The Bus Stop Song (1956, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 30046)
  • We Loves Ye Jimmy / I Never See Maggie Alone (1959, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 30855)
  • A Little Bitty Tear / Shanghied (1961, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31330)
  • Funny Way of Laughing / Mother Wouldn't Do That (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31371)
  • Call Me Mr. In-Between / What You Gonna Do, Leroy? (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31405)
  • Mary Ann Regrets / How Do You Fall Out of Love? (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31433)
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas / Indian Christmas Carol (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 25585)
  • I'm the Boss / The Moon Is High (1963, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31504)
  • True Love Goes On and On / I Wonder What's Become of Sally (1963, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31571)
  • On The Front Porch / Ugly Bug Ball (1963, 7 in., 45 rpm, Buena Vista 419)
  • Four Initials on a Tree /This Is Your Day (1964, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31610)
  • Pearly Shells / What Little Tears Are Made Of (1964, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31659)
  • Salt Water Guitar / The Story of Bobby Lee Trent (1964, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31811)
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas / Snow for Johnny (1965, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31695)
  • Evil Off My Mind / Taste of Heaven (c. 1967, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31997)
  • Lonesome 7-7203 / Hollow Words (1967, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 32078)
  • That's Where My Baby Used to Be / Bury the Bottle With Me (1968, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 32282)
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Maria, If I Could (1968, 7 in., 45 rpm, Columbia 4-44508)
  • Santa Mouse / Oh, What a Lucky Boy I Am (1968, 7 in., 45 rpm, Columbia 4-44711)
  • Gingerbread House / Tumbleweed Snowman (c. 1970, 7 in. 45 rpm, Big Tree BT-130)
  • The Best Is Yet to Come & Stayin' Song / Blue Tail Fly (1972, 7 in., 45 rpm, MCA 1921)
  • Mrs. Johnson's Happiness Emporium / Anytime You Say (1973, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 33049)
  • The Tail of the Comet Kohoutek / A Very Fine Lady (1974, 7 in., 45 rpm, MCA 40175)
  • It's Gonna Be a Mixed Up Xmas / The Christmas Legend of Monkey Joe (1978, 7 in., 45 & 33 1/3 rpm, Monkey Joe MJ1)
  • The Night Before Christmas / Instrumental (1986, 7 in., 45 rpm, Stillman/Teague STP-1013)

Radio work (selected)[21]

  • Back Where I Came From, CBS (30 September 1940 – 28 February 1941)
  • The Wayfarin' Stranger, CBS & WOR (1941–1942, 1946–1948)[22]
  • Burl Ives Coffee Club, CBS (5 July 1941 – 24 January 1942)
  • The Columbia Workshop, CBS
    • "Roadside" (2 March 1941)
    • "The Log of the R-77," second installment of Twenty-Six by Corwin (11 May 1941)
    • "The People, Yes," third installment of Twenty-Six by Corwin (18 May 1941)
    • "A Child's History of Hot Music" (15 March 1942)
  • G. I. Jive, military radio (c. 1943)[23]
  • Columbia Presents Corwin, CBS
    • "The Lonesome Train" (21 March 1944)
    • "El Capitan and the Corporal" (25 July 1944)
  • The Theatre Guild on the Air, ABC
    • "Sing Out, Sweet Land" (21 October 1945)
  • Hollywood Star Time, CBS
    • "The Return of Frank James" (10 March 1946)
  • The Burl Ives Show, Syndication (1946–1948)
  • Hollywood Fights Back, ABC (2 November 1947)
  • The Kaiser Traveler, ABC (24 July – 4 September 1949)
  • Burl Ives Sings, Syndication (1950s)

Theater appearances (selected)[24]

  • Pocohontas Preferred (1935-1936)[25]
  • I Married an Angel (1938)[22]
  • The Boys from Syracuse (23 November 1938 – 10 June 1939)
  • Heavenly Express (18 April – 4 May 1940)
  • This Is the Army (4 July – 26 September 1942)
  • Sing Out Sweet Land (27 December 1944 – 24 March 1945)
  • She Stoops to Conquer (1950)[26]
  • Knickerbocker Holiday (1950)[27]
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1951)[28]
  • Paint Your Wagon (12 November 1951 – 19 July 1952)
  • Show Boat (1954)[29]
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (24 March 1955 – 17 November 1956)
  • Dr. Cook's Garden (25–30 September 1967)

Filmography (selected)

Television

  • Playhouse 90: The Miracle Worker (1957)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • O.K. Crackerby! (1965–1966)
  • Pinocchio (1968)
  • Alias Smith and Jones “The McCreedy Bust” (1971)
  • The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
  • Roots (1977)
  • Little House on the Prairie: The Hunters (1977)
  • The New Adventures of Heidi (1978)
  • Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984)

Films

Concerts (selected)

  • Royal Winsor, New York City, 28 April 1939[30]
  • Town Hall, New York City, 1 December 1945[25]
  • Opera House, San Francisco, 9 February 1949[31]
  • Columbia University, New York City, 19 October 1950[32]
  • Royal Festival Hall, London, 10 May 1952[33]
  • Albert Hall, London, 20 October 1976[34]
  • Reuben F. Scarf's house, Sydney, Australia, GROW Party, 1977.[35]
  • Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool,1979 accompanying The Spinners.
  • Chautauqua, New York, 1982 (VHS)
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 27 April 1990[36]
  • Brodniak Hall, Anacortes, Washington, 1991 (VHS)
  • Mt. Vernon, Washington, February 1993 (VHS)
  • Folksong U.S.A., 92nd Street Y, New York City, 17 May 1993[37]

