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Alan Arkin

rec, g, *1934 US, Brooklyn
Singer / Musician of Folk, World and Spoken Word
A.k.a. Alan Wolf Arkin

Born: March 26, 1934, Brooklyn, New York Actor, Film Director, Musician With two friends (Erik Darling and Bob Carey), he formed the folk music group The Tarriers, in which Arkin sang and played guitar. The band members co-composed the group's 1956 hit "The Banana Boat Song", a reworking, with some new lyrics, of a traditional, same-name Jamaican calypso folk song combined with another titled "Hill and Gully Rider". It reached #4 on the Billboard magazine chart the same year as Harry Belafonte's better-known hit version. From 1958 to 1968, Arkin performed and recorded with the children's folk group, The Baby Sitters.

     
Instruments
  • Recorder
  • Guitar
Genres
  • Folk
  • World
  • Spoken Word
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Hallelujah I Love Her So on Going in Style by Various Artists
The Return of Captain Invincible: Evil Midnight on Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 1: Tears In Rain by Various Artists
Wonderful Way to Die (From "The Bone Room") on Jones & Schmidt: Hidden Treasures, 1951-2001 by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones
The Return of Captain Invincible: Amazing How They're Alike on Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 1: Tears In Rain by Various Artists
The Return of Captain Invincible: Into the Blue on Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 1: Tears In Rain by Various Artists
The Return of Captain Invincible: The World I Knew on Forsaken Themes From Fantastic Films, Vol. 1: Tears In Rain by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Barney's Love Song / I Like YouAlan Arkin1966Single
Comedy From The Second CityThe Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Severn Darden And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick1961Album
The Sound Of My Own VoiceSevern Darden And The Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick1961Album
900 MilesAlan Arkin, Milt Okun Orch.1958Single
When Dalliance Was In FlowerEd McCurdy, Erik Darling, Alan Arkin1956Album
Folk Songs (And 2½ That Aren't) - Once Over LightlyAlan Arkin1955Album
LuvMurray Schisgal, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Alan Arkin, Mike NicholsAlbum
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