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I'm back from vacation and with another of my disgustifying public domain songs!

The one is from the early 1920s and was a fairly big hit for a young Frank Sinatra when he started his solo career away from being a boy singer with Tommy Dorsey in the early 1940s. The outstanding backing arrangement behind me is performed by London Arrangements, and incidentally, I understand it was done by them using Cubase (just an aside to all youse Cubase users out dere). Visit them at londonarrangements.com, but don't tell them I sent you or you might end up with some chart sampled from Alvin and the Chipmunk tracks.

Michael

"Should I?" (I could not find the composers--I think it was Kalmar and Ruby though), 1924.
Vocal: MJK
Backing arrangement: London Arrangements
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Uploaded: May 14, 2010 - 03:32:49 PM
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011 - 11:43:09 PM Last Played: Apr 28, 2019 - 10:42:59 PM
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Symphony101 said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
he's back !!!!
you mastered this admirably sir. Looks like you really took benefit of your holidays, you've got plenty of energy again.
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michaeljayklein said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Yves
The weather was so bad, I SLEPT most of the my days off so yes, plenty of energy! It is great to hear from you again--I see I'm getting a welcome back party like none other here, and led by the best! You take care now, Michael (PS: Will e-mail you a bit later tonight about the song).
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DWL said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
It's a new song to me
Great work Michael, and thanks for introducing me to a song I hadn't heard before.

Hope the holiday wasn't too bad in the end :-)

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Hi Dick!
Yes, this was written in 1922 but I could not find the composers' names, even though I just crossed that bit of info in a book I was reading about the 1920s a few weeks ago. Had one extremely good day and maybe that's all I needed from my break--thanks again for stopping by and your kind words! Michael
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CC_Connection said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
Happy is how I feeling right now. I was so exciting to know you are back from your trip. I can now dance again to your beautiful music. This is such fun and your voice is always amazing. Thank you for sharing and so happy you are back.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Miss Yee
I somehow can't picture you NOT dancing, you are so vivacious and full of life! Thanks for coming by and hope everything is going well in Hong Kong--send my regards to Tshiro and Yolanda! Michael
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jdholliday said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Whew!
I was getting worried macjams was gonna implode without you!
Don't ever do that again!
You sing like nobody's business! I'm tellin ya...... restaurant, you main act... all straight from the golden years even the dress, hey maybe even have cars to drive people up to the door...it would make millions I tell you millions!
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michaeljayklein said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Thank you JD....
You are such a very fine singer so your nice endorsement is highly appreciated! I really let loose with the lungs on this thing--had to get it out of my system after two weeks of being on vacation and waiting for it to stop raining. Well, I think you have a very solvent business proposition that I will seriously consider! Take care now, Michael
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lilmom said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
GREAT!
JDHolliday has a great idea there! You could pull it off! This is a beauty!
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Thanks Sylvia
I could pull it off--but who got da money?! You are too kind--thanks again! Michael
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magnatone said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Should I
welcome home Michael, you were missed! this is fabulous as usual - man, you have GOT the TOUCH!
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Thanks Karen
I was poking around in here off and one while off so much that I almost don't feel like I was gone! Glad you could stop by--take care now, Michael
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DarkPlanet said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Well...
...another fine rendition, Frank would be proud!
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Thanks DP
Well, Mr. Sinatra was the BEST so I dare hope you'd be right about that! Thanks so very much and take good care now, Michael
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alackbass said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
The Art Work Alone
What a great picture. Another classic recording from MJ's resident crooner. You bring a certain class to this place in a style all your own.
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
I dunno about "class"--I'm originally from New Jersey yanno! You take care now, Michael
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dave_b said 3386 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Should I?
Welcome back Michael! This track has a lot of energy, and nice chord structure. They knew how to write memorable melodies back then, and your vocals haven't lost anything in the last 2 weeks. Enjoyed.
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Thanks very much Dave!
Glad to be back (although I was poking my coconut in here so often while I was gone I almost don't feel like I was gone when I was gone!) This is a very short tune, but it's full of optimism like so many of the songs of that era. Glad you liked the song and take good care now! Michael
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Jarvoid said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Ole Blue eyes
is back.....well they may be blue ,I dunno...this was done in cubase ? Hmmm, I must have got a broken one then 'cos my stuff don't come out as crisp and clear as this....Ah well never mind ,welcome back and having skived off for two weeks or so I am glad to hear that you are back to putting your back into the backing and being back up the front.......I have a headache now.........80)


Jarvo
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Chris
You murder me---thanks again partner! Michael
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BirdmanWayne94 said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Yet another...
... killer track! Such a great performance. Very pro stuff! :)
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Thanks very much Yeman!
I wanted so much to chat with you a bit earlier this evening, but as fate would have it I got called to dinner--thanks again and hope you are doing well (keep those fingers working!) Michael
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Skean said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Man
You're amazing, sounds just fantastic…. Excellent, sir.
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Hi Skean
You are more than kind--thank you very, very much and glad you liked this song! Michael
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said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
could I confess
I love this!

