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This song, written by the incomparable team of Harry Warren and Al Dubin is from the 1932 motion picture "Abbott & Costello Get Really, Really Sick" and is currently public domain. I think I could have used a deeper voice (or a lower key) on this, but what the hey. Thanks for listening and hope you all have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!* Michael

*For you members across the pond who are not sure what this American holiday is, we all go into labor for three days.

Arrangement and accompaniment: Standardtrax (A. McPike--and I wish I knew exactly how he does this stuff, let me tell you).
Vocal: MJK
Tilted Artwork: I saw this cartoon many years ago in the newspaper and was relieved to see it is preserved for eternity on the internet.
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Uploaded: Sep 02, 2010 - 07:02:51 PM
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SCJohnson59 said 3242 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Yay!! Firsties!! :D
For some reason I can see this as a Billy Crystal/Harry Connick, Jr. duet! ... As always Mike your voice is incredible on this! Be safe this weekend!
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Two favorites!
I rather miss Billy Crystal these days (wonder what he's up to) but have been hearing Harry and his band performing on a commercial as of late (they sing "High Hopes"). Thanks again Scott--you take care now and hope you and Cupcake have a peaceful and enjoyable holiday! Michael
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alackbass said 3242 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
You're Getting to be a Habit with Me
Hitting download before play is getting to be a habit with each new MJK post!
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Mmmmm....
I don't know chief, this is one you might have listened to before downloading (trust me on these things--I know!) But thanks so much for stopping in and for the kind words! Have a good weekend, Michael
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RAVENS said 3242 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Labor, whew!
Hey, where did you get that pic of Ringo from?

Ahhh whatta voice & would you believe I'm listening to this while drinking my coffee? Yeppers, all bloatified and everything! Wonderful singing & the mix is divine.

Imps
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Hahahahahaha
I was actually thinking of Wee Ringo when I came across the cartoon again Impsie (I think there is some real truth to it too!) Well, hopefully, this outing debloatified you at least a little bit! As always, you are far too kind to me (but don't stop--I love it!) You and Ringo take good care now! Moe and Weefie
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mike_d said 3242 days ago (September 2nd, 2010)
Wow!
That is one helluva vocal performance- Awesome track!
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Hey Mike!
Thanks so very much--just a little something I slapped together before breakfast, yanno? You take care and happy to hear from you! Michael
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Reggie_Pole said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
I think I missed that one
Was that right after "Abbott and Costello Slap Each Other Silly?" Well, never mind that. Give me Laurel & Hardy any day of the week. Anyway, the incomparable MJK strikes again. Another hit. Tops.
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Dr. Pole
I'm with you on the L&H preference--one look from Ollie at the camera was worth at least any three A&C movies (actually, this was just after "Abbott & Costello Get Ma Kettle Pregnant"). Thanks again for your graciously kind words and for stopping by to deliver them! Take good care now, Michael
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Smooth
Michael, I would pay good money to sit in a cool club and be entertained by your silky voice running through 20th century standards. This is really great stuff and I could listen for hours. Wonderful.
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Oh!
You should hear how I can style 4th Century standards Paddy! But all seriousness aside, thanks for listening--and for your awfully nice words. Whatta guy! Take care now, Michael
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Narad said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
You're Getting to be a Habit with Me
A pure delight ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Nephew!
Thanks again my friend! Hope you are doing well Harald--take good care now! Uncle
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Symphony101 said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Not only you're a great singer
but also a great actor :-) This is a very cool listen and very entertaining. Great work Michael !
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Yves!
My sister said when it came to playing hooky from school, I was the equivalent of Laurence Olivier when it came to playing sick--but I'm not sure if my thespian abilities have advanced too far from that earlier level! You are much too generous--I really do appreciate your encouragement and support partner! Hope all is well on your end--you take good care now, Michael
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DWL said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
There are good habits and bad habits
and this is one of the best!

