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Mack the Knife


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michaeljayklein

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When I was maybe 4, I discovered a 45 rpm recording of this song by Louis Armstrong in my parents' record collection. I loved the thing so much, I would run around the house imitating his singing of this song and my parents had to buy me another 6 copies of the record because I wearing them out (of course, only a 4-year-old knows how to treat those old records properly!) Alas, I still have problems intoning the word "knife" (damn these sinuses! #%#(@&!! BANG! Zoooooom!) but you know how it goes!

This was originally written by Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht for "The Three Penny Opera" and in the public domain realm. It is certainly STILL one of the weirdest songs in existence--the lyrics are not exactly hilarious when you really study 'em!

I'd like to introduce you to the fabulous musician who created and played the backing I'm singing with here, Mr. Alan McPike, of London, England. He is sensational!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVnoKOeBK2c

Maybe some kind, rich benefactor out dere will send me $20,000 so I can buy one of these suckers! Thanks again for your encouragement--and take good care, Michael
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Honza said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Hilarious indeed
made my late night dance on a chair ... I do not know how am I gonna make it to bed and sleep now. Awesome!
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michaeljayklein said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thanks
Hope it was not my singing that was hilarious but then again in certain parts of Nepal it has the opposite effect on them--very sentimental people yanno. Hope your chair is intact! Michael
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ste said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
great
stuff. fantastic vocals. your backing fellah is brilliant
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michaeljayklein said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thanks Sleb!
The guy does incredible stuff (and charges plenty for it, but it's certainly worth it!) I enjoy singing with his tracks because 1. They are usually not based on any well known arrangement and so this let's me off the hook as far as being "karaoke", and 2. They just make me want to sing, dammit! Thanks again and take care!

Michael
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Narad said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Mackie Messer
I know this song very well (und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne), a most famous song in Germany. It was very exciting to listen to it in the english version and sung by Michael. Thanks Michael ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Harald!
I was thinking of you when I slapped this deal up, as I know you are originally from Germany. Maybe you could do this in its original language for us (or if you are shy, teach me and I'll mess it up pretty good regardless!) Kurt Weill wrote such wonderful music and I tend to think he's underappreciated here in the United States (well, so is our own Harold Arlen, but don't get me started!)

