The Wayfaring Stranger [Jasmine]

The Wayfaring Stranger [Jasmine]

by Burl IvesBurl Ives


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This collection gathers over 100 Burl Ives recordings on four discs, featuring multiple versions of his signature tune, "Wayfaring Stranger," which was a smoothing out of an 1830s religious folk tune, and several turns on his 1947 hit with the Andrews Sisters, "Blue Tail Fly," including studio, live, and radio takes. Nothing here is startling or controversial, as Ives continually strove to present folk music in the simplest light without ruffling feathers, much as Bradley Kincaid had done in the era before him. If there is a problem here, it is in the abundance of tracks, since after a dozen or so songs (and repeated versions of "Blue Tail Fly"), it all begins to feel like an endless Burl Ives loop. General listeners might be better off with a single-disc set.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2005
Label: Jasmine Music
UPC: 0604988031423
catalogNumber: 14
Rank: 83309


Disc 1

  1. Wayfaring Stranger
  2. Rodger Young
  3. The Foggy Foggy Dew
  4. Turtle Dove
  5. I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
  6. My Good Old Man
  7. Old Uncle Ned
  8. Po' Boy
  9. The Devil's Nine Questions
  10. No Wood Fire
  11. Ten Thousand Miles
  12. Blue Tail Fly
  13. I'm Goin' Down the Road
  14. Big Rock Candy Mountain
  15. Old Dan Tucker
  16. Erie Canal
  17. Lolly-Too-Dum
  18. Dublin City
  19. Cockle Shells
  20. The Fox
  21. Aunt Rhody
  22. Saturday Night
  23. The Eddystone Light
  24. Hullabaloo Belay
  25. Venezuela
  26. Wake Nicodemus
  27. On the Grand Canyon Line
  28. Cowboy's Lament
  29. Down in the Valley

Disc 2

  1. Blue Tail Fly
  2. Careless Love
  3. I'm Goin' Down the Road
  4. Dialogue with Bing Crosby
  5. When I Was Single
  6. Hey Liley, Liley Lo
  7. I'm Goin' Down the Road
  8. It Makes No Difference
  9. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  10. Blue Tail Fly
  11. I'm Goin' Down the Road
  12. Sweet Betsy from Pike
  13. Clementine
  14. Private Face (Sketch)
  15. Dialogue with Bing Crosby
  16. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
  17. Billy Boy
  18. Clementine
  19. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
  20. Dialogue with Bing Crosby
  21. On Top of Old Smokey
  22. The Little White Duck
  23. Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord
  24. On Top of Old Smokey
  25. Wild Side of Life
  26. It's So Long and Goodbye to You
  27. One Hour Ahead of the Posse

Disc 3

  1. Lonesome, So Lonesome
  2. This Time Tomorrow
  3. There's a Mule Up in Tombstone, Arizona
  4. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
  5. The Little Green Valley
  6. Killigrew's Soiree
  7. Hush Little Baby
  8. Tibby Dunbar
  9. Hear the Nightingale Sing
  10. The Golden Vanity
  11. Git Along Little Dogies
  12. From Here on Up, The Hills Don't Get Any Higher
  13. Old Bangham
  14. I Know an Old Lady
  15. Blue Tail Fly
  16. Goober Peas
  17. The Three Jolly Huntsmen
  18. The Riddle Song
  19. The Hen Is in the Haymow
  20. From the Time You Say Goodbye -- The Parting Song
  21. Close the Door, Richard
  22. Left My Gal in the Mountains
  23. Great White Bird
  24. Liza Jane
  25. Nellie McNess
  26. The Wealthy Old Maid

Disc 4

  1. Devilish Mary
  2. The Woman and the Chivalrous Shark
  3. My Pretty Little Miss
  4. Molly Malone
  5. Let's Go A-Huntin'
  6. The Crawdad Song
  7. Hound Dog
  8. Barbara Allen
  9. The Divil and the Farmer
  10. St. John's River
  11. Henry Martin
  12. Lolly-Too-Dum
  13. How Now Shepherd
  14. Cod Liver Oil
  15. Waly Waly
  16. A Bonnie Wee Lassie
  17. Venezuela
  18. Rodger Young
  19. Mr. Froggie Went A-Courtin'
  20. Big Rock Candy Mountain
  21. Frankie and Johnny
  22. Blue Tail Fly
  23. Wayfaring Stranger/Sign-Off

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Burl Ives   Primary Artist
Paul   Guitar
Chorus   Track Performer
Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Burl Ives   Arranger,Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Ray Golden   Composer
Carson Robison   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
Jesse Ashlock   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Arlie Carter   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Caleb Martin   Composer
Tony Mottola   Composer
William Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Jimmy Carroll   Orchestra Director
John Scott Trotter   Orchestra Director
Geoff Milne   Liner Notes
Kathleen Sturdy   Composer
Albert Hague   Composer
Larry Morey   Composer
Richard Schmertz   Composer
Eliot Daniel   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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