Bibliography

  • The Wayfarin' Stranger: A Collection of 21 Folk Songs and Ballads with Guitar and Piano Accompaniment. New York: Leeds Music, 1945.
  • Wayfaring Stranger. New York: Whittlesey House, 1948 (autobiography)
  • Favorite Folk Ballads of Burl Ives: A Collection of 17 Folk Songs and Ballads with Guitar and Piano Accompaniment. New York: Leeds Music, 1949
  • Burl Ives Song Book. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953
  • Sailing on a Very Fine Day. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1954
  • Burl Ives Folio of Australian Songs, collected and arranged by Percy Jones, 1954.
  • Song in America: Our Musical Heritage, co-authored with Albert Hague. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, n.d.
  • Tales of America. Cleveland: World Publishing, 1954
  • "Introduction" to Paul Kapp's A Cat Came Fiddling and Other Rhymes of Childhood, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956
  • The Ghost and Hans Van Duin [excerpt from Tales of America]. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1956
  • Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling, and Fishing. New York: Ballantine Books, 1956
  • The Wayfaring Stranger's Notebook. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1962
  • Irish Songs. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, n.d.
  • The Burl Ives Sing-Along Song Book: A Treasury of American Folk Songs & Ballads, 1963
  • Albad the Oaf. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1965
  • More Burl Ives Songs. New York: Ballantine Books, 1966
  • Sing a Fun Song. New York: Southern Music Publishing, 1968
  • Burl Ives: Four Folk Song and Four Stories, co-authored with Barbara Hazen. N.p.: CBS Records, 1969
  • Spoken Arts Treasury of American Ballads and Folk Songs, co-authored with Arthur Klein and Helen Ives, n.d.
  • Easy Guitar Method. Dayton, Ohio : Heritage Music Press, 1975
  • We Americans: A Musical Journey with Burl Ives. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1978 (pamphlet)
  • "Foreword" to Martin Scot Kosins's Maya's First Rose. West Bloomfield, MI: Altweger and Mandel Publishing, 1991

References

  1. ^ John Rockwell, quoted in book review of Outsider, John Rockwell on the Arts, 1967-2006, by John Rockwell, the New York Times Book Review, 24 December 2006, p. 13
  2. ^ Burl Ives, Wayfaring Stranger, New York: Whittlesey House, 1948, pp. 15–20
  3. ^ Betsy Cole, "Eastern Mourns Burl Ives," Daily Eastern News, 17 April 1995
  4. ^ Ives, Wayfaring Stranger pp. 108–109
  5. ^ Associated Press, "Eastern Illinois University Honors Famed Dropout Burl Ives," St. Louis Post Dispatch, 3 May 1990, p. 71. Accessed via NewsBank
  6. ^ Burl Ives Collection, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
  7. ^ Tony Russell, Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 17, 369
  8. ^ Wayfaring Stranger pp. 129–132
  9. ^ Wayfaring Stranger p. 145
  10. ^ "Testimony of Burl Icle Ives, New York, N.Y. [on May 20, 1952]," Hearings before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eighty-Second Congress, Second Session on Subversive Infiltration of Radio, Television, and the Entertainment Industry. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1952. Part 2, p. 206
  11. ^ "Burl Ives Weds Script Writer," New York Times, 8 December 1945, p. 24. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  12. ^ Burl Ives Biography, Sitcoms Online
  13. ^ Michael D. Murray, Encyclopedia of Television News, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998. p 18. Accessed via Ebrary
  14. ^ "Testimony of Burl Icle Ives ...,"Hearings before the Subcommittee ..., pp. 205–228
  15. ^ Dean Kahn, "Ives-Seeger Rift Finally Ended with 'Blue-Tail Fly' Harmony: Skagitonians Ives, Murros Were on Opposite Sides," Knight Ridder Tribune Business News [from Bellingham Herald, Washington], 19 March 2006, p. 1. Accessed via ProQuest ABI/Inform
  16. ^ "Burl Ives Divorced," New York Times, 19 February 1971, p. 27. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  17. ^ UPI, "Burl Ives Weds," Evening Sentinel, Holland, Michigan, 17 April 1971, p. 3. Accessed via Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  18. ^ "The University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit Recipients". http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/gleeclub/MEMBERS_merit.html. 
  19. ^ Richard Severo, "Burl Ives, the Folk Singer Whose Imposing Acting Won an Oscar, Dies at 85," New York Times, 15 April 1995, p. 10. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  20. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1S1-9199504150897195.html from encyclopedia.com
  21. ^ Vincent Terrace, Radio's Golden Years: The Encyclopedia of Radio Programs, 1930-1960, San Diego: Barnes and Company, 1981, pp. 43, 147; John Dunning, On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, New York: Oxford University Press, p. 123; Dave Goldin, RadioGOLDINdex: link. Unless otherwise noted, the information in this section comes from these sources
  22. ^ a b James R. Parish and Michael R. Pitts, Hollywood Songsters: Singers Who Act and Actors Who Sing, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2003, ISBN 0415943337, p. 403
  23. ^ James R. Parish and Michael R. Pitts, Hollywood Songsters, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2003, p. 404
  24. ^ Internet Broadway Database: Burl Ives Credits on Broadway: link. Unless otherwise noted, this database is the source of the information in this section
  25. ^ "Old Play in Manhattan," Time, 9 January 1950, link
  26. ^ "Along the Straw Hat," New York Times, 30 July 1950, p. X3. Includes photo of Ives. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  27. ^ "Along the Straw Hat Trail," New York Times, 2 September 1951, p. 54. Includes photo of Ives. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  28. ^ L.F., "The Theatre: 'Show Boat,' New York Times, 6 May 1954, p. 44. Includes photograph of Ives and co-stars. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  29. ^ John Martin, "The Dance: Folk Fetes," New York Times, 23 April 1939, p. 128. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  30. ^ "Burl Ives to Be in S. F. February 9," San Mateo Times, San Mateo, CA, 29 January 1949, p. 5. Accessed via Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  31. ^ Display ad, New York Times, 8 October 1950, p. X3. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  32. ^ "Burl Ives Packs London Hall," New York Times, 11 May 1952, p. 95. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  33. ^ UPI, "Ives Returns [to London]," Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY, 1 October 1976, p. 33. Accessed via Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  34. ^ Keogh, C.B. (1979). GROW Comes of Age: A Celebration and a Vision!. Sydney, Australia: GROW Publications. ISBN 0909114013. OCLC 27588634. http://publishing.yudu.com/Freedom/Actiz/GROWcomesofageaceleb/resources/. 
  35. ^ Associated Press, "Eastern Illinois University Honors Famed Dropout Burl Ives," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3 May 1990, p. 71. Accessed via NewsBank
  36. ^ Stephen Holden, "The Cream of Folk, Reunited for a Cause," New York Times, 19 May 1993, p. C15. Includes photo of Ives, Seeger, and others. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers

