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Bobby Darin

There's been considerable discussion about whether Bobby Darin should be classified as a rock & roll singer, a Vegas hipster cat, an interpreter of popular standards, or even a folk-rocker. He was all of these and none of these. Throughout his career he made a point of not becoming committed to any one style at the exclusion of others; at the height of his nightclub fame he incorporated a folk set into his act. When it appeared he could have gone on indefinitely as a sort of junior version of Frank Sinatra, he would periodically record pop/rock and folk-rock singles whose principal appeal lay outside of the adult pop market. At one point he started calling himself Bob Darin and recorded songs with vague anti-establishment overtones that could be said to be biting the largely bourgeois hands that fed his highest-paying gigs. It may be most accurate to say that Darin was, above all, a singer who wanted to do a lot of things, rather than make his mark as a particular stylist. That may have cost him some points as far as making it to the very top of certain genres, but it also makes his work more versatile than almost any other vocalist of his era.

When Darin had his first hits in the late '50s, he was a teen idol of sorts, albeit a teen idol with much more talent and mature command than the typical singer in that style. The novelty-tinged "Splish Splash" was his breakthrough smash, followed by "Queen of the Hop" and the ballad "Dream Lover." There was a slight R&B feel to Darin's delivery that may well have influenced R&B-pop/rock singers such as Dion, though it would be an exaggeration to call Darin a blue-eyed soul man. In late 1959, he found a new direction when the swinging "Mack the Knife," a tune from Brecht-Weill's musicalThreepenny Opera, made number one. The song came from an album of pop standards, heralding his move toward light big-band jazz, which was consolidated by the Top Ten success of "Beyond the Sea" in 1960.

In the early '60s, Darin had mostly abandoned rock for the adult pop market, becoming a huge success on the Vegas-nightclub circuit, and moving into the all-around entertainer mode with starring roles in movies (including one as a non-singing jazz musician in John Cassavetes' Too Young Blues). He also continued to score regular hits with the likes of "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "Things," and "Lazy River." To keep people guessing, there was also a hit cover of "What'd I Say" and some country tunes (one of which, "You're the Reason I'm Living," made it to number three on the pop charts). Around 1963, he put a folk section into his nightclub act that employed guitarist Roger McGuinn, who was then a couple of years away from fame as the leader of the Byrds.

Darin didn't make the expected retreat into Rat Pack land when his records stopped making the upper reaches of the charts in the mid-'60s. In 1965, there was a rather nice self-penned jangly folk-rocker, "When I Get Home," that become a British hit for the Searchers. Another 1965 flop, "We Didn't Ask to Be Brought Here," was an unexpected antiwar tune. When he made his return to the Top Ten in late 1966, it was with a cover of a gentle Tim Hardin folk-rock song, "If I Were a Carpenter." His final Top 40 hit the following year, "Lovin' You," opted for material by another major folk-rock composer, John Sebastian.

Darin may indeed have been far hipper and more politically aware than the average nightclub act, covering tunes by Dylan and the Rolling Stones, participating in a 1965 civil rights march to Alabama, and penning some Dylan-influenced songs of his own in the late '60s. It doesn't seem accurate to say that this was the true Bobby Darin, shedding his show biz skin for something that came to him more naturally; in 1967, the same year he covered Jagger-Richards' "Back Street Girl," he also recorded material for an album titled Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Dolittle. By the early '70s he was working Vegas and similar joints again, exchanging his blue jeans for a tuxedo, and hosting a TV variety series. In a much odder turn of events, began recording for Motown, though these efforts met little success.

Afflicted with a rheumatic heart, Darin was always aware that his time might be limited, and he died near the end of 1973 during open-heart surgery. He left behind a considerable quantity (and diversity) of recorded work, and underwent a critical reevaluation of sorts, especially among rock critics, which might have aided his election to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. A 1996 four-CD box set, divided into thematic discs, attempted to put his wide-ranging efforts into perspective. In 2004, actor Kevin Spacey starred as Bobby Darin in the feature film biography Beyond the Sea. Spacey also directed and sang Darin's songs for the film, which were released as the film's soundtrack. Beyond the Sea may have been the splashiest celebration of Darin's legacy, but the singer never receded from the pop culture spotlight, as his music continued to appear in films and see reissues, including the 2016 compilation Another Song on My Mind, which shined a spotlight on his underappreciated Motown work from the early '70s. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Swinging Side Of Bobby Darin

1. I Got Rhythm

2. I'm Beginning To See The Light

3. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World

4. There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

5. Fly Me To The Moon

6. All Of You

7. Hello Young Lovers

8. Just In Time

9. This Nearly Was Mine

10. Make Someone Happy

11. I Wanna Be Around

12. On The Street Where You Live

13. The Good Life

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Track List: The Legendary Bobby Darin

1. Once In A Lifetime

2. More

3. Charade

4. Beyond The Sea (Live)

5. As Long As I'm Singing

6. Mack The Knife (Live)

7. On The Street Where You Live

8. Hello, Dolly!

9. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

10. The Good Life

11. I Got Rhythm

12. Oh! Look At Me Now

13. Moon River

14. You're The Reason I'm Living

15. Call Me Irresponsible

16. Goodby, Charlie

17. Softly, As I Leave You

18. Venice Blue

19. If A Man Answers

20. 18 Yellow Roses

21. If I Were A Carpenter

22. Hits Medley

23. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher

24. The Curtain Falls (Live)

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Track List: Mack The Knife - The Best Of Bobby Darin Vol. 2

