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michaeljayklein

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Always a fun song to sing and thanks so very much for listening! Michael

Written by (the great) Louis Jordan, 1938
Arrangement & Accompaniment written and performed by Alan McPike
Artwork: Fay Wray having a rough night

NOTE: This one may be loud as hell so turn your volume down a little before starting. I'm having this strange disparity between the volume on my headphones versus my speakers so not sure which is a suitable level (for further reading, please go to my last song and check on my editorial on "Railroad Spike Lodged in Skull"). I'll straighten this problem out somehow! Thanks!
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Uploaded: Dec 29, 2013 - 04:40:22 AM
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2013 - 04:21:05 PM Last Played: Sep 27, 2017 - 09:08:18 AM
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Skean said 1390 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
Haha
You always bring a smile on my face and I love it.
Have a great new year my friend, and take care will you, cheers, Kenta.
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
I couldn't ask for anything more...
...thanks again Kenta and as I write, the fireworks are going off outside, so it must be another new year. How about that? Your the first comment I responded to this year! You have a swell 2014 yourself--best to the family also! Michael
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paul f. page said 1390 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
OH, THIS IS TERRIFIC
This is so precisely performed, Michael. You have mixed the recorded band and your voice so that there are no seams between the two. You have SO got this style of singing down, never missing a trick. It is always such a pleasure to hear your renditions of these classics. There aren't too many who have the vocal flexibility to pull this off so smoothly. Just excellent in every way. (The cozy intro gives this a real personal touch, too.)
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Paul, you are too much!
Are you sure you weren't listening to somebody else?! But seriously, I always miss a few tricks, especially after I've finished mixing the song, but you know how that goes. You can only pull off so many stunts per show! Happy New Year Paul--I think we are both off to a promising start in lots of ways! Michael
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roblox said 1390 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
Sounds good Moe...
A bit loud so thanks for the warning. It is freezing here today, want to switch places? KK
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey you!
So, you made it through the Christmas music with most of your senses intact I take it? That's good! Hope the volume of this thing didn't eradicate the last vestigial remnants of your sanity after all that! Oh yes...it's 46F here right now just after the New Year, but I see over there it's....good heavens, zero?!! Anyway, will write soon--good to hear from you, and have a great New Year!! No more Christmas shows, either!
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey you!
So, you made it through the Christmas music with most of your senses intact I take it? That's good! Hope the volume of this thing didn't eradicate the last vestigial remnants of your sanity after all that! Oh yes...it's 46F here right now just after the New Year, but I see over there it's....good heavens, zero?!! Anyway, will write soon--good to hear from you, and have a great New Year!! No more Christmas shows, either!
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
MidiOrleans said 1390 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
swingin'
Keep up the great and colorful work swingin' into 2014 and beyond Michael.

scotty
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Thanks so much Scotty!
And this year, keep up the fantastic work you share, because I maybe studying it very closely as I learn to (hopefully--and at least with a fraction of the expertise you have) create some original instruments as well. I really appreciate your gifts and your sponsorship. Thank you Scotty--and here's to a great new year! Michael
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lyzak said 1389 days ago (December 30th, 2013)
1938
I enjoy your beginning... situations. Did Shemp get a shock, or what? Tune delivered smooth and seasoned just right. Tasty!