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Burl Ives
File:Burl Ives by Van
Burl Ives in 1955, photo by Carl Van Vechten
Born Burle Icle Ivanhoe Ives
June 14, 1909(1909-06-14)
Hunt City, Illinois, U.S.
Died April 14, 1995 (aged 85)
Anacortes, Washington, U.S.
Occupation Actor, singer, writer
Years active 1935–1993
Spouse Helen Peck Ehrich (1945–1971)
Dorothy Koster Paul (1971–1995)

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer.

As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Referring to Ives's singing, music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people."[1]

Contents

Life and career

Early life

Ives was born in 1909 near Hunt City, an unincorporated town in Jasper County, Illinois, the son of Levi "Frank" Ives (1880–1947) and Cordelia "Dellie" White (1882–1954). He had six siblings: Audry, Artie, Clarence, Argola, Lillburn, and Norma. His father was at first a farmer and then a contractor for the county and others. One day Ives was singing in the garden with his mother, and his uncle overheard them. He invited his nephew to sing at the old soldiers' reunion in Hunt City. The boy performed a rendition of the folk ballad "Barbara Allen" and impressed both his uncle and the audience.[2]

Ives had a long-standing relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Lone Scout before that group merged with the Boy Scouts of America in 1924.[3] The collection of his papers at the New York Library for the Performing Arts includes a photograph of Ives being "inducted" into the Boy Scouts in 1966.[4] Ives received the organization's Silver Buffalo Award, its highest honor.[5] The certificate for the award is hanging on the wall of the Scouting Museum in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.[6] Ives often performed at the quadrennial Boy Scouts of America jamboree, including the 1981 jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where he shared the stage with the Oak Ridge Boys.[7] There is a 1977 sound recording of Ives being interviewed by Boy Scouts at the National Jamboree at Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania; on this tape he also sings and talks about Scouting, teaching, etc.[8] Ives is also the narrator of a 28-minute film about the 1977 National Jamboree. In the film, which was produced by the Boy Scouts of America, Ives "shows the many ways in which Scouting provides opportunities for young people to develop character and expand their horizons."[9]

From 1927-29, Ives attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers College (now Eastern Illinois University) in Charleston, Illinois, where he played football.[10] During his junior year, he was sitting in English class, listening to a lecture on Beowulf, when he suddenly realized he was wasting his time. As he walked out the door, the professor made a snide remark, and Ives slammed the door behind him.[11] Sixty years later, the school named a building after its most famous dropout.[12] Ives was also involved in Freemasonry from 1927 onward.[13]

On July 23, 1929 in Richmond, Indiana, Ives did a trial recording of "Behind the Clouds" for the Starr Piano Company's Gennett label, but the recording was rejected and destroyed a few weeks later.[14]

1930s – 1940s

Ives traveled about the U.S. as an itinerant singer during the early 1930s, earning his way by doing odd jobs and playing his banjo. He was jailed in Mona, Utah, for vagrancy and for singing “Foggy, Foggy Dew,” which the authorities decided was a bawdy song.[15] Around 1931 he began performing on WBOW radio in Terre Haute, Indiana. He also went back to school, attending classes at Indiana State Teachers College (now Indiana State University).[16]

In 1940 Ives began his own radio show, titled The Wayfaring Stranger after one of his ballads. Over the next decade, he popularized several traditional folk songs, such as “Foggy, Foggy Dew” (an English/Irish folk song), “Blue Tail Fly” (an old Civil War tune), and “Big Rock Candy Mountain” (an old hobo ditty).

In early 1942, Ives was drafted into the U.S. Army. He spent time first at Camp Dix, then at Camp Upton, where he joined the cast of Irving Berlin's This Is the Army. He attained the rank of corporal.[citation needed] When the show went to Hollywood, he was transferred to the Army Air Force. He was discharged honorably, apparently for medical reasons, in September 1943. Between September and December 1943, Ives lived in California with actor Harry Morgan (who would later go on to play Colonel Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H). In December 1943, Ives went to New York City to work for CBS radio for $100 a week.[17]

On December 6, 1945, Ives married 29-year-old script writer Helen Peck Ehrlich.[18] Their son Alexander was born in 1949.[citation needed]

In 1945 Ives was cast as a singing cowboy in the film Smoky (1945).[19]

His version of the 17th century English song "Lavender Blue" became his first hit and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its use in the 1949 film, So Dear to My Heart.

