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My apologies for posting another one right on the heels of the last one, but felt now was the time! This is an old song written by Jerome Kern that was originally introduced by Mr. Fred Astaire, and I hope it picks you up (even a lift maybe?)

Take care now and thanks for listening,

Michael

Vocal: MJK
Accompaniment: The astonishing Alan McPike (and Al Baby, my apologies for talking over your beautiful playing--you know how it is with me!)
"Pick Yourself Up" (PD) was written by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Dorothy Fields

PS: Be sure to listen to Kenta's latest: http://www.macjams.com/song/61519
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Skean said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Oh dude
Your to nice, this really made me smile, it make my day.
I thank you for the bottom of my heart.

Take care
Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Kenta
The least I could do--you are such a great presence here and having been through the employment deal myself, could greatly empathize with you. Incidentally, just for the official record book, this may have been the fastest recording I've ever done (I just hope it came out okay!) You take care and best of luck to you, Michael
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Demeter7 said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
This is so nice.
Winston Churchill said, "When you're going through hell, keep going." We all need to be reminded. I love what you do and your heart is so big. I'm happy you made a dedication to my pal, Kenta, who also, has a big heart. We are rooting for you. Thanks, Michael. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Deme
That is my favorite quote from the Great Man and I'm glad you know it too! Thanks very much from both Kenta and myself kiddo! You you have a sparkling afternoon and an effervescent evening! Michael
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scofugate said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Oh man!!
BeBop (without the horns) !!!!
This is so so so cool!! My mood is now officially GOOD!
Thanks 4 this one!!
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michaeljayklein said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Scott
Thanks again partner! Enjoyed your track today very much--just my kind of thing! Take it easy now, Michael
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alackbass said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Shades of Bing!
Man do you smoke a pipe too?
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michaeljayklein said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Andrew, you am haunted!
I do indeed smoke a pipe now and then, and it's a beautiful Savinelli that I got last Christmas--the exact kind Bing sucked on! I'm not kidding! You really threw me with this comment and I think if you keep this up, you might be even more popular than The Amazing Kreskin. Thanks again--and take good care now, Michael
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drakonis said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
OUCH!
like a pebble in my shoe, you always put a bounce in my step! This was great, thank you for that pick-me-up, passing on my smile to Kenta now.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Thanks again Eduard!

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Jarvoid said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Nicely sung
and some cool keys from the contributor.......yayyyayyaayy sorry got carried away there.

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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Greatly appreciated Chris! Thanks again!

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Honza said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
This will all pass ...
Hey man! I do not know how to thank you ... If one needs to pick himself up he has to pick your music. It really helped, times are tuff now ... but one thing is sure - this will all pass.
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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Thank you Honza for the really kind words! Take care now, Michael

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CC_Connection said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
Such a beautiful voice. I'm hoping that your friend will find much luck through your wonderful song. Thank you for so much great music.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Thanks so very much Tina--you are a very nice lady! Take care now, Michael

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michaeljayklein said 2512 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Julian
Julian I somehow accidentally deleted your comment (plus my own response--can you beat that?) but thank you--as always--for your support and encouragement here. You take good care now and cheers, Michael
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jdholliday said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
weird
I just read your words of encouragement to skean and then saw this, you are wonderful! And this rendition is fabuloso! You always make me smile and you do it with world class! And I know you brightened Kenta's day!
You sir are one class act!
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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Hi JD
I just do things because I hope some day somebody will do the same for me (and it's happened many times in my life and I'm very grateful for that!) and if bringing someone a little smile with a breezy tune turned the trick, then that's all ya need! I'm just astonished at how fast I pulled this together (I normally mix after but this time I had the presets already set on the vocal and stuff as I sang and I don't think it came out badly at all in that way if I may say so!) Thanks again and hope your week is going well James--take care now, Michael
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Symphony101 said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Can't get enough
So nice to listen to you sir.
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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Oh yeah?!
I bet you wouldn't said that if I strapped you to a chair and made you listen to my 300-some odd recordings! Just kidding you Yves--I only have 116!

Thanks again my friend--voice is doing much better now so you may be hearing from me very soon now (let's hope!) Take care now, Michael
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awigze said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
something is burning
very personal and cool... again.
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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Andy
THAT was not part of the script! I said that without realizing it at first! I'm not sure what was going on outside, but I definitely smelled smoke. I know one of my neighbors died and perhaps they were performing a do-it-yourself cremation or something, I'm not sure! Anyway, thanks for listening and do take care now! Michael
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davisamerica said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
hahahaha....
u r too cool ...
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michaeljayklein said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
U R 2! Thanks so much Jack--take care now! Michael

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DarkPlanet said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Picked it up man!
You lay it down so sleek and easy like, great gift you have there! Excellent post!
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Hey Tom!
Good to hear from you--glad you liked this song and thanks for stopping in (and hope you post something soon--it's been a while I see!) Take good care now, Michael
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Dadai.2 said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
made my day also...
I'm starting over again!

tomorrow.... ;-)
D
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Hope it's a good one! Thanks again Jack!

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fasteddie said 2511 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Great stuff
Michael,

this is really awesome! I think I'll pick myself up then put myself down again. Hey I have fur on my palms too.

