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This goes out to a dear and special friend who makes every day sunny for me and all of us. Happy anniversary Dani!

Thanks again and take good care now,

Michael

"On the Sunny Side of the Street", written by Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields (1929)
Arrangement and accompaniment: Bob Boyd Productions (2004), used with permishkin
Vocal: Ol' Muscle Throat
Artwork: "Sunny Side of the Street" by Jan Perkins
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Ibstrat said 2190 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Did
I actually make the 1st comment? I truly love this song, and your interpretation is superb.Thanks!
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michaeljayklein said 2190 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Mr. Guitar
Thanks very much Mark! I'm happy this met with your approval--I rather slapped this together earlier today as I wanted something "new" for Dani to hear on her anniversary date. This sounds much better on the new desktop speakers my partner bought today (finally, I have some good speakers!) than on my headphones, so I was not sure how this would sound. Incidentally (more good news!), after a LONG time waiting, I am finally getting a keyboard and hope that one day we can do an instrumental/vocal type of thing together. You take care now and hope your week is A-OK! Michael
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RAVENS said 2190 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
You!!!
What a wonderful surprise, you're so freakin' awesome. A million thank yous, can't even tell ya how much I appreciate it. Hopefully now that you've sung about sun, maybe it will warm up there. Yeah, I doubt it too, bluck!

Beautifully sung, thissun be a goodun, yanno? Thank you so much again, you da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2190 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Impsie Baby!
Thissun is probably my favorite of the old songs--I just wish I could have done it better for you (you must admit though, I really "nailed" those squeaky parts!) Oh, I think the sun is headed in your direction (I know this because it's DEFINITELY done doing it's thing here in Minnesota--trust me on this--and BLUCK!) You take good care now and hope the week finds many gumbies fawning over you! xoxoxoxoxo Moesy Baby (and Farina too! And Stephen as well!!)
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alackbass said 2190 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
On the Sunny Side of the Street
A fitting gift for a wonderful person!
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
She's da bestest ever! Thanks Andrew!

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Elevator_Funk said 2190 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
...
great. Love that tune. Your vox are great.
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks greatly Brian! Take care now, Michael

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magnatone said 2190 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
Sunny Side
good grief you're fabulous michael! love this song - never heard a better rendition than this one! (and cheers to Dani!)
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Much appreciated hearing from you Karen--thanks again and take care now, Michael

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Relic67 said 2190 days ago (April 30th, 2011)
all reet
very wonderful song, loved your performance.
I missed the intro though... I guess they get left off a lot of the arrangements.
no matter... enjoyed much!
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Hi Relic
...that was the intro! There is a verse to this song too that I know, but it was not included in the arrangement (it's a very excellent little verse too!) Thanks again and take care now! Michael
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Symphony101 said 2190 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
I have the perfect setting
to listen to this fantastic work. Sun is coming in the room and just inviting me to go out (and maybe take a walk on the sunny side of the street) ... Very nicely done Michael, and this is a fantastic gift to someone who brings sunshine to us indeed. I wish Dani and you, further walks on the sunny side.
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Hi Yves
Well, I'm really glad if this gave way to a few sunbeams over there! It's been murky, clammy, cold, blustery, rainy, windy, chilly--well, sort of like the winter we just had but only about 12 degrees warmer. Again: WHY AM I LIVING HERE?!! UGH! Thanks for stopping by and for such kind remarks--you take good care now! Michael
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Keedee said 2190 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Dazzling...
Wonderful dedication and Blindingly GOOD performance!!! ♥♥♥

sunny,side,street
michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
HAHAHA!
I was this THIS close to using that picture, but yanno, as talented as he is, John Lithgow makes me nervous for some reason. He kind of reminds of this evil substitute teacher we had every so often in grade school, Mrs. Pearl (she WAS a real haint--as you guys down south say!) Thanks again Lyn--you take care now! xoxox + oxoxox Mish
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mrattue said 2190 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Sunny Side
Always sunny when you're singing in your bright, warm style, Michael.

Nice dedication to someone whose made such lovely contribution to this site.

Incidentally we do have a local accent in the NE of England where 'all right'; is actually pronounced 'all reet', so for a moment, i thought i was hearing Geordie (as it is called)!