1950s: Communist "blacklisting"

Ives was identified in the 1950 pamphlet Red Channels and blacklisted as an entertainer with supposed Communist ties.[20] In 1952 he cooperated with the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) and agreed to testify. He stated that he was not a member of the Communist Party but that he had attended various union meetings with fellow folk singer Pete Seeger simply to stay in touch with working folk. He stated: "You know who my friends are; you will have to ask them if they are Communists."[21]

Ives's cooperation with the HUAC ended his blacklisting, allowing him to continue acting in movies. But it also led to a bitter rift between Ives and many folk singers, including Seeger, who felt that Ives had betrayed them and the cause of cultural and political freedom in order to save his own career. Forty-one years later, Ives reunited with Seeger during a benefit concert in New York City. They sang "Blue Tail Fly" together.[22]

1950s – 1960s

in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.]]

Ives expanded his appearances in films during this decade. His movie credits include East of Eden, "Big Daddy" in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Desire Under the Elms, Wind Across the Everglades, The Big Country, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; and Our Man in Havana, based on the Graham Greene novel.

1960s – 1990s

In the 1960s Ives began singing country music with greater frequency. In 1962 he released three songs that were popular with both country music and popular music fans: "A Little Bitty Tear", "Call Me Mister In-Between", and "Funny Way of Laughing".

Ives had several film and television roles during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1962 he starred with Rock Hudson in The Spiral Road, which was based on a novel of the same name by Jan de Hartog. In 1964, he played the genie in the movie The Brass Bottle with Tony Randall and Barbara Eden. Also in 1964, Ives played the narrator, Sam the Snowman, in the Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated television special, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The yearly rebroadcast of the popular seasonal television special has forever linked Ives to the Christmas season.

Ives performed in other television productions, including Pinocchio and Roots. He starred in two television series: O.K. Crackerby! (1965–66) and The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–72). O.K. Crackerby!, which was about the presumed richest man in the world, replaced Walter Brennan's somewhat similar The Tycoon on the ABC schedule from the preceding year. Ives occasionally starred in macabre-themed productions. In 1970, for example, he played the title role in "The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever," in which his character attempts to harvest human organs from unwilling donors. In 1972, he appeared as old man Doubleday in the episode "The Other Way Out" of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, in which his character seeks a gruesome revenge for the murder of his granddaughter.

Ives and Helen Peck Ehrlich were divorced in February 1971.[23] Ives then married Dorothy Koster Paul in London two months later.[24] In their later years, Ives and Dorothy lived in a waterfront home in Anacortes, in the Puget Sound area. In the 1960s, he also had another home just south of Hope Town on Elbow Cay, a barrier island of the Abacos in the Bahamas.[citation needed]

In honor of Ives's influence on American vocal music, on October 25, 1975, he was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit.[25] This award, initiated in 1964, was "established to bring a declaration of appreciation to an individual each year who has made a significant contribution to the world of music and helped to create a climate in which our talents may find valid expression."

Ives lent his name and image to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's "This Land Is Your Land — Keep It Clean" campaign in the 1970s. He was portrayed with the program's fictional spokesman, Johnny Horizon.

Death

Ives died of complications of mouth cancer on April 14, 1995 and is interred in Mound Cemetery in Hunt City Township, Jasper County, Illinois.[26][27]

Broadway roles

Ives's Broadway career included appearances in The Boys From Syracuse (1938–39), Heavenly Express (1940), This Is the Army (1942), Sing Out, Sweet Land (1944), Paint Your Wagon (1951–52), and Dr. Cook's Garden (1967). His most notable Broadway performance (later reprised in a 1958 movie) was as "Big Daddy" Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955–56), written specifically for Ives by Tennessee Williams.[citation needed]

Author

Ives's autobiography, The Wayfaring Stranger, was published in 1948. He also wrote or compiled several other books, including Burl Ives' Songbook (1953), Tales of America (1954), Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling, and Fishing (1956), and The Wayfaring Stranger's Notebook (1962).

Popular culture references

Ives' "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silver and Gold" are now considered holiday standards some 45 years after they were first featured in the 1964 CBS-TV presentation of the Rankin & Bass stop-motion animated family special Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Johnny Marks had composed the title song (originally an enormous hit for singing cowboy Gene Autry) in 1949, and producers Rankin & Bass retained him to compose the TV special's soundtrack. Ives voiced Sam the Snowman, the banjo-playing "host" and narrator of the story, explaining how Rudolph used his "nonconformity," as Sam refers to it, to save Christmas from being cancelled due to an impassable blizzard. The following year, Ives re-recorded all three of these Johnny Marks hits, which Ives had sung in the TV special, but with a more "pop" feel than in the TV special. He released them all as singles for the 1965 holiday season, capitalizing on their previous successes.

The Ren and Stimpy Show's first season episode "Stimpy's Invention” featured a record, "Happy Happy Joy Joy," which parodied Ives' singing style and re-created some of his crusty dialogue from The Big Country and Summer Magic. Ives is known to Star Wars fans for his role as the narrator in the 1984 made-for-TV film Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.

The Christmas film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, features a snowman resembling the character Ives voiced in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, voiced by Leon Redbone.

Former Essex County, New Jersey, presiding judge Burl Ives Humphries was named after Burl Ives.

The popular Washington, DC restaurant Lindy's features a burger called the "Burl Ives," which consists of two connected hamburgers, topped with a hot dog and smothered in barbecue sauce.

