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Louis Armstrong — Mack the Knife
Album: Classic Jazz - Jazz Legends
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BOBBY DARIN BOBBY DARIN BOBBY DARIN......

 

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
This is okay, but LOVE Bobby Darin's version much more... PLEASE PLAY IT!!! {#Cheers} 
 radiojunkie wrote:
I know this is bound to sound like sacrilege, but this version does NOTHING for me. Bobby Darin's take is a true classic. Louis may be the father of American music, but late in his career he was more or less rolling along on his own personna. Just not an enjoyable listen to my overly sensitive ears.
 
Louis Armstrong recorded this song a couple of years before Bobby Darin did, and in the 1950's and 60's he was doing more than just "rolling along".  Darin's version of this classic is fantastic, but so is this.  As Mr. Armstrong once said: "If you gotta ask, you'll never know."
WOW! I was just hoping yesterday that I would hear this song on here soon! Thank you. :notworthy: :notworthy: I also enjoy the Ella Fitzgerald version w/Louis and she goes off into a forgotten-lyrics scat.
Freebish wrote:
This and Maxwell's Silver Hammer—The two bounciest songs about cold blooded murder.
Don't forget "Stagger Lee" (aka "Stacker Lee"), "Hey Joe", and "Down By the River", tho' the latter's decidedly less bouncy... :propeller:
The musical father of our country, Louis Armstrong should be on the American one dollar bill. (From Realplayer album info)
jagdriver wrote:
Sorry, but I never good get into Satchmo, the critics aside.
sorry, but you don't exist. You are just one side-effect of all those cocktails I had yesterday ...
Sorry, but I never good get into Satchmo, the critics aside. Bobby Darin, on the other hand.... that's another story!
This and Maxwell's Silver Hammer—The two bounciest songs about cold blooded murder.
My GOODNESS, I enjoy this.
I know this is bound to sound like sacrilege, but this version does NOTHING for me. Bobby Darin's take is a true classic. Louis may be the father of American music, but late in his career he was more or less rolling along on his own personna. Just not an enjoyable listen to my overly sensitive ears.
Louis.
Straight Dope info on the song. The character actually dates back to 1728. Very interesting. Classic from Louis, though Bobby Darin's take is equally good.
newwavegurly wrote:
Nice to hear this version. So used to hearing the Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin versions that this is a nice change.
I uploaded the Bobby Darin version, it's currently being reviewed. I'd like to have that one in rotation, also.
And people complain about violence in modern songs.
Yeah, but if you wanted to shake people up, you'd play the original version, "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer," off the old Columbia recording of Kurt Weill & Berthold Brecht's "Dreigroschenoper." Now that would be eclectic! Und der Haifisch, der hat ZÀhne und die trÀgt er im Gesicht und Macheath, der hat ein Messer doch das Messer sieht man nicht... Hans
Nice to hear this version. So used to hearing the Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin versions that this is a nice change.