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This is an old tune written in 1924 by Isham (love that name!) Jones with lyrics by Gus Kahn. Thanks again and hope you are having a wonderful week!

Michael

"It Had to Be You"
Vocal: MJK
Arrangement and Accompaniment: The 3 debonair digits of A. McPike at the Bespoke Organ.
Artwork: Picture of my mom holding me up when I was brand new, obviously searching for the "Made in Japan" stamp on my behind or something.
PS: Just what the hell is a "Simig" anyway?
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Uploaded: Oct 11, 2010 - 08:43:53 PM
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alackbass said 2448 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
1st
1st (I win again!)
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alackbass said 2448 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
It Had to be You
I played this tune a lot at The Lions Den in Stockbridge MA. not so many years ago. What a beautiful classic! And as always you deliver a classic with class!
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Thanks again Andrew...
You take care now! Michael
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Corporal Beef said 2448 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
It Had To Be You
To bring this classic alive on MacJams. You've got a smooooth, voice. it's like butta!
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Why soitenly!
Appreciated hearing from you Corporal (incidentally, just what branch of the service are you in?) Thanks again and take care now, Michael
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RAVENS said 2448 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
Fabulous
Sigh....What a beautiful vocal performance. No one moves me like you do, and NO that bulldozer doesn't count!

Excellent, simply marvelous!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
And here I thought...
that only spying a 5-spot on the sidewalk could move you! You are much too kind Impsie--thanks so very much!
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RAVENS said 2448 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
BTW
Your mommy was really beautiful. You were adorable too! ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
I don't know...
yes, my mom really was a beautiful looking lady but in that picture, I think I look like Billy Barty--thanks Impsie!
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SCJohnson59 said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
You could
sing the damn phone book and I'd listen! ... As always KILLER Mike! ... Hey, that'd be a good stage name for you! :D ... instant fave and download!
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
"The Singing Killer"
yeah, I think that would definitely draw them in if they saw that on the marquee! Thanks again Scott--you take care now! Michael
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RAVENS said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Since It's Officially After Midnight
Happy Birthday! ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Well...
one hour from now, at 9:30 am, I have a sense I'm going to feel really, really O-L-D Impsie! Thanks for the wishes! Michael
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DWL said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
I love this song!
Beautifully done.

Time moves on eh?

Cheers

Dick

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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Hi Dick!
Time moves on and so will I shortly--just so little time to enjoy the site anymore due to work and other stuff! Thanks greatly my friend--I always appreciate hearing from you and happy you could stop in! Take care now, Michael
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egobandit said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Oh yeah
Don't know why but this song makes me want to go around all day calling everyone babe
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
You would say that!
Thanks again Tim!
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Symphony101 said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
She was not looking for
"Made in Japan" or "Made in PRC" stamp, nor was she looking for the "Intel Inside" sticker. She was looking for the place to put batteries on ... And I have to say, this energy keep you going. Great song and as usual, fantastic interpretation my friend.
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Intel Inside!!!!
Hahahahahahahahaha!!! Yves, that crack just made my morning--you are a riot sometimes, let me tell you! Always grateful to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to listen to this stuff--I sure do appreciate it! Alas, I was not born the same year as Catherine--I popped out 6 years earlier (I wasn't ready, so the doctor pushed me back in and kept me there for another 3 months!) You take care--and best to you both, Michael
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dave_b said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
It Had to be You
Classic song & vocal. You make it sound easy, but we all know it's not!
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Thanks Dave!
Some intonation I would have changed, but as always I gave it my best try! Thanks again--and take good care now partner! Michael
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jdholliday said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
well to read between the lines
sounds like life's got ya busy, me too, but thank God we have you to put a smile on our faces, you are a very special wonderful person and performer Michael Jay Klein, if you could find a place with a piano and you just sat down and played and sang and entertained, people would flock to you, I know I would!Thanks for making my day yet again another beautiful performance, I love your ballads! Your mother is beautiful! I see where you got those eyes!
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
James!
Yeah, I seem to have so little time lately--other than working with the Easy Aces, it's not even been easy to do any recording, but I sense things will ease up as we go into winter--just overextended myself (as usual!) Again, your kind words and support mean a great deal from a singer I enjoy greatly. You take care and have a terrific week! (PS: It's my birthday and I'm too tired to even go out tonight--I think Chinese delivery is in the works!) Michael
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Keedee said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Happy Birthday!!!
My heart actually did a little flip-flop as I listened! This was simply GORGEOUS!!!

Hope you have the Happiest of birthdays, my dear friend!! You're The Bestest & I love you VERY much!!!

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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
My dearest Lyn
THANK YOU for making this day very special for me--here and elsewhere. You know I adore you, your magnificent singing and am so very lucky to call you a friend. You take good care now and hope your week is going well! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox!
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Skean said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
It Had to be You
Cos I don't know someone else who can sing like this, you're excellent my dear friend, be well… Cheers
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michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Kenta
Oh, you are too generous! Thanks for coming by and also for the birthday wishes in the forum (I'm catching up to you by the way!) Take good care now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I love when you sing slow songs. This is always so beautiful and classic. I don't know it's your birthday. Happy birthday to you from me and Yolanda. I keep this song close to my heart now.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Tina!
May all your suds be nice and sudsy and may your fabric never cling! Thanks again and give those guys over there a big hug from me too!
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RosaLinda said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Wonderful!
One of the best in this genre Michael! Beautiful singing! Happy Birthday:)
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michaeljayklein said 2446 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
Linda!!!!!!!
Boy, it's so wonderful to hear from you--and I HOPE we will be hearing you sing shortly! Thanks again--hope you are doing well and that the week is going nicely for ya! Take care now, Michael
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fasteddie said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Made in Japan
Very smooth performance Michael!