Discography

Albums

  • Okeh Presents the Wayfaring Stranger (1941, Okeh K-3, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1944, Asch 345, 3 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1947 as Stinson 345 [same catalog number], 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1944, Columbia C-103, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • BBC Presents The Martins and the Coys (1944, BBC World, 6 records, 12 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Lonesome Train: A Musical Legend (1944, Decca A-375, 3 records, 12 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1950 as Decca DL 5054, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Sing Out, Sweet Land! (1945, Decca A-404, 6 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • A Collection of Ballads and Folk Songs (1945, Decca A-407, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1950 as A Collection of Ballads and Folk Songs, Volume 1, Decca DL 5080, 10 inch 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Ballads and Folk Songs, Volume 2 (1946, Decca A-431, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1949 as Decca DL 5013, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • A Collection of Ballads, Folk and Country Songs, Volume 3 (1949, Decca A-711, 3 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued in 1950 as Decca DL 5093, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1949, Stinson SLP 1, 10 inch, 78 rpm, reissued circa 1954 as Blue Tail Fly and Other Favorites, Stinson SL 1 [same catalog number], 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Animal Fair: Songs for Children (1949, Columbia MJV 59, 2 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Mother Goose Songs (1949, Columbia MJV 61, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • The Return of the Wayfaring Stranger (1949, C-186, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm, also released as Columbia CL 6058, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1950, Columbia CL 6109, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Hymns Sung by Burl Ives (1950, Columbia C-203, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm; Columbia CL 6115, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • More Folksongs (1950, Columbia C-213, 4 records, 10 inch, 78 rpm; Columbia CL 6144, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Burl Ives Sings the Lollipop Tree, The Little Turtle, and The Moon Is the North Wind's Cookie (1950, Columbia MJV 110, 10 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Tubby the Tuba (Victor Jory)/Animal Fair: Songs for Children (Burl Ives) (1950, Columbia JL 8013, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Sing Out, Sweet Land! (1950, Decca DL 8023, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm, reissued in 1962 as Decca DL 4304/74304 [simulated stereo])
  • Historical America in Song (1950, Encyclopædia Britannica Films, 6 albums in 30 records, 12 inch, 78 rpm)
  • Christmas Day in the Morning (1952, Decca DL 5428, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Folk Songs Dramatic and Humorous (1953, Decca DL 5467, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Women: Songs About the Fair Sex (1953, Decca DL 5490, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Coronation Concert (1954, Decca DL 8080, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • The Wayfaring Stranger (1955, Columbia CL 628, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm, reissued in 1964 as Columbia CS 9041 [simulated stereo])
  • The Wild Side of Life (1955, Decca DL 8107, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Men: Songs for and About Men (1955, Decca DL 8125, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Down to the Sea in Ships (1956, Decca DL 8245, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Women: Folk Songs About the Fair Sex (1956, Decca DL 8245, 12 inch, 33 1/3 rpm, with 4 additional songs)
  • Burl Ives Sings In the Quiet of the Night (1956, Decca DL 8247)
  • Burl Ives Sings for Fun (1956, Decca DL 8248)
  • Children's Favorites (1956, Columbia CL 2570, 10 inch, 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Burl Ives Sings Songs for All Ages (1957, Columbia CL 980)
  • Christmas Eve with Burl Ives (1957, Decca DL 8391)
  • Songs of Ireland (1958, Decca DL 8444)
  • Captain Burl Ives' Ark (1958, Decca DL 8587)
  • Old Time Varieties (1958, Decca DL 8637)
  • Australian Folk Songs (1958, Decca DL 8749)
  • A Lincoln Treasury (contains Lonesome Train: A Musical Legend) (1959, Decca DL 9065)
  • Cheers (1959, Decca DL 8886/78886)
  • Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck and Other Children's Favorites (1959, Harmony HL 9507, reissued circa 1963 as Harmony HS 14507 [simulated stereo], reissued again in 1974 as Columbia C 33183 [simulated stereo])
  • Ballads (1959, United Artists UAL 3030/UAS 6030)
  • Return of the Wayfaring Stranger (1960, Columbia CL 1459, 12 inch, 33/13 rpm)
  • Burl Ives Sings Irving Berlin (1960, United Artists UAL 3117/UAS 6117)
  • Manhattan Troubadour (1961, United Artists Records UAL 3145/UAS 6145, reissued with two fewer songs as Burl Ives Favorites, 1970, Sunset SUS 5280)
  • The Best of Burl Ives (1961, Decca DX 167/DXS 7167 [simulated stereo], 2 records, reissued in 1973 as MCA 4034 [simulated stereo], 2 records)
  • The Versatile Burl Ives! (1961, Decca DL 4152/74152)
  • Songs of the West (1961, Decca DL 4179/74179, reissued as MCA 196)
  • It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin' (1962, Decca DL 4279/74279)
  • Burl Country Style (1962, Decca DL 4361/74361)
  • Spotlight on Burl Ives and the Folk Singers Three (1962, Design DLP/SDLP 156)
  • Sunshine in My Soul (1962, Decca DL 4329/74329)
  • Songs I Sang in Sunday School (1963, Word W-3229-LP/ WST-8130-LP)
  • Burl Ives and the Korean Orphan Choir Sing of Faith and Joy (1963, Word W-3259-LP/WST-8140-LP)
  • Singin' Easy (1963, Decca DL 4433/74433)
  • The Best of Burl's for Boys and Girls (1963, Decca DL 4390/74390 [simulated stereo], reissued in 1980 as MCA 98 [simulated stereo])
  • Walt Disney Presents Summer Magic (1963, Buena Vista BV 3309/STER 4025)
  • Burl Ives Presents America's Musical Heritage (1963, Longines Symphonette Society LW 194-LW 199, 6 records)
  • Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk (1963, Disneyland ST 3920)
  • Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Folk Lullabies (1964, Disneyland ST 3924)
  • Scouting Along with Burl Ives (1964, Columbia CSP 347)
  • True Love (1964, Decca DL 4533/74533)
  • Burl Ives Sings Pearly Shells and Other Favorites (1964, Decca DL 4578/74578, reissued as MCA 102)
  • Chim Chim Cheree and Other Children's Choices (1964, Disneyland ST 3927)
  • My Gal Sal and Other Favorites (1965, Decca DL 4606/74606)
  • On the Beach at Waikiki (1965, Decca DL 4668/74668)
  • Have a Holly Jolly Christmas (1965, Decca DL 4689/74689, reissued as MCA 237)
  • Shall We Gather at the River? (1965, Word W-3339-LP/WST-8339-LP)
  • The Lollipop Tree (1965, Harmony HL 9551/HS 14551)
  • The Daydreamer (1966, Columbia OL 6540/OS 2940)
  • Burl's Choice (1966, Decca DL 4734/74734)
  • Something Special (1966, Decca DL 4789/74789)
  • I Do Believe (1967, Word W-3391-LP/WST-8391-LP)
  • Burl Ives Sings (1967, Coronet CXS 271)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1967, Decca DL 4815/74815)
  • Greatest Hits (1967, Decca DL 4850/74850)
  • Burl's Broadway (1967, Decca DL 4876/74876)
  • The Big Country Hits (1968, Decca DL 4972/74972)
  • Sweet, Sad and Salty (1968, Decca DL 5028/75028)
  • The Times They Are A-Changin' (1968, Columbia CS 9675)
  • Christmas Album (1968, Columbia CS 9728)
  • Got the World by the Tail (1969, Harmony HS 11275)
  • Time (1970, Bell 6055, reissued as The Talented Man, 1978, Bulldog 1027)
  • How Great Thou Art (1971, Word WST-8537-LP)
  • Christmas at the White House (1972, Caedmon TC 1415)
  • Payin' My Dues Again (1973, MCA 318)
  • Song Book (1973, MCA Coral CB 20029)
  • Little Red Caboose and Other Children's Hits (1974, Disneyland 1359)
  • The Best of Burl Ives, Vol. 2 (1975, MCA 4089, 2 records)
  • Hugo the Hippo (1976, United Artists LA-637-G)
  • Christmas by the Bay (1977, United States Navy Band)
  • We Americans: A Musical Journey With Burl Ives (1978, National Geographic Society NGS 07806)
  • Live in Europe (1979, Polydor 2382094)

