Skip to comments.Actor Christopher Lee sings Mack the Knife - in German!
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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Well, at least it's better than Telly Salvas' version of You've lost that loving feeling. You gotta give me that!
Nothing like hearing old Telly talk his way through a song back in the day.
Dude’s like a hundred now but still hot.
Must be the vampire stuff.
This was cool
Yay, German topic.
I can post an appropriate pic.
I’m pretty sure that the original is in German. (Bertolt Brecht).
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.
Trivia Question....What famous album cover was Christopher Lee on?
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! :-)
Spock sings ‘I walk the Line’
Nimoy singing Bilbo Baggins
Band on the Run-Wings
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....
I’ll see your Nimoy and raise you a Shatner:
William Shatner - Rocket Man:
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.
The late, great Jerry Ohrbach starred in a revival of The Threepenny Opera; here is a link to him singing it in English...
And who could forget Bobby Darin’s version?
Jawohl. Music by Kurt Weil.
Die Moritat von Mackie Messer (The Ballad of Mack the Knife)--Lotte Lenya, 1930
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