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Scott McCullar Burl Ives experts? (27) Burl Ives experts? 13 Nov 98

I'm hoping to be put in contact with someone familiar with the recordings of Burl Ives.

When my father was in the Air Force he heard Ives sing the song "River of Smoke" on the radio (so it's pre-1955). The song title is not certain, but contains the lyric "there's a river of smoke rolling over my home town."

I work in libraries myself, so I know how tricky this kind of question can be, and I'm a folk music fan too. I've done a lot of research , and I've searched extensively on-line and in printed materials, but haven't located a discography with complete song listings. I've done business with on-line album vendors and can probably purchase the album, once I can confirm the title and which album it appeared on.

I've repeatedly tried contacting the folks running the official "Burl Ives web page," but they've been unresponsive. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Scott McCullar 2601 S. Braeswod #404 Houston Texas 77025 Work 713 749-9033 home 713 664-7890

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