Thanks again nephew--often I feel like just shutting up and putting the mic away and then I hear from good friends like you! Take care now, Michael
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Ibstrat said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
This
is spectacular- great arrangement and you can really sing!
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michaeljayklein said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thanks Mark!
I'm not sure when I recorded this; a couple of months ago maybe, but I could tell my sinus allergies were at work at few times when re-listening to this thing (you just cringe and hope no one notices too much--I try to work around it when things are bad, but still....ugh!) Alan does incredible work and next time I'm ordering stuff from him, I'm going to send along your latest recording if you don't mind--I know he would love hearing you play. Thanks again for your kind remarks! Take good care now, Michael (PS: Your dog looks adorable--I have one too, but he's not quite so photogenic--takes a very ugly picture, let me tell you!)
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drakonis said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Ahh... one of my faves too
I remember my parents playing this for me as a kid too (is that considered child endangerment, or was it the Spike Jones and PDQ Bach and Tom Lehrer that did this to me?) I remember loving this too, and it wasn't until later I listened to the whole recording of the play, and fell in love with another song on there too (a song about a ship with black sails, I think)... but yes, a very twisted song. Gorgeous backing instrumentation (I'll go watch the vid!) and as always, excellent singing here, and love your final interjection.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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michaeljayklein said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Eduard...
..for just the short duration I've known you, I'm more than certain your parents filled your little coconut with a whole lotta music! Thanks for sharing your memories--I think considerable damaged had already set in, however! (I remember another instrumental I adored as a child, the theme song from the movie, "The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm"--I had a demented, undeveloped brain type of fascination with that one). Thanks again and hope to make some headway on our little project soon! Michael
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sschedra said 2768 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Michael
What a delight! I have always, loved the Louis Armstrong version of this too. I think you do a strong and spirited version of it here. Very well performed to an exciting backing arrangement.
Thanks,
Stephen
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thanks Stephen...
There were so many great versions of this: Armstrong, Ella, Bobby Darin, Sinatra and now Buble has a good one out. I'm glad you like the song too! And thanks for your very kind words! Michael
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TobinMueller said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Bobby
Darin would be proud. Delightful track.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thank you Tobin
Yeah, more than a little of Darin's style made it in there, but you can't blame me--this song is part my DNA! Thanks very much for stopping by and glad you liked it! Take care now, Michael
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crissew said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Very cool
Awesome tune. I think you seriously underestimate your abilities in mixing. This sounds perfect to my ear. Clear and transparent and the vocal is spot on. Incredibly done. Loved it! I can think of nothing to critique.
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crissew said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
BTW
Alan McPike's backer is incredible. Awesome brass in there.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
An endorsement...
...from someone who really knows his way around that stuff--THANK YOU very much Charles for that and for your appraisal. Seriously, all I have to worry about is just making it sound like I'm not singing here in my basement and also trying to keep my dog from rattling his dog tags while I'm recording (from time to time he still manages to get a bit of that in!) Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
BTW
Oh, he's fabulous--I know numerous professional singers keep him busy--he's GOOD! Thanks Charles!
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shavingronaldscar said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
wicked!
definitely a favourite. nothing to say about this, it's golden.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Well, thanks Joachim!
I've done perhaps 7 different versions of this, one a piano solo, and I loved singing each and every one of them! This song is timeless somehow. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Take care and keep the bar raised as always! Michael (actually, let's keep the bar open too while we're at it!)
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magnatone said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Mack the Knife
wow, this backing track is excellent! so you get the music backing from him in a file, and then add your vox? very interesting process - your vocals are awesome (as usual), and it's impossible not to get up and dance to this.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thanks you Karen
Dassisit! Actually Alan owns and operates an internet business, so one can just purchase these tracks directly from him via the web (I'm STILL trying to convince him to do an arrangement of "I Can't Dance, I Got Ants in My Pants", but as it's not a "crowd favorite", I'd have to pay him a much larger lump of dough than I do for the stuff normally in his catalog--you just can't win sometimes!) I enjoy singing on these tracks because more than anything in the world, I've ALWAYS wanted to sing with a big band. This is the next best thing! Thanks very much for stopping by and for your uplifting remarks! You take care now! Michael
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dave_b said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Mack the Knife
Wow, first rate vocals here. You really did a great job here, and those backing tracks are really impressive.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Hey there Dave...
Delighted to see you and thanks for coming by and letting me know you liked it! You take care now, Michael
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jazzman1 said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Wow!!!!!!!!!!
I have always loved this song and you and Alan did an incredible version. You have a great voice, can't wait to hear more.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Thanks very much Dale
You have such a wonderful style--perhaps I could hear your version of this song one day! Thanks for making the trip over and for your very nice compliment--it does my heart good to know a lot of folks still can enjoy the songs from the past. Take good care now! Michael
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bronco said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Louie
You hit another of my musical influences. Louie was a hero! Such a great singer, trumpet player and performer. His version of "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" is still in my top fifty songs as well as this one.
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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Yes...
...first voice I remember hearing was Mr. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. It took me years, but I think I can say I have (almost) everything he recorded and never tire of listening ("When It's Sleepy Time Down South", my personal favorite). Thanks for remembering him--and for stopping by! Michael
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DarkPlanet said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
The MJK Version
Great Rendition you have here...I like the loose and mellow feel of this MJK! really enjoyed your inflections in some areas, very nice!

