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Okay, so the Flonaseā„¢ wore out by the second chorus, but here tis! This is a perennial written in 1921 (PD) with music by Louis Silvers and lyrics from B. G. De Sylva (best known for their smash hit, "Eloise with the Social Disease")

Tomorrow marks my second year at Macjams. My sincere thanks to those who have given my stuff their support and encouragement. An even bigger thanks to all who have brought my ears such wonderful music these many months. Keep up the marvelous work!

Thanks for listening and take care now!

Arrangement/Accompaniment: Mr. Alan McPike
Vocal: MJK
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Uploaded: Feb 12, 2011 - 04:59:20 PM
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jgurner said 2440 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Wonderful!
Always loved this tune. So great. Really enjoyed it. You did a wonderful job with it. Can't even tell the Flonase went kaput. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2440 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hey Joe!
Yeah, you know, even these really old relics have such powerful lyrics--"keep on looking for the bluebird and listen for his song"--so beautiful. Appreciated hearing from you and hope you have a great week! Michael
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jdholliday said 2440 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
Hello Michael Jay Klein Sir
What a great track by Mr. McPike, and wow Michael your voice is perfect here, I love this song (meaning I've never heard it) but I love it, hearing it now for the first time, your voice sounds amazing here, are you kidding me? Wow! Great performance, one of your best. 2nd listen, and whatever key this is is your perfect key, yes? This is the most relaxed I've heard your voice, and my favorite McPike backer, love that stand up bass, sounds like a live performance, awesome! 3rd listen! I know I keep saying this but this is definitely your best song imho.
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michaeljayklein said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Thanks James
I can tell from getting more downloads than comments on this deal that I struck solid gold once again (ahem...). Alan did a thoroughly fine job on this song and I'm always very happy to give him credit when it's due. You take take JD--and send my best to sweet little Katy over there too! Michael
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RAVENS said 2440 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
All Hail Flonase...
Master of Song! I miss him, geez..

What a terrific song, and you sound absolutely wonderful singing it. Fab mix as well, everything sounds just perfect to my ears. This certainly cheered me up tonight, you da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Thanks Dani!
Yeah, Hail Flonase, the man and his mucus, etc.! As always you are much too kind--thanks again and hope you have a smooth week! Michael
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papag said 2440 days ago (February 12th, 2011)
I gotta say
The picture cracked me up...but your singing is great once again. I really enjoy you voice and the way it fits so well with this genre. Smooth as silk.

thanks for the dl :)
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michaeljayklein said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Thanks again Papa!
Always greatly pleased to hear from you and glad you enjoyed this old song--they don't write 'em like this anymore! You take care now--Michael
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alackbass said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
April Showers
Great song and a wonderful arrangement. I really like the Freddie Green styled guitar Alan put in there. Another wonderful vocal!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew!
Glad you liked it!
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KCsGROOVE said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
april
Michael, in Holland we have a saying : "april doet wat ie wil" which means as much as : In april you can expect any kind of weather, sun but also showers :-)
My mom used to sing this, today it is exactly 14 years ago that she died, so I think of her a lot. My dad died in the month of april. So mixed feelings listening to this song but joy prevails :-)
Thanks for sharing!
Downloaded..
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
I hear you KC
I've lost so much of my immediate family that sometimes the anniversary of their birth or death comes up and I may not even realize it until a day later--I think it's more important to remember what they gave me while they were here I guess. I'm so glad you liked this song--my voice was not up to par at the time, but I may do it again this spring and see what happens! You take good care now and happy to hear from ya Cees! Michael
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hackneybloke said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
april showers
hi michael...not stumpy here. if this was any more laid back then you would be asleep. effortless crooning as only you know how. i don't know if i ever told you but i often put you on when we're having dinner....you or julie london.
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
I was in Julie London's dressing room!
Okay, so I was ten and it was on a Universal Studio tour (Julie was then appearing in the TV show "Emergency!") , but I was there! Thanks again Julian--I hope every thing is good now. You take care! Michael
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MarkHolbrook said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
oh man that
voice! Happy 2 MJK! I hope you are never able to leave for MJ wouldn't be the same! LOL your pic looks a wee bit more than an april shower!!! Sweet work MJK!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Hi Mark...
...thanks for stopping in and very pleased that you liked this old tune! You take care now and stay warm! Michael
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mrattue said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
April Dreaming!
Ah, Michael, your song is almost as good as the spring itself, especially still in the depths of winter!

Thank you for all the cheerful and warming songs that you have given us.

This site would be much the poorer without you.


Mind how you go.

