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From the opera Die Dreigroschenoper and sung by the "Moritatensänger".
Most sources claim Lotte Lenya sang the first version of this song. However, we believe this is incorrect. The confusion is probably due to the fact that she was in the original cast (as "Jenny") and that she recorded the song in the fifties. In the German 1931 film version of "Die Dreigroschenoper" the work was performed by Ernst Busch.
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Title Performer Release date Info
 PRF First live performance on August 31, 1928
 REL 1929 First release
  1929
  1953 Medley
  1955
  1955
  1956
  1957
  1958
  1962
  1962
  January 1963
Mackie Messer Curd Jürgens 1963 Unverified
  1963
Mackie Messer Kurt Edelhagen / Wolfgang Sauer (Kurt Edelhagen, Wolfgang Sauer) 1965 Unverified
  1965 Medley
  1968
  1975
  1975
  1978
  1983
  1986
  (Vesa-Matti Loiri) 1986
  1988
  1989
  1989
  1990
  April 1991
  1992
  1993
  1993
  June 11, 1996
  1996 Unusual cover song
  April 3, 1997
  1997
  1998 Live
  1998 Live
  1998
Mackie Messer The Bourbon Street Stompers [DE] 1999 Unverified
  1999
  1999
  March 27, 2001
  May 7, 2001
  2002
Mackie Messer 8 to the Bar [DE] February 2004 Unverified
  2004 Medley
  2006
  November 27, 2007
  September 12, 2008
  2008 Live
Die Moritat Von Mackie Messer Bryn Terfel January 11, 2010 Unverified
  May 2010
  2011 Medley
  2013
  September 25, 2014 Live
  April 2015 Medley
  October 30, 2015
  October 15, 2017
  June 15, 2021
  2022

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i   1954
i   October 24, 1955
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i   January 23, 1956
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i   June 28, 1956
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i Moritat Lelio Luttazzi 1956 Unverified
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i Mack the Knife Wilbur De Paris And His New New Orleans Jazz 1959 Unverified
i Moritat Fafá Lemos 1959 Unverified
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i La complainte de Mackie Mr. Hubert Clavecin et ses rythmes 1960 Unverified
i Mack the Knife Hugo Montenegro 1960 Unverified
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i Mack the Knife Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra March 1961 Unverified
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i Moritat Modern Jazz All Stars of Japan 1961 Unverified
i Mack the Knife Liberace 1961 Unverified
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listen on Internet Archive i   1964 Vocalise version
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i   November 1966
i Mack the Knife The Clee-Shays 1966 Unverified
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i Mack the Knife Living Strings 1967 Unverified
i Mackie Messer T.W. Ardy 1968 Unverified
i Mack the Knife Vic Hammett 1968 Unverified
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i Mack the Knife Al Korvin & Orchestra (Al Korvin) 1969 Unverified
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i Mack the Knife Eiji Kitamura Quintet (Eiji Kitamura) 1979 Unverified
i   October 31, 1980
i   1980 Medley
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i Mack the Knife Jazz Club 1985 Unverified
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i   1987 Medley
i   1988
i Mack the Knife Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra 1989 Unverified
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i   1989
i   1989
i   November 28, 1990
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i   1990 Live
i   1990
i   1992 Medley
i   1992
i   1992
i Moritat New York Unit May 21, 1993 Unverified
i   June 23, 1993
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i   (CMH Studio Artists) September 1994
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i   1994 Medley
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i   October 15, 1996
i Mack the Knife Dixie Bubbles 1996 Unverified
i   1996 Released more than 10 years after its recording
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i   May 20, 1997
i   July 1997
i Mack the Knife Trippel Treat Featuring Leon Brown and Irvin Mayfield 1997 Unverified
i   1997 Live
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i Mack the Knife Damon Brown (Damon Brown) 2001 Unverified
i   2001 Medley
i   June 2002
i   August 2002
i Mack the Knife ben besiakov & George Garzone (George Garzone, Ben Besiakov) 2002 Unverified
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i   April 21, 2004
i   August 31, 2004 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i   2004
i   July 26, 2005
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i   February 2006
i Die Moritat von Mackie Messer Lars Duppler Trio (Lars Duppler) 2006 Unverified
i Mack the Knife Delftse Studenten Big Band 2006 Unverified
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i   2008 Live
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i   September 8, 2009
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i   June 2010
i   2010 Live
i   2010
i   September 23, 2012
i   December 2012
i   2012 Released more than 10 years after its recording
Performances that are labelled as bonus tracks on releases
i   November 19, 2013
i   2013
i   2014
i   2014
i   2014 Medley
i   April 28, 2015 Acoustic
i Mack the Knife Toshiki Nunokawa, Koichi Osamu (Toshiki Nunokawa) 2015 Unverified
i   2015 Live
i   October 27, 2016 Scatted version
i   February 2017
i   July 9, 2017 Acoustic
i   February 2, 2018
i Mack the Knife Guido Pistocchi May 18, 2018 Unverified
i   2018
i Mack the Knife Casual Acoustics March 2019 Missing information
i   September 13, 2019
i   November 2019 Medley
Live
i Mack The Knife Charles Ruggiero & Frank Basile feat. Slide Hampton (Frank Basile, Slide Hampton) 2019 Unverified
i   2019
i   2019
i   2019
i Moritat Radical Jazz Standrad Quartet 2020 Unverified
i   February 19, 2021
i   August 9, 2021
i Mack the Knife Sob & the Czyks November 22, 2021 Unverified
i   February 4, 2022
i   October 7, 2022 Live
i   2023
i Mack the Knife Akiko Tsuruga January 2024 Unverified

