The song Mack The Knife, a duet sang by Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Buffett is in question.?
When was this version recorded and did these two actually record together? I'm dying to know, and I can't find any info about this. :-/
- steveLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
It appears that Frank Sinatra had previously recorded his vocals and guest singers recorded them at a later time.
[Search for 'Mack' on the following links]
For 'Mack The Knife', this source says Sinatra recorded his vocals from live 1993/1994 performances. Jimmy Buffett recorded his vocals at an unknown time.
This session date list for all songs recorded by Sinatra appears to support that --
This book ["Put Your Dreams Away: A Frank Sinatra Discography" by Luiz Carlos do Nascimento Silva] says that Sinatra recorded his vocals at an unknown date, but Jimmy Buffett recorded his vocals on October 3, 1994 --
This book ["Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording" By Charles L. Granata] implies that Sinatra recorded all of his vocals for 'Duets' and 'Duets II' in one studio session (which conflicts with the above, which says he last recorded 'Mack The Knife' in the studio in 1986)..
For a more conclusive answer, the best place to ask your question is from die-hard Sinatra fans.
Or additional books on Frank Sinatra sessionography.
Sadly, that information isn't found here --Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duets_II_(Frank_Sina... http://www.discogs.com/Frank-Sinatra-Duets-II/rele... http://www.steynonline.com/4382/mack-the-knife http://sinatra.wikia.com/wiki/Duets_II -- sadly, nothing here