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Here's a tune written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, and was originally performed by Bing Crosby in one of those Crosby/Hope "Road" movies--I think it was "Road to Utopia" or "Road to Perdition", something like that. Thanks for listening and hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend! Michael

Words by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Arrangement and accompaniment: Bob Boyd Productions (2005)
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Uploaded: May 28, 2011 - 05:34:12 AM
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2011 - 06:24:23 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 04:24:29 AM
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Skweryl said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
you Mr. jayklein are google most famous
macjammer when we google macjams we see you, you are on wickipedia too, you are very professional crooner man and have a beautiful wonderful amazing voice such a superstar singer, we love MJK!
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michaeljayklein said 2320 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Oh! Looking me up on the internet hey?
Invasion of privacy perhaps? :)
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alackbass said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Personality
Such a nice track to wake up to. This goes perfectly with my morning coffee!
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michaeljayklein said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew...
I also go well with egg salad--or so I've heard.
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Narad said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Personality
A most beautful and very personal swing for the weekend. Thanks uncle ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Thanks Harald
...and keep up the fine work you've been coming up with lately--you are on a roll! Take care nephew! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
I used to love
those "Road to..." movies when I was a kid and did not what a bit of a shit Bing Crosby apparently really could be....oh well, that aside this is top notch and least I can imagine Bob Hope hooning around in the background.Oh is it a holiday weekend? Well beggar me so it is ....Enjoy

Chris
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Chris
Yes, I've read all about Crosby's private life and all, but hell, can you expect anybody with that kind of charisma and personality on screen to actually be real? The same could be said for other entertainers as diverse as Maurice Chevaliar, Charles Boyer and Cary Grant. It's true, he turned it off when the camera stopped rolling, but (and some may laugh), but if I could be like anybody "on screen", it would be Bing, most definitely. For no particular reason, I love this song--and happy you liked it too! Take care now chief, Michael
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Saltaireguru77 said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Personality
I was thinking this was going to be that Lloyd Price song and was all ready to say "oh great. Fab song, Michael.. yada yada yada." And then I listened. Not the song I was expecting! Made me sit up and listen properly and stop being so damn lazy! Great vocal delivery, with plenty of authenticity and a fantastic backer with nice brass notes in there punching it through. Very period and nice to see a shot from the accompanying film too. How you bend into those notes with pinpoint accuracy and just the right amount of swing baffles me. As someone would say (and probably will) you da bestest!
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Hello dere Stephen!
Oh yes, that Lloyd Price song has caused nothing but confusion, but of course, this song was first! Thanks for your approval--lately, I have new headphones and new speakers and between the two, I'm not sure what to use in the mixing department (i.e., what sounds good over the speakers is a little more strident in my headphones--this is quite an interesting dilemma I've gotten myself into, I must say). It would be nice if they could actually make more movies in the style of the old "Road to" movies--they were such fun and different. Hope you are doing well and give my regards to pop! Take care now, Michael
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sewer rod said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Never really watched those movies growing up
Is anyone really surprised?!
That's ok because when I hear you do these songs, I'm hearing them for the first time and I believe you're one of the best at what you do!
So thank you on behalf of all those people like me who may be hearing these for the first time!
Great song, great vox (as usual) Thanks for sharing.

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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Jay
Yanno, your comment probably means the most to me. Here it is you work in an entirely different genre and style of music and yet, you are open enough to listen to a song that's well over 60 years old. I admire you for that (and truth is, I try to enjoy all types of music, although I have to draw the line at some kinds--but I like heavy metal, which I think in a way is like electronic classical music sometimes--I knew you'd like to hear that from me!) Thanks very much Jay--you take care now, Michael
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RAVENS said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Hmmm...
I have a few personalities, and they all love YOU! Whatta great song, and hearing your beautiful voice starts my day off perfectly. Great recording too, you da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Impsie Baby™!
In fact, I was speaking with one of your various personalities the other night--she said some awful things about you Impsie (but you know me, loyal and all--I won't divulge anything). I hope this mix was okay--I'll have to write to you later about my dilemma (it's called finally getting some good audio equipment and not sure which to go with, you know this one I think: Routine #123B. Thanks again for always making me beam--you take care care now and no more curtain hanging for you, okay? Moe
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ShadowofNine said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Road movies
as a kid I watched them all,some were very funny and all were fun, just like this tune fun...Pro performance comes in the ticket price...
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Dave Baby!™
Yeah, those were great films--you NEVER knew what would happen! My favorite moment in any of them was the time Bing and Bob were imprisoned and all they had was this tiny window as a means of escape:

Bing: Okay, I'm a bit chubbier than you than in the last picture, you go!

