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A little edumacjamcation for you courtesy of Cole Porter (this one is quick and almost painless, I assure you!) Thanks again and take care now, Michael

"Let's Do It" was written by Cole Porter in 1928 (PD)
Accompaniment: The Nairobi Trio
Vocal: MJK
Artwork: Britain's "Morph" and America's "Gumby" (which I had sent Ted23 to keep Morph company--thank you for the photo Ted!)
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ted23 said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
There
Was a smile on your face singing this eh? I can tell! Love this uplifting song done the MJK-way.
Don't think morph and gumby have "done it" yet but I haven't been watching all the time. Toys do come alive when you leave the room, right?
Thanks for this gem Michael and fanks for the Gman!
michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Ted!
That is such a professional looking photo Ted--you are a very talented guy in other areas I see! Well, those two--I'm not exactly inculcated in the sexual habits of rubber toys, but if you hear a Frank Sinatra album playing and later catch wisps of cigarette smoke coming from their nook sometime after midnight--well, you get the idea. Thanks again my friend--just don't get Gumby all bent out of shape! Michael
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alackbass said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
LET'S DO IT
This is classic! You bring something to this community no one else does. And you do it in a way no one else can! Don't ever stop.
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Hey Andrew!
Thanks again partner--what a kind thing to say! Well, if I get more three-day weekends, hopefully I'll be back with something; but right now with work and other stuff (not to mention the insidiously meretricious weather we're having here--I shoveled snow no less than three days this week after work, ugh) I'm still kind of tied up as far as recording junk (but I still find time to listen to folks here--I'm just not as visible maybe!) You take care and appreciated your kind endorsement of this deal! Take care now, Michael
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RAVENS said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Gum-Mor Reunion
I never saw Morph, he's cute! Wonderful to hear you tonight, your voice sounds superb, the mix is terrific. Jellyfish do it too? Geez!

I needs me a Gumby dammit. You da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Dani Baby!
Yanno, this was the deal I said I was up all night trying to get right Friday and just scrapped the whole thing. The next day as soon as I got up I tried it again and this is the version you just heard (you can almost smell the mouthwash on this--that's how soon after waking up I did this thing!) Oh yeah, jellyfish, clams--there are even more lyrics to this and they get progressively more disturbing, concluding with the consummation of octopi, which is more than I could handle, so stuck to these verses instead. You da bestest by far--hope you have a very nice week Impsie, thank you! Moe Baby
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
PS
If Morph and Gumby produce any offspring, I'm sure Ted would be willing to sell you a couple black market rubber babies!
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Vic Holman said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
why don't we do it in the road
well thats what the beatles sung about.

good one Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Those Beatles knew a thing or two...
Thanks very much for listening and for nice words Vic--take care now! Michael
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magnatone said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Let's DO it!!!
Michael this is fabulous! please never leave MJ!
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Do it let's!
Thanks so very much Karen! I think this may be the all time shortest Cole Porter song and he wrote some quick ones, let me tell you! You take care and as always, it's great to hear from you! Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
...the unique MJK treatment...
Another Porter classic. But given the unique MJK treatment, I'd be surprised if Morph and Gumby aren't going at it hammer and tongs right now. Glad to see you doing your bit for cross-cultural fertilisation. Thanks. Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
Thank you Peter!
I can see Gumby now beating the hell out of Morph with a rubber hose and Morph retaliating with guided rubber band missiles. Always glad to aid in the advancement of biology although I definitely would not care to see what the progeny look like--I suppose they could always fix their head with rubber surgery if they take after Gumby. You take care now! Michael
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mrattue said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Hi Michael!
On board ship with the flu in stormy waters at the moment and your song was just what was required!

Cool, uplifting and brilliant. Thank you.

