Individual Author Record
Name: Burl IvesPen Name: None Genre: Born: June 14, 1909, in Hunt City Township, Illinois Sites:
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.
- Wayfaring Stranger, Whittelsey House, 1948
- Burl Ives Song Book, Ballentine, 1953
- Tales of America, World, 1954
- Sailing on a Very Fine Day, Rand McNally, 1954
- Song in America: Our Musical Heritage, 1962
- Guitar for Beginners, Lorenz Press, 1976
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 1432515438 Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007 This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
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