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Words and music by George and Ira Gershwin.

Vocal accompaniment: Arranged and performed by A. McPike
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Narad said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Of Thee I Sing
Pretty nice, Michael. I'm a huge fan of your musical talent.
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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Good morning Harald
Thanks very much! This is actually the first thing I've recorded in over a month--my seasonal allergies have been doing their thing but I've been on a new medication and I can hear some improvement although I'm still a bit shallow sounding...getting better though! Take good care and hope your week is off to a brilliant start! Michael
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rok41 said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
As always...
Killer recording! Such a nice retreat from the mainstream onslaught of local Dallas radio. Have a great holiday!
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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Thanks Rok
My singing apparatus is not in the best of shape right now but being the patriotic fool that I am, wanted to post a song in observation of our country's holiday today--I'm happy you liked it! Hope you are enjoying the last of this three-day weekend, take care now. Michael
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DWL said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Nice arrangement
Although I really like your "fun" songs, sometimes it's good just to hear what a fine vocalist you really are.

Impressive work Michael.

Cheers

Dick

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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Good afternoon Dick...
It's been so long since I sat down and blurted anything out that I forgot to turn on the mic when I started crooning (you guys have been hearing stuff from the musty archives the past few weeks)--thanks for that vote of confidence! Take care and hope your week is off to a marvelous start. Cheers, Michael
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bud said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Where do you find these arrangements?
Great vocals - nice rhythmic effects at times and as always a fine relaxed control. Excellent performance.
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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Thanks Bud
This one I believe is from standardstrax.com (I'm pretty sure, but I've got my backings so mixed up and unorganized). Glad you could stop in and hope you are enjoying the long weekend! Take care now, Michael
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Keedee said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Smooth...
I'm no huge lover of patriotic tunes. Guess I had an overdose of Kate Smith sometime in my youth but when I hear you sing this, not only do I want to swoon a bit,....I want to salute You!!! Wonderful sing, Moe!
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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Keedee!
Yanno, we were watching that old silent movie classic about WWI, "The Big Parade" with John Gilbert last evening and I guess it put me in the mood. I kind of swooned a few times trying to sing this (it's really arranged for female voice) but put up a brave front. Thanks as always for stopping in and for making me beam like a bottle full of fireflies. Take care now and hope you are enjoying yourself this weekend! Michael
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Gato said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Stellar
Very Sinatra like. I'm a big fan of Michael Buble as well . Very nicely done sir.
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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Thanks Gato
I like Michael Buble too! Harry Connick is another favorite of mine as well. Thanks for stopping and and for the nice compliment! Michael
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Char said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
This wasn't
familiar at all. It was really nice of you to post something patriotic, today. I hope you can recover from the allergies. Have you tried hypnosis? Your sinuses are clearing. Now, don't be afraid of that green thing..it isn't out to get you. Smooth, Michael Jay. Thank you. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Hello dere Char!
Not many people know this one, which is why I decided to do it and I figured there would be a bare minimum of material to cover today and what it mean, so I figured what the hey, nose woes or not! Actually this medication I'm taking has been the most effective so far and as I type this I'm not feeling stuffy at all (a very good sign--soon, I'll be singing the aria from "Madame Butterfly" again, I just know it!) You take care now and thanks again for your continued patronage of these ancient tunes! Michael
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alackbass said 2488 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Never Heard This One
Beautiful and swinging. Love your usual precise and tasteful vocal arrangement. The double time feel during the guitar solo really swings.
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michaeljayklein said 2487 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
Yes, the guitar solo in this is quite nice! Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend! Michael
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CC_Connection said 2487 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I have two song from you today. This is my lucky day in time. What a beautiful song and you sing so beautiful. Thank you for my gift of music I love it so much.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2487 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Hi Tina
I was thinking of you because actually this song is Chinese, but I had the music and lyrics translated into English--just for you! You make me blush--thanks again you! Say "hi" to Yolanda, Donnie and all the other Chous for me if you get a chance! Take care now, Michael
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TERRAPLANE said 2487 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Fantastic
vocal delivery Michael,, in that Classic Sinatra Style.. setting up my Michaeljayklein playlist today,, thanks again for the DL
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michaeljayklein said 2487 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Hi Terry
You are too kind! I don't think Frank ever sounded this nasally but you know how to make a guy feel good. THANK YOU so very much for your support and encouragement--I deeply appreciate that Terry. Take care now! Michael
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Dadai.2 said 2487 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
wonderful....
... a fitting vocal performance for this classic music and a fitting song for today.

thanks!