Take care

Marc
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Hi Marc
Sorry you are under the weather like that--ugh! So far, I've been lucky in that regard but I just KNOW I'm due for something in that line any time now--never fails! I'm happy you liked this song--I think it hold the record for the sets of lyrics available for it--Porter was so very good at adding innuendo in his words (even this song is pretty daring considering the year it was written in!) Thanks again and hope you are better soon! Michael
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composerclark said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Music for smiling
This is such a great song, and you do it so well... Music that makes you smile. The "Nairobi Trio" was a skit on the old Ernie Kovacs TV show, but I see that it is now a name used by a New Zealand jazz group... interesting!

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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Thanks Clark!
Yup, that is right--and in fact, several times Jack Lemmon was the man behind the monkey mask at the piano! Appreciated hearing from you--thanks from Mr. Porter and myself! Michael
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Skean said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Awesome
A new one from you :D made this day little brighter, thanks, Michael… Take care my friend, Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Kenta!!
Made my day just hearing from you partner! Thanks so very much for taking the time to listen to this deal and I sincerely hope things are opening up for you over there--that bad luck cannot last forever yanno! You take good care now, Michael
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sammydix said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Voice man
I love your voice, dude. Perfect for your song style to boot. Just a happy accident?
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Sammy!
Thanks very much! Mmmmmm...probably more hard work than just accident, but loving this sort of music helps a great deal. You are too kind--much appreciated hearing from you! Michael
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egobandit said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
every one does it
I say a few times a day if you get the chance, wait are we talking about washing your hands.. oh you mean love. Your a natural!
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Tim
I wash mine at least once a month, whether they need it or not! Thanks for dropping in chief--and much obliged by your kind and humorous remarks. Take good care now! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Ah I thought I...
recognised Morph....and so that is Gumby....ahhhh I see...cracking rendition that

had me cracking up and spluttering with manflu hacks and bouts of coughing ...too cruel you are sirrah,have at you ...great fun


Jarvo
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michaeljayklein said 2319 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Chris
Thanks for that crackling comment! I remember some months ago I recorded an original I did, "The Gumby Blues" and several of you guys from out there remarked they were not familiar with Gumby but did know of a character in Britain named "Morph" (I think you were one of them that mentioned this!) Anyway, Ted had mentioned having Morph so I thought it would be a nice gesture to send him a Gumby--and there they are! Appreciated mate--take good care now! Michael
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Bob Rodgers said 2320 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Another
gem and another great vocal from you to add to my collection, I always enjoy your songs.
Thanks for the download Michael.

Bob

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michaeljayklein said 2319 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Never mind me Bob!
When can we hear YOU?!! I hope it's not long, but in the meantime, thanks as always for your generous support of my stuff here--it means quite a lot to me. Hope your week is off to a good start (snow here, but it's been snow every Monday for the past two months--not that I care as I'm off work today; got lucky somehow!) Best, Michael
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fasteddie said 2319 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Did you say
the sex life of a polyp?

Fleas! Ha ha.

Let's do it! Romantic spunges... That's rich.

Nice twisty turny lyrics.

Nice one MJK!
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michaeljayklein said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Thanks Mike!
Oh those sponges can be downright hornified when the conditions are right--so they say! You take care now! Michael
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sschedra said 2319 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Michael
Never realized that Cole porter immortalized my home town of Oyster Bay in this great classic. I guess I never heard the whole tune. As only you can do, there is such a nuance of just the right comedic and expressive elements in your treatment that I so enjoy and always look forward to. You never fail to make me smile, outside and in.
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michaeljayklein said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
There ya go!
Now how about that for a coinkadink?! This is such a fun song to sing--as you alluded to, the wonderful lyrics open up all kinds of interpretations and it's a tune I always turn to when I feel like having some fun. Thanks so very much Stephen for all your support and encouragement---take good care now! Michael
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hackneybloke said 2319 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
let's do it
effortless warm crooning as only you know how. loved the bass 'goldfish' line.

