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Well, after a full time gig in the Poconos and that highly publicized row with our (now defunct manager) at that little Speak Easy in Saratoga Springs, The Easy Aces are back in town to lick our wounds and to pay our legal fees. "Deed I Do" is a 1926 jazz standard composed by Fred Rose with lyrics by Walter Hirsch. It was introduced by vaudeville performer S. L. Stambaugh and popularized by Ben Bernie's recording. It was recorded by Benny Goodman as his debut recording in December 1926 with Ben Pollack and His Californians.
Ruth Etting's rendition of the song became a top ten hit in 1927. Public Domain.

Other artists who have recorded this Jazz Standard are:

Eddie Peabody (December 1926)
Ben Pollack and His Californians (December 1926)
Tommy Christian and His Orchestra (January 1927)
Harry Reser and His Orchestra (January 1927)
Sissle and Blake (February 1927)
Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie (1963)
Diana Krall, Live in Paris (2002)


Doris Day portrayed Ruth Etting in the film, "Love Me or Leave Me"
(1955), costarring with James Cagney.

Photo of Ruth Etting by Alfred Cheney Johnston, circa 1929.
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The Easy Aces are:
Arrangements, keyboard: Lilmom
Sax: Awigze
Vocal: michaeljayklein
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Lyrics
'Deed I Do

By Fred Rose and Walter Hirsch
Recorded by Ruth Etting on December 1, 1926, in Chicago
Originally issued on Columbia 865-D (Matrix W142974)

[[[[ I was oh, so blue till you came along,
Just to make my life a wonderful song,
You brought sunshine just to brighten my loneliness.
Is it any wonder in my happiness,
I confess]]]]

[Chorus:]
Do I need you
Oh my, do I?
Honey, 'deed I do!
Do I want you?
Oh my, do I
Honey, 'deed I do!
I'm glad that I'm the one who found you,
And that is why I'm always hangin' 'round you.
Do I love you?
Oh my, do I?
Honey, 'deed I do!

I'm glad that I'm the one who found you,
And that is why I'm always hangin' 'round you.
Do I love you?
Oh my, do I?
Honey, 'deed I do!

[[[There are lots of others that I have met,
Those you meet today, tomorrow forget,
You're the only one who ever could stand the test.
That's the reason why I choose you from the rest,
You're the best]]]
Song Stats
Hits: 3756
Comments: 69
Fans: 33
Plays: 231
Downloads: 88

Uploaded: Aug 11, 2010 - 05:19:41 PM
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2010 - 04:39:24 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 06:17:04 AM
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Hardware:
KORG PA800
Michael's Throat-o-Gold
Cannonball Nickel and Silver Hotspur Tenor Saxophone
Software:
Audition 1.5
Comments
papag said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
A timeless piece in a new time
Smoother than silk. The musical contributions on this number are A-One. Fav'd and Dl'd
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TheEasyAces said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Geoff
I beleive you pronounce that SMOOooooVe. Thanks for the cool comment. We are all happy you like it!
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alackbass said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
'Deed I Do
The intro was so wonderfully smooth, I just hit download.
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TheEasyAces said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Andrew
good thinking !
thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment!
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RAVENS said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Wowzers
Sigh...

That voice, man it just melts my heart. Michael, you are an incredible singer! Sylvia, you truly amaze me with your arrangements. Andy, that sax playing is the icing on the cake, it's fab.

What a combo here, just beautiful in every way!

RAVEN ;-)
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TheEasyAces said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Dani
Thank you so much for your kind words and always supporting us and many others here. You are swell!

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michaeljayklein said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Impsie
I owe you at least 273 snogs for that one!
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lilmom said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
"Aced" it!
Congratulations to my musical partners on this beauty! What a fantastic final production. I'm proud to say I'm one of these 'Aces'! Thank you Michael and Andy for bringing your special talents to this pipedream I had for this song, and making it a reality!
lilmom (Sylvia)
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TheEasyAces said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Sylvia
Without you darlin' we are nothing. Without each other we are just little parts with funny little ideas in our heads.... But together we are something really special. We are The Easy Aces.
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awigze said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
you guys
are great... love ya bunches!
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michaeljayklein said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
I'm with Andy...
...without you Sylvia, Andy are just two hangnails on the proverbial Fickle Finger of Fate--you are the one that holds it all together and the one who has made it possible. I cannot thank you enough.
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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
To Sylvia and Andy...
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And our thanks to all of you who stop by!

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Michael
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kassia said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
smooth as silk
for sure. a beautiful duet between michael and andy. sylvia your arrangement of this piece is wonderful. love the piano filling this piece out. this is perfect.
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awigze said 2684 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Shay
Thanks for the comment. Coming from the Angora Sweater of the Piano Keys that is quite a compliment! Michael, Sylvia and I appreciate that!
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lilmom said 2684 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Hi Shay,
Andy is so right.....coming from you, that is a HUGE compliment, and I thank you!!!!
Sylvia (lilmom)
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CC_Connection said 2684 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I listen so many times to this and love it very much. I think this sounds so beautiful with singing and piano and the sax playing. Thank you to all of you.