Great work Michael :-)

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
I wish
I could write pithy comments like that! You are such a good one Dick--thanks so very much! Have a good weekend now, Michael
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davisamerica said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
hit me!
your voice is just so damn good... and it is right on here. mr. klein you have indeed become a habit for me.... downloaded...great track !
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Jack!
Well, if I get to be too much, you can always try the patch! Thanks again--it was nice hearing from you and I hope you and yours have a great holiday weekend! Take care now Jack, Michael
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ShadowofNine said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Your my Habit
Michael, I wonder if I'm related to Harry...Naw I'm not that good...super fine performance as usual...
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
No, but I am
I had an uncle Harry on my dad's side (his paternal twin) and that's about it for me on the Harry situation. Thanks again Dave--it was wonderful to see you and I appreciate your coming by to listen. Have a fab weekend, Michael
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Social_Ice said 3242 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
such ease...
all ways amazed at how you can crank out your tracs w/ with such ease. Perhaps just a habit with you too....incredible vocals as usual! In joy'd!..barbara
michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Thanks Barbara
Well, if I make it sound easy, then I'm very pleased! Thanks so much for your coming by and for the generous adjectives! Take care now, Michael
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
You're Getting to be a Habit with Me
Oh boy, do I know the feeling! I love this song and I have to agree here with SCJohnson59! [The part about duets and that your voice always is incredible!] Thanks for sharing!
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Thanks Crazed One!
You are too kind! Glad you liked this song and glad you could stop over! Take care now and have a sensational weekend! Michael
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perceptualvortex said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Sweet singing
Of course! And what a great band you have playing... I love that stuff. I can picture you on stage with them. In black&white, of course.
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Thankee Vortex
Alan McPike creates these tracks on something called a Bespoke Organ (I would LOVE to have one of those suckers, but they probably cost more than my house!) If I'm ever singing somewhere I'll be sure to tape it--I have some really good moves, if I may say so! Thanks again--and keep up the great work! Michael
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CC_Connection said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I laugh so much at beginning. I love to listen to you sing all day while working here. Other people ask who is that singing? Beautiful song again.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Tina Baby!
You mean, you work with people? I am stunned! Thanks again kiddo and send my best to Yolanda over there too! Michael
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Bob Rodgers said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Another
wonderful performance Michael, great vocals and another fine song, thanks for the download, very much enjoyed!

Bob
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Thank you Bob!
You sure have been very kind in listening to my stuff lately and now that the work week is over, I look forward to checking out some of your music--I'm just burned out lately so Saturday will be the day! Most appreciated--take care now! Michael
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Moviz said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Such a 'Pro' sound
vocals are spot on and sounding great (nice vibrato there)...... (If you ALL go into labour over there, won't you soon be over populated?) Love the arrangement and the comedy opening Michael, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Not me!
I'd get a C-section and make it fast! Thanks again Moe--your kind words are very encouraging and I'm grateful to have you as a listener. Keep up the fine work and until next time, take good care now, Michael
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jdholliday said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
well first let me say
unbelievable backer! Wow! And I would like to officially nominate you, Sir MJK as candidate number 1 for the Macjam's 42nd annual Macjammies Awards entertainer of the year award, the trophy is actually a Big Mac figurine wearing pajamas but it's not the cost that counts, you deserve a gold statue but all the same, I nominate you! Great performance!
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Doc Holliday!
Well, you kind of figured me out James with that prestigious and much-coveted MacJammies award, because all my squeaking and croaking is done late at night and I'm certainly not wearing a three-piece suit, let me tell you (sorry to spoil any glamorous imagery anyone had of me when I record, but I'm telling you straight!) Coming from one of the finest singers on this site, your support and kind words go a long way partner--thanks so very much! Have a zesty three-day weekend and take good care now, Michael
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Alannah said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
sheesh .....
.. why aren't you workin in Vegas or something making some REAL dough !
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michaeljayklein said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Probably...
Because I live in Minnesota and I'm too frozen to move anything but my lips! Thanks very much Alannah--you take care now! Michael
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fasteddie said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Let me check your heart rate
Beautiful! I think you need to be committed to Maxwell House.

This is really wonderful Michael!

