IGHHHHHH!!!NOW I UNDERSTAND EVERTHING!!!I always wanted to know why the man in that song says all that stuff. Now I know why.
I'd really recommend Burl Ives to anyone who hasn't heard him, or has only heard his christmas songs. I started listening to him as a joke (only knowing him from Ren & Stimpy), and soon realized he was one of the greatest and most versatile performers in American History. I'm not kidding either, I think Mount Rushmore should just be remade in his image. Frank Black is a big fan of him also.
coincidentally I just finished part one of a Rudolph parody comic where I have a Sam the Snow man character get killed. And I named him Burl instead of Sam.
Love Burl Ives. Listened to him since I was a kid.
how funny, I just listened to a bunch of his stuff the other day for the first time since I was little. I love the Burl Ives sun in "Rubber nipple salesmen"
My old pal.
My uncle has an original copy of "Folk Songs and Ballads" from 1946. It's as old as he is!GET OUT THE WAY FOR OL' DAN TUCKER!!!!It's Burl, Bitch.
I had the "A Day at the Zoo With Burl Ives" Disney record when I was a kid, might still have it somewhre...The first time I saw Ren and Stimpy it never dawned on me anyone who worked on it would know who he was! I thought the semblences were a fluke.
John, you're a brave man to go messin' with "Big Daddy"...
I agree with Don Draper. He makes everything sound like xmas.
I love the fact his "wholesome, sincere" album depicts him holding a long cigar. That's the sort of old fashioned American folksiness that is all but dead in this day and age: masculine and yet not threatening.
Off topic:The onion AV club give Mighty Mouse a good rating.
Burl Ives would have voiced his character in "Space Madness" if he'd have known what Ren and Stimpy actually was. He was very elderly then but still a wizened curmudgeon with a one-of-a-kind voice. A rare talent for sure.
Sorry to comment on an old post - Just wanted to add that several Burl Ives songs were featured in the film "Fantastic Mr. Fox" last year. "Buckeye Jim" in particular elevates one scene to a whole 'nother level. I dug deeper into his catalog as a result and hope others did too!
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