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A favorite of mine by Harold Arlen, the first version of which I posted here about a year or so ago. Thanks for listening! Michael*

*PS: I apologize for maybe a bit too much reverb--I sang this in the men's room of Barnes & Noble downtown earlier today, third stall to the right. Also, at the very end of the first chorus, I do believe I knocked my face on my fly-swatter pop guard thing--you'll notice it.

"Down with Love" was written by Harold Arlen (1931, PD)
Arrangement & Accompaniment: Slam Bang & The Six Porkchops
Artwork: An historic photo taken by "WeeGee" which appeared in Time Magazine (November 1966). Many people were killed or injured in this violent confrontation. Someone also reported losing one of their flipflops and another guy said he just came "for the hot chocolate".
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Philip18 said 2050 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Delightful
These songs had a great way of saying something depressing in light, bouncy music. You capture the lightness and, as usual, you deliver this expertly - clear diction, full of expression and with a smooth tone. I don't find the reverb level a problem. Much enjoyed, Michael!
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michaeljayklein said 2050 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Thanks Philip!
Also I appreciated your kind remarks about the last song I did (I took it down--it may have been too "fluffy" for general consumption that particular day). You are much too generous--prior to doing this I had chili for dinner so my tongue got all swollen--"song" kind of came out "thong" somewhere in there, but I think that added some much needed sexual imagery gimmick to the deal! Thanks for your support Philip--take care now, Michael
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DWL said 2050 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Nice work Michael
I begin to run out of good things to say about your voice!

Enjoyed :-)

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2049 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Thanks once again Dick!
You take care now, Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2050 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
DOWN with LOVE!
I've been down, but now I'm up...very cool Michael...enjoyed
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michaeljayklein said 2049 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Dave!
Yanno, I was just thinking last night, "Where's Dave been lately?" Good to see you back and to hear from you--thanks again chief! Michael
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magnatone said 2050 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Down with Love
man - sometimes i just cannot get over how incredible your voice is - this is wonderful michael (as usual) - so expertly presented!
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michaeljayklein said 2049 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Thanks again Karen!
I think I faded out toward the end (I have horrible mic "technique"--namely swiveling my head up and down, never fails!) Appreciated hearing from you---I won't be around for a while, but will be checking in periodically. You take care now, Michael
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alackbass said 2050 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
DOWN with LOVE!
Up with MJK!
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michaeljayklein said 2049 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
RIGHT ON with ANDREW
I couldn't think of anything that went with "left" or "sideways"! Thanks again Andrew--take good care now! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2049 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Tickitty- Boo...
just Tickitty-boo........great stuff....... I heard no face fly swatter-pop-tart-guardian interface interaction though........nahhh you must have dreamt it...

Cheers, a great listen as ever ..

Jarvoid
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michaeljayklein said 2047 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Thankee Chris!
Oh yes, the fly swatter works just as well as any $69.00 pop guard you can buy--this is true! Appreciated hearing from you mate and thanks so very much for sharing your very first video (featuring an all star cast of course!) with us--I've watched it 9 times now! Take care Chris, Michael
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Relic67 said 2048 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
wow
This is great!! Arlen a master songwriter of course...
Those are real instruments in the background aren't they? really nice sax and trumpet. And the smooth vocals blend in perfectly. Really enjoyed it!

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michaeljayklein said 2047 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Thanks Relic!
Yeah, Arlen probably is never often mentioned in the same paragraph as Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, etc. because he wrote songs mainly for movies ("Wizard of Oz", The 1954 "A Star is Born" and many others) but I think he was a much better writer than Jerome Kern, who is always mentioned with that above crowd! The musicians and arrangement are just right (this group, I could sing with every time if I could) and glad you enjoyed hearing them! You take care and happy to hear from you! Michael
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gadzooks said 2048 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
DOWN with LOVE!
Wonderful Michael!! ... you want to talk about reverb ... if I mixed one of your tunes I would be using a butter knife for the verb. I would love to see you do a live performance somewhere in an old dim lit theatre with a jazz band in the darkened background and you under a simple spot light. Great singing and a great melody!
Cheers
SG
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michaeljayklein said 2047 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Thank you Stan
Seeing a jazz band in an old theater when I was around 12 or 13 is what turned me on to those sounds! Really glad you like this cute song from Mr. Arlen and as aways, thankful for the support you give me! You take care now and keep up the excellent work! Michael
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Moviz said 2048 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Reverb?
Sounds fine to me Michael..... never heard this one before, but a great little tune and i love the beat and the (as always) great vocal, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2047 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Thanks again Maurice
Arlen wrote a very large number of songs that are not all that well known and they deserve more recognition (of course, he also wrote a large number of songs that almost everybody knows today!). Thanks for listening and for the generous compliment--I really am happy to hear from ya Moe! Take care now, Michael
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egobandit said 2047 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
1966
the year I was born,
the the way you extend the ve in love when you sing it makes it special
thanks again for this lovely song! IM glad your here to bring such greatness to MJ's
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michaeljayklein said 2047 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Tim!
Okay, that makes me 2 years older than you! I think perhaps the case of my prolonging the "ve" sound is maybe due more to having a serious case of liverlipitis than anything deliberately planned, but thanks for mentioning that! And thanks as always for your kind words and support Tim--take good care now! Michael
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ChristopherCihon said 2047 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Like the verb.
Gives it that classic "hall" feel.