XOXO,
CC
awigze said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
CC
Thanks C! Tell all your buddies. We'll let ya know when we get out of the slammer and post up another ditty. Better yet, Subscribe!
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michaeljayklein said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Thankee Tina!
As always, you are much to kind--I much appreciated you stopping by--we all appreciated hearing from you! (And send my zest and best to Crazy Yolanda over there too!) Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Tina!
Best comment yet! Thank you sweet stuff!
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dave_b said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
'Deed I Do!
Rich as butter and smooth as silk. Sylvia and Andy are in the pocket, and MJK delivers another flawless vocal. Very nice!
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lilmom said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Woohoo
Thanks Dave...that was the goal!
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Char said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
There you go!
You guys made a band. Terrific. :)
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Thanks 'Deed Char
We really appreciated your stopping by and for laying down such nice words for us! You take care now!

(Michael)
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Symphony101 said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
If you need a roadie ...
I'm volunteer !!! Who wouldn't like to hang around with these 3 wonderful talentful people ...

This is a lovely tune and again, the arrangement, piano and sax are top class ! I really like your voice here MJK, I felt it's quite "whispery" in this song, it works well.

You guys seem to be working so well together, keep it on, you're a great band.
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Yves!
We always could use a roadie if the rates are cheap (like free cigarettes and a six pack now and then!) Andy and Sylvia really shine on this and it was a pleasure to join them here. As for the "whispery" vocal--I broke my good "mixing headphones" last week so was using a cheap pair when I did this, and for some reason, no matter how I sang it, it sounded too loud, so I played safe and just kept it to a head voice, which probably was the best idea anyway!) You are the best--thanks so very much for your encouragement and support Yves. Best to you and Catherine! (Michael)
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lilmom said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Ah, Ives!!!
You really know how to make a person (three persons!!!!) feel good! I totally agree with you about Michael's voice on this one. It sounded 'up close and personal'. Michael, don't hurry to replace those expensive headphones....you are doing just great! Andy, keep those reeds moist, we gotta get after a new tune here pretty soon! Our 'roadie' said so!
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awigze said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Yves
... and a stage manager... someone to check out the joint to find out where the bar owners office is... someone big and hulking and intimidating- a guy to collect our pay.
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FEEL said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
All right!
Some fine blues. Thanks for sharing.
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Daugrin said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Mom you are a treasure
Love me some Mom.
Mrs. S, this is smooth and righteous... those boys of your's are playing nice as well.

Daug
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lilmom said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
hey Daug
Where have you been!!! So glad to see you again and thanks for those nice words. You know what I always say...'play nice'.
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guygrooves said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
This is why
I love this place... Thanks for this treasure Sylvia, Michael, and Andy.
Peace
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Thanks again Guy!
We are very glad to hear from you and appreciated your nice remarks--take good care now! (Michael)
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ste said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
great
vox, as always michael. the keyboard backing is tasteful and loving the sax. talented bunch. never heard the song before - good stuff.
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Gracias STE
With such an enthusiastic and peerless duo as Sylvia and Andy, it's great fun to work on these old songs and I think I can say for them that they are enjoying the experience as well. Thanks greatly from us for your kind remarks and for steppin' in to listen! (Michael)
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particledots said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
nice recording
lovely singing and sax playing

amazing
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
I just knew...
...you'd get that "Amazing™"in there somehow Dots--thanks from the gang for stopping by! (Michael)
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particledots said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
amazing
absolutely amazing
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Bob6stringer said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Tip of the pork pie!
So vintage cool and so authentic. Sounds a bit like there's some overdrive, or something smokier than usual on that MJK voice. You three are just the perfect matching of talents and I tip my pork pie to you, Easy Aces. This is a dream come true -- real, live talent at its best and breeziest.
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Thank You O 6-Stringed One!
Hahahahahahaha...actually I think that was some Nasonex residue in my throat causing that, but I like "smokey" ineluctably better! What a wonderful comment--I think what you said perfectly describes our reason for forming this little triumvirate--we love the old songs and the way they used to be performed, so thanks very much Bob for what you said there! Hope you trip back to the Windy City is without hassle and that you put blinders on that smile of yours! Take care now, The Easy Aces (Michael)
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rok41 said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
I Do...
Like butter....smooth and silky! What a great melody and classic feel! Absolutely solid sax and piano work here and of course those vocals are the perfect fit. I like the Easy Aces...a lot! :)
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TheEasyAces said 2683 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Heigh Ho Chris
Thanks so very much! I think Sylvia and Andy really outdid themselves on this and happy you liked my contribution as well. Elated to have you stop by and again, appreciated hearing from you too! Take it easy now! The Easy Aces (Michael here)
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ted23 said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Wonderful
Velvety smoothness made me wanna hug the weirdo sat next to me on the bus this morning! Has a cosy warm feel to it. Excellent work Aces!
awigze said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Ted
He (or she) probably could have used a hug about then....
We appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.... very cool!
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michaeljayklein said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Ted!
Thanks a bunch my friend!
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jdholliday said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
no good deed goes unpunished!
hah! This is incredible! I got goosebumps, What a trio! Everything is soooo smooooth, Michael. your voice is like velvet, Sylvia you play like butter, and Andy I think you are a saxaphone, still waiting for my royalty checks they must be in the mail? I keep sating this but Michsel's voice somehow just keeps getting better and better this is the perfect song for the three of you to play great choice!
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awigze said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
JD
Yes, this is all your fault and we have already discussed arranging your cut... Please be patient.. :-) From all us Acers, we appreciate your continued support and kind words. you allright!
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awigze said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
John
Thanks for your continued support and use of headphones at all times

