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Ed Ames - My Cup Runneth Over (1967)
Ed Ames - My Cup Runneth Over (1967)
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: Tom Smith
Ed Ames - Try To Remember
Ed Ames - Try To Remember
Published: 2008/11/30
Channel: Mountain Poet
Ed Ames - Hits
Ed Ames - Hits
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: The Sound Of The 20th Century
Ed Ames Teaches Johnny Carson to Throw a Tomahawk
Ed Ames Teaches Johnny Carson to Throw a Tomahawk
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Johnny Carson
Ed Ames   They Call The Wind Mariah
Ed Ames They Call The Wind Mariah
Published: 2012/07/16
Channel: Rick Shepherd
Ed Ames - My Cup Runneth Over
Ed Ames - My Cup Runneth Over
Published: 2008/11/30
Channel: Mountain Poet
How actor, Ed Ames feels about pro-Islamist, leftist fascism
How actor, Ed Ames feels about pro-Islamist, leftist fascism
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: Democracy Broadcasting
Ed Ames ~ Do You Hear What I Hear?
Ed Ames ~ Do You Hear What I Hear?
Published: 2014/12/19
Channel: TheSorrowfulFlower
ED AMES ~ "MY CUP RUNNETH OVER"   LIVE -   1967
ED AMES ~ "MY CUP RUNNETH OVER" LIVE - 1967
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: ClassicPerformances2
Ed Ames; Johhnny Cash - Live In The Love Of The Common People
Ed Ames; Johhnny Cash - Live In The Love Of The Common People
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: PeterRabbit59
Don
Don't Give Your Love Away, Ed Ames - Cricket on the Hearth (1967)
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: Marten Ferret
Daniel Boone Song - Ed Ames
Daniel Boone Song - Ed Ames
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: Music forthesoul
Ed Ames   Thing Called Love with the Lennon Sisters
Ed Ames Thing Called Love with the Lennon Sisters
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Temple of Most High Reverence for the 1970s
Ed Ames Do You Hear What I Hear
Ed Ames Do You Hear What I Hear
Published: 2013/12/24
Channel: Tom Jaissle
Who Will Answer - Ed Ames
Who Will Answer - Ed Ames
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: Oldies But Goodies
Ed Ames - Windmills Of Your Mind
Ed Ames - Windmills Of Your Mind
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: PeterRabbit59
Ed Ames sings "Try to Remember"  1979
Ed Ames sings "Try to Remember" 1979
Published: 2009/10/27
Channel: pizzaguy2002
Bon Soir Dame
Bon Soir Dame
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ed Ames - Topic
Ed Ames - Mary in the Morning (1967)
Ed Ames - Mary in the Morning (1967)
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: Tom Smith
The Daniel Boone Theme Song - as sung by Ed, Fess and Darby!!!
The Daniel Boone Theme Song - as sung by Ed, Fess and Darby!!!
Published: 2013/01/27
Channel: Fess Parker Fan Page
ED Ames  " The Impossible Dream"@ The NYA Show Beverly Hills CA. October 4, 08
ED Ames " The Impossible Dream"@ The NYA Show Beverly Hills CA. October 4, 08
Published: 2008/12/08
Channel: jafilmfx
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION | Fess Parker and Ed Ames on Davy Crockett vs Daniel Boone | PBS
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION | Fess Parker and Ed Ames on Davy Crockett vs Daniel Boone | PBS
Published: 2010/03/19
Channel: PBS
Ed Ames Singing On The Johnny Carson Show
Ed Ames Singing On The Johnny Carson Show
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: Fess Parker Fan Page
What A Wonderful World - Ed Ames
What A Wonderful World - Ed Ames
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: Jerry Banks
Ed Ames with the Lennon Sisters   Try to Remember
Ed Ames with the Lennon Sisters Try to Remember
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: DJTwain1979