Hit Singles

Year Single Chart positions
US US
AC
US Country UK
1948 "Blue Tail Fly" (with The Andrews Sisters and Vic Schoen's Orchestra) 24 - - -
1949 "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" (with Captain Stubby and The Buccaneers) 16 - 13 -
"Riders In the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)" 21 - - -
1951 "On Top of Old Smoky" (with Percy Faith and His Orchestra) 10 - - -
1952 "Wild Side of Life" (with Grady Martin and The Slewfoot Five) 30 - 6 -
1954 "True Love Goes On and On" (with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus) 23 - - -
1957 "Marianne" (with The Trinidaddies) 84 - - -
1961 "A Little Bitty Tear" (with The Anita Kerr Singers and Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 9 1 2 9
1962 "Funny Way of Laughin'" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 10 3 9 29
"Call Me Mr. In-Between" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 19 6 3 -
"Mary Ann Regrets" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra and Chorus) 39 13 12 -
1963 "The Same Old Hurt" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra and Chorus) 91 - - -
"Baby Come Home To Me" 131 - - -
"I'm the Boss" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra and Chorus) 111 - - -
"This Is All I Ask" 67 - - -
"It Comes and Goes" 124 - - -
"True Love Goes On and On" (second entry) 66 - - -
1964 "Pearly Shells (Popo O Ewa)" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 60 12 - -
1965 "My Gal Sal" (with Owen Bradley's Orchestra) 122 - - -
"Chim Chim Cheree" 120 - - -
1966 "Evil Off My Mind" - - 47 -
1967 "Lonesome 7-7203" - - 72 -
1968 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (with Robert Mersey's Orchestra) 133 35 - -
1998 "A Holly Jolly Christmas" - 30 - -

Singles (selected)

  • Foggy, Foggy Dew / Rodger Young (1945, 10 in., 78 rpm, Decca 23405)
  • Grandfather Kringle / The Twelve Days of Christmas (1951, 10 in., 78 rpm, Columbia MJV-124)
  • Great White Bird / Brighten The Corner Where You Are (1953, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 28849)
  • That's My Heart Strings / The Bus Stop Song (1956, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 30046)
  • We Loves Ye Jimmy / I Never See Maggie Alone (1959, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 30855)
  • A Little Bitty Tear / Shanghied (1961, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31330)
  • Funny Way of Laughing / Mother Wouldn't Do That (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31371)
  • Call Me Mr. In-Between / What You Gonna Do, Leroy? (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31405)
  • Mary Ann Regrets / How Do You Fall Out of Love? (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31433)
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas / Indian Christmas Carol (1962, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 25585)
  • I'm the Boss / The Moon Is High (1963, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31504)
  • True Love Goes On and On / I Wonder What's Become of Sally (1963, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31571)
  • On The Front Porch / Ugly Bug Ball (1963, 7 in., 45 rpm, Buena Vista 419)
  • Four Initials on a Tree /This Is Your Day (1964, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31610)
  • Pearly Shells / What Little Tears Are Made Of (1964, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31659)
  • Salt Water Guitar / The Story of Bobby Lee Trent (1964, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31811)
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas / Snow for Johnny (1965, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31695)
  • Evil Off My Mind / Taste of Heaven (c. 1967, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 31997)
  • Lonesome 7-7203 / Hollow Words (1967, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 32078)
  • That's Where My Baby Used to Be / Bury the Bottle With Me (1968, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 32282)
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Maria, If I Could (1968, 7 in., 45 rpm, Columbia 4-44508)
  • Santa Mouse / Oh, What a Lucky Boy I Am (1968, 7 in., 45 rpm, Columbia 4-44711)
  • Gingerbread House / Tumbleweed Snowman (c. 1970, 7 in. 45 rpm, Big Tree BT-130)
  • The Best Is Yet to Come & Stayin' Song / Blue Tail Fly (1972, 7 in., 45 rpm, MCA 1921)
  • Mrs. Johnson's Happiness Emporium / Anytime You Say (1973, 7 in., 45 rpm, Decca 33049)
  • The Tail of the Comet Kohoutek / A Very Fine Lady (1974, 7 in., 45 rpm, MCA 40175)
  • It's Gonna Be a Mixed Up Xmas / The Christmas Legend of Monkey Joe (1978, 7 in., 45 & 33 1/3 rpm, Monkey Joe MJ1)
  • The Night Before Christmas / Instrumental (1986, 7 in., 45 rpm, Stillman/Teague STP-1013)

