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Kalin Twins

Herbert and Harold Kalin, twin brother harmony singers, sang like a pop-focused version of the Everly Brothers, and they charted a few catchy records in 1958, including one Top Five hit. They represent one of the better acts to find a compromise between rock & roll and pop music, even if they weren't the Everlys by a long shot.

Although Herbert and Harold were born in the same period as Elvis Presley, they came from more of a middle-class background, and from much further north as well. Not surprisingly, their musical preferences lay more with the pop music that preceded Elvis (so, to some degree, did Presley's own taste), and their music was closer in spirit to that tamer third wave of rock & roll, exemplified by Bobby Darin, Paul Anka, and Dion DiMucci.

The Kalins grew up in Port Jervis, NY, and pursued music as a career while in their teens. Their listening ran toward Tony Bennett, Johnny Ray, and Nat King Cole -- they weren't allowed to listen to R&B, although they did get to hear records by LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, and other R&B stars of the period, even if these weren't central to their taste or experience. Their aspirations to a recording career were delayed until Hal's stint in the Army was over, and the two moved to Washington, D.C., in 1957. This led them to a hookup with songwriter Clint Ballard, who helped them land a contract with Decca Records.

The Kalins' first recording session took place in December of 1957, by which time the rock & roll boom was in full swing -- the record company wanted them to compete for the teen market and insisted that they try something close in spirit and beat to the newer sounds. Their first session yielded a trio of songs that went nowhere, but they struck gold three months later with "When," a catchy romantic pop/rocker with a good beat (originally intended as a B-side) that rose to number five in the United States and number one in England.

They appeared on The Milt Grant Show, Washington's answer to American Bandstand, and became nationally known, appearing on the typical package tours of the period. "Forget Me Not," a hastily scheduled and recorded follow-up done while they were on the road promoting the big hit, was notably less successful. Their next single, the ethereal and catchy "It's Only the Beginning," however, could have been close in spirit to the Everly Brothers, but for the inclusion of the chorus behind the brothers. During this period, they also recorded a pair of their own songs, "Clickety Clack" and "Oh! My Goodness."

By the middle of 1959, they were working in Nashville with Owen Bradley and doing songs by, among others, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who had previously supplied the Everlys with material. The Bryants' "Sweet Sugar Lips" -- the Kalins' final chart entry, at number 97 -- was as close to the Everlys' sound as the Kalins ever got, soft country-based rock complete with Hank Garland on guitar and Floyd Cramer at the piano. Meanwhile, out on the road, the Kalins also performed in England, opening for Cliff Richard.

Back home, the Kalin Twins kept recording until 1962, even hooking up with their one-time mentor, Clint Ballard. Among the highlights of the later part of their recording career were the duo's cover of "Zing, Went the Strings of My Heart," which recalled "When," and their soaring cover of "Picture of You," a hit in England for Brit-rocker Joe Brown (Paul McCartney has also been known to sing it, though not formally in concert). They also left behind a body of unreleased material from Nashville, featuring Garland and Cramer, that was fairly solid pop/rock.

As the 1960s dawned, the Kalins moved away from teen-oriented numbers, preferring to perform more mature material. Curiously, although their influence in the United States was minimal, it is probable that their number one hit in England with "When" was an influence on the fortunes and perhaps even the sound of the Brook Brothers, an English brother act (signed to Pye Records) with a nearly identical sound. The Kalins ceased recording after 1962, but three decades later, they were still performing as a pop-nostalgia act before audiences in their 50s. ~ Bruce Eder
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Greatest No. 1 Hits Of The 50s

1. Answer Me

2. Cara Mia

3. "Lets Have Another Party" Medley

4. Lay Down Your Arms

5. Singing The Blues

6. The Poor People Of Paris

7. Whole Lotta Woman

8. Cumberland Gap

9. Tammy

10. Yes Tonight Josephine

11. Young Love

12. At The Hop

13. Hoots Mon

14. It's All In The Game

16. When

17. Here Comes Summer

18. Come Softly To Me

19. Heartaches By The Number

20. Roulette

21. Side Saddle

22. The Three Bells

23. Venus

24. Runaway

25. Stay

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Track List: Big Hits Of The 50´s

1. Love Is Strange

2. Willie And The Hand Jive

3. Sweet Nothin´s

4. I´m In Love Again

6. Chanson D´amour

7. I´m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

8. Susie Darlin´

9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

10. Make It Easy On Yourself

11. Halfway To Paradise

12. That´ll Be The Day

13. Only The Lonely

14. When

15. A White Sport Coat

16. On The Rebound

17. Day-O

18. Singing The Blues

19. The Twelfth Of Never

20. Freight Train

21. Big Man

22. At The Hop

23. Just Walking In The Rain

24. The Garden Of Eden

25. The Green Door

26. I Hear You Knocking

28. Witch Doctor

29. I Go Ape

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Track List: Capital Gold Fifties Legends

