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Mack the Knife

Mack the Knife
Single information
NameA Theme From The Threepenny Opera (Mack The Knife)
ArtistLouis Armstrong
B-side"Back O' Town Blues"
Released1956
Format7"
RecordedLos Angeles, CA
28 September, 1955
GenreJazz
Length3:25
LabelColumbia 40587
Coronet KS-349
SongwriterKurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, English lyrics Marc Blitzstein, arr. Turk Murphy

Mack the Knife

Single information
NameMack the Knife
ArtistBobby Darin
AlbumThat's All
B-side"Was There a Call for Me"
ReleasedAugust 1959
Format7"
RecordedDecember 19, 1958 at Fulton Studios, New York City
GenrePop, jazz
Length3:11 (Album version)
3:04 (Single version)
LabelAtco (U.S.)
London (UK)
SongwriterKurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
Marc Blitzstein, Turk Murphy (English version)
Previous single"Dream Lover"
(1959)
Next single"Beyond the Sea"
(1960)

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"Mack the Knife" or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife", originally "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer", is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. The song has become a popular standard.


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