Bobby Darrin, "Mack the Knife." [T]he standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, was given a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although initially opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960." [Wikipedia]
I always wanted to be a singer as far as I can remember. One day my Gana and Papa had an Ella Fitzgerald record playing and I was floored. My first experience with jazz and scat singing was love at first note!
1959 – PART TWO: ELVIS PRESLEY – THE EVERLY BROTHERS – THE TEEN POP IDOLS – BOBBY RYDELL – FABIAN – FRANKIE AVALON – BEACH MOVIES AND GIDGET – THE BRILL BUILDING – DON KIRSHNER – NEIL SEDAKA – PAUL ANKA – BOBBY DARIN
P34 Vintage Mack the Knife Ella Fitzgerald Berlin Verve Records Record MGV4041