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Here's a song I've not done before, "The Coffee Song", which was very popular in the 1940s and seems to be doing well even today. I just realized yesterday, Friday the 13th (of course), was my 4th year here at Macjams--how the time flies!

Thanks for listening and take good care now,

Michael

"The Coffee Song" was written by Bob Hilliard and Dick Miles, 1942.
Arrangement and accompaniment by: M. McPike
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alackbass said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
The Coffee Song
I remember this one! What a treat. Great music with a pleasant sense of humor. Happy anniversary! Let's toast a cup of joe to many more!
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michaeljayklein said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
Thanks Andrew!
Although in the words of W.C. Fields, I would much prefer "a cup of mocha java with a dollop of freshly whipped cream!" They sure don't have as many Starbucks of Caribou Coffee joints down here like they had in Minneapolis--I miss them so much now! You take care now and great hearing from you! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
PS
I 'cribbed' the opening from another song I did here in the past, so that might sound familiar. Hey, if it's good, use it again!
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Skean said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
Ah!
You made my night my dear friend…Happy 4r you… Swing it and let smile…:D*****
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michaeljayklein said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
Hi Kenta!
Thanks for the kind words--it doesn't seem like 4 years have passed, that's the scary part! Hope you and your family are in a happier place now these days and certainly, hearing from you made me extremely happy! Michael
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MidiOrleans said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
Coffee
Sounds terrific Michael!
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michaeljayklein said 1548 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Thanks Scotty!
I enjoy your work so those kind words go a long way! You take care now, Michael
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michaeljayklein said 1548 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Thanks Scotty!
I enjoy your work so those kind words go a long way! You take care now, Michael
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Llarion said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
Happy Anniversary!
Damn, you're good man. Just bursting with joy and energy, and killer accompaniment! BIG smiles in the Traynor house...
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michaeljayklein said 1548 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Hey Phil!
Thanks to the max for those awfully nice words! Well, as for the energy, I recorded this around 8:30 am on a Saturday and actually, I was just testing out my new mic--this arrangement was so good, I just kept going and of course, it's a great arrangement and did all the work. I have a half gallon of Maxwell House before commencing on this thing, however! Nice to hear from you and take good care now, Michael
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Philip18 said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
The Coffee Song
Fun opening! Sharp backing - Alan has put something good together there! The vocal is full of joy and bounce. It's wonderfully entertaining, Michael!
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michaeljayklein said 1548 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Thank you Philip!
Thanks for mentioning this arrangement; it is incredible, as I just mentioned to the other Phil above, it practically did all the work--I just tried to keep my mouth moving! It's a miracle that I didn't miss anything, although I can hear now that I came close! Glad you liked this old novelty song and looking forward to your next one! Take care now, Michael
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VicDiesel said 1549 days ago (September 14th, 2013)
Brazil
Definitely a caffeinated tune! Muchly enjoyed.
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michaeljayklein said 1548 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Greetings Vic
I just hope I didn't add too much Sweet n Lows by way of these new Isotope and Waves plugins; my first time using something called "Vocal Rider", which kind of keeps the vocal level with the accompaniment--what a great tool! Thanks again and take good care now, Michael
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Narad said 1549 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
Each sip, a pleasure trip
Your coffee keeps us awake sip by sip. Thanks Michael ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 1548 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Thank you Harald!
There were a few slurps in here as well! You're too kind; I truly appreciate having you in the audience and grateful for your continued support! I came up with an idea for you the other day and I'll drop you a line about it soon--you may like this! Take care now and keep up the terrific work! Michael
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davajonah said 1549 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
Caffeine
Love it! It's mid-morning here in the UK, I have a cup of java in hand and I'm foot tapping away. Actually, I seem to recall this tune being used for an advert many years ago, for Nescafe instant coffee most likely. I certainly remember the tune!

Excellent, as ever sir.