Greatly enjoyed, as always!

Thank you

Marc
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Marc
Well, I never knew that about "all reet" over there, but now that I ruminate for a bit, it DOES have that British accent kind of sound to it! Thanks so very much for listening--you have an all reet week! Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
lovely version
In fact it's sunny here right now :-)
fits my mood...
Another fine oldie but goodie, Michael!
Enjoyed!
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Hi Cees..
I'm moving to wherever it is you live--I want me some sun, dammit! Thanks again my old friend--you take care now! Michael
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Skean said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
The man with the big heart
What can I say more then you're a hell of a guy to spread love and understanding. I love this and I love you, take care, Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Wait...
...I was going to say that about you Kenta! Well, we big hearted guys know one another when we see one maybe! You are such a fine gentleman--I do hope we meet one day. Thanks so very much! Michael
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Skean said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Yeah!
To meat you should be really cool, who knows maybe it can happen, only time will tell and I hope we have the time on our side, peace, love and respect, Kenta
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Jarvoid said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Greateroony....
one of my fave ukulele tunes ....much respect to this interperetation and rendition of it ....Cheers

Jarvoid
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks Chris!
I think my two very favorite versions of this are (in this order): Tommy Dorsey's and Frankie Laine's. The Dorsey recording is, of course, a classic now, but I think I first heard this song watching an old movie bio of Helen Morgan, the singer from the 1920s (beautifully done by Gogi Grant, who was doing the actual (dubbed) singing). Glad you like this one too--and thanks again mate! Michael
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Moviz said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Always
a favourite song of mine.... and it always gives a sunny feel when listening..... loving the nice relaxed feel to this with your ace vocals as the iced topping, great stuff Michael, Cheers M
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks very much Maurice!
Once I get my new keyboard ironed out, I hope to do an instrumental of this song--like yourself, a big favorite of mine too! Much appreciated hearing from ya--you take care now! Michael
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yohmar said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Wonderful
Happy Anniversary Dani
Many happy returns

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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thank you kindly sir! Michael

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neilh79 said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
On the sunny side of the street
Awesome again!! I love this tune and you really bring it out, well done
michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Glad you liked it Neil--THANK YOU! Michael

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Reggie_Pole said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Sunny side up
I think you're the one person who can get away with not posting lyrics. I believe the word is enunciationicity, which you have. Well, happy happy. Nicely done, sir.
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thonk yu Reggie
Oh yeah, that's a big deal with me, diction and all that junk--not that hard really, just need to pay attention to the beginning and end of most words and you are an instant Bing Crosby! Thanks again chief! Take care now, Michael
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finkeldink said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Yes
Dani does make the day sunny!

Great job MJK.
The breathy sax is a very nice touch.
Very well sung as always.
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks again Mike
Yes, I am rather fond of that sax solo in there myself--reminds me of Benny Carter somehow. Appreciated hearing from you partner--have a good week now, Michael
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scofugate said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
All I can say
Another MJK CLASSIC!!
Still Swingin!!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2189 days ago (May 1st, 2011)
Thanks greatly Scott!!! Looking forward to working with you again on this new deal! Take care now, Michael

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Narad said 2188 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
On the Sunny Side of the Street
You're always on the best side with your sunny swinging songs, my uncle.
Beautifully done ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
My surrogate nephew!
Thanks as always Harald--you always bring a little sunshine my way and I do appreciate it (and your music of course!) Take care now, Michael
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CharlyDeeCynthius said 2188 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Jazzing
Very cool song...I like it;)
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michaeljayklein said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Thanks again Charly!

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Vic Holman said 2188 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
Sunny Side Up
just where is that crazy sun? one day of sun six days of rain.

well it is a sunny tune and that works for me Michael :-)
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michaeljayklein said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
From the sounds of it...
...your weather sounds too remarkably close to what we are having! Are you SURE you don't live on my block Vic? Thanks again partner--and do take care (hope some sun comes your way--we had some today, and I must say, it was a genuine novelty of sorts!) Michael
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dave_b said 2188 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
On the Sunny Side of the Street
You are consistently excellent!
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michaeljayklein said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Hi Dave!
This is not so very easy to sing (low notes at the start and then it goes high up--at least for my range), but it's always been a favorite of mine. I hope to do an instrumental version of it now that I have my keyboard (I'm still "learning" that thing--it's quite complex, but it's a joy learning all the things it can do!) You take care Dave! Michael
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ste said 2188 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
wonderful
phrasing. you have a knack here
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Thank you!