Sounds good Mike.
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michaeljayklein said 2047 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Thanks very much PQ!
Really glad you liked this! Take care now, Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2046 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
More playful than usual...
Hi Michael. Interesting lyrics for the time. Your vocal treatment is a delight as usual, even more playful than normal, if that's possible. The backer by Slam Bang & The Six Porkchops is fantastic. Thanks, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2045 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Thanks so very much Peter
I adore that arrangement and the music makers on it--I wish I had a band just like that one to sing with every night! I'm really glad you liked this Harold Arlen song--he was the best in my book! Take care Peter and keep up the great work! Michael
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Doug Somers said 2046 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
and up with MJK
I love these standards and it's a treat to hear someone on MJ who can pull them off the way they were intended to be sung. You're clearly having a good time here. Reverb works for me - besides I'm having too good a time listening to the magic you're weaving here.

Thanks Michael!

Doug
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michaeljayklein said 2045 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Hi Doug
You are way too kind to me!! This is one of my favorite songs and I'm really delighted that you enjoyed it too. Thanks so very much for making me light up over here! Take good care now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 2044 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
10 Stars!!!
I have no other chose but to dance again. I love when you sing a songs like these.I mention to yolanda this song. She loves it to.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2044 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Tina!
By the way, I always meant to ask: what does Yolanda do when you are dancing up a storm? I've often wondered about that and would love to get her reactions to that question! All seriousness aside, many thanks to the both of you! Take care now! Michael
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H3nry said 2044 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Gettin' Down
Love your way with old show tunes. I was enjoying the song so much I forgot to listen for collisions with studio gear, and the reverb is fine IMHO. Glad you haven't given up on the oldies, but don't give up writing, either.
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michaeljayklein said 2044 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Thanks again Henry!
Oh, I'm fomenting an idea around my head even now for a possible original song/project--just musing right now about how I can pull it off, but those are the fun things. Glad you liked this one and appreciated hearing from you very much! Take care now, Michael
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dave_b said 2044 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
DOWN with LOVE!
A classic, and of course you sing it very well!
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michaeljayklein said 2044 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Thanks very much Dave!
I truly adore this tune--it's one of "those" songs I guess you'd say. I'm really pleased you liked this tune and much appreciative for the kind endorsement from you. You take good care now, Michael
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pianozach said 2041 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Expert-
ly executed! Crisp and luvable! Reverb level sounds fine to ME.

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michaeljayklein said 2032 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Thank ya Zach!
I'm so highly strung that often, what sounds like it sounds at one time sounds entirely at an other time, so thanks for the thumbs up on the revereration situation. So happy to hear from you and admire the good work you put forth so full steam ahead with that, okay? Okay! Taketh goodeth care now! Michael

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ste said 2033 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
i
always liked this tune. great rendition. enjoyed your croon
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michaeljayklein said 2031 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Thanks again STE....
....and happy to hear from you! Take care now, Michael
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Narad said 2033 days ago (November 5th, 2011)
DOWN with LOVE
So lovely, my friend ! Hope you're not down ! :)
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TvRicky said 2032 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
DOWN with LOVE!
Some much talent on this sight. IT MAKES YOU REALIZE THAT WE CAN STILL HAVE FUN IN THESE TRYING TIMES. Thank you for your music it is refreshing, clean, professional and absolutely entertaining.
ASincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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thetiler said 2032 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Your a great treat
michael with music like this. Shows the IMPORTANTS of lyrics and how it can craft a song into something SO FUN. Way to go and plus it is a great addition to making MJ have class that it may not normally have in such a fine manner. Great humbleness in the finer attributes of the song, but I didn't notice about the fly swatter. Again, a real treat!

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Ibstrat said 2032 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Superb
as usual- smooth swinging, fantastic!
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