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This was some jinque I slapped together during that "End of the World" craze a few weeks ago or so (and completely forgot about until this evening). Nothing special but always wanted to use the gag in the middle (Routine #35). If nothing else, I think I sing this old Judy Garland song better than Rufus Wainwright (Routine #92). Thanks for listening to this mess and have a great weekend (Routine #72)! Michael

"Get Happy" was written by the great Harold Arlen
Accompaniment/arrangement: Courtesy of R. Boyd Productions (2007)
Artwork: "End of the World" by Basil Wolverton (circa 1958)
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Uploaded: Jun 03, 2011 - 08:03:44 PM
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2011 - 01:55:56 AM Last Played: Jul 13, 2017 - 06:18:31 AM
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RAVENS said 2387 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Jinque Deluxe
You forgot to mention the countless illnesses you developed from recording & mixing. (Routine #19) Nah, better save it for Dinky. Wonderful performance, your voice is pure magic to me. You da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2387 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Impsie™
Yeah, that dinky.com is a veritable General Hospital--I humbly admit, NOTHING I'd come up with wouldn't pale in the light of all those mysterious maladies and delectable diseases spreading around that place--NO WAY! Yanno, honestly, I DON'T EVEN REMEMBER DOING THIS! Makes me wonder what other jinque I have laying around here that I did when I was rendered unconscious! Thanks again you bestess you! Moe Baby
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gadzooks said 2387 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Get Happy
Voice sounds great! Love the gag , the ghost is funny. Great production.
Good job.
SG
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Hi Stan...
Much appreciated hearing from you (I don't plug my junk like the world actually needs to hear it, so glad to get listeners just like you!) I honestly almost forgot doing this a couple weeks ago--I'm glad you enjoyed this little lark! You take care now and thanks again, Michael
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egobandit said 2386 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
excellent art
when it goes down Im playin this If you get that horses name let me know! Excellent again!
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
It's a deal Tim!
Actually, I'll fill you in right now: it's Gumlegs in the 5th--place your bet before it's too late! Thanks again partner--you take care now, Michael
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Skweryl said 2386 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
SKWERYL IS HAPPY WITH MJK!
YES WE ARE! WE ARE VERY BIG MJK FANS, AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY!
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
You are too kind...
...Actually, I have so many big fans that it would be a novelty to have a few little fans--if you know of such, please send them my way Skwerylington! Thanks again--and take care now! Michael
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magnatone said 2386 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
Get Happy
hearing you sing this song makes me feel ... um ... well ... HAPPY!! and YOU have a good weekend too!
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Thanks Karen!
I was kind of flat or off key on this but I knew it at the time--hey, you need to do that now and then yanno?! You take care and have a good weekend yourself! Michael
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Dadai.2 said 2386 days ago (June 3rd, 2011)
I love the...
the Judy Garland version of this... on my iTunes. And once again you deliver a fine rendition... with a bit of levity and a laugh! Faithful and enjoyable. Kudos MJK.

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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Thanks again Jack!
And it was quick too! I'd rather have preferred a more elaborate version (and I've had played that straight) but this one is so breezy I figured I'd through in Gag #392 in my book of routines. Well with the keyboard now, maybe I can work on my own arrangement of this before too long! You take care and thanks greatly! Michael
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mvh9591 said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Get Happy___
Promise land - Sounds great Michael

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Nice to hear from you Mike..
...thanks again! Michael
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Symphony101 said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
You should add
"w/ Nostradamus" to the song title, awesome collab (I think it's his first) :-) I loved that sequence.

I love the tune Michael, and your interpratation is fantastic, as usual.
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Appreciated Yves...
Just a little "throw away" kind of thing--I was not feeling all that ambitious at the time (besides, I think I did this around the time we were all laboring over that collab, so had to reserve my energies somehow!) Glad you liked it! Take care my friend and give Catherine a big ol' kiss on the cheek from me, okay? Michael
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sewer rod said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Get Happy
Great Job Michael. I saw the keywords you have listed here, I'm going to go gargle with Anbesol Right now!!!! Then maybe I can sound like this?
Awesome job again. Thanks!

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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Don't try it at home!
You can do it in the street however! (You ever notice they always say: "Don't try this at home?" What's that supposed to men? That it's okay and safe to do in say, your car or at work? Never figured that one out!) Jay, here we are, two polar opposites at what we do, and yet we are very similar. Thanks again and hope your week is a good one! Michael
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Vic Holman said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Get Happy
i swear i'm hearing dean martin........you must of channeled his ghosteses :-)
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michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
I don't know about Dino...
...but I think I swallowed one of his ghostly shot glasses before I croaked this one out Victor. Thanks again--and take care now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
I am singing so loud and making Yolanda crazy. I love your singing so much and I am dancing all around.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Tina-San
And here I thought Crazy Yolanda was just plain naturally crazy to begin with--this is really disarming news to me! Thanks again kid--you are always a bringer of smiles. Take care now! Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 2386 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
made me happy :-)
Enjoyed this one, Michael, as I always enjoy your stuff!
Just keep 'm coming and I will listen to 'm :-)
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Cees!
Thanks again chief! Take care now, Michael
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dave_b said 2385 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Get Happy
Hey, I heard Harold Camping is looking for songs to add to his station's playlist, and this fills the bill! Got happier after hearing it!
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
OK Dave...
I'll have to look up Harold and have him call my agent! As usual, I very much in my gratitude for your continued encouragement and audience. Thanks again--and take care now! Michael
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finkeldink said 2385 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Nostradamus
would be a great friend to have at the horse races.