Thanks again Dave--you take care now! Michael
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falcef said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Personality
Greetings from 'Italy. Beautiful song sound made ​​by a well-mixed zone and thirties style, the rhythm is interesting and compelling. Many compliments to the musicians and the jazz singer swing. Hello

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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Falcef, from Italy™
Grazie molto! Sono felice voi ho goduto di questo! Ora ciao, Michael (dal Minnesota)
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magnatone said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Personality
good god, your voice is supernatural!
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michaeljayklein said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Karen
Yeah, they are calling in an exorcist to rid me of this horrid condition! Thanks for listening and always appreciate hearing from ya! Take care now! Michael
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neilh79 said 2336 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Personality
You have it in abundance Michael, awesome mate well done
michaeljayklein said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Thanks again Neil!
You are a great guy and I'm happy to know you (okay, enough of that--let's get that project off the ground! Time's a-wasting!) Just kidding you mate--we'll get it when we get it! You take care now, Michael
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RochaMalhada said 2335 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
some day
you're going to sing for me in person. :) not on the street corner in Minn 8O

Mah'vlous, my friend.

Great shot of Bob up there.

. - Harold
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michaeljayklein said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Harold!!!!!!!
Yup, the town commissioners are planning to erect a statue on Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street to commemorate our historic (hysteric?) meeting there. Hey, they put one up for Mary Tyler Moore just a couple blocks down on Nicollet, so why's not us?!! Hope you are doing well Harold--and thanks so very much! Michael
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Llarion said 2335 days ago (May 28th, 2011)
Big Smile.
BIG BIG SMILE. Man, oh man, can you croon... Holy crap... Smooth, dimensioned, nuanced... goes down smooth, like, well, one of those drinks that goes down smooooth. (I don't drink, so pick your favorite). Magnatone got it right. Supernatural.
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michaeljayklein said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Thanks very much Phil!
Coming from an artist I am very taken by, that is a giant compliment indeed! Much appreciated Phil! Mmmmmmmm....I don't drink either, so howzabout we settle on a nice creamy Chocolate Malt?! Take care now, Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Mug shot :-)
Hey Michael, your new artist photo looks like you have been caught on a security camera robbing a book store. What gives? :-) Luckily this song has all the personality that the photo lacks. Great job as always and you pick great arrangements to sing to. Enjoyed. No long weekend in this neck of the woods :( Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Hey there!
Hahahahahahaha...that was a shot of me on webcam--I don't remember what provoked that look, but I do remember it being rather appropriate at the time! I can really make some faces if I put my mind to it (I'm rather rubber faced really). Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a listen to this song (it's a big favorite of mine and I'm hoping to play an instrumental of this myself soon). Great hearing from you Peter--and enjoy your "short" weekend! Michael
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chinaman2 said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
wow
fantastic performance. & personality you have loads of, no doubt. the recording is very warm. any tips on how this was done?
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Thanks Mannix
Oh boy, I don't know what I did if I did something right really! In fact, it's been harder for me to mix because I have new speakers and new headphones and one sounds okay, the other doesn't or visa versa (this is called, "The Curse of the Monkey's Paw"--getting what you asked for--oy vey!) I do use a ribbon mic which gives vocals a bit warmer sound, so perhaps that is it. Appreciate hearing from ya--take care now! Michael
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Corporal Beef said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Personality
NIce! Very smooth vocals and great control! This put a smile on my face this morning. Thanks for posting.
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Thanks very much Corporal!
Appreciated! Michael
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finkeldink said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
MJK ruwlz!
This is really great Michael.
Fantastic production.
You're getting pretty danged good at this.

Awesome sir!
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Thanks very much Mike!

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dave_b said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Personality
The song title describes your vocal too! Smooth as butter... I seem to remember another song which had "personality" as the hook??
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Dave
You are too kind--thanks! Oh yes, there was one from the early 1960s (I think) by Lloyd Price--it has kind of kept this song hidden since then, which is a shame. You take care now and glad to hear from ya! Michael
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Relic67 said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
amazing
You really nailed this one. In fact I'd rather listen to your version than to Bing Crosby's. Downloaded!

BTW I was surprised to find "road to morocco" on my son's ipod, so I'm thinking Bing and Bob's music is poised for a big comeback (not that it really went away LOL).
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Relic67
Good grief, it made the iPod? I did a version of "On the Road to Morocco" a long time ago--maybe I'll do it again sometime (very fun song--just like those movies themselves were!) Thanks so very much for stopping by to take a listen to this deal--you take care now! Michael
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dimm witness said 2335 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Famous!!
personality yeah baby!
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Thanks very much...

