Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk

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Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk
Studio album by Burl Ives
Released 1963
Genre Folk
Label Disneyland Records

Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk (Disneyland ST 3920, 1963) is one of several albums for children by the folk singer Burl Ives.[1]

There is a full-color booklet inserted between the gatefold covers of this album. The booklet is lavishly illustrated with selected song lyrics and cartoon representations of Ives interacting with the animals in the songs. The illustrator is not identified, but was likely a Disney staff artist.[2]

Although intended for children, the album is notable for its many references to the death, loss of or danger to the characters in the songs (see below for a breakdown).

Ten of the songs from Animal Folk were released as A Day at the Zoo with Burl Ives (Disneyland 1347) in 1972.[3]

Wayfarer Music, the copyright holder of many of the songs in 1963, was a company started by Ives. It is now administered by his widow.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

Track Song Title Writer/Composer Publisher in 1963[4]
1. The Whale Traditional Southern Music
2. Jim Johnson's Mule Traditional[5] Wayfarer Music
3. The Owl and the Pussycat Edward Lear[6] Wayfarer Music
4. The Black and White Pigeon Billy Hayes, Milton Leeds, Jack Smiles Walt Disney Music
5. The Robin and the Chicken probably Grace F. Coolidge[7] Wayfarer Music
6. Johnny Doolan's Cat Rhodes & Conley[8] Wayfarer Music
7. My Fine White Pony Unknown Wayfarer Music

Side 2[edit]

Track Song Title Writer/Composer Publisher in 1963
1. Oriole Wiliam L. Love Lock Wayfarer Music
2. Mr. Rabbit Traditional[9] Southern
3. Where's Joe Unknown Wayfarer Music
4. The Wonderful Crocodile Traditional/Burl Ives Southern Music
5. The Little Turtle Vachel Lindsay/Albert Hague[10] Chappell and Company
6. The Robin Traditional/Burl Ives Wayfarer Music
7. The Horse of Demerara Traditional[11] Unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ WorldCat OCLC No. 13492170
  2. ^ Burl Ives, Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk, Disneyland ST 3920, 1963.
  3. ^ WorldCat OCLC No. 4142840
  4. ^ Burl Ives, Walt Disney Presents Burl Ives' Animal Folk, Disneyland ST 3920, 1963. The information is found on the record label.
  5. ^ Jane Keefer, Folk Music Index
  6. ^ Edward Lear Home Page: "The Owl and the Pussycat"
  7. ^ Grace F. Coolidge, "The Robin and the Chicken," St. Nicholas Magazine, April 1885, vol. 12, no. 6, p. 461.
  8. ^ Michael Kilgarriff, Sing Us One of the Old Songs: A Guide to Popular Songs, 1860-1920
  9. ^ The Mudcat Cafe: Lyr Req: Mr. Rabbit
  10. ^ Representative Poetry Online: "The Little Turtle"
  11. ^ The Mudcat Cafe: Lyr Add: Demerara