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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Don't worry...
I'll cash it the liquor store! Thanks Tom! This is one of those songs you can do all kind of things with and I've never done exactly the same thing twice (although there were some previous tricks I wish I had thrown into the first 16 bars this). Appreciate ya hopping in---take care now! Michael
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Bowman said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Listening
to this has made my day Michael . Shades of Bobby Darin this is first rate. Terrific rendition.
Great to meet a Macjamer with talent and taste right up my ally.
Cheers,
Charlie

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michaeljayklein said 2767 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
Hi Charlie!
Glad to meet you too--seems we bumped into each other in the forums, but it's nice to make a formal introduction! So glad you like this stuff, because I know almost nothing else really, so that's good to know! Thanks for dropping in and for the nice words (PS: I plan to be in San Diego sometime this fall to visit my spooky old sister and perhaps I could take you out to lunch--my pleasure!) Take care now, Michael
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Heightened said 2767 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
it is one
weird MF song. lol
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michaeljayklein said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
H
That it is!
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thetiler said 2767 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
I am a big fan of
Sinatra type period sounds but I guess I really was influence by Bobby Darin. This tune really brings him back. And you really did this big time to my ears.

This really sounds quite professionally done. Impressed.
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michaeljayklein said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Thanks Bill
This was a one take deal and I guess it came off pretty good (a few spots I certainly would change now!). Maybe one of these days, if you are so gracious, I would really enjoy singing something with you and that beautiful acoustic guitar. Glad you liked this! Take good care now, Michael
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hackneybloke said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
mack the knife
hey michael. what a cool recording..and fucking hell - you have the most amazing handle on this genre. it's croontastic. seriously great vocal. fantabulous. 'put that knife down'...excellent.
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lengold said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Wonderful song
wonderfully sung.
Cheers
Len

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michaeljayklein said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Hi Len
Glad you liked it! Hope to hear a new one of yours soon--it's been a while! Thanks again and take care, Michael
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ktb said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
yeah
super smooth voice Michael. You have this genre cornered. I can see you part of the Rat Pack :-)

btw, I watched that youtube clip of sir McPike. Guys insane..lol..how cool is that? Can't believe he's even doing the drum fills with his left hand. Too cool
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michaeljayklein said 2766 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
Thanks very much John!
(oh man--just as I was about to type, I reached over for what I thought was a cheese cracker and managed to put one of my dog's treats in my mouth--it's what I get for keeping them on the same table beside me here---hold on a moment......gack, glup, ack! tooey!) Okay, I'm fine now. Thanks much for stopping in! And thanks for complimenting Sir Alan--he is amazing! Incidentally, for my money, the most talented member of the old Rat Pack was Sammy Davis, hands down! I've been very fortunate in my life time to have seen Frank, Dean and Sammy in their final years, and while Sinatra and Martin were a little time worn, Sammy still had it--right to the end! You take care now! Michael
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Ed Hannifin said 2765 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
"Could our boy have done something rash?"
This is one of the great songs.... A lot of story and a lot of atmosphere and attitude in three minutes or so.... I'm astounded that it's hit the public domain....

Quite the singing, Michael.... I don't really know anything about this sort of style, but I figure if I'm tapping my feet and smiling as it goes along something's happening the way it's supposed to...

Neat...

