Erik Darling’s graceful feeling of design and clearheaded plans of traditional folk tunes produced the singer, songwriter, and flexible instrumentalist a behind-the-scenes innovator in the folk picture for decades, and when he under no circumstances actually became children name, his impact was refined and pervasive. Delivered Sept 25, 1933, in Baltimore, MD, Darling in fact spent his years as a child in Canandaigua, NY, and by enough time he was in his early twenties, he was a normal fixture in NY City’s Washington Square folk picture. An excellent banjo player as well as perhaps a straight better 12-string guitarist, and having an obvious, warm, and expressive tenor performing tone of voice, Darling was a specialist at offering the best within the music artists around him. He shaped the Tunetellers within the middle-’50s, and following a name modification to the Tarriers, the group got a high Ten strike with “The Banana Fishing boat Tune” (the tune is also referred to as “Day-O” following its exclusive refrain and was eventually an even larger strike for Harry Belafonte) in 1956. Darling following joined up with the Weavers as Pete Seeger’s substitute and remained with the group for just a little over four years, departing in 1962 to create the Rooftop Performers. Slyly upgrading and rearranging Gus Cannon’s “Walk Best In,” which Cannon’s Jug Stompers originally documented in 1929, Darling as well as the Rooftop Performers took the brand new edition to the very best of the graphs in 1963. By no means one to look for the limelight, Darling continuing to record and function in the folk and growing Americana vein, actually flirting with some sort of desert nation sound along with his group Boundary City (which also included users Sid Hausman and Lynn Lucas), which released the solid Boundary Town at nighttime recording in 1994. Usually an elegant vocalist and instrumentalist, Darling by no means lost his capability to rearrange traditional materials into fresh forms that transported the past even while these were subtly up to date to handle today’s. Darling passed away on August 3, 2008, in Chapel Hill, NC, from problems because of lymphoma.
|1||He joined the Weavers when Pete Seeger left for a solo career, and spent four years with them.|
|2||He was a master of the 12-string guitar and banjo.|
|3||After leaving the Weavers, he formed the Rooftop Singers. They had a 1960s pop hit with "Walk Right In", a song originally recorded in 1929 by Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers.|
|4||Grew up in Canandaigua, New York.|
|5||Former member of The Tarriers and The Rooftop Singers.|
|Shirley||2011||TV Movie writer: "Day-o Day-o The Banana Boat Song"|
|O Brother, Where Art Thou?||2000||performer: "I'll Fly Away" 1929|
|Chicago Hope||1997||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Forrest Gump||1994||as Eric Darling, "Walk Right In" 1963|
|The Flamingo Kid||1984||writer: "Walk Right In" - as Darling|
|Calypso Heat Wave||1957||writer: "The Banana Boat Song"|
|The Lorenzo and Henrietta Music Show||1976||TV Series|
|Chasin' Gus' Ghost||2007||Documentary||Himself|
|Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal||2004||Documentary||Himself (The Weavers)|
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