Burl Ives seemed like he must have been SUCH a nice old guy. I love his distinctive voice, and thank goodness I can still hear it any time I want. I was inspired to write about him because I found this album recently at a thrift shop:
I already had this piece of sheet music. How many of you out there remember this song?
I even remember watching his old TV show titled "O.K. Crackerby". He was such a marvelous actor who enjoyed a very long career playing many different kinds of characters. Who can forget him as the snowman in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer? And some of my very favorites were his Disney roles. Like when he sang this song, below in "So Dear To My Heart".
But especially when he played Osh Popham in "Summer Magic":
I got this soundtrack LP on eBay, and the comic book, too.
I love "Ugly Bug Ball" - but I think my favorite has to be "On The Front Porch." It's such a sweet, old-fashioned romantic song.
I am delighted that my favorite entertainers will live on forever in their roles and their music!