I love this song and this version is just stunning - its the King of Cool, the legendary Bobby Darin singing Artificial Flowers live.
Sinatra never sang like this. I hope you love this performance.
Darin (out)swings another of those songs that we really should be taking pity on (like Mack The Knife) where a treatment like this should really be frowned upon due to the song content but he more than gets away with it through sheer showmanship and 5 star quality.
I miss Bobby Darin. I don't think there will ever be another like him.
Added 2/9/11 - I am so glad so many people are enjoying this video and the comments sent to me. This guy is, was and will always be, a legend. His performance here eclipses anything his contemporaries ever achieved.
Thanks for keeping the memory of Bobby Darin alive!