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I did a version of this here about two years ago, but for fun, I thought I'd try a new one using my new MixCraft program. Thanks for listening,

Michael

"Exactly Like You" was written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1928-PD)
Accompaniment/Arrangement: Mr. Alan McPike
Artwork: Scene from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". Funny thing about this film, my mother could NEVER watch it, simply because the character actor on the right (King Donovan) looked exactly like my dad's brother, Herman, who no one in the family could stand. He was the one that at the bottom of my dad's will, it was written, "To my brother Herman, who never thought I'd mention him in my will: 'Hello Herman'". That's the one and I guess that's why I thought of using this picture--those two looked exactly alike.
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Uploaded: Jul 13, 2011 - 11:03:52 PM
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sewer rod said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Hey, I'm First!
First
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michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
I don't think there's a rush!
But elated to see you here! Photobucket
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sewer rod said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Exactly
Great job on this. In my opinion, you got this Exactly right!
Great job as usual
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michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Thanks Jay!
You are too kind--I really didn't work very hard on this so if it sounds okay, that's good! This was more in the experimental line, as I usually record with Audition 2.0 (part of my fabulous $263.00 studio down here) and wanted to see what mysteries Mixcraft held for me in this line. Glad you liked it and again, thanks so very much for listening! Michael
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neilh79 said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Exactly like you
Awesome just awesome!
michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
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Moviz said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Nice
and summery sounding Michael.... great vocal, cheers M
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michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
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RAVENS said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Haha
I guess Herman got just what he wanted, to be "mentioned" of course! Too funny, and boy that movie scared the hec out of me when I was a kid, whew. Beautiful performance, love that scatting. You da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Oh that guy!
Yeah, I think I've told you Herman (or "Harry" as they called him) and my stepfather were fraternal twins and about as different as night and day. Herman is the one my dad suspected was stealing money from the strong box located on the top shelf in the "office" of the restaurant they owned together back in the 1940s. My dad put a rat trap on top of the box, Herman came in with his fingers bandaged the next day and I think the two never said a word to each other after that (maybe a few grunts of recognition when they bumped into each other, but that was it!) As always, very appreciative for you listening to my jinque and always making me smile when I see what you've had to say--thanks Impsie! Moe
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bronco said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Oh Yeah
Love this song. My favorite so far! Your singing has just the right amount of casual emphasis. Phrasing is everything.

The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the greatest 50's scifi. Scary as hell as each of the remakes has been as well. I actually have this film and watch it from time to time.
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michaeljayklein said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Thanks Tom!
I'm rather fond of singing with "small" arrangements than the big ones and this was a good, easygoing kind of tune to do some testing with; glad you liked the song!

I think one of the scariest things about "Body Snatchers" (other than the guy that looked like my uncle) was the fact that Kevin McCarthy, who was the star of the movie, never seemed to age during his entire career. In fact, he was in his mid 40s in that movie (although he looked like he was in his late 20s)--I've often wondered about that (maybe he took monkey gland injections!). At the time they made that film, they had NO idea how great it was or that it would be considered a classic in the ensuing years. Thanks for listening and for the kind words. Take care now! Michael
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mowguy3 said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Exactly Like You
I am diggin this..Start to finish, great work..Thanks for the dl.
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michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
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CC_Connection said 2292 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
I listen to this song and I am happy. I love it and the way you sing it beautiful. Yolanda is dancing to with me.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thank you Tina..
...I just hope Yolanda was not eating garlic again!
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SCJohnson59 said 2292 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
STANK!! (a compliment)
Killer my friend :D ... I swear I've told you this before ... Harry Connick and Micheal Buble' better check their rearview mirrors :D
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michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
You never know...
I could be hiding in the glove compartment. Thanks Scotty!
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alackbass said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Exactly Like You
Great song! Great vocal! Great arrangement! I love the the guitar and piano solo!
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michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew!

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dave_b said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Exactly Like You
Nailed it again! Both the song & the vocal have a ton of personality. I never saw "Body Snatchers". Did they take over a person's body so that the new thing walking around looked "exactly like" the old person?
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michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Hi Dave
Yeah, it was about these seed pods (!) from outer space that took over your body the moment you slept. Well, they didn't exactly take over your body, they kinda formed into a replica (they never did say what happened to the original body--there are things about the story you don't want to ask too many questions about I think!) Thanks for listening and take good care now! Michael
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chinaman2 said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
bravo!
sure glad I visited macjams today. listening to this just made my day. boatload of talent man.
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michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thanks Mannix
I only did the vocal on this, but appreciated hearing from you!
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PeterB7858 said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Light touch...
Hi Michael. Good song that I was not familiar with. I like the way you handled the vocal gymnastics required and still retained a light touch. Nice backing but it seemed a bit more muffled than some of your other Alan McPike offerings? I suppose the quality varies a bit. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Peter
You could be right about the "muffle" as I was using Mixcraft for this thing, which is not my usual modus operandi (normally, I play around with the equalizer for the music track). Thanks for much for listening and have a good weekend! Michael
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Keedee said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Uncle Herman aka Jack Belicec....
LOL @ your song description and honestly, a tad gobsmacked by your playing and singing here. I'm constantly bowled over by you!! Brilliant you are!!!

