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If I Were a Carpenter (1966) – Bobby Darin

If I Were a Carpenter was written by folksinger Tim Hardin and is one of the first songs I remember hearing and being very fond of. There are many versions but Bobby Darin’s slower live version presented below is my favourite.

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Dream Lover (1959) – Bobby Darin

Strangely Darin wasn’t certain of his legendary track when he demoed it for his bosses at Atlantic Records, but it became a huge hit and earned him more creative control as a songwriter and artist. The version of Dream Lover

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