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Lazy River


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michaeljayklein

 Genre: Swing

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Some folks had mentioned Bobby Darin in a couple of things lately so I thought I'd unleash this deal that I recorded a couple of years ago. It was written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1929 and has lasted ever since. The arrangement is by Alan McPike and while based on the Darin version, I pretty much did it in my own style. Thanks for listening and hope your week is off to a snazzy and scintillating start! Michael

"Lazy River" was written by Hoagy Carmichael (PD as of 2002 according to my source).
Arranged and performed by: A. McPike
Vocal: MJK
Artwork: The inimitable Bobby Darin at the peak of his success.

PS: Just two blocks from where I live is the Minnehaha Creek, which is connected to the mighty Mississippi--there is section that you can actually step over, so in a sense, every Saturday afternoon, me and my dog Farina cross the Mississippi. I just knew this would startle you to your senses, so thought I'd throw that in!
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Downloads: 89

Uploaded: Sep 13, 2010 - 06:58:10 PM
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2011 - 01:01:40 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 12:47:29 PM
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alackbass said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
First
First
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michaeljayklein said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Maybe the last!
One never know, do one? Thanks Andrew!
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alackbass said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Lazy River
Love it! Although I have one nit pick. Why is your voice panned so far left in the beginning? Put it front and center where an MJK vocal belongs.
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michaeljayklein said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
..actually the panning was the one bit that I "stole" from the original Darin recording. I still rather like it but I probably could have shifted a bit of sound to the left to give it a fuller effect. Thanks for stopping by and your kind words! Michael
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alackbass said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
I thought,
that may have been what you were thinking with the panning. Makes sense!
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RAVENS said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Whatta Voice
Aha, what a neat little panning touch. Now this is the perfect ending to my bloatified night.

Your voice is like magic to me, I never get bored or tired of listening to you. Terrific song, this be a goodun. You da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2418 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
'Tis Impsie!
Yeah, this tune is famous for it's salubrious effects on the human system--debloatifying being one of the more prominent results! Thanks again Dani--you are more dan da bestest! UM
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SCJohnson59 said 2418 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Swingin!
As always Mike! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks again Scott!

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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks again Scott!

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Symphony101 said 2418 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Magnificent Michael
You rule Michael, what a voice man, and always bringing us such fantastic songs ! Thanks brother.
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks Yves...it's very much appreciated! Take good care now, Michael

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Moviz said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
One of my old
favourites and I had Bobby Darin on an LP singing this in the 60's....you sing a great version Michael, much enjoyed, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Hey Moe--THANK YOU! Michael

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chinaman2 said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
always
cool sounding to my ears.
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks again Mannix!

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michael2 said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
excellent
this is really waking me up. all sounds so good. at first the reverb on the voice was overwhelming, and then it cleared up when the band comes in. so it became a whole production touch for me. great job.
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Hi Michael!
I should have mentioned this was done back in my more primitive mixing days--I'm happy you stayed through the verse! Take care now and thanks again, Michael
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CC_Connection said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
Me and yolanda sometimes cannot believe how beautiful you sing. but here you are always singing such beautiful songs. I don't know much things about making music. I just love listen to it. Thank you for always make me happy.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks very much Tina!
I think this post was jinxed from the start, but the nice thing about you is I never even have to PM you to tell you I have some fresh jinque up! You little devil you--send a kiss to Yolanda too if you think about and I'll keep churning these things out! Take good care now, Michael
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perceptualvortex said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
MJK
Back to your swinging gig again! Oh yeah, still rocking that mic in front of a killer big band. Say, why do I always picture you as being in black&white? This is more great fun, Michael, thanks for sharing!
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Thanks again Mr. Vortex!
Take care now, Michael
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jdholliday said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
this is a great post
for you because it demonstrates how good you were then and how far you've come since then, it's amazing how you have and continue to grow as a vocalist, very inspiring, do you study voice? I mean seriously are you actively taking voice or have a vocal coach? My favorite thing about your singing is that, not only can you sing but you really know how to perform a song, that's huge and that's why I want to be like you when I grow up!
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Mr. Holliday!
I'm pretty sure I was still studying voice with a teacher when I did this thing--but I took lessons for two years. Mainly I got my intonation improved and learned all kinds of interesting business--it was very well worth it. Thanks again--and take good care now, Michael
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crissew said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
This is so cool
I love the old school do wop feel of this. WOW when that chorus hits, it sounds HUGE. I think it the vox may be a tad loud there though (I would bump them down 1db), but DAMN it sounds friggin great. Your voice is a modern day Sinatra. You have a LOT of rawness in this track which I love. Great performance here. One of my favorites by you and that is saying something. A LOT of emotion in this track. Wow, actually I think this is my favorite of yours. I love that boogie vibe. COOL! Thanks for the DL
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michaeljayklein said 2417 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Hey hey Charles
I should mention this is an older recording of mine and yanno, I remixed it for presenting here, but using a crummy pair of headphones (my really good ones conked out on me several weeks ago), so maybe I should have left as is, but I appreciate your constructive criticism about that situation. You are just too kind! Thanks always for your encouragement and support (and despite any flaws inherent in this recording, I have to admit it's one of my favorites that I've done too--I think I'm allowed to be immodest now and then!) You take care now, Michael
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Narad said 2416 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Lazy river
What can I say ? Amazing performance !!!
Your song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is one of your best I've ever heard from you. Thanks Michael for your not too serious, but so genuine musical production ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks very much Harald!
You are too kind! Michael
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Keedee said 2416 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
WoooHooooo!!!!!!
I actually squealed when you kicked it up a notch!! I have always loved this song and I'm especially smitten with your rendition!!! You've WOWed me yet again!!!! ♥'d it!!!!
michaeljayklein said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
THANK YOU LYN!
You take care now--hope things are going well for you! I've been busy, busy, busy--ugh! xoxox
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ktb said 2416 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Lazy River
well done sir. I know everyone's already hashed out the beginning, and I might add, once you take center stage it very much kicks ass.
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michaeljayklein said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks again KT!

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fasteddie said 2416 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Its
too bad that Elvis stuff isn't in PD because at certain times in this song you had a hint of the King in your voice.

Michael, you really belted this one out! Awesome man! One of your finest IMO!
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michaeljayklein said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Mike
To be honest, I'm not all that enamored with Mr. Presley--I just never got him for some reason, but I recognize his talents of course! Thanks for the kind words--you take care now and have a good weekend! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Triffic sound
I got Kevin Spacey in me head now.......hang on I'll just knock that image out me noodle...ow...that's better...great post..
Cheers

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michaeljayklein said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Thanks Chris!
yeah, I was VERY impressed with Kevin Spacey's singing in the Darin movie--what a talented guy! Thanks for your kind words--you take care now! Michael
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Bob6stringer said 2415 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
MichaelJay Darin?!
I was wondering what the chech was going on in the beginning with that heavily panned treatent and then blamo, in mit de beeg bent! Love this tune, never heard a big-band or Darin version. Everything you touch is platinum. More (than I already pm-ed you about this) I cannot say. Hahaha!
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michaeljayklein said 2413 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Mmmmm...
...I don't think that stage name would go over so hot with some folks (although at one point in my checkered career I considered going by Michael Jay Walker--that name just exudes class dontcha know?) Thanks again Bob! Michael
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dancedivine said 2412 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Excellent...
I really enjoyed this one! Seriously great job..... Thanks for sharing... :)
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michaeljayklein said 2411 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
Thanks Olivia
I might have done too well on this--one can never be sure though! Glad you liked it! Michael
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