BTW, they may have an awful lot of coffee in Brazil, but you'll find the best of it in Italy. Or Japan, oddly enough. Great coffee in Japan!
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michaeljayklein said 1547 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Thanks so very much Dave!
Everybody seems to enjoy this old tune and I'm so happy that many of you here are liking it again! Here's my secret recipe for making instant coffee taste more like percolated: after you mix the hot water and instant coffee in the cup, put the saucer on top of the cup and let it stand for about one minute. I once visited Jamaica and brought home their famous "Blue Mountain" coffee--now that was GOOD stuff! The problem is it's expensive enough over there but when it's imported to the States, it costs around $5.8 billion per pound or something. You take care now and great hearing from you! Michael
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PeterB7858 said 1549 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
The Coffee Song
You are sounding at the top of your game on this one, Michael. Mr. McPike is in fine form, too. Great song. Great performance. Thanks for four years of quality entertainment delivered with humour and panache. Take care, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 1547 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Hi Peter!
Thanks so much for the nice review! And yes, this is an EXCELLENT arrangement--I didn't even start out wanting to sing the whole thing, just testing my new mic and software and his work was so good, I just kept going (I'm just lucky I got the ending right with that first run through, but then, I kind of had an intuitive feeling that's where it was going). So good to hear from you and I really appreciate it. Take care now! Michael
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egobandit said 1548 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
check your heart rate
Your singing this like Dean , I could see you singing this with half a smile and a glass of apple juice wink wink another cool one from Mr Micheal!
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michaeljayklein said 1546 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
Thanks again Tim!
Funny you mentioned apple juice, because years ago in Atlantic City, I dated a viola player who played in the orchestra at the Golden Nugget. I'd get VIP tickets from him to see shows and one night it was Frank Sinatra, who often took huge swigs from what, even to me up in the balcony, looked like an awfully huge glass. Turned out it was merely apple juice! No kidding!! I guess one has to find some way of maintaining the "image". Then again, if that REALLY was booze he was drinking, Frank would have been BLOTTO by the third song. You're so very kind--thanks again and hope you are doing well! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 1546 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
Thanks again Tim!
Funny you mentioned apple juice, because years ago in Atlantic City, I dated a viola player who played in the orchestra at the Golden Nugget. I'd get VIP tickets from him to see shows and one night it was Frank Sinatra, who often took huge swigs from what, even to me up in the balcony, looked like an awfully huge glass. Turned out it was merely apple juice! No kidding!! I guess one has to find some way of maintaining the "image". Then again, if that REALLY was booze he was drinking, Frank would have been BLOTTO by the third song. You're so very kind--thanks again and hope you are doing well! Michael
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gadzooks said 1548 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
The Coffee Song
NIce to hear ya Michael ... great job on this fab tune! Got me dancin' with my morning dark roast...
I feel all jittery ............
Happy 4th
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michaeljayklein said 1546 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
Howdy Statn!
Coming from you, that's quite a huge compliment! Glad you liked this old song and I really appreciate hearing from you. Take care now! Michael
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Bowman said 1548 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
Good heavens
this is one hot beverage you've served up Michael. Right I'm a little jittery but I can't stop drinking this java. Great production!

Happy Anniversary my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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michaeljayklein said 1546 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
Charlie!
Great to hear from you--thanks! I've been drinking coffee since age 4 and I think I've developed this incredible immunity to it; I could drink coffee right up to bedtime and still conk out with little or no problem. This description sounds like it's time for someone to call the "Crisis Intervention Hotline" on me! Hope you're doing well and looking forward to more topline music from you Charlie! Take care now, Michael
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grah3am said 1548 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
Straight to the top
This is utterly brilliant. I can say no more. Gobsmacked.
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michaeljayklein said 1545 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
I am gobsmacked too!
Graham, you are too kind; thanks so very much! Really, I had no intentions of ever really recording this, but glad you guys think it came out all right; what nice break! You take care now and appreciated hearing from you mate, Michael
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grah3am said 1544 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
Like I said
Straight to the top of the "chart." I should be in A & R.
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mr_mordenus said 1548 days ago (September 15th, 2013)
Pure Magic!
Why am I listening to this just before going to bed? Am I crazy? I'm going to be jacked up on this, bopping and dancing around the model train room, knocking over expensive stuff and spilling paint and whatnot and I don't care, I just don't care.

Why do I think I can dance like Danny Kaye when I hear you sing? I absolutely can not. Tapping my foot in time is about as close as I get. But then you crank up the band, adjust your tux, smile that sly, troublemaker smile and start singing, and -
CRASH! TINKLE-BANG-CRASH! Dancing! Yeaaahhh!

You work absolute magic on the human spirit, Michael!
michaeljayklein said 1544 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
Too generous!
But I'll take it anytime Rik! Thank you so very, very much! And thanks for mentioning Danny Kaye, one of my idols; he was a genius. You write the most entertaining comments of anyone in the place, that was great! You take care now and so happy you liked this old song! Michael
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Warren Smith said 1547 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Drink up
Perky!

A latte at Starbucks or Caribou is fine with me, but I prefer to get it from my neighborhood coffeehouse, Konditori, here in Park Slope : )
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michaeljayklein said 1544 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
Thanks Warren!
When I worked near the U of M in Minneapolis, one of the things I enjoyed was the immense variety of coffee shops in the area--my favorite beverage before going into work was a depth charge (sometimes called a "red eye"), which is simply two shots of espresso poured into a large black coffee. I never knew until relatively recently that a cup of coffee has MORE caffeine than a shot of espresso! Thanks for listening and take good care now, Michael
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papag said 1547 days ago (September 16th, 2013)
Just a sip is only a start.
Yes, tasty...