written by English

Title Performer Release date Info
June 1954 First live performance on March 10, 1954
First release
October 1955
1956
May 1957
August 1957
listen on Internet Archive 1957 Live
1958
1958
1958
March 1959 Hit song
Definitive version
September 1959
October 1959
December 1959
1959
February 1960
April 1960
May 1960
June 1960 Live
Mack the Knife Gery Scott (Gery Scott) 1960 Unverified
Mack the Knife The Allegrettes 1960 Unverified
1960 Live
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March 1961
December 1961
Mack The Knife Stanley Black 1961 Unverified
Mack the Knife Michiko Hamamura (Michiko Hamamura) 1961 Unverified
1961 Live
1961 Live
1961 Live
February 1962 Live
June 1962
listen on Internet Archive July 1962
1962
January 1963
February 1963
November 1963
Mack the Knife The Maori Hi-Five 1963 Unverified
1963
January 1964
January 1964
March 1964 Live
1964
October 1965
1965 Live
1965 Medley
1965
1967 Medley
Live
1968
Mack the Knife Lorenzo Conyers 1971 Unverified
1972
June 1974
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November 1977
March 1978
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1979 Medley
June 1981
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November 1983
Mack the Knife Family Fodder 1983 Unverified
1983
1983
August 1984
1985 Released more than 10 years after its recording
1987 Live
1987
1988
November 20, 1989
1989
1989
1989
1990 A cappella
1990
1991
1991
1992
1992
1992
1993 Medley
1993
listen on Internet Archive 1993 A cappella
1993
November 15, 1994
1994
1994
1994
1995
September 2, 1996 Live
Mack the Knife James Morrison [AU] - Vocal by Emma Pask (James Morrison [AU], Emma Pask) 1996 Unverified
1996
1996
1996
1996 A cappella
March 4, 1997
September 30, 1997
December 1997
1997
1997
1997 A cappella
1997
1997
Mack the Knife Uralsky All Stars With Terry Lightfoot 1998 Unverified
1998
1998
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1998
May 10, 1999
1999
1999
1999
February 29, 2000
April 4, 2000
July 31, 2000
August 29, 2000 Live
2000
2000
2000
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March 20, 2001
November 19, 2001
2001
2001 Live
2001
2001
2001
2001
2001
2001
2001 A cappella
April 8, 2002
2002 Live
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002 A cappella
2003 Released more than 10 years after its recording
2003 Live
2003
November 8, 2004
November 23, 2004
November 2004
December 2004
December 2004 A cappella
Mack the Knife Chantz 2004 Unverified
2004 Medley
2004
2004
2004
2004
March 17, 2005
Mac the Knife Cécile Verny (Cécile Verny) 2005 Unverified
2005
2005
2005
2005 A cappella
June 2006
September 2006
October 26, 2006
Mack the Knife Sophie Duner Quartet 2006 Unverified
Mack the Knife Theodore Bikel 2006 Unverified
2006
2006
2006
(Planet Music Studio Artists) 2006
March 12, 2007
April 1, 2007
April 17, 2007 Live
June 12, 2007 Version from TV talent show
September 18, 2007
December 2007
2007 Live
2007
2007
July 2008
September 12, 2008
(Open Records Studio Artists) December 2008
2008
2008
2008
2008
June 1, 2009
June 30, 2009 Live
June 2009
September 22, 2009
December 2009
2009 Live
January 4, 2010
May 2010 Live
May 2010
June 1, 2010
2010
June 28, 2011
October 2011 Acoustic
Mack the Knife Michael Supnick, Paolo Petrozziello, Sergio Piccarozzi & Marco Loddo November 22, 2011 Unverified
2011 Live
2011 Medley
2011
May 8, 2012
(One Media Studio Artists) July 20, 2012
July 2012
October 9, 2012
(One Media Studio Artists) 2012
March 25, 2013
May 2013
September 17, 2013
December 2013
2013
2013
2013
January 27, 2014
February 14, 2014
August 19, 2014
2014
March 6, 2015
April 2015 Medley
July 2015
August 25, 2015
October 16, 2015
October 30, 2015
November 27, 2015
2015
2015
Mack the Knife The Plumb Uglies 2016 Unverified
2016
August 13, 2017 Acoustic
October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017
Mack the Knife Sabertooth Swing August 31, 2018 Unverified
December 7, 2018
April 2019
June 7, 2019
December 2019
April 17, 2020
Mack the Knife The Astrohillbillies September 2020 Unverified
May 7, 2021 Live
Mack the Knife Miro Ungar & Kaplowitz / Križić Quartet (Miro Ungar) 2021 Unverified

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