Ed Ames - The Ballad of the Christmas Donkey
Ed Ames - The Ballad of the Christmas Donkey
Published: 2008/03/12
Channel: Luffys1girl
When The Snow Is On The Roses - Ed Ames
When The Snow Is On The Roses - Ed Ames
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: RockFur2
Ed Ames - O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel) (1970)
Ed Ames - O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel) (1970)
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: Tom Smith
The Ames Brothers -  Oldies but Goodies
The Ames Brothers - Oldies but Goodies
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Prof Davis
Ed Ames - Love is Blue (L
Ed Ames - Love is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu) (1968)
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: Tom Smith
Ed Ames: Obama admin mollifies America & Israel
Ed Ames: Obama admin mollifies America & Israel's resistance against Islamist conquest (72)
Published: 2012/09/15
Channel: DemoCast
Ed Ames - My Cup Runneth Over - The Greatest Love Song
Ed Ames - My Cup Runneth Over - The Greatest Love Song
Published: 2013/04/02
Channel: Music forthesoul
Ed Ames   I Believe
Ed Ames I Believe
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: The Sound Of The 20th Century
Ed Ames - Cherish (1968)
Ed Ames - Cherish (1968)
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: Tom Smith
"The War Wagon" (Burt Kennedy, 1967) -- Theme Song by Ed Ames
"The War Wagon" (Burt Kennedy, 1967) -- Theme Song by Ed Ames
Published: 2012/01/21
Channel: Axel Mylius
Try to Remember (from "The Fantasticks")
Try to Remember (from "The Fantasticks")
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Ed Ames - Topic
ED AMES - "MY CUP RUNNETH OVER"   1967  ~  REMASTERED
ED AMES - "MY CUP RUNNETH OVER" 1967 ~ REMASTERED
Published: 2014/11/15
Channel: ClassicPerformances2
Ed Ames - Somewhere My Love (1968)
Ed Ames - Somewhere My Love (1968)
Published: 2009/04/20
Channel: Tom Smith
My Love Is Gone From Me : Ed Ames
My Love Is Gone From Me : Ed Ames
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: วิทวัส สระทองคำ
Ed Ames Tribute
Ed Ames Tribute
Published: 2008/06/11
Channel: johnxxx20000
Ed Ames - Erie Canal [no adverts]
Ed Ames - Erie Canal [no adverts]
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: Leslie Howard
Ed Ames - River Boy [no adverts]
Ed Ames - River Boy [no adverts]
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: Leslie Howard
Ed Ames 2007 Part 1
Ed Ames 2007 Part 1
Published: 2007/11/02
Channel: James Frank
Ed Ames- Apologize - Michael Z. Gordon
Ed Ames- Apologize - Michael Z. Gordon
Published: 2011/04/01
Channel: Michael Z. Gordon
Ed Ames - Away In A Manger
Ed Ames - Away In A Manger
Published: 2009/12/01
Channel: christmasman2400v
ED AMES  É MINGO EM DANIEL BOONE E SUA MÚSICA  MY CUP RUNNETH  OVER
ED AMES É MINGO EM DANIEL BOONE E SUA MÚSICA MY CUP RUNNETH OVER
Published: 2011/09/18
Channel: mrcarpanesi
The Seasons of Love - Ed Ames
The Seasons of Love - Ed Ames
Published: 2011/04/27
Channel: UncleAmm
When The Snow Is On The Roses
When The Snow Is On The Roses
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Ed Ames - Topic
Ed Ames - The impossible dream
Ed Ames - The impossible dream
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: Dario LaLuna
Ed Ames - There
Ed Ames - There's A Kind of Hush
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: Music forthesoul
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Ed Ames
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Ed Ames
Background information
Birth name Edmund Dantes Urick
Born (1927-07-09) July 9, 1927 (age 90)
Origin Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 1955–present
Labels Decca, Coral, RCA Victor
Associated acts Ames Brothers

