Burl Ives was not always the grandfatherly white-haired and goateed gentle-voiced singer who would one day win an Academy Award.
He was once a young tawny-haired and goateed gentle-voiced singer who would one day win an Academy Award.
In fact, he was so gentle voiced that he once drew an accolade from his contemporary and fellow folk singer Woody Guthrie.
Well, "accolade" isn't quite the word. But to learn a bit more about Burl Ives and Woody's - ah - "tribute" - just click here.