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jdholliday said 2682 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
although
apparently I can say things over and over but can't smell them I mean spell them1
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mvh9591 said 2683 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Nice______
Sounds great.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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TheEasyAces said 2682 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
Great to hear from you! (Michael)
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crissew said 2682 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
I listened to this earlier today
but forgot to comment on it (I am after all, distracted by shiny objects). This is another great interpretation. Lilmom did a beautiful job on the arrangement. Awigze was brilliant on the sax, sultry and perfectly placed licks. This is the first song you have covered that I have not heard before so I have no basis for comparison but without a doubt you have done this song great justice. Awesome vocals, flawless skill that sings with ease. Great man!
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TheEasyAces said 2682 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Wow!
Thanks very much from the bunch of us for your very kind remarks Charles! Well, the one secret is that we know these old standards pretty much like the back of our hands--that always helps! You take care and have a good weekend! (Michael)
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Keedee said 2682 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Moe Baby!!!
This tune reminds me very much of a tune Mae West sang in "I'm No Angel" called "I Want You...I Need You". Of course, she couldn't hold a candle to YOU!!! I've been poking my head in here every other day or so. I'm really thrilled you posted this pretty ditty!!! _miss glitch :D
michaeljayklein said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Calling Dr. KeeDee!
Oh I'm a big fan of Mae's music (one facet of her talents that is never given enough attention--my fave is "Willie of the Valley"! For a long time, Mae was backed by (and dated) Gene Austin and his group. Austin is most famous for being the first recording artist to have a million selling record, "My Blue Heaven"). See what happens when you just mention an old name? I can't help it sometimes! Anyway, thanks so very much from all of us! Take good care now, Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2682 days ago (August 13th, 2010)
Hahaha
You three clowns just amazed me with a great old ditty, Bravo M-S-A total pleasure..
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michaeljayklein said 2682 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
Dave baby!
Thanks again old sport!
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sloparts said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
Bringing the old Standards back,
is a good, no Great thing. If anyone on MJ can do it right, it's The Easy Aces.

What a fantastic version, you guys & gal nailed this one. Great playing on the Sax Andy, and Michael, your voice sound great as usual. Silvia, your arrangement is up to your usual superb standards (no pun intended).

A great listen of a wonderful song that's gong straight to the ole iPod for me.

Thanks, I love it.

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TheEasyAces said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
Wahoo!
These words coming from the likes of you are PURE GOLD, Ed!!! You've just made my day, and I think Andy and Michael will feel the same when they see this. Thanks for giving us some of your time! IPOD? Wahoo!
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SCJohnson59 said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
I shouldn't
be surprised @ this! :D ... A .. killer horn blowin! .. Mike .. killer pipes as usual .. and Mom ... KILLER CHART!!!!! :D .. instant download!
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TheEasyAces said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
Thank you, Scotty!
You are much too kind--we sure appreciated hearing from you!
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Angela_Hope said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok Lilmom I know you from when you first came on the scene somewhere else and I see you have grown like crazy and all i can say is wow. "A" we have a colla to do. MJ I don't know you but this song is off the chain and I am so proud. Blessings! Ang
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Angela_Hope said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
ok check that!
I do know you all! Sylvia "Uncle" and "A"! This is stellar and I am proud of all of you. Ang
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TheEasyAces said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
Thank you, Angela
Really nice of you to stop by and thanks for the very kind words!
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Floridaplayer said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
Where you guys playin?
Gotta go there.
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TheEasyAces said 2680 days ago (August 15th, 2010)
Hi Joel
Oh, you know, the big bands are coming back--they have nowhere to play, but they are coming back! We'll play anywhere though! Thanks again for stopping by!
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lengold said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
So
good.
Cheers
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michaeljayklein said 2680 days ago (August 16th, 2010)
Thanks again Len...
..we are very happy you could stop by--and thanks so much for listening to us! Take care now, Michael
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billyfromphilly said 2679 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
A Good Deed Done...
Loved it from from the beginning to the very cool end!
Didn't realize MJK could sing so well. I have to listen to more of his productions...
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michaeljayklein said 2678 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Thanks from the group Billy...
...and welcome to Macjams!
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