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OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: November 20, 2020 16:44

I didn't listen to him in my youthful days. Only later did I come to appreciate some of the music he recorded. A number of his songs are still part of my everyday listening mix. His catalog is well worth exploring. Not every song is great, but there are enough gems to make for a worthwhile music journey.

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Here he does If I Were A Carpenter:

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Here he is with Linda Ronstadt doing Long Long Time, my fave version of this song:

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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: November 20, 2020 19:08

His best by far:






Slight revision:

Just a rachet knife
has old Mack Keef babe
And he flashes it
At all the Chumps.


jb



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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: November 20, 2020 19:12

And he's mentioned in The Righteous Brothers' "Rock and Roll Heaven".

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: November 21, 2020 01:33

Great artist played his records often .......

Here is a Stones cover..........................





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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: roryfaninva ()
Date: November 21, 2020 01:55

True heavyweight!

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: November 21, 2020 02:35

Wow, a few days ago I thought of starting this exact thread! Glad you did it. He was a big part of my musical early years. First Splish Splash. My all-time favorite is Dream Lover. Mack the Knife floored me. To me, he was the epitome of cool. As he got older, I loved his cover of Tim Hardin’s If I Were A Carpenter. He left us way too soon, but we can always enjoy his music.

Thanks again for this thread.

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: November 21, 2020 04:11

I remember his TV show was great.

I distinctly remember him doing a hilarious version of "Sylvia's Mother" as a comedy sketch.

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: MileHigh ()
Date: November 21, 2020 04:36

When I was a kid my older brother and I had a thing for this song and we would joke and run through the lyrics and have more fun than a barrel full of monkeys.

Sadly, in this day and age, you probably could not play this song on the radio.







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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: November 21, 2020 16:49

Love Bobby...one of my absolute favourite songs, and performances is this one, Artificial Flowers:







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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: November 21, 2020 17:32

Quote
jbwelda
His best by far:




jb

Love this.. my mom was a huge fan and this was played and sung around the house frequently.

First time I saw this Lyle Lovett version live it blew me away.
Much darker and great, original lyrics translated from German I believe.




Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: November 21, 2020 19:03

Bertold Brecht Three Penny Opera I believe

jb

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: loog droog ()
Date: November 21, 2020 20:47

I always loved how Ernie Kovacs used Mack The Knife

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As for Darin:
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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 21, 2020 21:26

Bobby was a genius. He'd suck you in, doing mediocre imitations. Just as you were about to give up, he'd do a brilliant one. He wasn't just a singer. He wrote many of his songs. And he could switch to different styles.

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: jahisnotdead ()
Date: November 21, 2020 21:44

I'm glad to see some love for Bobby Darin here. He's become one of my favorites. I had initially dismissed him as a Sinatra wannabe, but he's so much more than that. Not only a really great singer who didn't oversing and had some creative arrangements (as demonstrated by "Clementine" above) he was also a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who could play drums, piano, guitar, harmonica, and even play a blues solo on a xylophone.

video: [www.youtube.com]



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Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: jbwelda ()
Date: November 22, 2020 02:00

Him and Tom Jones were two very versatile singers, they don't get enough credit for it

jb

Re: OT: An appreciation of Bobby Darin
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 23, 2020 08:53

Quote
jbwelda
Him and Tom Jones were two very versatile singers, they don't get enough credit for it

jb

Yes, but Bobby was so much more. As a songwriter. As a musician. As an entertainer in general.



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