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Back already--if just for a bit! This was something Mark and I slapped together last week in between wrapping presents. Mark, as always, you are something to behold when that instrument gets in your hands--thanks so very much!

This was written by Harry Akst (pronounced the same way we say "asked" today) and he was something of the John Lennon of his day. This is a song in the public domain.

Thanks again and take care,

Mark and Michael
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alackbass said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
First
First
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alackbass said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Dinah with Ibstrat
I first heard Louis Armstrong performing this classic. Thanks for sharing a Michael & Mark version for my iPod! Downloaded!
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alackbass said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
One More Thing
First to download!
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michaeljayklein said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Thanks again Andrew!
You wouldn't believe the problems I have with this sucker! First my Adobe Audition program was acting weird, then my headphones blew out (sort of) and on top of it, I tried posting this four times at work, once more at home and then again before it would play. Shew! But yanno, just getting you guys to listen to Mark's excellent work was worth it. I think I did okay, but that guy! Wow! You take care now and have a good week, Michael
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magnatone said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Dinah
oh man, this is just fabulous you guys! this alone should convince you to find a way to stay around MJ! (please?.....) two stellar musicians go at it! love this - thanks!
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michaeljayklein said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Thanks Karen!
We both really appreciated your listening and the nice words! Oh, I'll be poking my head in on occasion for a few months until things settle down--I can always find a little time for that of course! Appreciated your feedback on this thing earlier today--I think I done did embed some kind of weird code into the song file somehow that prohibited from playing (will have to look now!) You take care and have a good week! Mark and Michael
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Ibstrat said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
I would
hop an ocean liner to listen to you sing Michael! Just fantastic smooth, swinging vocals. Thanks for your incredible talent!
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michaeljayklein said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Maestro
Yanno Mark, you made me so truly happy working on this with me. I was so hep to do this thing and then I suddenly realized, to my growing frustration, just how @($*#&! difficult that it is to get "in the state of Carolina" to roll of my liver lips without putting them into traction! A learning experience! Folks, he had what you heard done in about 1.5 days from the time I mentioned it. Just amazing--that's YOU Mark! Thanks again my friend and look forward to maybe doing "Stardust" with you one of these fine days when the pipes are in better working order. You take good care now, Michael
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
It's just...
... great fun to hear you two at work. Amazing take on a fantastic classic (that is new to me). I think you and Ibstrat should have a CD plan... yes?
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michaeljayklein said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Yeman!
If we ever did a CD, I think Mark would agree that we'd want you along for the ride too. Thanks so very much for listening and the kind endorsement. You take care of yourself now--and keep up the fine work! Mark and Michael
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scofugate said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Wonderful!!
I LOVE THIS!!!
Instant Classic all over again!!!!
Skat it out!!
KUDOS!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Thank you Scott!
I sang this with one nostril available, so I'm glad you thought it came out okay (I'm not talking about Mark's ebullient work of course--unless his guitar has sinus problems!) You take care now--yanno, I think next time around we might drop you a line to see if you'd like to work with us; I think that would be sensational man! Michael and Mark
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H3nry said 2374 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Scattin' & Strattin'
to beat the band. What fun! This is a side to both of you I haven't heard before. Jazzy, man!
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Thanks Henry
with so many geniuses around the place, it's a great honor to work with a real one! You take good care now, Michael
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fasteddie said 2374 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Great pickin and singin
You guys put on one heck of a great show!

Great pairing!

I hope that you guys do more. Sounds great.

I wonder what this would sound like if Scott put a little brushed drums behind this?
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
I wonder too...
...perhaps Scott will see this (we can only hope!) Thanks again Mike--hope you are doing well and we appreciate hearing from you! Mark and Michael
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chinaman2 said 2374 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
holy
cow! this is just fabulous. loads of talent needed to pull this off & you guys sure have it. thanks for sharing this
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Mannix
Mannix my man--thanks so very much! Mark & Michael
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DWL said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
A marriage made in Heaven
Wonderful work guys.

Great playing and singing, but then again I'd expect nothing less :)

A bit of Joe Pass in there I thought.

This really shows off your voice as well.

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Hi Dick!
I know Mark will enjoy reading your review as much as I did (anytime Mark writes and says "let's work on something" my eyes get as big as saucers, which is quite a development from my normal ping-pong ball sized eyes). Thanks so very much mate--you take care now! Mark and Michael
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RAVENS said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Wow
You two work together just beautifully. Mark, your playing is so smooth, you're so talented. Moe, what can I say about that voice? Well I can say a lot of things yanno! Your singing is always perfect to me, just wonderful. Love the scatting too, you da bestest!

