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This is probably the mother of all saloon songs, written in 1930 by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons (who, I think, never went anywhere past this song, although rumor has it they wrote the theme song for the TV show "What's Happenin'?"). Thanks again and hope you all have a warm, toasty weekend! As usual, I'm accompanied here by the immensely talented Alan McPike (yanno, he told me he creates all this on a $79.00 Casio keyboard).
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awigze said 3112 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
I think...
I saw that movie.... I am no good without you; always loved that line. Great vocalizing .
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
That is one movie
I've missed somehow! Thanks again Andy--you take good care now! Michael
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awigze said 3102 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
ya might not
want to watch that one.... she started to nag.
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magnatone said 3112 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
All of Me
i am SUCH a fan of the steve martin movie ("edwina in bowl!"). the dance scene at the end that plays this theme song is one of the coolest such scenes i think i've ever watched in a movie. love alan's backer and your voice MJK - is it even real? it's just ..... CLASSIC!!! great job (hilarious photo!)
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Karen!
I often listen back and think I concentrate too much on the intonation and wish I had done more with the phrasing--it's a ying-yang battle, but I think I'm getting a little closer to how I want to deliver the thing. Happy to hear from you--take good care now! Michael
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PeterB7858 said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
A sleep disorder?
Michael, do you ever sleep? Or have you got a vault of these classics and just dole them out when we need some cheering up. Thanks again. My MP3 player is bulging. Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Oh goodness no!
Not with my crazy schedule Peter--I'd say one out of four things I slap up here are from the past (although rarely my real old junk--the mixes were horrifying on those: still learning back then!) Thanks so very much and glad you liked this classic song. Take care now, Michael
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Elevator_Funk said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
...
Your voice sounds really good on this one.
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Well thanks for letting me know! Take care Funk, Michael

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christopherpsly said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Hi Michael
Great voice and loved the song
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Christopher!

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Narad said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
All of Me
You do give always all of you in your music and that's why I appreciate you so much ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Harald
You are a sweetheart--thanks so very much my friend! Take good care of yourself now, Michael
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mrattue said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
All of it
Hi Michael,

All of it good, as usual!

You seem to exist in a dimensional jazz lounge shift, and the tuneful gravitation draws us all into its cheerful warmth and good time feeling!

That's what music does, i suppose. Someone should tell NASA.

Cheers!

Marc
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I wish I could write comments like that!
Thanks greatly Marc--you make me feel very special!! You take care now and hope to hear you soon on something new! Michael
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ShadowofNine said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Nice stuff
Very cool track, a cool song...neat performance...luv that Trumpet solo 2...
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Hey Dave
Yeah, that was a very cool solo and one reason I didn't ad-lib over anything (really, I only do that when the track is weak but that's never a problem with Mr. M's stuff!) Thanks greatly--you take care now! Michael
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fasteddie said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Bravo!
Yes!

This is fabulous MJK!

One of your best, IMO.
That jazzy bass really gets me going.
Some of the best singing and recording I've heard you do.
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Mike!
Lately I've been working with a pair of headphones that are not quite the same as my older Bose that broke several months ago---I've not been quite so confident with my mixes since then, so truly happy this sounded good to you in that line. What a very kind comment---it's very much appreciated Mike. You take care now and have a good week, Michael
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Saltaireguru77 said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
All of me
Another of the old geezer's all time favourites. I think he's getting an MJK compilation album for Christmas! Cool stuff Michael. I have visions of you recording this in your living room beside an open fire, in smoking jacket with glass of brandy and cigarette holder and brylcremed hair!
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Hi Stephen!
Incidentally (and I'm the last one to push my stuff) but I did a recording of "Ain't Misbehaving" on here that I dedicated to the aforementioned "old geezer" (please send my warmest regards to pop by the way!) Well, I don't drink, and I don't smoke, so no Charles Boyer-style smoking jacket and I'm not exactly sure what the hell the name of that goop is that I slick my hair down with (it comes in a shoe polish can and I'm beginning to think that's just what it is) but the tableau you limned there suits me fine! Okay, best to you both--thanks again--and take good care now! Michael
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RAVENS said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Rats!
I can't play any songs on MJ, there must be something wrong with my Quicktime player. I'm very frustrated, tried rebooting a dozen times. I'll figure it out & I'll be back later, but until then, I won't lose my head over it.

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Impsala
I know you told me you fell asleep and fell on the floor--I'm hoping there was no residual damaged caused by that accident, so at first I was rather alarmed by your message, but glad it was just a PC-related thing and nothing involving a possible concussion, hemorrhage, et. al.! Dr. Moe
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RAVENS said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Aha
As soon as I submitted my comment, the play bar appeared. Weird, but I'm not gonna complain! What a wonderful song, and that voice, sigh...

