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    Burl Ives

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Pop, Children
    Rank:80
    Rate:
    4.1/5 from 7 users
    Albums:43
    Songs:226

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    505 4.4/5
    Down In The Valley lyrics
    2
    523 4.3/5
    There's always tomorrow lyrics
    3
    964 2.3/5
    We are Santa's elves lyrics
    4
    1,117 4.1/5
    There's A Hole In My Bucket lyrics
    5
    1,529 3.4/5
    Big Rock Candy Mountain lyrics
    6
    2,464 3.0/5
    We're a couple of misfits lyrics
    7
    2,574 4.7/5
    Grandfather's Clock lyrics
    8
    3,052 4.4/5
    Teddy Bears Picnic lyrics
    9
    3,389 3.6/5
    The Ugly Bug Ball lyrics
    10
    3,974 4.1/5
    Polly Wolly Doodle lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    721 4.0/5
    Poor Wayfaring Stranger [1996]
    2
    755 1.0/5
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [1995]
    3
    3,334
    The Singing Wayfarer [2007]
    4
    3,611
    Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck And Other Children's Favourites [1959]
    5
    4,781
    Lavender Blue [2000]
    6
    4,810 5.0/5
    Big Rock Candy Mountain [2000]
    7
    4,952
    Christmas [1995]
    8
    6,323
    Timeless Country: Burl Ives [2012]
    9
    7,138
    Wayfaring Stranger [1959]
    10
    7,846
    Sweet, Sad & Salty [2012]

    Biography

    Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives was born on June 14, 1909 in Hunt City Township, Illinois. It has been said he gave his first professional performance at age 4 in 1913, singing "Barbara Allen" at a picnic, which earned him one dollar. Having recorded numerous albums and singles over a career lasting more than 40 years, his biggest record was "A Little Bitty Tear" released by Decca as a single in November 1961. In 1962 he released another hit single "Funny Way of Laughin'", it appeared on the album "It's Just My Funny Way of Laughin'" and won Ives a Grammy Award for Best Country Western Recording. He recorded numerous children's recordings and recorded several religious albums for Word Records and made a significant contribution to the popularization of folk music. He will also be remembered for playing a handful of powerful performances on stage and film. Academy Award winning American actor, Broadway performer and acclaimed folk music singer and author, Burl Ives died from complications of mouth cancer on April 14, 1995, in Anacortes, WA. at the age of 85.

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