Monday, 1 February 2010

Jimmie Dale Gilmore's Mack the Knife

I saw the acclaimed French prison flick A Prophet yesterday. As the end credits rolled my ears pricked up to the lovely steel guitar on Jimmie Dale Gilmore's terrific version of Mack the Knife.

MP3: Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Mack the Knife

The track is obviously available on A Prohpet's soundtrack album but it originaly appeared on Gilmore's album One Endless Night (2000). Enjoy.

Related Links
Jimmie Dale Gilmore - official site
A Prophet - trailer


David said...

The song got a special mention in Philip French's Observer review of the film:

A Prophet, with its series of social and political lessons learnt and put into practice, resembles a play by Bertolt Brecht from which the ideological signposting and scaffolding have been removed. It is thus fitting that the final credits are accompanied by "Mack the Knife", Brecht and Weill's great song from their allegory of crime in Victorian England, The Threepenny Opera. But it's not the upbeat concert version of Louis Armstrong or Bobby Darin. It's a tough, harsh performance by the country singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore, one of the best I've heard.

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