Burl Ives (1909-1995)
Last updated: 17.05.18
p_ives.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives 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. 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. Ives was born in 1909 near Hunt City, an unincorporated town in Jasper County, Illinois near Newton, Illinois, to Levi "Frank" Ives (1880-1947) and Cordelia "Dellie" (née White) (1882-1954). He had six siblings: Audry, Artie, Clarence, Argola, Lillburn, and Norma. His father was 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.
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youtube15.jpg Big Rock Candy Mountain (2:36) The Big Rock Candy Mountain
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