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JEEPERS, CREEPERS (in Outer Space)


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michaeljayklein

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No, this is not a Halloween song, but a tune I'm sure you are all familiar with featuring a great arrangement by Alan McPike at the Bespoke Organ (he really doesn't play the organ, he's just "at" it). I have another more up tempo version of this song festering away somewhere on my profile page that I slapped up here a year or so ago.

Thanks for listening and hope your week is smooth sailing!

Michael

"Jeepers Creepers" was written by Richard Whiting and Johnny Mercer (1930 PD)
Accompaniment and original arrangement: A. McPike
Vocal: Ol' Vampire Breath
Artwork: It's FARINA, King of Dogs!

PS: No, I've not abandoned the songwriting racket--slowly coming up with a masterpiece that will make the entire world forget "Star Dust" and all the rest of 'em (you believe me of course)
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Uploaded: Nov 06, 2011 - 07:52:06 PM
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011 - 06:27:57 PM Last Played: May 13, 2015 - 01:35:14 AM
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TvRicky said 2227 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
JEEPERS, CREEPERS!
This zip reminds of my mother and growing up watching tv together. Sinatra..Chicago..NY and all the other smooth cats running throughout. Most wonderful engineering. Perfect for the holiday season and reminiscing. Clear resonant and extremely professional.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Ricky
And as always, after listening to this back a day or two later, I'm sitting here dreaming up a lot of other stuff I could have done at the time--it never fails! I guess that's how it is with recordings, yanno? Anyway, greatly pleased you liked my work on it and that you enjoyed this great old song written by two topflight songwriters. Take care now, Michael
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Philip18 said 2227 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Jeepers!
You bring your usual touch to this one, Michael - you are able to respect the melody but with enough variation to make the song fresh. You'd swear that you were working with the band live you are so in touch with each other. I hope, however, that you are paying union rates to Farina?
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Philip!
Yanno, it's a funny thing, but with your profile picture kind of reduced in size, you always remind me there of Stephan Grappelli for some reason (you're lots better looking up close however!) This is a very swell arrangement with lots of bounce and made it so much fun to work with. I'm glad you enjoyed it! PS: Farina gets union wages, but only scale for contributions like this one! Take care now, Michael
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PeterB7858 said 2227 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
Oh Mercer me...
Happy for you to spend some time back in the milieu which brought you fame and fortune here at MJ (well fame anyway...). Any song entitled, "Jeepers, Creepers" deserves the MJK treatment and, as always, Mr McPike is right on the mark in the background. I've forgotten "Star Dust" already :-) Talk soon, Peter.
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Two of my favorite guitarists back to back...
It's a miracle I tell you! Well Peter I work slowly when it comes to the original stuff and only have about enough free time to keep on iron on the fire so I'm always happy to grab a rollicking arrangement like this from Mr. McPike to work on in the interim. I'm really happy you liked this deal (it's a timeless song for no particular reason that I can think of!) Hope to post the original some time early next month. In the meantime, thank you very much and keep up the fine work! Michael
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DWL said 2227 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
You make it sound easy
the mark of a craftsman.

A good arrangement you've found and some fine extemporising!

Cheers

Dick


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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Dick!
I enjoyed working on this one so much, I may do another one this Saturday night to try some different things-it's one of those tunes just made for that and of course, this arrangement and work by Mr. McPike is super. Glad you liked this--and take good care now! Michael
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Moviz said 2227 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
I love
those comedy parts you add as a sideshow to those great vocals Michael....top entertainment value in all aspects.....yet another good one, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Moe!
I just do what comes off the top of my brain, for better or worse sometimes, so very pleased you liked what I did. I appreciate your kind remarks and just for stopping over to listen! Take care now, Michael
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Skean said 2227 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Michael
I got my new headphones today "AKG K 272 HD Home Studio" Now your amazing song(s) sounds much better, as always man you're the best.

Take care
Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Kenta!
I'm glad you are enjoying the new headphones--they sound like really good ones and yeah, it does make a huge difference when you listening with a pair of fine headphones (My Bose headphones busted a while back, I eventually was able to buy the Sony MDR-V600 deals and I love them--I think these are better than the Bose, which I remember cost quite a bit more than these Sony ones). Thanks greatly for the kind endorsement and coming in to listen Kenta. I really hope things are maybe a bit brighter now for you and yours. Take good care! Michael
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Skean said 2221 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Yep
Some new headphones and a headphone Amplifier made a big different, I had "Koss Pro 3 AA Titanium" before but I sat on them by mistake, hum too many beers I guess..lol

I have work but I only get three months at a time, but I survive.. So yes we have it much better now.

Take care
Kenta
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richard13 said 2227 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
;-)
I believe you!
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Jarvoid said 2227 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Farina....how
can you let him do that to you? just give him a nip.....altho' I suppose we all have to suffer for our art ....I know folk suffer because of mine !


Cracking good version of this and I espesh like the vocalisations and the terrible gag...tho 'often the terrible gags are the best.....I don't know how that works.........

