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Mack the Knife 1959 Grammy

I found a fantastic site – where there are live videos of the arrangements being displayed. I was blown away by this jazz arrangement of Mack the Knife.

Please explore http://www.818daily.com‘s site – there are alot of fantastic arrangements and performance videos. They put the disclaimer – to NOT print the music – but here is how you can – – – Hover over the image of the sheetmusic and RIGHT CLICK – and select “Save Image as” – Go to a folder in your computer set up for your solos – Name it with the page number – you will have to do this for each image of the pages.

Link – http://www.818daily.com/sheets/mack-the-knife

For those that can’t handle a LEVEL 5+ Jazz Solo – here is a level 2 – with parts!

About the Song:

Mack the Knife” or “The Ballad of Mack the Knife“, originally “Die Moritat von Mackie Messer“, is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their music drama Die Dreigroschenoper, or, as it is known in English, The Threepenny Opera. It premiered in Berlin in 1928. The song was first introduced to American audiences in 1933 in the first English-language production of The Threepenny Opera.

“Mack the Knife” was introduced to the United States hit parade by Louis Armstrong in 1956, but the song is most closely associated with Bobby Darin, who recorded his version on December 19, 1958. Even though Darin was reluctant to release the song as a single, in 1959 it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and earned him a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

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