Burl Ives

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by Burl Ives

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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, 14 June 1909, Hunt Township, Jasper County, Illinois, USA, d. 14 April 1995, Anacortes, Washington, USA. One of the world’s most celebrated singers of folk ballads, with a gentle, intimate style, Ives was also an actor on the stage and screen, and an anthologist and editor of folk music. The son of tenant farmers in the ‘Bible Belt’ of Illinois, he was singing in public for money with his brothers and sisters when he was four years old. Many of the songs... Read more

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folk
oldies
christmas
male vocalists
golden oldies
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