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michaeljayklein said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Thanks Julien!
I had to plaster my lips around the mic for that deep note to even register, so glad you pointed that part out! You take care now and hope things are going well for you--Michael
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hackneybloke said 2319 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
and

for some reason my eye went to your keywords...hilarious.
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KCsGROOVE said 2319 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Cool one!
Michael, you're such a great performer...
I enjoy every song you put up here! :-)
(the keywords are big fun)
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Hey Cees
Thanks many times my friend--you take care now! Michael
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scofugate said 2319 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
man
Nobody but you man!!!!
Love it!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Thanks very much Scott!

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ShadowofNine said 2319 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Me do it to
Ha kool Micheal a splendid memory tune...Bravi
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michaeljayklein said 2315 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Thanks again Dave!!

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michaeljayklein said 2315 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Thanks again Dave!!

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H3nry said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
Doin' it again!
Glad to hear from you. MJ needs the occasional MJK injection.
I thought rubber prevented offspring. Or is that a misconception?
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michaeljayklein said 2314 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Henry!
I think you are perhaps correct in the theory that rubber deters the risk of impregnation but that's stretching the point and perhaps this is a good question to bounce off your neighborhood obstetrician about! Thanks for stopping by chief--and keep up the marvelous work; you are one of the newer artists here who has gained great favor with me. Take care now! Michael
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jdholliday said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
I love this song
and I love The way you do it!
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michaeljayklein said 2314 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Appreciated Mr. Holliday!
Way back in my early 20s, I used to enjoy playing and crooning this in the lounges and bars--I even had every single verse of this (plus some fresh ones I wrote myself, which I can't remember now) committed to memory and it was always a crowd-pleaser. Glad you liked it! Take good care now, Michael
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jibes said 2318 days ago (January 18th, 2011)
LET'S DO IT
So well done!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2314 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Thanks very much Neal!

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Narad said 2317 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
LET'S DO IT
A regal ! You did it ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2314 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Thanks so very much nephew!

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FEEL said 2316 days ago (January 20th, 2011)
I'll do it, macjams
as long as I can. Great vocals as always. You have great vocal control. And is that you on the keys again?
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michaeljayklein said 2313 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Hi John!
No, that ain't me, but yanno, I just filed my taxes and this year I'm getting an outrageous return (probably from working only part-time until this August--somehow that doesn't make sense! The less you work the more they send you!) and soon as that dough comes in I'm getting that @#($&#&@ keyboard, so hope to be plastering my playing up here before terribly long. Thanks greatly for your appreciated support of my stuff here--you take care now! Michael
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PaulaMunk said 2316 days ago (January 21st, 2011)
Are you
advocating interspecies rubber necking? Oh, wait, Gumby doesn't have a neck. They look really cute together. That's a great song and you did a wonderful job on it. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2313 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Very comical!
I can always count on you to deliver a pungent pun Char. Actually I think Gumby IS mostly all neck--just one preposterously long neck with arms and legs attached I think! Thanks again you--take care now! Michael
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Bob6stringer said 2314 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
Phoned-in but never dialed-in.
You seem to have such an easy fluency with the 20th century songbook -- dialed-in but never phoned-in. Here as always. I wish-wish I could see you doin' a regular lounge gig. But I've said that before.

About the song art, I've never seen Gumby's friend.. who dat, anyway? Oh: Do amoebas do it, and if they do, do they just go all to pieces?

P.S.: I can't say anything, yet can't say enough about the keywords you gave this song. Mickey Dolenz was always my favorite Monkee. Although Peter Tork was a close second -- the "Shemp" of the band, IMHO.
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michaeljayklein said 2313 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Call collect!
I always liked Micky too because he was the only African American member of the Monkees, thus the special mention. Well, I never knew who "Morph" was either until Ted pointed out that across the pond he is something of their version of our "Gumby". I think they are both cute and now doubt have broken many a heart in their day. Thanks for stopping by and the very gracious (and funny) remarks Bob! My blood pressure has dropped considerably since that horrible visit to the doctor and I'm sure I can get it down to 0 over 0 with a few changes in my nefarious habits. You take care now! Michael
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Keedee said 2311 days ago (January 25th, 2011)
Wonderful....
Love you lots already but if you keep singin' like this, things might get more serious. :D
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