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Actor Christopher Lee sings Mack the Knife - in German!
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Posted on 06/07/2014 9:37:51 PM PDT by DemforBush

Posted because some things are just too awesome NOT to share.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: goldenthroats
As far as bad celebrity covers of rock songs go, this one really isn't too bad. Lee has a pretty decent set of pipes on him.

No?

Well, at least it's better than Telly Salvas' version of You've lost that loving feeling. You gotta give me that!

1 posted on 06/07/2014 9:37:51 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Nothing like hearing old Telly talk his way through a song back in the day.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 9:39:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: DemforBush

Dude’s like a hundred now but still hot.

Must be the vampire stuff.

This was cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PWuvHPGsjI


3 posted on 06/07/2014 9:41:08 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: DemforBush

Yay, German topic.

I can post an appropriate pic.

http://themetapicture.com/the-reason-germans-dont-play-scrabble/


4 posted on 06/07/2014 9:41:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: DemforBush

I’m pretty sure that the original is in German. (Bertolt Brecht).


5 posted on 06/07/2014 9:44:13 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: DemforBush

I saw him interviewed on Carson many years ago and Carson said that with such a big, powerful voice, surely he could sing great, right? Lee said no, he could not carry a tune at all. I remember thinking, that’s BS.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 9:46:17 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: DemforBush

Haifisch=shark


7 posted on 06/07/2014 9:52:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DemforBush

Trivia Question....What famous album cover was Christopher Lee on?


8 posted on 06/07/2014 9:57:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jtal

By gum, you are correct. I looked up Three Penny Opera and that indeed is where the song originally came from. I never knew that - thanks for the heads up! :-)


9 posted on 06/07/2014 10:21:23 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: DemforBush

Spock sings ‘I walk the Line’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9NSpAdGxgU


10 posted on 06/07/2014 10:27:34 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: DemforBush

Brrrrrr! :-)


11 posted on 06/07/2014 10:34:16 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: AlmaKing

Nimoy singing Bilbo Baggins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU


12 posted on 06/07/2014 11:34:04 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: dfwgator

Band on the Run-Wings


13 posted on 06/08/2014 12:19:33 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: DemforBush

Reading no further than your 1st post, I’m testing my memory in recalling that Mr Lee enjoys Heavy Metal and participates in it too some extent....

Bwoo ha ha ha haaa....


14 posted on 06/08/2014 12:25:42 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dfwgator
Band on the Run....
15 posted on 06/08/2014 1:00:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: packrat35

I’ll see your Nimoy and raise you a Shatner:

William Shatner - Rocket Man:

http://www.wfmu.org/365/2003/055.shtml


16 posted on 06/08/2014 5:06:54 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: DemforBush; All
after viewing the thread; I'm surprised, William Shatner's infamous
version of "Lucy in the with Diamonds" isn't mention @ all.
i didn't post it, for obvious reasons..it's excretable. *chuckling*

17 posted on 06/08/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: jtal
I’m pretty sure that the original is in German. (Bertolt Brecht).

Correct - the Weill/Brecht 3 Penny Opera. I have a poor singing voice which is fairly authentic for the song and did sing it once at a bar after consuming a fair number of adult beverages. Listen to the recording with the song done by Willy Trenk-Trebitsch for an idea.

18 posted on 06/08/2014 5:22:15 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

The late, great Jerry Ohrbach starred in a revival of The Threepenny Opera; here is a link to him singing it in English...
http://youtu.be/IsM0mfQH08E

And who could forget Bobby Darin’s version?
http://youtu.be/SEllHMWkXEU


19 posted on 06/08/2014 5:53:42 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool (At my signal, UNLEASH PALIN!!)
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To: jtal

Jawohl. Music by Kurt Weil.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 6:03:24 AM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: jtal
I prefer the original version

Die Moritat von Mackie Messer (The Ballad of Mack the Knife)--Lotte Lenya, 1930

21 posted on 06/08/2014 6:33:22 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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