Marc
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Don't worry Marc...
...I'll walk out slowly backwards so you guys will think I'm coming in! But all seriousness aside, greatly appreciated hearing from you mate--you take care now! Michael
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dave_b said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
April Showers
Very controlled vocal, love the way you slide from note-to-note in places, a stellar backing by McPike. Happy Jamiversary!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Well, thanks very much Dave!
I remember when I first joined, some "anonymous" fat person posted a thread in the forum saying I'd only last 3 months here before I caused trouble and all that stuff (this was obviously from one of those people who hate me for whatever reasons they have--no sweat off my back though! Maybe they can't stand to see me having good friends on these sites, like yourself!) Very elated to hear from you Dave and glad you enjoyed this classic old standard! You take care now! Michael
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PockBluesman said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Great
Michael Just another great performance I never get tired of your work. This music needs to be kept alive for us all to enjoy so just keep singing and us mortals will just keep coming back to listen. Thanks. PB
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
My goodness...
I was so busy this weekend that I'm seeing all these nice remarks for the first time! I'm glad to see you amongst them PB--much obliged for your listening and laying down the sweet words--you take care now and keep up the fine work you do! Michael
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lholden said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Love this one
I've always enjoyed this song and you've done a great version of it here:) You have a really lovely voice and the piano work is fantastic too. Thanks for sharing!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Thank ya Laura!
(Maybe I should sing "Laura" one of these days--I'm sure you know that one!) Thanks for mentioning the music on this--he does a wonderful job just about every time and we singers are glad he's around! You take care Laura and appreciated your stopping in! Michael
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neilh79 said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
April Showers
Ohh this is wonderful truly wonderful. To make a song swing is a talent in itself and you really got it here. Bobby Darin himself would love this awesome man, superb
michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Hey Neil
I have to laugh because I remember "auditioning" for my voice teacher and after I was done she said "You know Michael, if you stopped trying to sound like Sinatra, you'd make an extremely good Bobby Darin" (alas, I don't sing as well as either! I use my "own" voice for better or worse, and I think that's a good thing really). Happy you liked this number! Take care now Neil, Michael
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magnatone said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
April Showers
the VOICE!!! lord michael - really, you should be a household name. NOBODY (currently living) can sing like you!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
A household name?
You mean like "Comet" or "Arid Extra Dry"?!! Well maybe! Thanks again Karen--you are just too kind! Take good care now, Michael
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apb said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Schwingin'
Enjoyed that MJK.. very well done as I'd expect.
Loved the keywords. :o)
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Mucho gracias APB!
Thanks for stopping by! Take care now, Michael
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Narad said 2440 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
April Showers
Beautiful promising showers will bring the spring still closer. :)
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Nephew!
I was so happy to see your name up on this thing! Thanks for coming by--and I hope you have a beautiful spring! It was almost 50 degrees here yesterday (quite amazing for Minnesota), and it was nice to have a taste of what's to come after such a harsh and miserable winter. You take good care now and hoping you post one of your works here very soon (I've missed you lately!) Take care now, Uncle
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Mckenzie said 2439 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
what a great
evening of music i'm having. This is effortlessly classy. Wonderfully produced and great musicianship. Thanks Michael, this is inspiring stuff to say the least.
Many thanks!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
You are too generous!
But I'll take that generosity any day, especially coming from a talented young artist like yourself! You take care and appreciated hearing from ya! Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2439 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
One of your best
You move around so effortlessly in this classic, Michael. Fantastic phrasing and some unique MJK touches. Really high class accompaniment as well. One of your best! Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Peter!
Your supportive words were very much appreciated! Really though, my voice was a bit thin the night I recorded it, so to compensate a bit, I worked a little harder on the phrasing and stuff, so pleased you noticed that on here! You take great care and hope to hear you at work very soon! Michael
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fasteddie said 2439 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
HA HA HA
I opened the link and the first thing I see is that flooding shot. Too funny!
Your sinuses sound just fine you joker!
This is awesome! Well done MJK!
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Thankee Mike!
I searched far and wide for just the right photo--glad you enjoyed it (and the song and stuff too!) You take good care and hope your week is off to a dandy start! Michael
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Char said 2439 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
I have heard this song.
Nice piano plinking. Oh, what a smooth rendition. No Spanky Lugosi at the end to introduce the band? Now if those guys had umbrellas that doubled as boats, then, they'd really have something! Thanks for two years of absolute delight.
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
You don't know....
...how close you came, but I almost, nearly, but not quite, was going to add my character "Alexandro" on this some here, but somehow--quite by accident--good taste tapped me on the shoulder before I could proceed. You are so very kind--thanks again Char and hope the next two years will be just as good as the last ones. Take care now! Michael
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DWL said 2439 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
I was just getting my umbrella
A fine addition to your catalogue Michael.

Expertly done as usual. A joy indeed!

