The Collins Kids

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... read moreAlthough essentially a late '50s television phenomenon aimed at children, the Collins Kids have held up over time with their era's best rockabilly and have become a favorite of rare record enthusiasts. Featuring guitarist Larry Collins and his older sister Lorrie, the duo had a run of appearances on...

Key songs

Hoy Hoy
The Collins Kids
1:58
Hop, Skip And Jump
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1:52
Party
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1:38
Whistle Bait
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1:33
Just Because
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1:54

Biography

Active: 1950s-1960s
Country Of origin: United States of America

By the time Lawrence and Lawrencine Collins were 11 and 13, respectively, they were already tearing it up on country package shows, recording for Columbia Records, and performing on national TV almost weekly. Older sister Lorrie held up the cowgirl fringe-rustling-against-nylons teenage sensuality department; kid brother Larry was a bundle of hyperkinetic energy, bopping all over the place while laying down exciting, twangy guitar breaks learned firsthand from the King of the Doublenecked Mosrite, Joe Maphis. As time went on, the Collins' recordings veered from mawkish brother/sister country-style duets to white-hot rockabilly, and they were just reaching their peak when Lorrie eloped, effectively breaking up the act. Revered by rockabilly collectors the world over, their filmed television appearances and recordings are testimony to the fact that the Collins Kids weren't just "good for their age," they were just plain good, period. ~ Cub Koda~ Rovi

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