Mack the Knife (1954 Blitzstein translation)

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composer: Kurt Weill
lyricist: Bertolt Brecht
translator: Marc Blitzstein (1954)
publisher: Universal Edition
Universal Edition AG
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/9119 [info]
Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=564 [info]
Wikidata: Q1214889 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Bobby_Darin:Mack_The_Knife [info]
translated version of: Die Dreigroschenoper: Vorspiel. Die Moritat von Mackie Messer

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1954 The Threepenny Opera: The Ballad of Mack the Knife Gerald Price, Samuel Matlovsky 3:20
1955-09-28 Mack the Knife (live 1955-09-28: Switzerland) live Louis Armstrong 4:12
1955-09-28 The Threepenny Opera: Mack The Knife cover Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 3:23
1955 Mack the Knife (1955 original studio master) cover Louis Armstrong 3:24
1959-07-30 Mack the Knife cover Rosemary Clooney 2:01
1959-07-30 – 1959-08-15 Mack the Knife cover Rosemary Clooney & Pérez Prado 1:59
1959-11-09 – 1959-11-10 Mack the Knife instrumental Wayne Shorter 6:26
1960-02-13 Mack the Knife cover and live Ella Fitzgerald and The Paul Smith Quartet 4:39
1960-02-13 Mack the Knife cover and live Ella Fitzgerald and The Paul Smith Quartet 5:13
1960-02-13 Mack the Knife cover Ella Fitzgerald 5:09
1960 Mack the Knife (live in Berlin) cover and live Ella Fitzgerald 4:59
1961-02-11 Mack the Knife live Ella Fitzgerald 3:30
1961-02-18 Mack the Knife (live, 1961-02-18: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands) cover and live Ella Fitzgerald 3:54
1967-07 Mack the Knife cover and live Louis Armstrong 3:27
1975-07-17 Mack the Knife instrumental and live The Milt Jackson Big 4 6:31
1985-04-26 Mack the Knife (live, 1985-04-26: Nippon Budokan, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan) live Frank Sinatra 6:22
1986-10-30 Mack the Knife (1986 original studio master) cover Frank Sinatra 4:53
1990-09-12 – 1990-09-24 Moritat (Mack the Knife) cover and instrumental Manhattan Jazz Orchestra 9:15
1998-06-11 – 1998-06-13 Mack the Knife live Tom Burlinson 4:44
2000-09-09 – 2000-10-02 Mack the Knife cover Nicholas Payton 2:54
2001-10-10 Mack the Knife (live, 2001-10-10: Royal Albert Hall, London, England) cover and live Robbie Williams 4:10
2004 Mack the Knife (live, 2004) cover and live Michael Bublé 3:25
2011-10 Mack the Knife / Συρτάρια (live, 2011-10: Gazarte) live and medley Δήμητρα Γαλάνη & Vassilikos 3:10
2014-06 Mack the Knife Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann 4:31
Ballad of Mack the Knife cover The New York Theater with The Broadway Choir 3:08
Mac the Knife (Brecht & Weill) cover and live The Tiger Lillies 3:08
Mack "The Knife" Arturo Sandoval 5:41
Mack the Knife cover Helmut Lotti 3:17
Mack the Knife cover Dick Hyman 2:32
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental Tito Puente 2:20
Mack the Knife cover Ella Fitzgerald 4:19
Mack the Knife cover Frank Sinatra 3:45
Mack the Knife cover Voces8 2:18
Mack the Knife (live) cover and live King Kurt 3:18
Mack the Knife cover Dee Snider 3:27
Mack the Knife Gareth Gates 3:05
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental James Last 2:13
Mack the Knife cover Mark Lanegan 3:08
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental Ray Conniff and His Orchestra 2:51
Mack the Knife cover King Kurt 3:20
Mack the Knife cover Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 3:24
Mack the Knife cover Bobby Darin 3:08
Mack the Knife cover Louis Armstrong 3:48
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental Liz Story 5:02
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental Ted Heath & His Music 3:51
Mack the Knife (mono) cover Rosemary Clooney & Pérez Prado 2:03
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz 2:06
Mack the Knife cover Peters Sisters ?:??
Mack the Knife cover Louis Armstrong 3:31
Mack the Knife cover Severin 3:46
Mack the Knife cover Louis Armstrong 3:25
Mack the Knife cover Harry Doyle & Ralf Funk & Kurt Härtl & Christoph Hörmann & Stephan Schmeußer & Norbert Ziegler 3:09
Mack the Knife cover Dr. John feat. Terence Blanchard and Mike Ladd 6:13
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong ?:??
