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    Burl Ives

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Pop, Children
    Rank:94 history »
    Rate:
    4.2/5 from 6 users
    Albums:43
    Songs:210

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    360 4.3/5
    Down In The Valley lyrics
    2
    1,567 3.1/5
    Big Rock Candy Mountain lyrics
    3
    1,591 3.8/5
    There's A Hole In My Bucket lyrics
    4
    2,840 4.2/5
    Polly Wolly Doodle lyrics
    5
    2,879 4.0/5
    Froggie Went A-Courtin lyrics
    6
    3,279 4.0/5
    There's always tomorrow lyrics
    7
    3,282 4.0/5
    By The Light Of The Silvery Moon lyrics
    8
    3,318 4.6/5
    Shall we gather at the river lyrics
    9
    3,833 4.5/5
    Teddy Bears Picnic lyrics
    10
    5,114 4.0/5
    The little White Duck lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    1,126
    Wayfaring Stranger [1959]
    2
    1,500
    Little Bitty Tear [1997]
    3
    1,929
    Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck And Other Children's Favourites [1959]
    4
    2,412 5.0/5
    Big Rock Candy Mountain [2000]
    5
    2,561
    20 Gospel Favorites [2001]
    6
    2,743
    The Singing Wayfarer [2007]
    7
    2,769 4.0/5
    In The Quiet Of The Night [1958]
    8
    5,198
    Lavender Blue [2000]
    9
    6,371
    Songs of Ireland [1958]
    10
    7,528 5.0/5
    Down To The Sea In Ships [1956]

    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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