Sunday, January 6, 2008

Die Moritat von Mackie Messer

since finding out that mack the knife started life in german as part of the threepenny opera, i've been looking for a version with the original lyrics that swings hard enough to want to play it on a dance floor.

i just listened to samples from the 20 or so songs on emusic that have "mackie messer" in the title. many lovely things, but while i ran across a few that i might want to polka to, not so much in the lindy hop appropriate category. a version by hildegard knef is probably the closest. anybody out there heard anything?

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