Great job singing over the fine L.A. backdrop,

Alright!

. - Harold
michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Harold
You know, that profile pic of yours--it's exactly how I feel sometimes! Thanks again and glad you could stop by! Michael
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ShadowofNine said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
great singing
Yu the bestest Moe...always a treat to listen to...
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Thanks Dave!

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Char said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
Love it!
The song is not familiar at all. Seems a bit short. I wonder ..can you add lyrics to public domain songs? Just want to hear you sing for a longer time. :)
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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Ah thanks Char...
I'm not one for writing lyrics (I don't know WHY this should be!) but I appreciate your feedback and kind remarks--you take care now! Michael
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Keedee said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
At Last...
This is just what the doctor ordered(Dr. Feelgood, that is)! I've been a big ball of blah this weekend. So glad that I thought to come here. First time I've smiled in awhile! This was light and delightful...You're an Incredible entertainer!!!
michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
I know...
....I've been kind of blahofied myself lately--I need a good, solid, well-appointed tap on the occipital region with a blunt instrument maybe--don't know (but the weather IS getting better so that's a very good sign!) Thanks again Kee--you always bring a smile along with you. Take good care now, Michael
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awigze said 3385 days ago (May 15th, 2010)
is it possible
to write songs and lyrics like this these days? can we even try?

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michaeljayklein said 3385 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Nope
It's all over now! But if anyone could do it, I bet you could! Thanks again, Michael
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awigze said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
michael
only with your assistance could we even dare to come close to such as this. hmmm,
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ste said 3384 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
very
entertaining, as always. great vox, as always. top backing...
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michaeljayklein said 3384 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Thanks very much
You take care S! Michael
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Moviz said 3384 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Now where
did I put those darned tap shoes, top hat and tails??? Big band sound and a great vocal to boot after breathing all that sea air on your hols, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 3384 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Hi Maurice!
Alas, I did not breath in any sea air, but I think exposure to constant rain and cold might have had a salubrious effect on my health! You are very kind--thanks for listening to this and glad you enjoyed this song. Take good care now (and dig out those tap shoes, at all costs!) Michael
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hackneybloke said 3384 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
should i
hey michael...it should have been you...it should have been you...not wank sinatra.
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michaeljayklein said 3384 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
You know...
Somewhere in storage, reposing in a little plastic bag, are 5 of Sinatra's cigarette butts (Merit brand--I was underwhelmed to see that) that I took from where he was standing at a charity softball game held at midnight in Atlantic City in 1982 (whatta GEEK I am, huh?! I remember that night very well--his team versus Dean Martin's and only musicians and DJs were invited). Thanks for stopping by--as always! Take good care now, Michael
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Narad said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Should I ?
Yes, you should ! Great comeback with your incomparable sunny voice ! :)
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ted23 said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
disgustifyingly good MJK
Welcome back the man of many profile pictures... You change your profile pick as often as i change my underpants!
Back to the music. Not pants in any way. Very snazzy silky vocal skills! Nice quick blast of Happy!
michaeljayklein said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Greetings Ted
That reminds me: I need to change my profile picture! I'm always happy to hear from you--thanks for stopping by and for the kind endorsement! Cheers, Michael
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lengold said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
I can
imagine you on stage dancing during the instrumental parts. Superb.
Cheers
Len

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michaeljayklein said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Alas
I am one of the worst dancers this side of the Atlantic, Len. Other than a few steps I borrowed from Jackie Gleason, my dancing more resembles a duck on roller skates than anything else (although I do a fairly good impression of someone during an earthquake on my better days). Thanks again! Michael
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michaelkoppenheffer said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Should I confess
how confident and full your vocals sound? Great post-vacation contribution here--you sound recharged!
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michaeljayklein said 3383 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
I am a big mouth!
Michael, I take great pride in singing my face off--I don't like hiding behind the music or using some weird filters to disguise my voice, so what you hear is what you get! Thanks very much for the vote of confidence! (Actually, I was so worn out by the time I got home I felt like a raw piece of French toast or something, but--the show must go on!) You take care now, Michael
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Calchas said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Glad you're back Michael!
It's like MJ has it's own Jools Holland now! I've never heard any version of this fine tune. Great job my friend!