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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Oh, that Shemp!
Nah, he had fallen asleep listening to me practice "Glitter and be Gay" from "Candide" for some 9 consecutive hours--I guess I gave the poor sap quite a stir there, didn't I? I usually can tell when he's sleeping as he makes this peculiar and most singular "e-beeb-beeb-beeb" kind of expiratory wheeze, but he caught me off guard that time. Say, I really appreciate your coming in to listen Lyzak--and thanks so much for those nice words! Happy New Year! Michael
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bronco said 1388 days ago (December 30th, 2013)
Jivin the blues
As usual it fits your nice casual, loose style. You always have fun with it and that makes it fun for us. Another swingin tune in the catalog of good times.
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey Tom!
Thanks so very much for those awfully generous words, and yeah, I always deeply enjoy singing these kinds of songs; for just a few minutes I'm on the Broadway stage! Incidentally, I happened to acquire a pair of those old red-cyan 3D glasses. When I put them on and looked at your profile picture, nothing happened. Just thought you should know! All seriousness, I'm much indebted to you for staying with me throughout this past year and for all the nice encouragement you've given me. Thanks again Tom and have a wonderful, brand new (it can't miss!) year! Michael
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Narad said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
Funny
Always a fun to listen and thanks so very much for sharing !
My best wishes for the new year, Michael !
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Nephew!
Harald, you maybe more than anyone, has a place in my heart because your love of life and in my appraisal of you, a kind of innocence that is only found among children at Christmas Eve and the young at heart. And you take that gift and imbue your music with that sense of wonderment and magic that makes us feel we too, are experiencing these great things for the very first time in our lives. That's quite a special way you have--don't ever change. Thanks again Harald for your kindness and support, and here's to a fantastical new year, filled with mysterious trains, undersea kingdoms, majestic and fabled mountains, beautiful cathedrals and palaces, musical Milky Ways and all else that capture your special imagination. Happy New Year--and I know the best is yet to come! Uncle
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sschedra said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
Well . . .
Issheisorissheaint? Nice rendition . Another fine Klein/McPike collaboration.
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Thanks Stephen...
...yanno, it just occurred to me, but your variation on the title there, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT read that backwards three times at the stroke of midnight or you'll be visited by the ghost of Minnie Pearl (she may, or may not, bring along Junior Samples--it doesn't work the same for everybody). Just thought I'd pass that info along! On behalf of myself and Mr. McPike--thanks so much for your kind words and wishing you and yours a great new year! Michael
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magnatone said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
isyouisorisyouaintmybaby?
always makes me so happy to see a new post from you Michael! This is so good, and it's easy to tell you're having fun doing it. happy new year to you, and wishing you a fabulous 2014!
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey there Karen!
So glad to hear from you! Much obliged and I really appreciate that nice review, thank you! Well, I have a panoply of new equipment (I am upgraded finally) and I'm truly enjoying doing what I do more than ever, and even making some intrepid inroads in creating music as well, so all is good. So is the weather here! I love it--how I lived in Minneapolis for over 15 years without my blood transmogrifying into something resembling cranberry sherbet, I'll never know--it's nice and cozy down here in the South. Well, I'm 42 minutes into the new year and nothing bad has happened yet. I hope I can maintain that until this time next year--it's the best any of us can wish for I suppose! Happy New Year to you and yours and I hope this new year sparks off new levels of creativity (and happiness) for you. Michael
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Fire_Angel said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
isyouisorisyouaintmybaby
One of the best versions of this old classic that I've ever heard. Most covers are a mess, so this is just s delight. The comic intro is just hilarious.
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Thank you Angel!
That reminds me, I was named for an angel and my last name is "Klein", which is German for "little". But I'm certainly no little angel let me tell you (well, maybe my mom thought so!) So pleased to hear from you--and thanks for those awfully kind words! Take care now and Happy New Year! Michael
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Philip18 said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
Is you
Now that's entertaining! Some nice vocal styling here - I like the flourishes. Alan comes good with a light, jaunty backing. All good!
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey there Philip!
Glad you liked it, and thanks for letting us know! It's a great arrangement and one of those kinds where the original arrangement was so well done that nearly every version that comes down the pike after it, tips it's hat in it's direction (kind of like nearly ever time you hear a version of "Summertime", they've borrowed a little from the chart Artie Shaw used with his hit recording of it in the 40s. I think Jerry Gray arranged that). Well, here we are already in a new year (man, that last one went so fast--seems like I just moved to Alabama 26 minutes ago!) and hope this one finds you and your enjoying life to it's fullest Philip. You take care now and thanks again! Michael
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egobandit said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
aint
what a great word , great way you scat it like the intro gives it the touch of realism that makes it a MJK :)
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey Tim!
You are too kind--thanks so very, very much! I hope this coming year is especially good to you and yours because you're a real champ of a guy and besides, I love your music! Keep them coming and looking forward to what you have in store in 2014. Cheers! Michael
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egobandit said 1388 days ago (December 31st, 2013)
aint
what a great word , great way you scat it like the intro gives it the touch of realism that makes it a MJK :)
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michaeljayklein said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Hey Tim!
You are too kind--thanks so very, very much! I hope--hey, wait a minute! I just did that! Well, the feelings and wishes I expressed can definitely be carbon copied here! Best wishes Tim!
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SMT said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
Yes you is
and you always will be. Happy anniversary Michael, or did you forget? 20 years is a long time so I forgive you. You did a very nice job with this, I am very pleased with how well you are coming along with your singing even if Farina and I have to suffer through listening to you sing the same things over and over again every night :)
michaeljayklein said 1385 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
I didn't forget!
I just neglected to mention it to you!
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gadzooks said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
isyouisorisyouaintmybaby?
The beginning...Hilariously good! Great job on a great song. All the best in 2014 Michael
Cheers
Stan
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michaeljayklein said 1385 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Thanks again Stan!
I also extend my best wishes to you in our new year! Take care now, Michael
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Dadai.2 said 1387 days ago (January 1st, 2014)
You are...
... an entertainer, for sure. A delight to listen to your cover of this oldie. I've always wondered, where do you get these backing tracks. Great performance. Happy new year!
michaeljayklein said 1385 days ago (January 3rd, 2014)
Hi Jack
Thanks so very much and happy new year to you as well!
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grah3am said 1384 days ago (January 4th, 2014)
I knew this was you
just from the choice of song. Another winner, Michael.
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