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Bowman said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
The subjects
of this song aren't the only ones with personality. You have it in spades as is once again demonstrated with this gem.
You not only perform this wonderfully but also evoke the sound and mix of that era. Don't know how you do it but keep up the magic Michael.
Cheers,
Charlie

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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Hey Charlie!!
I wast just listening to something by you a little while ago, so hearing from a talented guy like yourself--it means a lot! Thanks again--and take care now, Michael
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johnwhitehead said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
Personality
This one was new to me. Thanks for bringing it back. Smooth, seemingly effortless & oh so musical performance. Top shelf, Michael.

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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Thanks a million John! You take care now!

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egobandit said 2334 days ago (May 29th, 2011)
bob and bing
My favorites, I thought Bob would live forever, your a gem in that you bring it out, to those that might not know this beautiful music, YOu deliver it with that touch that only you can deliver! Top Again!
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Gracias Tim!
Hey, it's the only genre I know really! I'm so glad you liked this song; it's long been a favorite of mine. You take care and hoping you and the family are doing good! Michael
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mvh9591 said 2334 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
Nice___
Sounding GREAT as usual Michael. Thanks for keeping history alive.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Micheal....
I don't think these tunes will ever leave us--but it's good to polish them up and put them out there now and then! Much appreciated your listening and for the very kind endorsement--take care now! Michal
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Keedee said 2333 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
I see why it's on fire in here...
Bing himself couldn't have done it better. You were PERFECTION here, Michael!!!!! Pure Perfection!!!!!
michaeljayklein said 2332 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Bapsie!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I forget where we put that extinguisher now! Hope you are doing well--talk to you soon but until then, take good care now! Michael
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rok41 said 2331 days ago (June 1st, 2011)
Personality
MJK, excellent! Again, these great performances by you always remind me of watching those classic movies with my grandfather, such a great memory. Thanks for being so good at what you do.
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michaeljayklein said 2329 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
And thank you so very much Chris!
Take care now! Michael
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gadzooks said 2330 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
Personality
I don't know how you do it? You must be a romantic at heart. This just takes me away to a magical time. You have a great voice and just do a great job on this. Love the mix and everything about it.
SG
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michaeljayklein said 2329 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Thanks Zooks!
Yes, I am an incurable romantic, which is sometimes good but often times kind of disappointment for me, but I go on! I truly appreciated hearing from you and very grateful for your stopping in to take a listen to this thing. Have a great weekend and take care now! Michael
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H3nry said 2330 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
You got Personality down.
Got that sly single entendre that goes down smooooth...
And yes, I too was expecting the other song, and wondering WTF?

Hope you get the new cans and spookers dialed in soon. Listen to a bunch of stuff you love on them to get your ears acclimated. We await some keyboard wizardry when you get your courage up enough to go public. It's not all that bad - folk hereabouts encouraged me enough that I'm getting some of my chops back. As for vocals, well as everybody sez, you da bestest!
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michaeljayklein said 2329 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Thanks Henry!
Glad you enjoyed this fun song. My favorite version of it is by (of all people) lyricist Johnny Mercer (quite a fine singer in his own right as you may recall!) I'm having trouble converting files into midi files although I just bought a book that may help me in his endeavor, but otherwise, my fingers are acclimating well to the keys after a lot of practice (I don't know, but I'd swear they are smaller than the ones on my acoustic upstairs or maybe I'm hallucinating!) You take care and appreciated your stopping by! Michael
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CC_Connection said 2330 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
10 Stars
I am dancing now. It is early and I still am dancing. I love your singing so much. You sing so beautiful.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2329 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Tina!
I think it's high time we auditioned you for a TV show that is very popular in my country, "Dancing with the Stars". I think you could make it because quite frankly, some of these "stars" never were stars when they were stars. In fact, they are even more nothing than when they were nothing. I am very confident they'd let you in, easy! You take care now and send my regards to your sister as well. Michael
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scofugate said 2330 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
All day!
“All day long, they lie in the sun, and when the sun goes down, they lie some more.”
--Frank Sinatra
I could not state it better hearing this beaut!
Wonderful Mr. MJK!!!


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michaeljayklein said 2328 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Franki had a way with a word didn't he?
Glad to hear from you Scott--I see you have been one frantically busy percussionist lately! Thanks again--and take good care now! Michael
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Sigmund said 2329 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Personality
Songs just aren't written like this anymore. You did a great job with this - really like your vocal work here - excellent - and a lot of fun - thanks!
Sig
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michaeljayklein said 2328 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Thank you Ziggy!
You must be ready to post a song--don't ask how I can tell! Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck! :)
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Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and solidified as a distinctive style during the 1930s in the United States. Swing is distinguished primarily by a strong rhythm section, usually including

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