Ed Ames (born Edmund Dantes Urick; July 9, 1927) is an American popular singer and actor.[1] He is known for his pop hits of the 1960s including "My Cup Runneth Over", "Who Will Answer?" and "When the Snow is on the Roses". He was also part of the popular 1950s singing group with his siblings, The Ames Brothers.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Ames was born in Malden, Massachusetts, to Jewish parents Sarah (Zaslavskaya) and David Urick (Eurich), who had immigrated from Ukraine.[2][3] He was the youngest of nine children, five boys and four girls.[4]

Ames grew up in a poor household. He attended the Boston Latin School and was educated in Classical and Opera music, as well as literature.[citation needed]

While still in high school, the brothers formed a quartet and often won competitions around the Boston area. Three of the brothers later formed the Amory Brothers quartet and went to New York City, where they were hired by bandleader Art Mooney. Playwright Abe Burrows helped the brothers along the way, suggesting the siblings change their group's name to the Ames Brothers.[citation needed]

Photo of the Ames Brothers, 1955. Ed Ames is seen at top.

The Ames Brothers were first signed on with Decca Records in 1947, but because of the Musician Union's ban in 1948, Decca only released three singles by the brothers and one backing Russ Morgan. As the ban was ending, they signed on with another label, Coral Records, a subsidiary of Decca. They had their first major hit in the 1950s with the double-sided "Rag Mop" and "Sentimental Me". The Brothers joined RCA Victor records and continued to have success throughout the 1950s with many hits like "It Only Hurts For a Little While", "You, You, You", and "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane". The brothers made regular appearances on network television variety programs, and in 1955 briefly had a15-minute show of their own.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Ames as Mingo in the 1960s NBC television series, Daniel Boone

In the early 1960s, the Ames Brothers disbanded, and Ed Ames, pursuing a career in acting, studied at the Herbert Berghof School. His first starring role was in an Off Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, going on to starring performances in The Fantasticks off-Broadway and Carnival!, which was on Broadway. He was in the national touring company of Carnival.[citation needed]

Ames' dark complexion and facial bone structure led to his being cast regularly as a Native American. He played Chief Bromden in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, opposite Kirk Douglas.[5][6]

Talent scouts at 20th Century Fox saw Ames in the production and invited him to play the Cherokee tribesman, Mingo on the NBC television series, Daniel Boone, with Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, and Veronica Cartwright. His character's father was an English officer, the Fourth Earl of Dunmore, played in the show by the eminent actor Walter Pidgeon. In that show, Mingo was the Earl's eldest son and thus entitled to claim the title as the fifth Earl but decided in preference to remain part of the Cherokee nation. In an episode of Season One, Ames also portrayed Mingo's evil twin brother, Taramingo. Ames' main character was actually named Caramingo, but went by Mingo throughout the entire series.[7] Ames played a Mexican bandit on a 1962 The Rifleman episode and guest-starred as Kennedy in the 1963 episode "The Day of the Pawnees, Part 2" on ABC's The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with Kurt Russell in the title role. He guest-starred in 1963 on Richard Egan's NBC modern western series, Redigo.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson[edit]

While playing Mingo on television, Ames developed some skill in throwing a tomahawk. This led to one of the most memorable moments of his career, when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on April 29, 1965. During the course of the show, Ames and Johnny Carson were discussing Ames' tomahawk throwing abilities. When Ames claimed that he could hit a target from across the room, Carson asked Ames if he could demonstrate this skill. Ames agreed, and a wood panel with a chalk outline of a cowboy was brought on to the stage. As the studio band played a bar of the Adventures of Pow Wow theme, Ames proceeded to throw the tomahawk, which hit the "cowboy" square in the groin with the handle pointing upward. This led to a very long burst of laughter from the audience, which has been called the longest sustained laugh by a live audience in television history. After a moment, Ames proceeded to walk toward the target to retrieve the tomahawk but Carson stopped him and allowed the situation to be appreciated for its humor. Carson ad-libbed: "I didn't even know you were Jewish!" and "Welcome to Frontier Bris." Ames then asked Carson if he would like to take a turn throwing, to which Carson replied: "I can't hurt him any more than you did." The clip became a favorite of Carson's own yearly highlight show and subsequent blooper television specials.[8]

Summer stock[edit]

Later in his career Ames became a fixture on the Kenley Players circuit, headlining in Shenandoah (1976, 1979, 1986), Fiddler on the Roof (1977), South Pacific (1980), Camelot (1981), and Man of La Mancha (1984).[9]

Singing career[edit]

Ames recorded under the name "Eddie Ames" while still with the Ames Brothers, releasing the single "Bean Song (Which Way To Boston?)" in January, 1957.[10]

During the 1960s, Ames returned to singing, this time as a solo artist. He released his first RCA Victor chart single, "Try to Remember", in 1965. The song barely made the charts. A bigger success came in 1967 with "My Cup Runneth Over". The song was both a Pop hit and an Adult Contemporary radio hit. He had less success on the Pop charts soon after, and only had Adult Contemporary hits with "Time, Time", "When the Snow Is on the Roses", and "Timeless Love", the latter written by Buffy Sainte-Marie. He did make the Pop Top Twenty one last time in his singing career with "Who Will Answer" in 1968. "Apologize" reached #47 in the Canadian RPM Magazine hot singles chart.