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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Thanks Impsie
I KNOW Mark left a little break in that first chorus for me to do a little scat trick, but I done fooled him! The thing is, he rather knew what I was going to do based on what I've done in the past here--to me that is the badge of a most remarkable musician. This is a track that I know I'll be doing over and over for a few years to come, so consider this Version #1. Thanks again from the both of us--and hope you are digging your way out of that snow with success! Mark and Michael
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dave_b said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Dinah with Ibstrat
Excellent picking & vocals from 2 of MJ's premier talents!
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
A big thanks from us both Dave!
Much obliged and appreciate your stopping in! Do take care now, Mark and Michael (M&M--wait, I think that logo is copyrighted!)
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ted23 said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
I'd
Love to know how you 2 got this to sound so retro.
Guitar work is magic and matched with the dazzling vocals.
Nice one
michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Thanks again Ted
I know Mark is smiling too reading your generous words--you take good care now (and I'll be in touch now that the coast is clear!) Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Congratulations to you both
Hi Michael. Mark's stellar guitar playing provides a perfect platform for your vocal rendition of this old classic. It must have been a bit of a change from doing songs where there is plenty of space in the melody/lyrics to play with the phrasing. This is non stop. Congratulations to you both. Regards, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Actually...
I wish all songs were this tempo--the slower they are, the harder it gets for me! Thanks again Peter--we both appreciated and enjoyed hearing from you (and keep up the good work--get dem songs out!) Mark and Michael
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PaulaMunk said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Excellent..
Who needs more than two of the best? Thanks, guys.
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michaeljayklein said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Thanks and thanks...
from both of us! You take care now Paula, Mark and Michael
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egobandit said 2373 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
WHat the
The git on this is outstanding, man Ibstrat you can do no wrong I say Ibstrat is god! Mike I like that your branching out and the singing is up against real great guitar playing outstanding on all fronts here fellas thanks!
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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Thanks Timothy
Actually, some of my more "branched out" things--I simply cannot post here because of the restrictions, but as always, it is a great pleasure, and even more, a genuine thrill, to work with this talented artist. Thanks for stopping by and we appreciated hearing from ya! Michael (and Mark)
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KCsGROOVE said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Cool one!
Great guitarplaying and vocals!
Really good collab!
best wishes for 2011
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Hey Cees!
Thanks again partner! I really enjoyed your latest and now that I have a bit of spare time this evening, I definitely owe ya more than a "favorite"--will be there shortly. Say, we really appreciated your gracious words. In my mind, Mark is the ultimate musician (and he didn't even get upset about me raising the signature key a wee bit--that's just how he is). Thanks again Cees, and wishing you and yours all the best in the world this year. Take good care now, Michael
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Jarvoid said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Well
bloody 'ell...you should wrap presents and then take a break more often,probably my favouritest guitarist and singist in session....too much for a New Years...and on top of retaining the 'Ashes' as well !! gift .....cracking .


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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
"Singist"
Now that was beautiful--I like that word Chris--thanks! Well, you sure made me smile with your kind remarks, and I know Mark will be following suit as well. THANK YOU so much--and take good care now! Happy New Year! Michael and Mark
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drakonis said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
M&M
Gorgeous guitar work, of course... and gorgeous singing and scintillating scat, of course... look whose involved after all. And every time somebody says "aksed" I cringe. Sorry to hear you are still battling stuffiness, perhaps you are allergic to snow? :-)
ttfn,
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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Hey Eduardo
Actually, I think I'm allergic to my dog--that's our best guess, and of course, he's right down here in my $39.00 "studio" at all times. Maybe I should have him laminated or something! We are very happy you could listen to our little partnership here and pleased that you liked it--thanks so much! Have a Happy New Year (and everyone else above that I might have missed above) Eduard--take good care now! Michael and Mark
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ShadowofNine said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Excellent
Far out guitar chops, fab vocal, it swings big time...
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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
Glad you liked this one. Hope you are doing lots better and are jumping hurdles and stuff at this point. Hoping this new year brings you a new shade of pink and that lots of good stuff happens for you. Take care now! Michael and Mark, Itinerant Guitarist and Singistâ„¢
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papag said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Doin it with Dinah
Sweet riffs and vocals. This is a real toe-tapper. Dang, so fine.