Be well!
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michaeljayklein said 3383 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Hi Micheal
Thanks very much for stopping in! 'Tis appreciated! Take care now, Michael
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segiperkasa said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
great performance..
excellent...
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michaeljayklein said 3383 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Thank you sir!
It still amazes me that with the internet, I can have a listener in Malaysia hear my singing and then hear from him just like THAT! Glad you enjoyed this song and look forward to hearing more music from you. Take care now, Michael
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fasteddie said 3383 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
A shorty but goody
Fun song. I really like the upbeat tempo. I like your disgustingly public domain songs!
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michaeljayklein said 3383 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Hey Michael!
If I had MY way, ALL songs would be of this length--that would make life so beautiful for me, you know? I had someone (I'll call him "the egg slicer and sweet potato player") kind of degrade the musical accompaniment on this track, saying it was "fake sounding" (his comment was promptly deleted out of respect for London Arrangements). In actuality, and being a long-time student of the big band sounds, it's one of the best recreations I've ever heard! Thanks very much for dropping in and as always, keep up the fine work you do! Michael
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billykirsch said 3382 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Man
Love this! Thanks for bringing back these gems in such a disgustifying tasteful way.
I was going to ask you about how you make the instrument track sound so consistently natural and now I see your last comment.
You are good. Another fav.

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michaeljayklein said 3382 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Hi Billy!
Thanks for the great compliment--I'll be sure to send that on. Also, I always credit my accompaniment (except when I'm doing it myself of course) so glad you realized the arrangement was not done by me. Appreciate your coming by to listen--take care now! Michael
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DirtyWinston said 3382 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
yeah
you should...
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jibes said 3382 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Excellent.
You are a great singer and that's a fact. Great!
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michaeljayklein said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Hi Jibes
I like your singing too--thanks very much!
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MannequinRaces said 3382 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Yes!!
Awesome singing as usual! You really have that nailed down. Do you use a homemade vocal booth or anything? Man this song was short but sweet!
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michaeljayklein said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Thanks Manny
Good to hear from you! Well, I don't have a booth, but my PC and "studio" is built into a double door closet kind of thing so maybe that helps (but often you can hear my dog Farina rattling his dog tags on my tracks so it's not exactly "sound proof" in here!) Take care now, Michael
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MannequinRaces said 3381 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Nice!
I'm shocked! I thought for sure you would have a vocal booth or use a SE relfexion filter or something! I sometimes get my pets on my recordings also!
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egobandit said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
ah
goes great with morning coffee, are you sure your not Frank, you got some set of pipes greatness again!
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michaeljayklein said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Hi EB!
Well, other than the fact that we both come from New Jersey and he was born on Dec. 12 and I was born on Oct. 12, the similarity ends there, but I appreciate the comparison of course! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind endorsement here. Take care now! Michael
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damiengh said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Pro
Pro....nuff said. :)
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michaeljayklein said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Thanks Damien
From someone who has accompanied probably a great number of singers, that is a really fine compliment! THANKS! Michael
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Ibstrat said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
I really
am in awe of your singing. Your intonation, phrasing and feel are incredible. Beautiful!!
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michaeljayklein said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Howdy Mark!
Thanks very much! I'm just glad it was a short song (and I think I know why the arrangement is so short--one can kill themselves singing it! I think 4 bars more and I would have been in intensive care in an oxygen tent!) Always happy to hear from you sir, take good care now! Michael
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spitlogic said 3381 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Yes you should
Very authentic sound. I am really digging it.
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michaeljayklein said 3379 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Hey Spit!
Thanks very much for coming by!
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MajesticTaylor said 3380 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
So nice
Yet another solid recording from you. Truly great vocal stylings and a fun performance.
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michaeljayklein said 3379 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Thank you...
Glad you enjoyed the song MT! Take care now, Michael
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thetiler said 3380 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Really
enjoyed !

Top sounding, full of pro sounds !
Thanks for sharing Michael !

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michaeljayklein said 3345 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks again Bill!

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telo12 said 3379 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Should I?
When I'm in Michael's page the fun is guarantee.
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michaeljayklein said 3345 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks very much Telo! Take good care now!

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Hickling_Stan said 3379 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Da Swinger
Welcome back Michael....a tune i've not heard before and superbly sung/recorded/mixed....whish i could sing like you...sigh!! Cheers mark
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michaeljayklein said 3345 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks very much Stan
You're very kind! Take care now, Michael
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 3379 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Aww!
This is so cute! And I love the old swing feel of it but it also so sounds cleanly recorded like new music! Well done! Love it!
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michaeljayklein said 3345 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thank you so very much!

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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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