Ames's distinctive baritone is a regular radio presence during Christmas season, as well, thanks to his version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" The song received its best-selling treatment from Bing Crosby in 1962, but Ames' version, recorded a few years later, is in frequent holiday rotation.[citation needed]

Ames sang the "Ballad of the War Wagon" in the John Wayne/Batjac Productions movie, The War Wagon in 1967.

Personal life[edit]

While maintaining his career, he attended UCLA, receiving his degree in theater and cinema arts in 1975. At the age of 47, Ames, saying "I am a secular Jew, but I feel strongly about Israel and the Jewish communities of Europe"[2] became president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.[11] From 1968 until 1987, he also maintained partial ownership of the Phoenix Suns.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US
AC
US CB CA
(RPM)
AU
1965 "Try To Remember" 17 73 83 39 - Try to Remember
1967 "My Cup Runneth Over" 1 8 8 9 34 My Cup Runneth Over
"Time, Time" 1 61 66 - - Time, Time
"Timeless Love" 2 - 109 - - When the Snow Is On the Roses
"When the Snow is on the Roses" 1 98 97 - -
1968 "Who Will Answer?" 6 19 14 6 71 Who Will Answer and Other Songs of our Time
"Apologize" 10 79 66 47 - Apologize
"All My Love's Laughter" 12 122 106 - -
"Kiss Her Now" 22 - 77 - - The Hits of Broadway and Hollywood
1969 "Changing, Changing" 11 130 112 - - A Time For Living, A Time For Hope
"Son of a Travelin' Man" 21 92 94 - 61 The Windmills of Your Mind
"Think Summer" (with Marilyn Maye) 17 - - - -
"Leave Them a Flower" 19 - - - - Love of the Common People
"Thing Called Love" 21 - 115 - -
1970 "Three Good Reasons" 38 - - - - Sing Away the World
"Chippewa Town" 36 - - - -

Albums[edit]

  • Try to Remember, RCA Victor 2781, 1963
  • The Ed Ames Album, RCA Victor 2944, 1964
  • My Kind of Songs, RCA Victor 3390, 1965
  • It's a Man's World, RCA Victor 3460, 1966
  • More I Cannot Wish You, RCA Victor 3636, 1966
  • My Cup Runneth Over, RCA Victor 3774, 1967
  • Time, Time, RCA Victor 3834, 1967
  • Christmas with Ed Ames, RCA Victor 3838, 1967
  • When the Snow Is on the Roses, RCA Victor 3913, 1968
  • Who Will Answer?, RCA Victor 3961, 1968
  • Apologize, RCA Victor 4028, 1968
  • The Hits of Broadway and Hollywood, RCA Victor 4079, 1968
  • A Time For Living, A Time For Hope, RCA Victor 4128, 1969
  • The Windmills of Your Mind RCA Victor 4172, 1969
  • The Best of Ed Ames, RCA Victor 4184, 1969
  • Love of the Common People, RCA Victor 4249, 1969
  • Sing Away The World, RCA Victor LSP-4381, 1970
  • This is Ed Ames, RCA VPS-6023, 2 Record Set, 1970
  • Christmas is the Warmest Time of the Year, RCA Victor LSP-4385, 1970
  • Sings the Songs of Bacharach and David, RCA Victor LSP-4453, 1971
  • Somewhere My Love RCA Camden CAS 2598, 1972
  • Ed Ames, RCA Victor LSP-4634, 1972
  • Ed Ames Remembers Jim Reeves, RCA Victor LSP-4683, 1972
  • Songs From Lost Horizon and Themes From Other Movies, RCA Victor LSP-4808, 1972
  • The Very Best Of Ed Ames, Taragon TARCD-1070, 2000

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