Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht; MACK THE KNIFE, Bobby Darin


6 comments:

Kathy D. said...

Wow! This brings me to Memory Lane. My family listened often to the Threepenny Opera, and I have the record.

And then I -- the only one listening to top pop hits -- know Bobby Darin's version well.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, there's just something about this song. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Louis Armstrong couldn't remember all the lyrics when he recorded this - hence the change to "Lotte Lenya" - and Bobby Darin did it the same way.

At least I read that somewhere.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

If there is one song I remember from a certain age, Bobby's version is it.

David Cranmer said...

The ease at which he glides around the stage. The very definition of performer.

Todd Mason said...

Another vote of appreciation for the Weill week. Did you ever hear the Red Hot and Blue folks' Weill tribute anthology?

Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill