Individual Author Record
Name: Burl IvesPen Name: None Genre: Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children; Born: June 14, 1909, in Hunt City Township, Illinois Died: April 14, 1995, in Anacortes, Washington
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Illinois ConnectionBurl Ives was born in Hunt City Township and attended Eastern Illinois University.
Biographical and Professional InformationWhile not an academic folklorist, Ives was dedicated to preserving the American folk tradition. Ives attended Eastern Illinois University as well as Julliard in the 1930's. Ives was described by another Illinois author, Carl Sandburg, as "the mightiest ballad singer of any country." In addition, Ives is well remembered as an actor on the stage, in motion pictures and as a writer.
- Burl Ives Song Book, Ballentine, 1953
- Guitar for Beginners, Lorenz Press, 1976
- Sailing on a Very Fine Day, Rand McNally, 1954
- Song in America: Our Musical Heritage, 1962
- Tales of America, World, 1954
- Wayfaring Stranger, Whittelsey House, 1948
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 1432515438 Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007 This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
Tales of America
ISBN: B0007JUZ1S Georg Westermann Verlag. 1964
"These are living legends for me, and I tell them as I feel and live them."—Burl Ives
Burl Ives, born and bred in America, has tramped the country from one end to the other. By nature a collector of all kinds of things—songs, stories, tidbits of information—he has stored up a treasure of stories of the humorous and the adventurous people and the fabulous happenings that went into the making of America. The result is this book: warm, colorful, human—filled with his favorite tales, legends, and true narratives about America's past and America's people.
You will find stories about such men and women as George Washington (a romantic in his youth), Pocahontas (more real than the history books let on), Bigfoot Wallace (maybe Texans are right about Texas after all), Mike Fink, Paul Buyan, Daniel Boone, including prospectors, whalers, ghosts, and pirates. These tales, told by America's best-loved folk singer, will be read and loved by people of all ages.
Burl Ives Guitar for Beginners
ISBN: 0893280038 Independent Publishers Group. 1976