You should have been the Gerber Baby!
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michaeljayklein said 2446 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
Michael!
I missed the baby food label, but my mom passed me off as a child clothes model in my earlier years--always had the most stylish clothes to wear for school--worked them off in trade, yanno? Thanks so very much for your continued support and kind words! You take care now! Michael
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Vic Holman said 2447 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
are you wears speedo diapers
in that picture?

classy Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2446 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
Yanno
I'm not entirely SURE what I was wearing in that picture--might even have been a cocktail napkin for all I know! Thanks again Vic!
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ShadowofNine said 2446 days ago (October 12th, 2010)
Perfect
Perfect....Perfect.....Perfect....(well you get the point)
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michaeljayklein said 2446 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
Dave...Dave...Dave...
Thanks...thanks....thanks (you take care now!) Michael
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Jarvoid said 2446 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
It had to be me what?
You aint pinning anything on me copper,it was'nt me ,I wasn't there ask Big Mo,he wasn't there either at the same time as I was never there or everthere so there......now where's me sandwich?
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michaeljayklein said 2446 days ago (October 13th, 2010)
Fool proof alibi Chris!
It works every time too! Thanks for the smiles and the very nice words! Much appreciation sent your way (all in unmarked 10s and 20s) Take care now, Michael
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Narad said 2445 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
It Had to be You
Happy birthday, Michael ! I'm glad that I didn't miss this day and your top song.Thanks for being here ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Thanks Harald
And here's to another year of great music! You take care now, Michael
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RochaMalhada said 2445 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Nice
Another hit! Love it...

. - Harold

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michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Thanks Harold
(Too many Harolds!) Glad you liked it and appreciated hearing from you (and I, for one, would have been positively stymied about the source of the name for that particular incorporation, so thanks for the info!) Michael
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ted23 said 2445 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
42nd!!
Wahoooo! 42nd comment to me!
I was waiting for it, otherwise i'd have commented days ago. You know I would. Your on my email alert Mr.
I'm gonna break out a word i've not used in a long time just for this tune Michael......... Snazzy!
Yes your voice is sizzlingly snazzy. Dig it!
michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Snazzes right back at ya Ted!
Thanks so very much--and sorry I'm only now just getting to reply to your snazzy comment (been one of THOSE weeks, let me tell you!) I don't often venture out into the realm of slow tempo stuff, so I sure appreciate your encouragement on this sucker! You take care now--and may all your buses be devoid of human life* (other than the driver of course) this week--you deserve it! Michael

* I think I can hear your response to that even now: "But Michael, even when I'm on a crowded bus, it IS devoid of human life!"
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lilmom said 2445 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Oh YA!!
Ted got it right. SNAZZY is the word. This is too cool to be true....it has to be you. LOVE IT!
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michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Thanks once again Mom!
Greatly appreciated! Michael
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Mike_Lynn said 2444 days ago (October 14th, 2010)
Gorgeous song
I like this song. Very pleasant to the ears. Awesome vocals & arrangement. Sometimes I do wonder how you manage to fetch this many old songs to revive. Cheers / Mike
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michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Mike!
I blame it on a misspent youth, listening to the oldest records I could find (and I hope to be digging up many more little gems from the past that I hope the folks will like here). Also hoping to have a little time next month to get working on your song--lately, my schedule has been a bit cramped, to say the least. Appreciated greatly hearing from you Mike--and do keep up the fine work you are doing! Take care now, Michael
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awigze said 2444 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
MJK
sorry I am late. Don't hate me. Love this. I used to think all this crooner music was squaresville. Early exposure to Frank Zappa I am afraid... but now after working with you on some of our projects has brought about a well deserved appreciation of these songs and of your talent. PS. we are all simig heads- sorry, couldnt resist,
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michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Andy Baby!
I have to laugh because BobSixStringer sent me some links to Frank Zappa's work recently and was just checking them before coming over to answer the kind remarks I got on this deal (now THAT is quite a co-inka-dink!) Thanks again, you smiling simighead™ you! Michael
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guygrooves said 2444 days ago (October 15th, 2010)
I saw the title...
and I knew it had to be you. I love this song.
Peace
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michaeljayklein said 2443 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
I might fool you one day...
and post a title like "I'd Pop a Cap in Your Ass for 39 Cents"! Thanks so very much Guy--happy to hear from you and appreciate your stopping over here. Have a great week now, Michael
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Ibstrat said 2442 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
I love
the intro/verse to this song- rarely heard, you do an amazing job with it. The medium/slow tempo is great,shows off your incredible phrasing and intonation. Spectacular!
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hackneybloke said 2441 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
it had to be you
hey michael - been lazy for you. sorry. first of all i love this arrangement....nice 'n' slow. this one's a difficult one to sing (because of the tempo) - but even with your voice exposed, you more than pulled it off.
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Char said 2437 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Aw,
Cute pic. It would work for Pretty Baby, too. Lovely rendition of a classic. Thanks.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2436 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
It Had To Be You
Sweet! Beautiful and smooth as always! Thanks for sharing! :)
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pedroberto said 2428 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
thank you!!!
I like everything of this song. The slow time, the swinging mood, the harmonies, the melody and how you sing it, the verse (strofa) at the beginning... you know ... It is not easy to hear a song as how it was really written. Sometime jazzmen cut some part that must be played.
Grazie
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