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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 20th, 2013)
Thanks Pops!
I really appreciate it!
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magnatone said 1546 days ago (September 17th, 2013)
Coffee Song
MICHAEL!!! what a treat - happy 4th MJ birthday, it's wonderful to have a new one from you!
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 20th, 2013)
Karen!
So good to hear from you! And thanks so much for your kind words! Alas, I had all this free time to play or sing but I have a weird sore throat, it never fails! I have been able to work on the keyboard with a couple of Hoagy Carmichael songs however, so that's progress of a sort. Hope you are doing well--take good care now, Michael
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Bob Rodgers said 1546 days ago (September 17th, 2013)
A
great intro and a truly wonderful song!
A great performance too and so good to hear your fine vocals again Michael.
This was very much enjoyed.

Congrats on your 4 years at MJ :-)

Bob
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Greetings Mr. Rodgers!
Thanks so very much for that kind review--I had no idea folks would like this old novelty song as they did; that's so wonderful, and right now I needed a little push in my life, so needless to say, I'm very pleased and grateful for the nice words this one has received (still job searching out here, thank the stars my partner was employed the moment we stepped off the plane at the Birmingham airport, but I'm getting frustrated with my attempts thus far, ugh!) So good to hear from you Bob--you take care now mate! Michael
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oldlibmike said 1546 days ago (September 17th, 2013)
Insomnia
Wow! Fine lounge sound and great performance. Should NOT be listening to this in late evening...I'll be up all night...oh well, worth it!

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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Oh boy, do I KNOW insomnia!
Well, as long as you don't take on the personality of a Mexican jumping bean, I guess it's safe to listen to this thing in the wee hours. Thanks for listening and the nice words; I am greatly obliged! Take care now, Michael
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Char said 1546 days ago (September 17th, 2013)
I've never
heard this song before. You made it go down rich and warm. Delicious. What a voice. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Hello dere Char!
Always so nice to hear from you and see that smiling face beaming at me from the left-hand corner! As usual, your generosity is so deeply appreciated and thank you for coming by to listen. Hope you're doing well and not planning any bank heists or anything at the moment! Take care now, Michael
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Char said 1523 days ago (October 10th, 2013)
Damn you, Michael!
Now, I'll have to call off the bank heist. I have 4 cat burglars now. They work for food. No one is safe. Sassy kitten says "Hi"!
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paul f. page said 1545 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
Not amazing....
but AMAZED. I am just no longer surprised by the absolutely delightful renditions you give these old standards, Michael. This one, though, is so full of life and joy and, and, and...The whole thing just blows me away: arrangement is spectacular; your singing is over-the-top right on the money, delightful, and oh so pleasant to listen to; the various levels, etc. are studio quality all the way. I don't know what the legal issues would be were you to produce and market a CD of these tunes (probably prohibitive), but you'd move a gazillion of them if anyone wanted to serve them up with decent marketing. You are THAT good. What a blessing.
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Wow!
Paul, really--that is one of the best reviews ever! I HOPE it sounds better than usual for me as I've acquired some new tools (I like these WAVES plugins: for once, each one of them has a built-in PDF file that describes in detail what they do and how to use them. For someone like me who has struggled to learn the intricacies of mixing, this is manna from the wilderness!) As mentioned earlier, when I have an arrangement and accompaniment that incredibly excellent, well, it did most of the work (I'm still not sure how I got this in one take without flubbing any of those fast-paced words, but miracles happens sometimes!) I have such a great respect for you as a gentleman, and for your wonderful musicianship Paul--again, thank you so very much! Michael
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paul f. page said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
One take?

paul f. page
paul f. page said 3 seconds ago (September 21st, 2013)
One take?
Well, that makes this even more awesome than I'd originally thought, if that were even possible. You obviously love what you are doing and it shows in your easy and confident style. (I will have to check out WAVES, but I am significantly daunted by all the fancy technology and less inclined to learn it than to just write my simple music. You know: old dogs, new tricks!)
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FEEL said 1545 days ago (September 18th, 2013)
That's no true
And I speak out of experience. Well my mom did put coffee in my milk so I would drink it. Congratulations on your anniversary, it's nice to hear your talent here.
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Thank you John!
Yes, my parents pulled that routine with me too as a kid. I had a little ceramic mug with a little figurine of a man and his dog at the bottom--I'd drink anything, including axle grease, to see those two characters staring up at me. My dad was from Hungary and he loved espresso--I'm almost certain we were the only family to have an espresso machine in our kitchen way back in the 1970s. So happy you enjoyed this catchy little tune and appreciate those very kind remarks. You take care now! Michael
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slopartner said 1544 days ago (September 19th, 2013)
The Coffee Song
Thanks for bring that back. And many thanks for reminding me I haven't had my coffee today.......no wonder I'm slacking off!!! Haha!

michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Thanks Jeannie!
I've found my voice is a little more cooperative when I drink a bit of coffee beforehand; conversely, I'm in big trouble if I imbibe in Diet Rite Vanilla Soda (my ALL-TIME favorite--but don't drink it before singing--you'll be sorry!) Great to hear from you and glad you enjoyed this fine old tune from the past. Take care now! Michael
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bud said 1543 days ago (September 20th, 2013)
great fun
love your style and energy as always.