You always put out some really top notch stuff.
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michaeljayklein said 3240 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Hahahahaha
Somebody recognized that sound! Thanks again Mike--will be checking out your latest this evening and know I'm in for a good time. You take care now and hope your weekend is going A-OK! Michael
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Mike_Lynn said 3241 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
Gorgeous performance
Another great presentation with your big band. I'm also interested in knowing how McPike did it. The artwork you picked is also cute. Cheers / Mike
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michaeljayklein said 3240 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Hi Mike
Well, I usually get my accompaniments from either Standardtrax (McPike) or London Arrangements. Alan creates them on the Bespoke organ (probably replicates the sounds of instruments better than any other) and London does theirs using Cubase (which are VERY impressive--I think that amazes me more than anything sometimes!) Thanks again--take good care and keep up the fine work you are doing! Michael
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rok41 said 3241 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Habit
(smile) Always so well done my friend. I agree a lower key would have fit your voice a bit better but man this is still killer!
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michaeljayklein said 3240 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Thanks Chris
Yeah, a key lower would have been better (I don't remember when I recorded this but I could tell it was during allergy season listening back to it now)--but I enjoy singing these things and no doubt will do another version in the near future. Thanks for the kind words--and take good care now! Michael
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Keedee said 3240 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
You're Addictive!!!
Your singing is one habit I've acquired that's totally GOOD for me! I can't live without it!!! This was Tremendously Good!!
michaeljayklein said 3239 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Kee-D
The say if you do something every day for 12 days, it becomes a habit--I'm not certain where I heard this theory, but I'm not anxious to try it really! Thanks again you--hope you are doing well and watching some of the better Andy Hardy movies this week! XOX
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Silky5 said 3240 days ago (September 4th, 2010)
Stunning
Have I heard you on another site in another guise? Fantastic big band sound with awesome mixed vocals very enjoyable. Superb
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michaeljayklein said 3239 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Thanks Silky
It's possible you've heard me elsewhere! Thanks again! Michael
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hackneybloke said 3239 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
habit
hey michael...love the pre-amble. and what a great song...never heard this one before. expert as ever.
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michaeljayklein said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Thanks Julian!
That sound effect you heard was the "jingle" that Maxwell House Coffee once used in their commercials--I'm not sure you guys over in Britain are familiar with that, but I could be wrong. Thanks for stopping by chief--you take care now! Photobucket
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crissew said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
ROFL
that intro is hilarious. Love the heartbeat, lol. Nice, got a good laugh at that one. Of course another great MJK rendition of an old classic. Very enjoyable!
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michaeljayklein said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Hahahahahaha...
Glad you liked that preface--I've always wanted to do that bit and now I have! Thanks for the kind remarks Charles and just for stopping by to listen. You take care now--have a good week! Photobucket
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egobandit said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
habit forming
Always entertaining, fresh and bringing to the people Love your singing!
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michaeljayklein said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Hey Tim!
Thanks many times over--I really appreciated hearing from you! It's good to have you back! Photobucket
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RochaMalhada said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
that's not even Farina
Why lower key, when this is perfect????

Funny guy - mahv'lous

. - Harold
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michaeljayklein said 3237 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Fanks Harold
You are too kind! Michael
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richard13 said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Habit? What habit?
Keep on having fun Michael, so that we can share.
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michaeljayklein said 3237 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Will do!
Thanks for stopping by Richard--take care now! Michael
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Roxylee said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Oooh...
You sing ancient music just like you wrote it. And to think I've missed so many of your songs.. Wow, Sinatra would have been impressed. I like the Maxwell House intro, too.
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michaeljayklein said 3237 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
I don't know about Frank...
...but glad you enjoyed it! Thanks very much and have a great week Roxy! Michael
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scaustrita said 3238 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Habit
Listening to you will become one!

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michaeljayklein said 3237 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Nah...
...just spray me down with some Dr. Scholl's and I'll eventually fade away--trust me on this! Thanks again for your generous words and take good care now, Michael
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lengold said 3238 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Great vocal
with your wonderful panache.
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michaeljayklein said 3237 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Thanks very much Len
You write with great elan and--oh man, I forgot that other word! Anyway, thanks again! Take care now, Michael
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lilmom said 3237 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
How did I miss this?
You are SUCH a character! You get us laughing before a single note is even played! You're the BEST!
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Jarvoid said 3232 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Gary Larson and the Farside
you got me just for that,this guy....erhem chap, and his work was a great inspiration to ...take that as you may....oh by the way this song is pretty darned good too !

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Hickling_Stan said 3232 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Habbit Forming
just like JRR Tolkein?...oh no thats Hobbit Forming! Superb production and as smooth as silk. Really enjoyed Michael. Cheers Mark
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