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The Lady Is A Tramp (MichaelJayKlein & Saltaireguru77)


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Saltaireguru77

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Many moons ago, Michael posted this as an open collab and invited others to follow him on the vocals in the appropriate space. I gave it a shot at the time and recently came across the file the other evening when hunting through old folders. After checking Michael was ok for me to post, I decided it was worth putting up! Some of you may think Michael's vocal style is effortless (it probably is for him) but I can tell you I found it damn hard. So my hat's off to him and thanks for the chance to sing alongside one of the site's greatest. I tried, in my own way, to keep up hehe! Oh, and try to hold on till the end...

"The Lady is a Tramp" was written by Rodgers and Harte (1937)
Arrangement and accompaniment by Mr. Alan McPike at the Bespoke Organ
Vocals - MichaelJayKlein & Saltaireguru77

p.s. - this is a routine 96 I believe... Riding on someone else's coat tails and then falling off =)
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Uploaded: Jan 01, 2012 - 06:30:10 PM
Last Updated: Jan 01, 2012 - 06:30:10 PM Last Played: Mar 17, 2019 - 01:04:19 PM
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Symphony101 said 2640 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Well done !!!
Hey this is very cool mate, on many aspects. Very nice to hear two of my faves on this song. You did brilliant with the vocals, hats off.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks a lot Yves. I think it's called standing on the shoulders of giants. But I tried my best to fit in and I guess it turned out ok. Thanks for your support mate!
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michaeljayklein said 2640 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Stephen!
Oh no mate, this is what they call a "Routine 97", which is (as I look it up), "Making Everybody Forget the Other Person on the Duet". I think you did a truly fabulous job on this Stephen (despite what your wife think) and it made me EXTREMELY happy listening to you go at it on your end! I've had this duet deal sung by a number of people in the past and I tell you, yours is easily the best. Thanks so much doing this--you've started my new year on a very good step! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2640 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
PS
Another thing, I recorded this in a key more suitable to the female range which not only made it rough on me but you too! See, all this time you were doing even better than you originally thought Stephen! My Stephen told me to let you know you did "very nice" (that just killed me, particularly after I mentioned this is his usual "accolade" in my conversation with you earlier today--it means much more than "just nice", believe me!) Thanks so very much again for picking this up Stephen!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
What can I say Michael? Thanks for the opportunity to sing with you and giving your blessing to post this. I'm so glad you liked it - and Stephen too! I know "Very nice" is high praise indeed from Stephen (dependant on tone of voice!). Pass on my regards and thanks to him! I enjoyed hearing it back and now it's up for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your kind compliments - far too kind and possibly somewhat misguided and inaccurate.. but thank you mate.
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alackbass said 2640 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
The Lady Is A Tramp
Now that's a duet I would pay cash money to see live! Time to book a tour!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Cheers Andrew. Michael tells me the tour starts off in the tip top club and finishes in the lava lounge. Where it goes in between I dunno. I'll have to check the back of the t-shirts! Thanks for your support!
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michaeljayklein said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Correction
The tour starts at The Tip Top Club's "Ashtray Room" in Jipip, IL beginning May 15th and we wind up at Yee's House of Gibs, Ribs, Wings 'n' Things in Preamble, NJ the last week in July.
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magnatone said 2640 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Lady is a Tramp
oh, this is TERRIFIC!! what a great duet - i enjoyed every second of this!!!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Karen. It's not often you get the chance to rub shoulders with real talent and I enjoyed hearing the both of us together too! Glad you like it.
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J_Gretch said 2640 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
The Lady Is A Tramp
Michael has always been one of my favs around here...You steped up to the plate and knocked this one out of the park man,,,great job.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Cheers J. Michael is a big fave of mine too (obviously!) so this was a real treat for me. I'd actually forgotten I'd done it, if you can believe that so dusting it off and putting it up here gave me a real kick. Thanks for your kind compliments!
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falcef said 2640 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
The Lady Is A Tramp
A song jazz swing a beauty mix vocal and brass sections. Bye
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Falcef. The tune's a great one isn't it? I had fun getting my brain around that melody since it's not my usual type of stuff. Glad you liked it!
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neilh79 said 2640 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
The Lady is a Tramp
Get your dinner jackets out! This is so cool you compliment MJK so well, what a great duet, awesome!
Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Neil. I think my DJ is beyond moth eaten these days - I may have to pop for a new one. All the kudos goes to Michael, I just added a bit to the end of a really great standard. Thanks for your support!
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RAVENS said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Routine #97
Actually it can be a Routine #27 as well.

Oh this is just fabulous, guys. What a wonderful way to start my day. I Have the hugest smile on my face, super duper performance!