Ed
michaeljayklein said 2765 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
Knowing Mack, I think it's probable!
Thank you Ed! No worries--lots of times I wonder if I myself know about this sort of style, so your kind words are much appreciated! You take care and keep up the great work! Michael
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Hickling_Stan said 2765 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
Cool
Such a good song and a very acomplished delivery. Well done. Mark
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michaeljayklein said 2764 days ago (March 27th, 2010)
Thanks very much Mark
Glad you could stop by--take care now! Michael
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Char said 2764 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Making
me melt. Now, I want to sing this. First time I heard it, it was Bobby Darin, on Ed Sullivan's show. I knew it was a cool song. You sound original. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Hello dere Char!
Yeah, I've heard many versions of this by many artists (from Ella to Satchmo to Sinatra) and they all have their own spin on this, but Darin's was the coolest, by far (he was just the right singer for this one--kismet!) Thanks for stopping by and your kind remarks. PS: Joseph Conrad is rather boring, even though the words are all monosyllabic! I must be missing the boat with him somehow! You take care, Michael
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falcef said 2764 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Mack the Knife
Hello from Italy. Music sounds pretty much ceremony well chosen and mixed so good. good going. greetings and best wishes for health and for music tanks vote my music sound-spring ciao da falcef
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michaeljayklein said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Falcef!
Ciao dagli Stati Uniti! Grazie per le parole piacevoli! (ps: this is my high school Italian so hope it says what I think it says!) Take good care now, Michael
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PockBluesman said 2764 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Fantastic
I love big band stuff. well done really enjoyed it. Great production
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michaeljayklein said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
Thanks Peebie!
Glad you liked it! Michael
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jdholliday said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
I
love this!
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michaeljayklein said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
JD
Well, thank you! I'm glad you did! I'll check out your song later this evening and give you my thoughts; thanks for asking! Take good care now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
My father sing this to us many times growing up. You sound always beautiful when you sing anything. I am very happy to hear this today. Thank you so much.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2763 days ago (March 28th, 2010)
谢谢!
薄脆饼干吃Mack刀子早餐! 感谢再CC,您总是很亲切的!
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egobandit said 2763 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
5 will get you ten
Nice rendition, nice set of pipes you got there.I like the Bobby Darin version I didnt know this was public domain .I enjoyed!
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michaeljayklein said 2763 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Thanks Bandit....
Yeah, my favorite is Bobby Darin's, but the Satchmo version was my introduction to this kind of music so I'll always be fond of it! Take care now, Michael
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lilmom said 2762 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
SWINGIN'!
Actually I've seen the utube vid of Alan at work creating his backings. It's incredible! And so is your singing of these classics! WOWIE!
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michaeljayklein said 2762 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Thanks from both of us!
Yeah, he's something and I bet you and I BOTH would love to have that synthesizer he has---probably would take us a decade or so to figure the thing out however! Thanks very much Sylvia--you take good care now! Michael
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WharmtonRise said 2762 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Yeah!
Great stuff! All the way excellence.
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michaeljayklein said 2762 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Appreciated Andrew!
Thanks for stopping by and the encouraging remarks. Congrats on your contract! Take care now, Michael
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MannequinRaces said 2761 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Mack
You have a fantastic voice that fits perfectly for this style. What a great track! I'm from a different generation than you but I thoroughly enjoyed this!
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michaeljayklein said 2761 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Thanks Adam!
It helps when you have a great accompaniment to work with! Actually, I'm not from the generation this music is from myself, but I'm pretty sure I'm a bit older than you--I never was that interested in the contemporary music of my teens and younger years and spent most of my time enjoying music from the 30s, 40s and 50s--those guys! Appreciate your coming by--take good care now! Michael
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bud said 2761 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Nice job
One of my faves as a kid too. This and anything by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
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michaeljayklein said 2761 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Thanks Bud!
Oh yeah, LHR were great---I'm trying to think of this song they wrote that my voice teacher had me working on a couple years ago; it's a very complex thing, let me tell you! Thanks for stopping by! Michael
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PaulaMunk said 2761 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
You make
me smile. Such a crooner! Thanks for this. I like you better than Bubble. It is a wild lyric and it is a study in mood and content conflict. Classic!
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michaeljayklein said 2761 days ago (March 30th, 2010)
Hi Paula!
You are too kind--I bet I can't compete with Alvin though! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to listen, and I agree...this is one terrific song (hey Brecht wrote the words---can't get any better than that!) Take good care now, Michael
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caymanjazz said 2760 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Wow!!
Hey man you have an excellent voice!! This was a great listen.
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michaeljayklein said 2759 days ago (April 1st, 2010)
Thank you Michael
You are very kind! Take care now, Michael
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Jarvoid said 2759 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
I have always
rated this tune as one of my fave tunes and woefully ignorant that I am I did not know that it had lyrics....and aren't they a bit odd.