Thanks for the dl :)
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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Thankee Pop!
Hey, we normally command 0.2 cents per download, but we were in a munificent and liberal kind of mood this season! We sure appreciated hearing from ya--have a good one and a very Happy New Year chief! Michael and Mark
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composerclark said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Nothing could be finer...
Different song, I know, but those were the first words that came to mind... But truly, this is a very fine collaboration between two of MacJams' finest! Very impressive.
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michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Carolina
Hahahahahaha...I have that one up somewhere on my profile page I think (did you know it was introduced by William Frawley, the actor who played Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy?) On behalf of Mark, thanks for much for the gracious acclamation on this job--you take care now and hope your New Year is the best ever for you! Mark and Michael
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CC_Connection said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
So early now but I am so happy to be hearing your singing. I love this song and will dance soon. So much beautiful singing makes me happy.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2372 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Tina!
I could work with Mark every day until 2048--he's a real topflight professional and I love his work. Thanks for listening to this and: Do you EVER stop dancing? I'm in the embryonic stages of forming this weird kind of Hans Christian Andersen impression of your existence, yanno! You take care--send my regards to those stalwart stuffers of washing machines over there for me! Michael
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bud said 2371 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Two great talents get together
and keep it simple - simply marvelous. Crazy good playing Mark - and some super swinging vocals as usual Michael.
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michaeljayklein said 2371 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Thanks very much Bud!
Yeah, he's da bomb! Appreciated hearing from you and much obliged for the kind remarks on our job here. You take care now and Happy New Year! Michael
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Keedee said 2371 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
MM...MM...Good!!
This was a real treat for my ears, you two!! Expertly performed...You're quite the Dynamic Duo!
michaeljayklein said 2371 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Lyn Baby!
Thanks so much you!!!!!!!! Mark and Michael
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jibes said 2371 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
You do these old songs justice!!
So well done and Mark's Guitar work is excellent!!
Love it!!
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michaeljayklein said 2371 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Thanks again Neal!
Take care now and appreciated hearing from you! Mark and Michael
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Hickling_Stan said 2371 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Wow
Hearing you play like that and comparing it to my pedestrian plodding almost makes me want to give up!!...Nah not really but this is superb. All the best for 2011. Cheers Mark
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michaeljayklein said 2371 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Thanks Hick
Agreed! Mark is quite an amazing talent and I was enthralled by his playing here--sorry you didn't notice me on this deal--that happens occasionally. Happy New Year....
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damiengh said 2370 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Spectacular
Born too late Michael, if only you could hop in a time machine, you'd be killin'em. Mark as usual, can finger his way on anything. Bravo
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michaeljayklein said 2369 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Actually
At my current age, I would not have minded being born a little more sooner (you know the deal!) Thanks again Damien, and I know Mark appreciated hearing from you just as much as I have! Hope this is a very rewarding new year for you and yours--you take care now! Michael
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Bowman said 2369 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Michael,
another great intro to a great classic as always done with style to spare.
Cheers and have a very Happy New Year my friend,
Charlie
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michaeljayklein said 2369 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Hey Charlie!
Thanks again! I hope you enjoyed Marks exemplary work on this as well (and I'm sure you did--how could anyone not?!) You take care and best wishes to you and yours this brand new year! Michael and Mark
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Bob Rodgers said 2368 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
An
excellent combination of talent, really great singing and playing.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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michaeljayklein said 2359 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Hi Bob!
A belated thanks from both of us! You take good care now and hope life is treating you well! Michael and Mark
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ktb said 2368 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Dinah
simply outstanding and a joy to listen to. You guys sound terrific.

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michaeljayklein said 2359 days ago (January 11th, 2011)
Thanks KTB
Mark is one of my very favorite people here to work with--it's professional all the way with that guy! You take care and it was very nice to hear from you! Michael
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sschedra said 2353 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Dinah-mighty!
The guitar work is amazing and the throwback sound is terrific. Michael, of course you shine and your scat is the cat's pajamas!
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Honza said 2349 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Amazing
What a lovely music here not to speak about the performance. Great what you guys accomplished here, BRAVO!
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Philip18 said 1850 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Dinah
It's taken me a while to find this gem, but what a gem it is. wonderful guitar playing and the vocal full of life. Great job from two of MJs finest!
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