Bobby Darin’s Classic “Mack the Knife”s Time Has Come!
Now recognized by The Library of Congress as one of the 25 most important recordings selected in the past year, Bobby’s version of “Mack the Knife” is being preserved as the National Treasure it is.
Read more about this historical moment – possibly Bobby’s greatest achievement to date.
From the Library of Congress, March 23, 2016:
“These recordings, by a wide range of artists in many genres of music and in spoken word, will be preserved for future listeners,” Mao said. “This collection of blues, jazz, rock, country and classical recordings, interspersed with important recordings of sporting events, speeches, radio shows and comedy, helps safeguard the record of what we’ve done and who we are.”
Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), annually selects 25 recordings that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and are at least 10 years old. The selections for the 2015 registry bring the total number of recordings on the registry to 450, only a minuscule portion of the Library’s vast recorded-sound collection of more than 3 million items.
Listen to the ORIGINAL unmixed session Take 3 HERE!
[“Mack the Knife”, Take 3, Session Outtake, December 19, 1958]
and Take 7 (with false start) on the About Page HERE!
Read More About The National Recording Preservation Board HERE.