Absolutely worth losing my head over, just saying...

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Happens every time!
I don't know though--from those lavish comments, I'm starting to wonder if it was me you were actually listening to! Hahahahahahaha--thanks again Impsie, you are the tops! xox Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I remember
my mom singing this.
Michael , I always think of my mom when I listen to your music and that is a good thing!
Keep 'm coming, those great songs!
Regards
KC
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Cees
I think we both had "musical mothers"--I know my love of music began with my own mother too! You are always so very kind--thanks again and you keep those musical pearls your bring with you here coming too! Take care now, Michael
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Reggie_Pole said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Another heady performance
I appreciate your references to old sci-fi movies. Very influential on my worldview as a kid. Yes, there lies part of the blame. I always dug those brainy chicks. Nice to see that someone tends to her makeup. What's Happenin'! Hahahaha. Their crowning achievement, no doubt. So, what is the deal with you? How do you produce these so quickly? Do you have a support staff? If you don't want to answer personal questions, then please accept my congratulations on another addition to your stellar body of work.
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Reggie
Something tells me I would enjoy myself immensely being around you--I think we are aligned somewhat in our interests! Well, that of course is a still from the classic "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" and in my book, easily one of the best head living in a cake pan movies EVER! There are actually a good handful of cake pan head movies (one I recall starred Dana Andrews after his career faded) but this was the first and best as far as I know. Well, a good majority of the recordings I slap up here are ones I've done in the past (I've been recording now for five years) and every now and then I'll put up something new. It's one reason I've been posting with such celerity lately: to get all those old recordings submitted so that I have some "incentive" to get on to newer things, you see? Anyway, I greatly appreciate hearing from you and enjoy reading your comments and what you have to say. You take good care now and hope you have a sprightly week! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
PS
Oh, I meant to say, and I knew this when I was writing my intro up there, but actually, the theme song to that TV show was composed by.....HENRY MANCINI (I kid you not!)
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dave_b said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
All of Me
Great vocal Michael, keep em' comin.
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michaeljayklein said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
Yours was the last comment here while I was responding to the rest of the gang and I just got called to dinner (such good timing!) So thank you for listening to this thing and very happy to hear from ya! Take care now Dave--Michael
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Keedee said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I'll Take a Double Portion, Please...
A little of you could NEVER be enough! This was Smashing and I never laughed so much as when I watched the movie that photo above comes from. :D
michaeljayklein said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thanks again Lyn!
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Char said 3111 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Never quit
singing even if you're ahead. Love it. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thanks so very much you! Take care now! Michael

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H3nry said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Smooth and full-voiced
sometimes it seems you're a bit tentative, as if somebody had hollered at you to "keep it down!" but tonight you belted this one! Classy! Or perhaps you're getting your ears attuned to the new cans. Good 'un.
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michaeljayklein said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
O Henry!
Hahahahahahahah...you'd be close because I often do my crooning late at nights on the weekend down here in the basement and I'm always afraid I'll wake up the neighbors or my partner (not to mention Farina, our dog who resides down here!) Much appreciated--thanks again for putting up with my barrage of stuff lately (just cleaning up house!) Take care now and have a good week, Michael
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Moviz said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
I love
all these oldies Michael, partly because they are of my era when I was young and lithe (good word), but I still think I could knock out a good jive to this rendition.... nice bouncy pace and of course, your always excellent vocals.... have a great Christmas Michael, regards M
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crissew said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Prolific
you have been quite the busy artist! I feel like a broken record but man, your vocals are always perfect down to the minute inflections. Awesome backing track here too. Sounds like a full big band.
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alackbass said 3110 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
All of Me
What's not to love?
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michaeljayklein said 3105 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Moe, Charles and Andrew...
...thanks so very much guys!
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Jarvoid said 3100 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
I thought..
that Steve Martin starred in a film of this title with one of the ladies who was in 9 to 5 and a magic bowl and a swami and I gotta get out more !

Magic track.

Jarvoid
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michaeljayklein said 3081 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
I missed that one!
I think some of those movies I missed date back to my drinking days antics, so it's all a blur! Thanks for listening Chris--appreciated! Michael
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sschedra said 3081 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
OK
I am not believing that bit about the Casio keyboard one bit. Next you'll be telling me your singing is all auto-tune on a built in laptop mic. Listening to your music reminds me of going into the basement as a young child and finding all those old 78's and trying to play them on my Victrola at 33 1/3 until I caught on ("Oh, its not the chipmunks?!"). Anyway, I grew up with a lot of this stuff too and I really appreciate your wonderful talent.
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Mike_Lynn said 3060 days ago (February 7th, 2011)
Unbelievable
I really can't believe Alan created all these on a $79 Casio keyboard. If this is true, it is a remarkable achievement. Another great collab from you two.
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