Jack
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michaeljayklein said 2486 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Hi Jack
Thank you very much for stopping in and for the nice words--hope you have a good week! Michael
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lengold said 2487 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Don't think
I've ever heard this song before - they are like master classes in song writing. Thanks for the lesson.
Vocal sounding great.
Cheers
Len

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michaeljayklein said 2486 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Thanks again Len!
Well, the Gershwins--what more can one say! I often feel George's brother Ira, the lyricist, never gets his full due. He was one of the best and also went on to write wonderful lyrics with other songwriters. Thanks again and take care now! Michael
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Calchas said 2486 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
What a voice
you have Michael! This is some of your finest singing to date. You make me embarrassed to even open my mouth. I'll wager you belch better than I can sing! lol

Another gem my friend. It's good having you aboard!

Be well!
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michaeljayklein said 2486 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Thanks Micheal
You are too kind! My voice is getting better thanks to this new stuff I'm taking so thank you very much for instilling some real confidence back into me! You take care now, Michael
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Ibstrat said 2486 days ago (June 1st, 2010)
Wow
what a voice.You have style, feel... I don't know who is playing guitar but it's great.
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michaeljayklein said 2485 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Mark
I don't know who either, but yes, really nice job there! Take care now, Michael
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hackneybloke said 2486 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
of thee i sing
this is where you're best michael....crooning for america. this is wonderful.
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michaeljayklein said 2484 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Julian...
I'm not so sure--some say I should be crooning for Kong Island, but let's not bring that up here. Thanks so very much for your appreciated praise--you are too kind! Michael
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LouDobbs said 2486 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
just
marvelous!
michaeljayklein said 2485 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
Thank you very much Lou!
Say, I've not seen your show in years, but who was that really ugly guy that used to be a regular on your program? Was it Myron Kandel or something like that? Oh man...every time that guy showed his face on my screen I INSTINCTIVELY covered my eyes! I hope you don't have to work with that guy anymore. Thanks again and take good care! Michael
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Skean said 2485 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
Man oh man
You're just amazing, it is like a time machine, you can put us back in to a nice timeā€¦ Sweet.
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michaeljayklein said 2484 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Hi Skean
There's a few spots I wish had come out better, but with my situation currently I'm glad they came out as good as they did! Appreciated hearing from you and thanks once again! Michael
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jibes said 2485 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
A
Marvy voice no doubt!! These are great old songs and you do it beautifully.
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michaeljayklein said 2484 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Hi Jibes
You are an expert with the older songs, so that's a mighty fine compliment! Thanks again--and take good care now, Michael
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tempie said 2485 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
sweet
man i've got to go back and check out your other stuff. there are very few seriously tackling songs like this anymore. fantastic, and better yet, 100% fun. thanks for the DL!
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michaeljayklein said 2484 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Thanks very much Tempie
I'm rather a throw back in that I was listening to this type of music and its singers back when the other kids were into Aerosmith, AC/DC and all those bands--it's all I know really! Thanks very much for listening and your nice feedback on this song. Take care now! Michael
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guygrooves said 2484 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
MJK
I am always amazed with your range timing and tone. I honestly couldn't do something like this, and I suspect few people know actually how difficult it is. It's all your fault though, you make it look and sound so easy.
Peace
Guy
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michaeljayklein said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Guy
You are just TOO kind! But yeah, I do work hard at it, and if it sounds easy, then I've done my job. Thanks every so much for that wonderful compliment! Michael
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eleveneyes said 2484 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
sing it!
great voice dude!
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michaeljayklein said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Thanks Ray!
And would you believe I bought it at Walmart for only $5.99? You take care now and nice to hear from you! Michael
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chestnut said 2484 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Of Thee I Sing
Another fine success you're into!
Well done, Michael!
Ken
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michaeljayklein said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Hi Ken
I bet Al Bowlly would have done it much better though! Thanks for stopping by and for laying down such kind words--keep up the good work and have a fine weekend! Michael
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Moviz said 2484 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Thought I'd never
heard this song Michael, but there's something telling me I heard Ella at some time. I would never have thought Gershwin would have written this, partly because of the 'Thee' word... but you make it flow so well (as always) with your dulcet tones my friend. Great arrangement and sung with great panache, best regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Hello Maurice!
I do believe you and I might have heard the same version because I seem to recall only hearing Ella singing this somewhere in my listening life! Well, this song was the title from a show he and his brother Ira wrote the music for and I believe it was one of their few flops (yes, even the Gershwins bombed a time or too--hard to believe!). From an especially fine singer like yourself, your kind words are greatly appreciated and most encouraging! Thanks again Maurice and hope you enjoy the weekend! Michael
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lilmom said 2484 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
OH, OH, OH,
I forgot all about this one, Michael. You know how to pick 'em. And even more important, you know how to sing 'em! AWESOME!
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michaeljayklein said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Thanks Sylvia
I know you rarely hear patriotic songs on these sites, but at the same time wanted to do something a bit different and with another slant to it, and always remembered this one! You take care and thanks for stopping in! Michael
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mvh9591 said 2484 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Of Thee I Sing________
Michael - This is great. Nice jazzy style and voice is perfect. Loved it!