1. Mack The Knife

2. Lazy River

3. That's The Way Love Is

4. Beyond The Sea

5. Was There A Call For Me

6. I Guess I'm Good For Nothing But The Blues

7. Don't Dream Of Anybody But Me

8. Guys And Dolls

9. Down With Love

10. Black Coffee

11. Pete Kelly's Blues

12. Clementine

13. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home

14. Artificial Flowers

15. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

17. Skylark

18. Just Friends

19. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

20. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

21. Christmas Auld Lang Syne

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Track List: The Capitol Collector's Series

1. If A Man Answers

2. A True True Love

3. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

4. As Long As I'm Singing

5. The Sermon Of Samson

6. You're The Reason I'm Living

7. 18 Yellow Roses

8. Treat My Baby Good

9. Be Mad Little Girl

10. Since You've Been Gone

11. Things In This House

12. Wait By The Water

13. Hello Dolly!

14. Goodbye, Charlie

15. That Funny Feeling

16. Venice Blue

17. In A World Without You

18. Lonely Road

19. Gyp The Cat

20. When I Get Home

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Track List: The Ultimate Bobby Darin

1. Splish Splash

2. Queen Of The Hop

3. Plain Jane

4. Dream Lover

5. Mack The Knife

6. Clementine

7. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home

8. Lazy River

9. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby

10. Irresistible You

11. Multiplication

12. Things

13. I'll Be There

14. Early In The Morning

15. Artificial Flowers

16. Somebody To Love

17. Beyond The Sea

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Track List: Greatest Hits

1. Splish Splash

2. Dream Lover

3. 18 Yellow Roses

4. On Broadway

5. La Bamba

6. Mack The Knife (Live)

7. If I Were A Carpenter

9. Happy (Love Theme From "Lady Sings The Blues"

10. Fly Me To The Moon

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Track List: Great Gentlemen Of Song / Spotlight On Bobby Darin / Volume 5

3. You'll Never Know

5. I'm Beginning To See The Light

8. Just In Time

10. All Of You

11. There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder

15. I Wanna Be Around

20. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World

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I have been crazy about him from the start. Wish he was still with us.
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I am completely in love with this amazing human being known as Bobby Darin. I am so sad he's not with us today! I would have loved the opportunity to watch him perform live; possibly even sing along with him.
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LOVE Bobby Darin, was soooooo sad when he passed...ala s !
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Bobby Darin and I went to the same high school in the Bronx in New York City and Bobby went on to be a great success as recording artist....wh i c h he very much deserved .
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So that meat no sense sorry about that get that to you later
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What great memories and stronger and I am in my teens having a great time with Woodstock has yet at the comeand I'll be there to have an a good time
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Back Seat of Pontiac a Bonneval 1965 with my girl Crouzon down the boulevard
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Beyond the sea (Le Mer) - Bobby Darin from The Ultimate Bobby Darin: Say no more - where a great song met a great song craftsman.
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Hello Dolly - Bobby Darin off the Capitol Collector's Series: I normally find this a real hackneyed song but Bobby manages to inject enough swing and energy into it that I enjoyed hearing it again.
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you are my dream lover but our dreams aren't dreams anymore it a real life my Mike your mimi
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One of the GREATEST entertainers EVER!!!!! He could do it all !
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Definitely a Class Act!!!!!!
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I hate to say goodnight to you my darling tonight let's give each other kisses and hugs and more and more keep them coming I can't get enough my Mike your mimi
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It was only Bobby Darin & Frank Sinatra..
For voice, phrasing..& coolness..
They owned it..& still do!
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One of the best
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One of the greatest singers, songwriters and entertainers who ever lived. What people don't realize is that he was a great actor, though didn't do much in that genre. A phenomenal loss.
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we will never say goodbye to you ever have me too signed sealed I'm yoursmoi
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you won't dream anymore my love mike
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I will come and be with you but I won't be dreaming anymore my love Mike it will be real thing mimi
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I cannot understand how Elvis Presley got more notoriety over Bobby Darin. Bobby was DEFINITELY the better dancer and singer!
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you call me your dream lover you don't have to dream anymore my love Mimi Mike
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I would fly like an eagle with huge wingspan mimi
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Bobby gone to soon Great singer.
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Love me hard again margee
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Asa Waham good song
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Jesus loves you so much
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Nice that he didn't settle for a certain type.
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My favorite is his version of "Mack the Knife".
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I love Bobby Darin so much!
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A versatile, talented, singer performer... G R E A T !
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If you don'f love Bobby and Beyond the Sea, you don't appreciate great music!!
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Bobby Daren is classic. Remains in our memories!
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Fallout 4 anybody?????
(beyond the sea)
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He is in my mind the one and only MR. MUSIC. He could sing, dance, play any and all instruments. What a sad day in music when he passed.
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A man for all seasons,he could sing any style.
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His music puts me in a good mood all oldies do the best music I've ever heard
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Great song and yes we will. !!!
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Bobby Darin sings in Motown?.i got hear his music.
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I like his music
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