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.
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|Barney's Love Song / I Like You
|Comedy From The Second City
|The 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 Troobnick
|The Sound Of My Own Voice
|Severn 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 Troobnick
|Alan Arkin, Milt Okun Orch.
|When Dalliance Was In Flower
|Ed McCurdy, Erik Darling, Alan Arkin
|Folk Songs (And 2½ That Aren't) - Once Over Lightly
|Murray Schisgal, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Alan Arkin, Mike Nichols