Mack the Knife cover Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 4:53
Mack the Knife Pure Jazz Moods 2:58
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental SOIL&“PIMP”SESSIONS 4:25
Mack the Knife cover and live Bobby Darin 2:54
Mack the Knife cover Eartha Kitt 2:26
Mack the Knife live Frank Sinatra 4:40
Mack the Knife instrumental and live Joe Pass 6:23
Mack the Knife cover James Morrison 4:29
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 3:23
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental Paul 'Tchan-Tchou' Vidal 3:00
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 3:09
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 3:21
Mack the Knife cover and instrumental Jazz Band Quintet 3:18
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 3:24
Mack the Knife cover Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry 4:34
Mack the Knife cover King Kurt 3:19
Mack the Knife cover Itzhak Perlman & Oscar Peterson 3:33
Mack the Knife cover Jazz Club 2:16
Mack the Knife cover Lisa Stansfield 3:14
Mack the Knife cover Bobby Darin 3:50
Mack the Knife cover Kevin Spacey with John Wilson & The Orchestra 3:04
Mack the Knife cover Bing Crosby 3:56
Mack the Knife cover Jonah Jones 3:03
Mack the Knife cover Anita O’Day 3:09
Mack the Knife cover and live Jimmy Giuffre 9:15
Mack the Knife cover Patti Page 3:03
Mack the Knife cover Wayne Newton 1:59
Mack the Knife cover The Four Seasons 3:42
Mack the Knife cover The Psychedelic Furs 4:19
Mack the Knife cover Frank Sinatra with Jimmy Buffett 4:26
Mack the Knife cover Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars ?:??
Mack the Knife cover Helen Schneider 3:04
Mack the Knife cover Marianne Faithfull 3:32
Mack the Knife cover Dee Dee Bridgewater 3:59
Mack the Knife cover Jack Jones 4:09
Mack the Knife cover Jimmie Dale Gilmore 6:58
Mack the Knife cover The Brian Setzer Orchestra 2:48
Mack the Knife cover Robbie Williams 3:19
Mack the Knife cover Westlife 3:10
Mack the Knife cover Ray Quinn 3:03
Mack the Knife Michael Bublé 4:50
Mack the Knife (2005 re-recording) cover Michael Bublé 3:20
Mack the Knife Mary Carewe 3:20
Mack the Knife The Street Shouters 4:34
Mack the Knife Ella & Louis 3:19
Mack the Knife cover Jack Pack 3:00
Mack the Knife Ella Fitzgerald 4:44
Mack the Knife cover and live Robbie Williams 3:22
Mack the Knife cover Robbie Williams 3:19
Mack the Knife (live) cover and live Robbie Williams 3:16
Mack the Knife cover Michel Legrand & His Orchestra 2:55
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 3:05
Mack the Knife The Jive Aces 3:12
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 3:23
Mack the Knife instrumental The Royal Orleans Band 2:19
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 3:04
Mack the Knife (live) live Louis Armstrong 3:24
Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 3:15
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin 2:50
Mack the Knife instrumental Philip Jones Brass Ensemble 2:14
Mack The Knife instrumental Rava / D'Andrea 4:41
Mack The Knife cover Clay Aiken 3:23
Mack The Knife instrumental Frank Capp, J.J. Johnston, Red Mitchell, André Previn 4:58
MACK THE KNIFE cover 弘田三枝子 3:09
Mack The Knife - παρουσίαση ορχήστρας cover and live Σταμάτης Κραουνάκης ?:??
Mack the Knife (12" version) cover King Kurt 3:39
Mack the Knife (from The Three-Penny Opera) instrumental Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 3:02
Mack the Knife (instrumental) cover and instrumental Bill Haley & His Comets 2:17
Mack the Knife (live) cover and live King Kurt 3:15
Mack the Knife (The Threepenny Opera) cover and instrumental Ruben Piirainen 3:42
Mack the Knife (Threepenny Opera) instrumental Kurt Weill 2:57
Medley: Danke Schön / Goody Goody / Mack the Knife cover, instrumental and medley Franz Lambert 3:07
Moritat Sonny Rollins 10:04
New York, New York Medley: For Me and My Gal / Mack the Knife / Birth of the Blues / Send a Little Love My Way / How High the Moon / New York, New York medley George Shearing & Mel Tormé 6:02
The Ballad of Mack the Knife cover Lotte Lenya 3:07
The Theme From 'the Threepenny Opera' (Mack the Knife) cover Louis Armstrong 3:27
The Threepenny Opera: Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong, Lotte Lenya, Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 3:16
The Threepenny Opera: Mack the Knife Helen Schneider 3:04
The Threepenny Opera: Mack the Knife, Session Takes Louis Armstrong, Lotte Lenya, Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 8:35