Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday morning tunes: "Work Song"

It's quite a revelation to hear Bobby Darin drop his "cool school" flourishes (well, at least until the very last possible moment) and really sell this song. The performance, like Darin himself, is slimmed down, lean and mean.

(Compare this performance with the self-consciously hip one here, and you'll see what I mean.)

Hat tip to Ryan, master librarian of the amazing jukebox at Ringo's, for suggesting this one.


Chuck Butcher said...

Bobby Darin, sometimes so good and sometimes such an annoying impression of ... say, Dean Martin.

Nothstine said...

It wasn't Bobby Darin that Tom Lehrer had in mind [BD wasn't quite early enough] when Lehrer poked fun at the "cool school" -- and folk songs etc. -- here, but it might as well have been: He's pretty dead-on.