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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Thanks so very much Kevin!
Quite a few people remark on how "energetic" I sound on a lot of my recordings, but the gospel truth is, I'm so slow and lethargic in real life that you need stop motion photography to detect even the slightest movement out of me--true! Great hearing from you; keep up the good work and take good care now, Michael
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ste said 1543 days ago (September 20th, 2013)
great vox
clear and controlled with lots of charm
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Thank you sir!
That's such a wonderful picture by the way. It's so nice of you to come by to listen and I'm very appreciative for your very encouraging review. Take good care now! Michael
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Relic67 said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Potato Juice
Very delightful! love the intro.
The agricultural/geographical focus reminds me a bit of a great song I heard the other day "Everything is Peaches down in Georgia" - If you ever get a chance to do that one I would love to hear it (not sure if you take requests though!)
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
You know...
I've heard this song many times before in the past, but you just reminded me of something: WHAT the @#*&^! is potato juice and who the !*#&@^! would drink such a thing?!" Good observation! Well if "Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia" (which admittedly has escaped ears somehow) is anywhere near as good a tune as "I'm So Miserable Without You it's Almost Like You're Here", I'll see what I can do for you! Seriously! Much appreciated mate--thanks again and take good care now, Michael
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Leon said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
coffee song
yup. quite invigorating and woke me up from my stupor here. :) very well performed.
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michaeljayklein said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
Hey Leon
You know, I have this policy about drinking coffee at work: I NEVER drink coffee in the morning because it keeps me up the rest of the workday--just some offhand advice I had. Glad you liked it--and thanks so much for that fine endorsement! Take care now and hope to hear YOU singing here soon! Michael
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Symphony101 said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
This brings up
my heartbeat rate, but not because of coffee :-) Brilliant work as usual Michael.

Man, it's been a while ! I'm guilty for being pretty much everywhere but doing nothing too significative these days. I'm happy to catch up with my best pals !
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michaeljayklein said 1188 days ago (September 11th, 2014)
Yves
Good lord--I somehow missed responding to this way, way back in September and it was a big oversight on my part; my humble of apologies because your listening and reviewing my stuff means a great deal to me Yves. Thank you so very MUCH sir! Michael
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Jarvoid said 1543 days ago (September 21st, 2013)
I'm just catching up
after a sabbatickle...a sabbathliketick.......a slapandtickle....a break .......just to recharge the jaded and flattened batteries.....and moving .......

Jazzy uptempoand ridiculously good stuff here.....keep at it...oh, you will.....cool

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michaeljayklein said 1188 days ago (September 11th, 2014)
Thanks so very much Chris!
I really appreciate that! Michael
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Mosaica said 1535 days ago (September 28th, 2013)
Total exuberance!
Think you must have consumed several pots of coffee before recording this - it's really buzzing! Love it.
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michaeljayklein said 1522 days ago (October 12th, 2013)
Thanks so very much!
Really, this all started out testing my new mic--I wish I had put a little more depth in my tone now that I've put it out, but it's a fun song that kind of carries itself; glad you enjoyed it!
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richard13 said 1530 days ago (October 3rd, 2013)
Yup!
Michael's back, with a winner! Who do that voodoo that you do so well? Great fun.
Congrats on hangin' in here for four years: I'm sure I speak for some/many/most/all of us in saying that we enjoy and appreciate your humor and energy. I might almost say "ya class up the joint" ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 1522 days ago (October 12th, 2013)
Richard!
You are much too kind; thanks for the generous reception and here's to the next year, for both of us! Take care now, Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 1530 days ago (October 3rd, 2013)
coffee
You sound like my daughter when she drank too much enery drinks, lol
Very cool coffeesong
Delicious timing, my friend
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michaeljayklein said 1522 days ago (October 12th, 2013)
Thanks Cees
So glad you enjoyed this romp and it's always a pleasure and an honor to hear from you! Take good care now and thanks again, Michael
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ramonaji said 1038 days ago (February 8th, 2015)
charming
you're a great performer, always! What delivery!
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