Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Erik Darling, RIP

Influential folk artist Erik Darling died Sunday. He had the audacity to score two top ten hits with folk songs - The Banana Boat Song with The Tarriers (in which he performed with actor Alan Arkin) and Walk Right In with the Rooftop Singers. You can hear a sample from each below. Darling left the Tarriers to replace Pete Seeger in the Weavers. He released several solo recordings after his stint with the Rooftop Singer.

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