P.S. Love that movie..and 'that' particular part of the movie! Ever notice how much they drank in that film? Just sayin'...
michaeljayklein said 2291 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Thank Lyn!
I did no playing here (but now that you mention it, I am kind of using Alan's tracks to get some idea of how to do what he do, although I'll never to it as well), but thanks for your very generous words and for stopping by to listen. You know, you are right! They always had a "high ball" in their hands--I think even some of the pods were playing with swizzle sticks quite a bit! You take care now, Michae
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Skean said 2291 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Exactly Like You
Nice as always from you, Michael, have a great weekend, take care, Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks so very much Kenta--to you too! Michael

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egobandit said 2290 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
ya know
You remind me alittle bit of Bobby Darrin, in my book that is tops, another great one good to have you around !
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Hi Tim
Well, I'd rather be a little bit of somebody I've always admired listening to than the whole thing--that just wouldn't be right anyway! Thanks for listening and for your kind words sir!
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Jarvoid said 2290 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Well as there is
no rush i'll just slouch in at something like...er... number umpty tumpty two...the description cracks me up.....sorry erhummm....it makes me laugh....and I hope it is true as well.....Nice song by the by.

Cheers

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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks again Chris!

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gadzooks said 2289 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Exactly Like You
This is fantastic. Love the acoustic bass, your piano tinkles ... wow ... and that fabulous rhythm guitar and jazzy acoustic break and the icing on the top ... your vocals!! Great little scat at the end. Loved it!
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks very much Stan! I do appreciate hearing from ya!

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Reinholt56 said 2289 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Hi Michael....
I love this version. Your singing is perfect for the accompaniment. I loved especially the guitar and 'stabbing' piano. The 'Pesudiab, etc...' in the lyrics were inspired. For two or three seconds I thought you had changed language but then realised how well this fit with the rest of the song.

Take care.

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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks Paul
The pesudiab took me many years to perfect! Nice to hear from you!
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jibes said 2289 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
:)
McPike and you are Exactly Like cool!
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks again Neal!

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tokai said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
ole time
you got that voice for that. A flowing tune well sung.
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Thanks!

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mrattue said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Ahhhh..!
Nice to back in that bar again, with that feller singing with that pleasant swagger and twinkly touches.

As always, Michael, greatly enjoyed.

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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
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Llarion said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
You should put...
the sound of vinyl, or run through a filter that makes it sound like a tube radio on all your work. Such authentic period work. You were born way too late. Love the song story!!
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Oh I don't know Phil...
...I think it would go over more favorably if I were to record a series of Cole Porter songs played on an iphone, but I like your idea--thanks again! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Oh I don't know Phil...
...I think it would go over more favorably if I were to record a series of Cole Porter songs played on an iphone, but I like your idea--thanks again! Michael
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mvh9591 said 2288 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Nice___
Great as expected.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Thanks very much Micheal!

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bud said 2287 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Thanks for reminding me
I still haven't written my will. Given the creative possibilities I may be more inclined to do so now. Nice work on the new DAW. Your vocals sound great - and as always - it's all about phrasing. That and carrying a tune of course.
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michaeljayklein said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Thanks again Bud!
No will for me--I plan on taking everything with me dammit! You take care now, Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
cool tune, Michael
Love how you sing over that walking bass!
Very much enjoyed this one!
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Thanks KC
Ordinarily, I "think" I was blessed with a natural sense of rhythm, but this one could screw you up if you paused too long, let me tell you! Take care and great hearing from you, Michael
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Char said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Oh, poor Herman.
So, you are playing the piano here? Sounds great. No one sings like "ex-zactly like you." And, scatting, too! Woot! Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Thank you Char!
No, I'm afraid that was Mr. McPike doing the back up, but I do play the keyboard and stuff on this one:

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caroline said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Lush!
Pink! Fluffy! Talented!! Less than 2.45!! Job done!! ;)
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lholden said 2286 days ago (July 20th, 2011)
Excellent
I love the vocals on this. It is so clear and concise. Well done!
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