A new musical based on the life of and music of the amazing Bobby Darin is coming to Sydney, Australia! You lucky Aussies..
“Don’t Rain On My Parade” from the musical “Funny Girl” (1964) seemed MADE for Bobby to belt. Recorded and released as the final track on Side 1 of his excellent “In a Broadway Bag” LP in 1966 (before the movie starring Barbra Streisand came out in ’68) here’s the well-balanced STEREO mix of this great number!
Is there a better opening to a Bobby recording than “Hey world… Here I Am!”? Pay close attention to his quiet vocals before that opening line… he’s revving up!
Listen to Bobby’s powerful studio version here!
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” (Merrill/Styne) (Stereo), Prod. Bobby Darin, 1966
Note: The “In a Broadway Bag” LP was originally released under the title “Mame” in the UK, same tracklisting – Bobby’s take on the song, “Mame” was the surprise hit from the “In a Broadway Bag” LP.
Although the cut was not the album opener, or even the first track on Side 2, Bobby would play this song FIRST UP in his many live appearances during this time – and used to great effect as his opener on his BBC special, “Something Special”, in 1967.
Get the original vinyl, very rare on CD, or purchase the track from PonoMusic here!
And here’s the official page for Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical! Read all about it!