Nicely done MJK.
You rule!
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Mike
I actually saw a movie on TV when I was a kid about this scientist who brings the head of Nostradamus back to life so that he could predict lottery numbers, Wall Street, horse races and you name it. It was all played straight but even then I thought the whole mess was funny as hell--I never forgot that picture and this is my little homage to that flick. THANK YOU very much--and take care now, Michael
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Llarion said 2385 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Ba da bing!!
Yer a card. Really. Don't forget your bartenders and your waitresses... (Routine #3) You're the Ann B. Davis of funk. Seriously though, that was a ton of fun. I love your voice, and your fearless whimsy works well! I've seen other examples. Take my wife... please... ba da BOOM! :) :)
(applause)
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Thanks again Phil!

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Elevator_Funk said 2385 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
...
I'm ready!
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
That make two of us!
Thanks for checking Brian--take care now! Michael
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paul f. page said 2385 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
Wonderful...again and again.
You have this style nailed, Michael. Every one of these old songs suddenly becomes a modern classic in your hands and with your vocal styling. This is just so cool. (My only small nit --- over which you may not have any control -- is that I wish this were pitched maybe a 3rd or so higher to accommodate your higher range.) ... Thoroughly enjoyed this rendition of this classic.
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
I'm tnot sure I even have a range!
But I see what you are saying about raising the key a bit--would have added a bit more bite to this, but yanno, I really don't plan these deals very carefully Paul (but afterwards I realize the things I could have done, you are right there!) You are much too kind--thanks again and look forward to your next showcase. Take care now! Michael
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neilh79 said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Get Happy
Awesome job of one of the best swing songs. You got in going on here mate love it
michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Hey Neil
Thanks again my friend--it's very kind of you to listen and much appreciated. Hope you are doing well and that the summer is off to a fine start for ya partner...take care now! Michael
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ic42 said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
with MJK, nothing is routine
I listened carefully, and heard no more than three times throughout this entire singing chugathon where you actually breathed. How do you do that? Made me blue just thinkin' about it. Always impressed with your work, even the wacky backy here. Thank you for the great weekend, I owe you one.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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michaeljayklein said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Eduârdo...
I have no idea why, but breathing comes pretty easy for me. I was taught the best breathing technique is to just keep your mind off it when singing and take in breath like you would during an ordinary conversation. Also, I think I'm assisted a bit by the amount of reverb I use in the mix--it kinds of masks the breaths somewhat as one note is still being carried over just a bit while I gasp for air! Thank you very much sir---hope things are hopping for ya! Michael
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Keedee said 2385 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
I'm Happy...
I'm downright slap happy after hearing you perform this darling Arlen/Garland tune!! Thanks for making me smile while you entertain me with your Great vocals!!
michaeljayklein said 2384 days ago (June 6th, 2011)
Lyn!!!
The thing I liked most about singing this is I barely had to open my mouth! You are, as always, a sight for sore eyes--thanks again you! xox Mish
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PeterB7858 said 2384 days ago (June 5th, 2011)
Postponed to a date to be fixed
Hi MJK. Nice work. You'll have to find another song to reprise this now that the big day has been postponed to a date to be fixed. Drop me a PM if you get some inside info on that will you :-) You have so many fans, surely one of them has connections with the boss man/woman/deity. Enjoyed, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2382 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
I am consulting my Ouija Board just for you Peter!
Thanks again for the generous words and just for stopping by to listen! Take good care now, Michael
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ktb said 2379 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Get Happy
Too good. I absolutely love that pic. Good album cover for your next release :-)
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Saltaireguru77 said 2377 days ago (June 13th, 2011)
Get happy
MJK, this is routine#218 (perfect performance).
Well done squire!
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Jarvoid said 2373 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
When I first
saw the title of this I thought ,what about the other 6 little buggers,why just Happy,what has he done that is particularly more annoying than any of the too good to be true little miners !!....and then I listened and read and went ,oh ....I done it again..this stick has two ends and I am on the wrong one....and you don't even want to know the origin of that phrase ,old saw,saying, whatever, it stinks !!

Unlike this ,which doesn't !! Good stuff,and give a nod to old Nossies ghost for me,cheers.

Jarvo
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Moviz said 2373 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
I'm trying
to forget my troubles, but they keep reminding me Michael...... Yes this IS a great version (Rufus can get a little dour at times) and you have me cheered up tremendously.... thanks to the little zany bit you added, cheers M
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