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PeterB7858 said 2188 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Spiffy...
Hi Michael. Wonderful idea, running this up for Dani. A great old song that you do a typically spiffy job on (blame Anne from Sisters for the use of spiffy - she used it to describe one of my songs LOL). You are a talented, kind-hearted person. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
What a spiffy comment!
Thanks so very much Peter--glad you enjoyed this song; it's a true classic. You take care now and hope to be talking to you soon! Michael
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ted23 said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Good
Choice! Schweetly shung!
I perfect song dedicated to and performed by the most sunny sided macjammers!
michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Dash niesh of you to shay!
Thanks very much Ted! Michael
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egobandit said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
oh Mr Klein
IM sure Dani loves this, as for me it tickles my feet and makes me want to find that sunny spot on your street :) ! your a class act!
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Hi Tim
I live on it and I'm STILL trying to find that sunny spot on my street (if you've ever seen the "Munsters" my neighborhood looks the same as that house is on--everything about it is in black & white too!) Much appreciated--you take good care now, Michael
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mvh9591 said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
Very Nice_____
As always Michael

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Thanks for listening Michael!

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jdholliday said 2187 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
wowza!
if I didn't know better I'd think this was an original recording from that time frame, i love this song and you nailed it Michael, amazing performance!
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
JD
I just wish I could sing it the way Frankie Laine done sung it, but appreciated your most encouraging words. You take care now! Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Better than the dark side of the St. lifted my spirits I tell you...
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
And I tell you...
THANKS AGAIN! Nice to hear from you Dave--hope all is well! Michael
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J_Gretch said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Class
What a great way to use your talent.
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michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Thanks for stopping by--take care now, Michael

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CC_Connection said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
Such a beautiful song. I listen already so much times. I love it so much when you sing.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Tina
It was the least I could do for my pal Dani (I'm not sure you've heard her songs--maybe you have--but she goes under "Ravens" here and I'm tell you, you WILL be dancing like crazy when you listen to her!) Thanks again and send my best wishes to Yolanda and the rest over there. Take care now, Michael
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PaulaMunk said 2186 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Michael,
this is perfect. You know you are doing something right when those who hear you smile, without realizing it. Such a gift of that wonderful voice. You can sing us a song whenever Dani has birthdays, anniversaries, takes her summer clothes out of mothballs or wins the Guinness for largest bubblegum bubble. Hey, any excuse at all. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2081 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Char
Yanno kid, I have had a lot of what some people would call "tragedy" in those years when I needed it least. I think what helped my survive was just clinging, no matter how tenuous it seemed at the time, to that rainbow at the other end. Thanks so very, very much for being one of those beams. You take care now, Michael
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Saltaireguru77 said 2184 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
Sunny side
Ya know MJK, we're having some uncommonly sunny weather here in the UK at the mo and the way our street sits north to south, there's always a sunny side and a shady side. I was going for a walk with my little daughter only yesterday and asked her if we should walk on the sunny side of the street and sang a few bars of this very song! And now I find my favourite vocal gymnast has a version up here! I like that "Sun-sun-sunny side of the street" bit especially! It's got a great backer but as always your effortless vocal steals the show. Dani must be delighted! Brilliant stuff my friend. Will encourage the old geezer to bend his ear trumpet to this one! I'm sure he'll love it too.
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sammydix said 2181 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
sunny
still got it man. I pressed play while having my morning coffee and biscuit and it just made everything a little more enjoyable. palatable in every way. good tune.
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TobinMueller said 2178 days ago (May 12th, 2011)
Memories
I used to accompany my mother, when I was a teenager, when she'd sing this tune. I love how you are keeping all these fabulous songs alive. The Golden Era of songwriting, for sure. A pleasure.
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