So funny! You are a riot!
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Hi Mike!
I really enjoyed hearing from you and happy this gave you a smile (and hair on your palms????) Take good care now and keep up the fine work you do! Michael
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Moviz said 2511 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Michael,
When you sing, I can actually see you strutting about the stage, leaning on the piano for a while.. heckling the Audience (or whatever LOL) as well as playing and singing.... it's always a real performance and most enjoyable.... wonderful, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Maurice!
That remark meant a lot to me, because when I sing or do anything of that sort, I project an images in my head and I always think of the microphone as a person listening to me---you really figured me out, I must say! Thanks so very much, as always, for your generosity and encouraging words. You take good care now and hope to hear you soon! Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2511 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Fantastic Vocal
You the Bestest Michael....
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Dave Baby!
Thanks for stopping by Dave and for the nice words! Take care now, Michael
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telo12 said 2511 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Pick Yourself Up
Michael i should call you Mr Gems for the songs you sing and your extraordinary voice ,a beam of light to brighten anybody's life, Also Thanks or your comments in my piece using my virtual Panpipe
your observations are very much appreciated...Ed
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Telo
You are too kind! And I'm glad I learned now what that instrument you used was called! Thanks so very much and keep up the remarkable work you produce. Take good care now! Michael
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tempie said 2511 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
dude
just for 2 minutes and 50 seconds it seems like a simpler world. can't put a price on that. thanks. i'm addicted to your tunes now.
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Tempie
One of the nicest comments I've ever received--thanks very much for that and I am very flattered! You take care now, Michael
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rok41 said 2511 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
(smile)
Again, great listen M....I was never a huge fan if this genre, but I am coming around thanks to your stylings. it keeps me listening the whole way through and that's saying something with my ADD issues :)
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Hi Chris
That make me very happy, because I think we all can learn a great deal by expanding what we listen too--I know I do this all the time and have picked up many things I can apply to my work. I may not be an expert on a particular genre and it may not be one I would have a great deal of in my CD collection, but it's all very educational (and of course, entertaining!) Thanks very much and take good care now, Michael
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dave_b said 2511 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Pick Yourself Up
This is a good one for me Michael - I was in a bicycle crash on Saturday, so pick myself up is exactly what I have to do. Made me smile, thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Dave
Oh my goodness--I hope you are okay! That's terrible Dave, I'm very sorry to hear that. I've been lucky in that I've never broken a bone yet, but I can imagine how much you are hurting. On top of all that, you still managed to come by and leave some very loving words--thanks for doing that and again, get well soon! Take care Dave, Michael
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Narad said 2510 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Pick Yourself Up
Beautiful dedication!!! Hope Kenta will join us soon again.
:)
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
I do too...
..and that he comes back with very wonderful news! Thanks so very much Harald--you take care now! Michael
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lengold said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
I hope Kenta
gets some luck soon - its been a while!
Lovely idea and superb execution.
Cheers
Len

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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Thanks again Len
It's never a knee-slapping good time when you're out of work--been there several times (I'm hard to keep employed!), so I wish him the best and I know Kenta would appreciate your good wishes too. Take care and always nice to hear from you! Michael
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lilmom said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Infectious!
Your energy, your spirit, your love of life is all exposed in your voice. Who could not feel good listening to this! OK. I'm up. I'm getting going now!
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Get the Lysol!
Actually Sylvia, I owe it all to my long running addiction to crack. It's always a brighter day when I hear from The Champ, so thanks again and I wish I could join you in Maine for a spot of fishing one of these days! Take good care now! Michael
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jazzman1 said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Smooth As Silk
As struggling musicians, we all have day jobs.But without a doubt I hope music is your day job, if it isn't it should be. Amazingly beautiful, tender and heartfelt. I can't wait to listen to more.
Namaste' My Friend,
Dale
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michaeljayklein said 2510 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Namaste' to you too JM!
What a nice thing to say--thanks so very much (in fact, I'm listening once again to "Unconditional" and that coupled with your kind words is such a big lift!) Take good care now, Michael
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egobandit said 2509 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
growing fur on my palms
Love the improving, at least I think your improvising. Pick yourself up they just dont write em like this anymore! greatness!
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michaeljayklein said 2507 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Thanks EGO
Yes, almost always I don't plan anything when I sing or do my schtick (and maybe I should!) so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again and take good care! Michael
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2508 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
You definitely...
... got my foot tapping. Awesome performance and a great number! Gotta love that groove.
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michaeljayklein said 2507 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Thanks again Yeman!

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Keedee said 2507 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
You Are My Sunshine..
You're such a big-ball of FUN!!! I was feeling a little more than lousy and you made me shine & even giggle with this performance!! Thanks, Michael!!! Loved It!!
michaeljayklein said 2507 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Ah...
..you know me Keedee--this is why I don't do many ballads, I just can't help ruining the whole thing with my BIG mouth! You are so darned sweet--thanks again you! xox
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gail60 said 2506 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
too funny
I really enjoyed this! You have a great voice and I would bet you have a pleasant personality to match. Great job. Thanks for the smile.
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michaeljayklein said 2505 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Thanks very much Gail!

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Doug Somers said 2502 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Wonderful
What a gift for Kent and the rest of us. You are such a talent.

Inspired interpretation of the song that can only leave joy in the hearing.

Be well,
Doug
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michaeljayklein said 2501 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Hi Doug
You are so very kind--thanks again and have a great weekend! Michael
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