Cheers Jarvo
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thank ya mate
Oh, Farina has given me many a "love nip" over the years--it's a good thing we had him sedated for that picture (I hope the animal welfare agencies fail to see this admission). Thanks very much Chris--I think we are kindred souls in many ways and I'm always pleased to hear from you. You take care now, Michael
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michael2 said 2226 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
cool
didn't realize this song was that old. this is a cool arrangement and as always I can tell you are having the time of your life. good job Michael. BTW, my daughter has those same glasses.
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
Actually, I was rather stunned to find it was not older (although I always knew Mercer wrote the lyrics so it couldn't have been too much older). Thanks again, and I'm sure your daughter can wear those particular glasses much more stylishly than my Farina! Take care now, Michael
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gadzooks said 2226 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
JEEPERS, CREEPERS!
My father sang this tune when I was young usually when we were driving somewhere. Lovin' your jee jee je-je scat ... Great vocals Michael against a real bopin' musical production. There is a great sense of comfort and smooth sailing on this one.
Cheers
SG
ohhh!! and those eyeball glasses are killer! ... I have to find me a pair...
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michaeljayklein said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thank you Stan
I always like singing this one Stan--and happy to have you listen. Oh yeah, this arrangement is just a knockout and I was particularly happy to share it with you guys. Thanks for the very kind words (and as for Farina, he is actually a rat terrier--part rat, part terrier, although I deeply suspect he has a bit of chinchilla in him somewhere!) You take care now, Michael
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mrattue said 2226 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
As always
a great pleasure, Michael!

Thanks for keeping the comic light shining out and reminding us not to take things too seriously!

Cheers now!

Marc
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Thanks again Marc!

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Ibstrat said 2225 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I
can't listen to you sing without instantly starting to smile. I love the way that you mess with the rhythm when you hold out a note till the last second then jump to the next phrase. Fantastic!
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Hi Mark
Thanks so very much--there are endless variations on this thing (it's like "I Got Rhythm" that way) and I may even try a couple more just for fun. Appreciated hearing from you (as always!) and take good care now! Michael
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Bowman said 2224 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Can't
wait for the new masterpiece from you Michael but for now I'll just have to "settle" for this one.

You're such a smooth and natural entertainer my friend - a natural and I guarantee that this would have been a chart topper if this came out first.
Cheers,
Charlie
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Hey Charlie!
Well, the "masterpiece" is taking a back seat to a busy work schedule as of late, but the nice thing is, you always can work this stuff out in your head until you can sit down and memorialize it on something. Thanks so much for dropping in and for the very kind remarks on this thing! You take care now and keep up the excellent work! Michael
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finkeldink said 2223 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
MJK!!!!
You are up to your good ol' shennanagans!

"The big one" was that from Sanford and Son?

Great work as always Michael.
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
The Return of Fast "Finkeldink" Eddie!
Hey Mike--what a great surprise to hear from ye! I'm really glad you are back (hopefully for a very long while) and I thank you so very much for your generous comments on this deal. You take care now! Michael
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magnatone said 2223 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Jeepers, Creepers
WOO-HOO - this is fabulous!!! you've got the golden touch sir - this was my first listen of the morning - what a treat!
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Thanks again Karen!
I do believe I had been up some 26 hours when I slugged this thing out, so really glad a lot of folks liked this! Appreciated hearing from you and thanks greatly for the kind words! Take good care now!
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dave_b said 2223 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
JEEPERS, CREEPERS
Classic song, and your rendition sounds great as usual. Farina is participating in the royalties? :)
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Hi Dave
Thanks greatly! Oh, Farina is on my payroll--he gets a check every week regardless if he's working or not. Happy to hear from ya and take good care now! Michael
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ic42 said 2223 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Marty "Farina" Feldman
odd-ball arrangement by our resident odd-ball himself, helped out on piana by Farina, wearing really odd-balls.

Such a wonderful smile you infuse me with, every time I hear your masterful musical antics. Ahhhh... thank you.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Eduardo!
You are much too kind! Thanks again from both myself and Farina--and, take good care now! Michael
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alackbass said 2223 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
JEEPERS, CREEPERS (in Outer Space)
Alan's arrangement of this is particularly original and well constructed! Your vocal is the perfect match for his excellent backing track!
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Hi Andrew
Thanks so very much--I'm glad you liked the arrangement on this as much as I do and of course, I'm very grateful for your kind words on my side of the picture too! You take good care now, Michael
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egobandit said 2221 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
peepers
I might need cheeters myself, love the pic btw, great song!
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Thanks again Tim!
Glad you enjoyed this romp and thanks very much for stopping by! Take good care now, Michael (and Farina of course!)
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PaulaMunk said 2221 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
How can you do
your work when Farina is always stealing your glasses? You should have your own TV show, a la Dean Martin. I love all your voices. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2220 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Hi Char
Oh man, now my eyes really ARE that bad, but I'd only wear those glasses if they came in the soft lens variety! You are much too kind--thanks so very much from both myself and Wee Farina! Take good care now! Michael
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Doug Somers said 2217 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
You slay me with your humour!
Farina with the glasses is superb. So is the song - delivered full of spunk and fun. If it's not playful then it's not a MJK newly minted classic. I love all of the other TV references you put in here and there. I don't know what's better - your vocalese or sense of humour.

I'll let Hoagy Charmichael know that you're going to be writing a new masterpiece to knock him off his pedestal.

Take care,
Doug
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michaeljayklein said 2211 days ago (November 22nd, 2011)
Thanks again Doug
I must admit, it's not one of my favorite songs, but it was sitting there so I took it! Appreciated hearing from you and realistically, I kinda doubt Hoagland* has anything to worry about--not yet anyway! You take care and wishing you a very safe and happy holiday, Michael *I don't know how I remember that being his real first name--it just hit me!
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albertruss said 1788 days ago (January 18th, 2013)
jeepers ,creepers
i love the horror movie with this song, makes the movie grab you.. a very nice version.thanks....peace
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