Radio work (selected)[28]

  • Back Where I Came From, CBS (30 September 1940 – February 28, 1941)
  • The Wayfarin' Stranger, CBS & WOR (1941–1942, 1946–1948)[29]
  • Burl Ives Coffee Club, CBS (5 July 1941 – January 24, 1942)
  • The Columbia Workshop, CBS
    • "Roadside" (March 2, 1941)
    • "The Log of the R-77," second installment of Twenty-Six by Corwin (May 11, 1941)
    • "The People, Yes," third installment of Twenty-Six by Corwin (May 18, 1941)
    • "A Child's History of Hot Music" (March 15, 1942)
  • G. I. Jive, military radio (c. 1943)[30]
  • Columbia Presents Corwin, CBS
    • "The Lonesome Train" (March 21, 1944)
    • "El Capitan and the Corporal" (July 25, 1944)
  • The Theatre Guild on the Air, ABC
    • "Sing Out, Sweet Land" (October 21, 1945)
  • Hollywood Star Time, CBS
    • "The Return of Frank James" (March 10, 1946)
  • The Burl Ives Show, Syndication (1946–1948)
  • Hollywood Fights Back, ABC (November 2, 1947)
  • The Kaiser Traveler, ABC (24 July – September 4, 1949)
  • Burl Ives Sings, Syndication (1950s)

Theater appearances (selected)[31]

  • Pocohontas Preferred (1935–1936)[32]
  • I Married an Angel (1938)[29]
  • The Boys from Syracuse (23 November 1938 – June 10, 1939)
  • Heavenly Express (18 April – May 4, 1940)
  • This Is the Army (4 July – September 26, 1942)
  • Sing Out Sweet Land (December 27, 1944 – March 24, 1945)
  • She Stoops to Conquer (1950)[33]
  • Knickerbocker Holiday (1950)[34]
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1951)[35]
  • Paint Your Wagon (12 November 1951 – July 19, 1952)
  • Show Boat (1954)[36]
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (March 24, 1955 – November 17, 1956)
  • Dr. Cook's Garden (September 25–30, 1967)

Filmography (selected)

Television

Films

Concerts (selected)

  • Royal Winsor, New York City, April 28, 1939[37]
  • Town Hall, New York City, December 1, 1945[32]
  • Opera House, San Francisco, February 9, 1949[38]
  • Columbia University, New York City, 19 October 1950[39]
  • Royal Festival Hall, London, 10 May 1952[40]
  • Albert Hall, London, 20 October 1976[41]
  • Reuben F. Scarf's house, Sydney, Australia, GROW Party, 1977.[42]
  • Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool,1979 accompanying The Spinners.
  • Chautauqua, New York, 1982 (VHS)
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, April 27, 1990[43]
  • Brodniak Hall, Anacortes, Washington, 1991 (VHS)
  • Mt. Vernon, Washington, February 1993 (VHS)
  • Folksong U.S.A., 92nd Street Y, New York City, 17 May 1993[44]

Bibliography

  • The Wayfarin' Stranger: A Collection of 21 Folk Songs and Ballads with Guitar and Piano Accompaniment. New York: Leeds Music, 1945.
  • Wayfaring Stranger. New York: Whittlesey House, 1948 (autobiography)
  • Favorite Folk Ballads of Burl Ives: A Collection of 17 Folk Songs and Ballads with Guitar and Piano Accompaniment. New York: Leeds Music, 1949
  • Burl Ives Song Book. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953
  • Sailing on a Very Fine Day. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1954
  • Burl Ives Folio of Australian Songs, collected and arranged by Percy Jones, 1954.
  • Song in America: Our Musical Heritage, co-authored with Albert Hague. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, n.d.
  • Tales of America. Cleveland: World Publishing, 1954
  • "Introduction" to Paul Kapp's A Cat Came Fiddling and Other Rhymes of Childhood, New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956
  • The Ghost and Hans Van Duin [excerpt from Tales of America]. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1956
  • Sea Songs of Sailing, Whaling, and Fishing. New York: Ballantine Books, 1956
  • The Wayfaring Stranger's Notebook. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1962
  • Irish Songs. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, n.d.
  • The Burl Ives Sing-Along Song Book: A Treasury of American Folk Songs & Ballads, 1963
  • Albad the Oaf. London: Abelard-Schuman, 1965
  • More Burl Ives Songs. New York: Ballantine Books, 1966
  • Sing a Fun Song. New York: Southern Music Publishing, 1968
  • Burl Ives: Four Folk Song and Four Stories, co-authored with Barbara Hazen. N.p.: CBS Records, 1969
  • Spoken Arts Treasury of American Ballads and Folk Songs, co-authored with Arthur Klein and Helen Ives, n.d.
  • Easy Guitar Method. Dayton, Ohio : Heritage Music Press, 1975
  • We Americans: A Musical Journey with Burl Ives. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1978 (pamphlet)
  • "Foreword" to Martin Scot Kosins's Maya's First Rose. West Bloomfield, MI: Altweger and Mandel Publishing, 1991