RAVEN ;-)
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Saltaireguru77 said 2639 days ago (January 2nd, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Dani. And to think this was recorded before all those singing tips you gave me! A few bum notes here and there I must admit but overall not too shabby and in fine company! Glad you enjoyed it. Routine 27..... is that hopping across the Hudson while whistling Dean Martin tunes? Must look that up in my book.. =)
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michaeljayklein said 2627 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Thanks again Impsie!!
You are right about the routines--they are pretty close more or less! Moe Baby
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Bob Rodgers said 2638 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
Oh yes!
What a great performance, I very much enjoyed this duet!
Great vocals!

Bob
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Saltaireguru77 said 2636 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Cheers Bob. Thanks for the kind compliments - I enjoyed trying my hand at this jazz crooning lark! Definitely more MJK's style and ability but nice to try on for size. Thanks for taking the time to have a listen!
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michaeljayklein said 2627 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Much appreciated Bob!

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dave_b said 2637 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
The Lady Is A Tramp
It's fun to hear someone else take this up. A classic song, and a great job by the both of you.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2636 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thank you Dave. It's definitely a classic and one I wasn't originally too familiar with, charlatan that I am! But now it's ingrained in there and was great fun to do. Glad you liked it! Cheers for the compliments.
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tf10music said 2637 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
very audacious
you pull it off well. I'm impressed. The timbre on your voice works really nicely for this song. I hope to hear more in a similar vein. Cool stuff, man.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2636 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Ben. I can't promise I'll be doing much more as it's really not my thing, but it was nice to try out and appear alongside an absolute master of the genre! Good fun and a nice song to learn. Thanks for taking time to listen and the kind comments mate!
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Philip18 said 2636 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Lady is a Tramp
Very entertaining. The two voices are quite different in tone and style, so that this has a live "join in" feel that is infectious. The punchy backing is impressive, too. Much enjoyed!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2636 days ago (January 6th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Philip. It was a deliberate effort by myself to sound a little different to Michael when doing this, both in voice tone and choice of notes - Check out Bono and Frank Sinatra's duet of "I've got you under my skin" for a great example of this! Michael's "live" comments were hard not to respond to and it all added to the fun element. Thanks for having a listen Philip.
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michaeljayklein said 2627 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Thanks very much Phillip!
I was so happy Stephen picked this up, believe me!
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sammydix said 2628 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Tramp
i really like the tone of your voice SG. sort of a cool, airy soprano. added a very pleasing quality to the song.
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michaeljayklein said 2627 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
Thanks Big Dix
I thought Stephen did a beautiful job of it and glad you enjoyed his work on it!
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Saltaireguru77 said 2626 days ago (January 16th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Sammy. A cool airy soprano - I like that! Cheers for the compliment and taking the time to have a listen for us.
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PeterB7858 said 2618 days ago (January 23rd, 2012)
Fine effort...
Fine effort, Stephen. As you say, it is not easy to sing and sound effortless. MJK is the past master and you deserve many plaudits for pulling it off. Regards, Peter.
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Saltaireguru77 said 2618 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks very much Peter. I'm glad you think I pulled it off - it was a lot more effort than I was expecting, which really goes to show how talented Michael is. As you say, he is the master! Thanks for having a listen and I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
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TvRicky said 2618 days ago (January 24th, 2012)
Sure she is..
Another hit and I am once again blown. Michael you my man are just a talented and fresh musical genus. Wonderful Production..Broadway is premiering here at MacJams. Saltaireguru77 my man you got it going on here!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Saltaireguru77 said 2602 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Cheers Ricky. Michael blows be away with his seemingly effortless vocals and trying to keep up with him showed me very quickly the gulf between us - but I had fun trying! Glad you enjoyed it mate.
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DWL said 2608 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Finger snapping good!
This is so difficult to sing (I know as I had a go at it but luckily no-one will ever hear it!) and you've done a splendid job.

Swing on, brothers, swing on :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Saltaireguru77 said 2602 days ago (February 8th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks a lot Dick. It's deceptively tough, isn't it? I'd love to hear your version myself! I dares ya. Thanks for having a listen for us and the kind compliments.
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Moviz said 2597 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
Excellent
genre jump Stephen... and I should know, because nobody jumps more genres than me LOL. Wear the badge proudly.... the boy done good, cheers M
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Saltaireguru77 said 2595 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Maurice, you jump them with style; I fall into them! Thanks for your support here - it means a lot.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2597 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
tramp
sound quality could be better (not that I am the person to talk) apart from that this has been very well done. cheers graham
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Saltaireguru77 said 2595 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Lady is a tramp
Thanks Graham. The quality of the backing track was due to what Michael had to work with at the time I believe, but you're spot on in your comment. Any creaking will be my joints as I struggle to keep up with the incomparable Mr Klein! Glad you liked the tune.
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