Mack The Knife, etc.

Here’s one of those budget records where second and third tier performers were asked to cover current hits. Apparently, the record is from late 1959.

The actual hit versions are as follows:

“Mack The Knife” – Bobby Darin

“Just Ask Your Heart” – Frankie Avalon

“Put Your Head On My Shoulder” – Paul Anka

“Thank You Pretty Baby” – Brook Benton

I believe that this business model fell apart a few years later when listeners started only accepting the actual versions. And “Your Hit Parade” finally went off the air the previous year, where their staff of singers would sing the week’s hits.


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