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2438 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
Dick!
(I really need to study that profile picture up close one of these nights!) Thanks many times over mate--your listening to my stuff and letting me know about it really brightens my day, no matter what! Take good care now (and as soon as I unpack my brand new headphones, which just came in the post today, I'll re-listen to your song from today--I could only hear it through these tacky transcriptionist's ear phones at work today!) Michael
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Jarvoid said 2438 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
Happy Macjammyversary
The artwork depicts April showers as we know and love 'em in Old Blighty...yuk.

great tones and sounds as ever .Just keep on keeping on .......and I would love to hear "Eloise with the Social Disease"

Chris
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michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Thanks again mate!
Incidentally, "Eloise with the Social Disease" (along with another, even more scandalous song) was taught to me as a teen by an older pianist at a piano lounge we played at (he did the weekends). I'll trot them out one of these days, but will have to clean it up or take the easy route and just "bleep" some of the words! You take care now Chris and great hearing from ya! Michael
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ted23 said 2438 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
I'm
Struggling to keep up at the mo!
Couldn't miss this beauty though Michael.
Smooth and dreamy. Some very warm music posted recently.
This is a song to sit back and relax to, let it kind of wash over you and enjoy the moment. The music and vocal is so together on this.
Well done boss!!
michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Hey there Ted!
Yeah, I've been too romantic lately--need to post something more rough house maybe! As always, you are way too generous, but I greatly appreciate it! Thanks again mate--and hope you have a very enjoyable weekend! Michael
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Moviz said 2437 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
One of my
very fave songs of all time and you do a great rendition here Michael.... love the easy treatment.... I had Eddie Fisher (my teenage Idol) singing this one.... so you bring great memories with this for me, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Thanks Maurice!
Actually, I would have preferred singing something more in the line of the Al Jolson (I just get so nervous singing these kinds of ballad arrangements!) I liked Eddie Fisher's voice very much (another somewhat underrated singer I greatly enjoy is Frankie Laine--a great "song stylist"). Thanks for the very kind reception on this deal--and you take good care now! Michael
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ktb said 2436 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
April Showers
I think I owe you a thank you for re-aquainting me with a whole style of performance. Classy, embracing, and soulful. Thanks
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michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Ah shucks...
...thanks Big K! Yanno, I was talking to a rather young girl at work today and somewhere along the line, we were talking about older music and she said "Well, Frank Sinatra was the BEST ever!" I think she's about 21 years old--this gave me a big lift to hear that from someone so young. Happy you could stop by and greatly appreciative. Take good care now! Michael
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ktholliday said 2436 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
~ April Showers ~
Wowwwwseee!!! Cool song, Michael, I really enjoyed hearing this song! I am a big time fan of yours!!! Your voice, is soooooooo fantastic! This is my birthday, month! (April)! and oh my goodness, you voice is perfect-to!!! Thanks for sharing this~ I love your music! ~ take good care, Katy ~ best to you and your loved one!!! :)Instant D/L!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Katy!
James must have mentioned that I missed you around here--I'm so very pleased you liked this (admittedly, my voice was not in the best of shape, but I tried like hell, which I guess counts for something!) Up where I live, April is the greatest month of the year for me, because it's usually when our horrible winters are done and over with and little green things start poking up out of the ground and on the limbs of trees, all the different types of birds I've not seen since fall are back, and it's such a beautiful thing to see. So you are born in my favorite month! Thanks again Katy--you are so very kind! Have a fine weekend and I hope James can coax you back to the microphone one of these days. Take care now! Michael
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CC_Connection said 2435 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
I am dancing together with Yolanda in work now. We love your voice and singing so very much. This is such beautiful song.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Thank you O Wee One...
Mmmmmmm...just how often DO you dance with Yolanda?! But all seriousness abruptly pushed aside--I'm always delighted to hear from you with that special brand of sudsiness (new word) you bring along with you Tina. Send my warmest regards to the gang back there (sorry to hear about your car--if that had been my brother, I would have crowned him royally!) You take care now! Michael
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Keedee said 2435 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
***applause***
Ohh..my.. Loved your delivery here!! One of the Prettiest covers of this song I've heard! You're simply dripping, pouring, saturated with talent!!! (k)

rain neighborhood afternoon
michaeljayklein said 2434 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Bapsie!
I saw your comment at work and and it was so nice, I actually forgot I was at work, even for just a brief moment or two--you do that to me! Thanks again--and I love that picture! I'm keeping that one (you have a very fine knack for finding these things--a gift almost as rare as your special way with a song). Hope you are doing well and that this weekend has a lot of fun in store for you Lyn! Take care now--xox--Michael
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Lagusaya2 said 2433 days ago (February 19th, 2011)
Love this
You're a fantastic singer Michael. Also love the picture...it over-dramatises April Showers.

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