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Thanks very much MV
Glad you could stop by! Take care now, Michael
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jhelta said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Like your style
Be forewarned I am jealous of anyone that can sing as I have no ability to sing Great vocals lessened to a lot of your songs and you do some very difficult things. Studying voice for several years is that necessary. Maybe I just don't understand anything about singing see I'm still mad.
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michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Hi Jerry
And I'm jealous of anyone that can carry their own instrument around with them! Well, I took formal lessons for 2 years and while I apparently was singing properly, my teacher did help me with intonation, delivery and interpretation of lyrics, so it was very well worth it (she kept telling me I was ready to go after the first year, but I liked working with her so much I signed on for an additional year!) Thanks again and take care now, Michael
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jdholliday said 2483 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
How do you do
that thing that you do? You never cease to deliver! Your vocals are spot on, perfect for this song, someday I will write a song for you to sing! My macjam dream!
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michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Thanks again JD
Well, if you ever get around to writing a song for me to do, special favor: keep it down to three notes (preferably C, C# and D)! Always nice to hear from you--take good care now! Michael
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egobandit said 2483 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
that thing baby
Who dont like a Gershwin tune, very cool guitar on this and your singing tops as always!
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michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
As the old song says...
"I love a Gershwin tune, how about you?" Thanks very much for landing here for a few minutes Ego and for your kind remarks! Take care now, Michael
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ted23 said 2483 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
very cool baby!
smooth as velvet!

You have that "certain vocal thing" MJK

Nice one

michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Hey Ted
Yeah, and the penicillin ain't doing nothing to get rid of it either! Thanks--as always--Ted! You take care now, Michael
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Social_Ice said 2482 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
a may zing
amazing vocals Michael...reminds me of beauty and the beast (beauty behind the mask your wearing)..lovely indeed!
michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Hi Barbara
Very happy to meet you and hope we will be hearing (or seeing!) some of your work here at Macjams. You sure know how to make a guy blush! Thanks again and take good care now, Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
PS:
I took off that "I was a Teenage Frankenstein" profile picture--it was too much, even for me!
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propercharles said 2482 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Cool as....
Now that is seriously cool my man. I'm going to listen to more of your songs now. I'd kill for a voice like that.
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michaeljayklein said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Greetings Charles
Welcome aboard and thanks kindly for your stopping by and listening. Hope to hear more of your great work soon! Take care now, Michael
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shavingronaldscar said 2482 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
daaaaayum, son...
You got jive. This is some serious talent! I bow.
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michaeljayklein said 2468 days ago (June 19th, 2010)
Thanks very much Joachim!

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