References

  1. ^ John Rockwell, quoted in book review of Outsider, John Rockwell on the Arts, 1967-2006, by John Rockwell, the New York Times Book Review, 24 December 2006, p. 13.
  2. ^ Burl Ives, Wayfaring Stranger, New York: Whittlesey House, 1948, pp. 15–20.
  3. ^ Lone Scout Foundation, "How the Lone Scouts of America Came To Be": link.
  4. ^ Guide to the Burl Ives Papers, 1913-1975, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: link.
  5. ^ NNDB: Tracking the Entire World: Silver Buffalo: link.
  6. ^ The World of Scouting Museum at Valley Forge: Our Collection: link.
  7. ^ John C. Halter, "A Spirit of Time and Place," Scouting Magazine, September 2004: link.
  8. ^ WorldCat: OCLC No. 28143341: link.
  9. ^ WorldCat: OCLC No. 5641115: link.
  10. ^ Betsy Cole, "Eastern Mourns Burl Ives," Daily Eastern News, 17 April 1995.
  11. ^ Ives, Wayfaring Stranger pp. 108–109.
  12. ^ Associated Press, "Eastern Illinois University Honors Famed Dropout Burl Ives," St. Louis Post Dispatch, 3 May 1990, p. 71. Accessed via NewsBank.
  13. ^ Burl Ives Collection, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
  14. ^ Tony Russell, Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 17, 369.
  15. ^ Wayfaring Stranger pp. 129–132.
  16. ^ Wayfaring Stranger p. 145.
  17. ^ "Testimony of Burl Icle Ives, New York, N.Y. [on May 20, 1952]," Hearings before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eighty-Second Congress, Second Session on Subversive Infiltration of Radio, Television, and the Entertainment Industry. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1952. Part 2, p. 206.
  18. ^ "Burl Ives Weds Script Writer," New York Times, December 8, 1945, p. 24. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
  19. ^ Burl Ives Biography, Sitcoms Online.
  20. ^ Michael D. Murray, Encyclopedia of Television News, Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1998. p 18. Accessed via Ebrary
  21. ^ "Testimony of Burl Icle Ives ...,"Hearings before the Subcommittee ..., pp. 205–228.
  22. ^ Dean Kahn, "Ives-Seeger Rift Finally Ended with 'Blue-Tail Fly' Harmony: Skagitonians Ives, Murros Were on Opposite Sides," Knight Ridder Tribune Business News [from Bellingham Herald, Washington], 19 March 2006, p. 1. Accessed via ProQuest ABI/Inform.
  23. ^ "Burl Ives Divorced," New York Times, 19 February 1971, p. 27. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  24. ^ UPI, "Burl Ives Weds," Evening Sentinel, Holland, Michigan, 17 April 1971, p. 3. Accessed via Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  25. ^ "The University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Award of Merit Recipients". http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/gleeclub/MEMBERS_merit.html. 
  26. ^ Richard Severo, "Burl Ives, the Folk Singer Whose Imposing Acting Won an Oscar, Dies at 85," New York Times, 15 April 1995, p. 10. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  27. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1S1-9199504150897195.html from encyclopedia.com
  28. ^ Vincent Terrace, Radio's Golden Years: The Encyclopedia of Radio Programs, 1930-1960, San Diego: Barnes and Company, 1981, pp. 43, 147; John Dunning, On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, New York: Oxford University Press, p. 123; Dave Goldin, RadioGOLDINdex: link. Unless otherwise noted, the information in this section comes from these sources
  29. ^ a b James R. Parish and Michael R. Pitts, Hollywood Songsters: Singers Who Act and Actors Who Sing, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2003, ISBN 0-415-94333-7, p. 403
  30. ^ James R. Parish and Michael R. Pitts, Hollywood Songsters, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2003, p. 404
  31. ^ Internet Broadway Database: Burl Ives Credits on Broadway: link. Unless otherwise noted, this database is the source of the information in this section
  32. ^ "Old Play in Manhattan," Time, January 9, 1950, link
  33. ^ "Along the Straw Hat," New York Times, July 30, 1950, p. X3. Includes photo of Ives. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  34. ^ "Along the Straw Hat Trail," New York Times, September 2, 1951, p. 54. Includes photo of Ives. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  35. ^ L.F., "The Theatre: 'Show Boat,' New York Times, May 6, 1954, p. 44. Includes photograph of Ives and co-stars. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  36. ^ John Martin, "The Dance: Folk Fetes," New York Times, April 23, 1939, p. 128. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  37. ^ "Burl Ives to Be in S. F. February 9," San Mateo Times, San Mateo, CA, January 29, 1949, p. 5. Accessed via Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  38. ^ Display ad, New York Times, October 8, 1950, p. X3. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  39. ^ "Burl Ives Packs London Hall," New York Times, May 11, 1952, p. 95. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  40. ^ UPI, "Ives Returns [to London]," Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY, October 1, 1976, p. 33. Accessed via Access NewspaperARCHIVE
  41. ^ Keogh, C.B. (1979). GROW Comes of Age: A Celebration and a Vision!. Sydney, Australia: GROW Publications. ISBN 0909114013. OCLC 27588634. http://publishing.yudu.com/Freedom/Actiz/GROWcomesofageaceleb/resources/. 
  42. ^ Associated Press, "Eastern Illinois University Honors Famed Dropout Burl Ives," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 3, 1990, p. 71. Accessed via NewsBank
  43. ^ Stephen Holden, "The Cream of Folk, Reunited for a Cause," New York Times, May 19, 1993, p. C15. Includes photo of Ives, Seeger, and others. Accessed via ProQuest Historical Newspapers

External links

  1. REDIRECT Template:AcademyAwardBestSupportingActor 1941–1960


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