Alan Arkin

Real Name:
Alan Wolf Arkin
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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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Albums

EKL-21, 21 Alan Arkin - Folk Songs (And 2½ That Aren't) - Once Over Lightly album art Alan Arkin Folk Songs (And 2½ That Aren't) - Once Over Lightly(10", Album) Elektra, Elektra EKL-21, 21 US 1955 Sell This Version
Alan Arkin - When Dalliance Was In Flower album art Ed McCurdy, Erik Darling, Alan Arkin Ed McCurdy, Erik Darling, Alan Arkin - When Dalliance Was In Flower (Album) Elektra US 1956 Sell This Version
Alan Arkin - Comedy From The Second City album art The Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Severn Darden And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris (2) And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick The Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Severn Darden And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris (2) And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick - Comedy From The Second City Mercury US 1961 Sell This Version
Alan Arkin - The Sound Of My Own Voice album art Severn Darden And The Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris (2) And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick Severn Darden And The Second City With Howard Alk And Alan Arkin And Andrew Duncan And Barbara Harris (2) And Mina Kolb And Paul Sand And Eugene Troobnick - The Sound Of My Own Voice Mercury US 1961 Sell This Version
DOL 318 Alan Arkin - Luv album art Murray Schisgal, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Alan Arkin, Mike Nichols Murray Schisgal, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Alan Arkin, Mike Nichols - Luv(2xLP, Album, Mono) Columbia Masterworks DOL 318 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

737 Alan Arkin - 900 Miles album art Alan Arkin, Milt Okun Orchestra* Alan Arkin, Milt Okun Orchestra* - 900 Miles(7", Single) Arrow Records (7) 737 US 1958 Sell This Version
Alan Arkin - Barney's Love Song / I Like You album art Alan Arkin Barney's Love Song / I Like You (Single) Columbia US 1966 Sell This Version

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