Excellent rendition of this.
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michaeljayklein said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Geez....
Yanno, I did pretty darned good with this thing! I had to scroll for some 20 minutes to get to you Jarvoid! Glad you like this one, because I do too! Thanks very much for taking a listen to ALL of my stuff this morning--you don't know how grateful I am when I see things like that. You take good care now and look forward to your next song! Michael
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MarkHolbrook said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
So...
This is excellent... Did you do all the instrumentation!? This is killer good... Great vocals! Really superb work!
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michaeljayklein said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Mark!
Oh no, the backing arrangement is performed entirely by Alan McPike, of Standardtrax.com (this was not a request arrangement however). He does all this through the magic of something called a Bespoke synthesizer, and man would I LOVE to have one of them babies myself! It really was nice to see you and thanks for you kind words! Michael
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DWL said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Excellent!
Your voice and that backing are quite something.

Hits the spot!

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Stop it! Your spoiling me!
Thanks again Dick--it's sure nice to have someone around who knows and enjoys this music as much as I do. Here's too many good old songs to come! You take care! Michael
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Dadai.2 said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Las Vegas? the Copa?...

somehow, it seems, you should have found your way to one of those spots... if you haven't, then at least in your dreams, eh? But from your vocal here, I would say you were born a generation too soon. But not for my ears. Frank, Dean, and Tony ain't got nothing on you. Maybe Sammy does.... ;-)

BTW, I really like these old tunes. Thanks again...

superb performances all the way around.

Jack
michaeljayklein said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Thanks very much Jack!
Those guys were all great--and lucky me, I got to see them all, separately and together and even though their best years were behind them (although Sammy still could pull it together like nobody could), for me, it was like my dad telling me that he saw Al Jolson as a kid--I HAD to see these legends while there was still time. You are a very fine musician and your kind words sure are appreciated! But yes, back when the kids were listening to Aerosmith, AC/DC and those boys, I was in my bedroom taking in Bobby Darin, Sinatra, and all those great big bands of the past, so I'm something of a novelty! You take care now! Michael
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Alannah said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Sheesh ....
... it took me THIS long to check out your stuff ???? my bad ...... you should be singing professionally .... very smoooooth .... VERY smooth !
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michaeljayklein said 2757 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
Thanks Alannah!
I sang for years playing in bars and stuff, but only took up singing formally (studying with a teacher) in the last few years--it's fascinating really! So thanks very much for the encouragement! You take care now, Michael
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Joanna said 2758 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Michael
I love the live Ella Fitzgerald version where she forgets the lyrics and starts ad libbing. Yet you really treat this song so well, I don't wish for any other version while listening to yours. Bravo!
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michaeljayklein said 2757 days ago (April 4th, 2010)
Ella!
She is my favorite female vocalist ever, and I know exactly the recording you are speaking of Joanna. You are much too kind! THANK YOU! Michael
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sewer rod said 2755 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Perfect!
I used to work at a store that played this on the muzak system all the time. You threw in your own style on this, but kept the great sound. Another great job!
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michaeljayklein said 2753 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Thanks Jay
it's such a fun song to sing too--glad you liked the song and it was nice of you to stop by and listen. Take care now! Michael
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davajonah said 2753 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Sensational!
I really do like this sound [despite what I do myself] The backing is brilliant and compliments your wonderful singing. Excellent, once again.
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michaeljayklein said 2753 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
THANK YOU Dave!
I'm so glad you liked the song! People ask me why I rarely do ballads and the reason is, I find myself cracking up to much! I mean, I just start laughing! These uptempo things give me less time to think maybe! Thanks so very much for listening and your appreciated endorsement. You take care now, Michael
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
BirdmanWayne94 said 2752 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
I really...
... dig the quality of your work. You're a real talent. Fantastic stuff!
Check out my latest song called Groove #7 (SoloMe-o Challenge)
michaeljayklein said 2752 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Yeman!
Every now and then, I'll have someone comment on my stuff and so I'll go to check out their work and I find what I think is a kindred spirit. It impresses me to know end that young man your age plays so incredibly well, but also that you are a fan of so many legendary jazz guitarists well before your time (in this way, you remind me a bit of myself--I grew up listening to recordings of artists well before my time when the other kids were listening to Aerosmith and those guys!). Consider yourself gaining another fan here--and your kind words to me are greatly appreciated! Take care now, Michael
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
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