Disc 1

1. Jailhouse Rock

2. Rave On

3. Wake Up Little Susie

4. Lost John

5. Singing The Blues

6. Living Doll

7. The Story Of My Life

8. It's Late

9. Oh Carol

10. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For

11. Stupid Cupid

12. Yakety Yak

13. Witch Doctor

14. Hoots Mon

15. See You Later Alligator

16. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

17. Ooby Dooby

18. Good Golly Miss Molly

19. C'mon Everybody

20. At The Hop

21. Move It

22. Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O

23. Please Don't Touch

24. All Shook Up

25. Be Bop A Lula

26. Willie And The Hand Jive

27. Why Do Fools Fall In Love

28. Sweet Little Sixteen

29. Endless Sleep

30. I Walk The Line

31. Blueberry Hill

32. What'd I Say

Disc 2

1. Dream Lover

2. Magic Moments

3. Whatever Will Be, Will Be

4. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

5. Just Walkin' In The Rain

6. Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me

7. Green Door

9. Rawhide

10. This Ole House

11. When

12. Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat

13. Feet Up (Pat Him On The Po Po)

14. Guaglione

15. That's Amore

16. Three Coins In The Fountain

17. Rock And Roll Waltz

18. Sixteen Tons

19. Day-O (Banana Boat Song)

20. Mr. Sandman

21. Dreamboat

22. Rockin' Robin

23. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)

24. What Do You Want

25. Only Sixteen

26. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

27. Butterfly

28. Big Man

29. All I Have To Do Is Dream

30. Travellin' Light

31. Smile

32. It's Only Make Believe

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Track List: From A Distance - The Event

9. From A Distance (Live)

10. Some People (Live)

11. We Don't Talk Anymore (Live)

12. Shake Rattle And Roll (Live)

13. Silhouettes (Live)

14. Move It (Live)

15. The Young Ones (Live)

16. Fighter/Thief In The Night (Medley) (Live)

18. All The Time You Need (Live)

19. Saviour's Day (Live)

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Track List: Radio Gold (Volume 3)

1. Love Is Strange

2. Willie And The Hand Jive

3. Sweet Nothin's

4. I'm In Love Again

6. Chanson D'amour (Song Of Love)

7. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

8. Susie Darlin'

9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

10. Make It Easy On Yourself

11. It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)

12. Halfway To Paradise

13. That'll Be The Day

14. Only The Lonely

15. When

16. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)

17. On The Rebound

18. Day-O (Banana Boat Song)

19. Singing The Blues

20. The Twelfth Of Never

21. Freight Train

22. Big Man

23. At The Hop

24. Just Walkin’ In The Rain

25. The Garden Of Eden

26. The Green Door

27. I Hear You Knocking

28. Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat

29. Witch Doctor

30. I Go Ape

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Track List: Doo Wop To The Top

1. Dottie

2. There's A Girl

3. Bacon Fat

4. Speedo

5. Do Something For Me

6. Whispering Bells

7. Forget Me Not

8. Church Bells May Ring

9. At My Front Door

10. I Want You To Be My Girl

12. Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'

13. This Is The Nite

14. The Way You Dog Me Around

15. Ka-Ding Dong

16. Long Lonely Nights

17. Baby Oh Baby

18. I'm Slippin' In

20. Get A Job

21. Up On The Mountain

22. Beside You

23. Once Upon A Time

24. One Mint Julep

25. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby

26. Rock Me All Night Long

27. The Wheel Of Fortune

28. Rockin' In The Jungle

29. Till Then

30. Alley Oop

31. Stranded In The Jungle

32. Bad Boy

33. Good Lovin'

34. I've Been A Fool

35. Witchcraft

36. Where Are You (Now That I Need You)

38. Baby Talk

39. A Casual Look

40. So Strange

41. I Am With You

42. Oop Shoop

43. Little Star

45. Sh-Boom

46. Angels Listened In

47. Rang Tang Ding Dong

48. Baby, Please Don't Go

49. The Book Of Love

50. Nadine

51. Don't You Know I Love You

52. Dedicated To The One I Love

53. Angel Baby

54. I'm So Young

55. We Go Together

56. Just To Be With You

57. Shouldn't I Know

59. See Saw

60. Lovey Dovey

61. Ol' Man River

62. The Glory Of Love

63. Adorable

64. The Teacher

65. Can I Come Over Night

66. Marie

67. Will You Be Mine

69. Work With Me Annie

70. Gee

71. Silhouettes

72. Sixty Minute Man

73. Too Much Love (Much Too Much)

74. In Paradise

75. Sixteen Candles

76. Close Your Eyes

77. Since I Don't Have You

79. You're Mine

81. Gee

83. Everyone Is Laughing

84. Fool Fool Fool

85. You Were Mine

86. Burn That Candle

88. This I Swear

89. Hushabye

91. Teardrops On Your Letter

92. To Be Loved

93. Ling Ting Tong

94. Could This Be Magic

96. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

97. You're The One

98. Smokey Joe's Cafe

99. Wiggle Wiggle

100. The Door Is Still Open

101. Summertime, Summertime

102. It's Too Soon To Know

103. That's What You're Doing To Me

104. Who's That Knocking On My Door

105. I Do

106. No, No, No

107. Ting-A-Ling

108. Chop Chop Boom

109. Lovers Never Say Goodbye

110. Most Of All

111. Devil Or Angel

113. Baby Don't Do It

114. Is It A Dream

115. Moonlight Serenade

117. Maybe

118. I Met Him On A Sunday

119. There's A Moon Out Tonight

120. If It's So, Baby

121. Little Darlin'

122. Clementine

124. Have Mercy Baby

126. Jenny Lee

127. Rollin' Stone

128. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)

129. I Wanna Know

130. Darling Dear

131. Hearts Of Stone

132. I'll Be Home

133. Tonite, Tonite

135. In The Still Of The Night

136. Been So Long

137. Peanuts

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Need a Bio! This is a GREAT SONG!
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NO BIO on the Kalin twins? SHAME!
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Great Song!
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For some strange reason, I thought these two men would have "blond" hair. Don't ask me why...

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