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There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!


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michaeljayklein

 Genre: Swing

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I was tossing and turning in bed, so wobbled out round 3:30 in the morning and thought it was just the perfect occasion to belt this thing out (and yanno, frankly speaking, I don't know how I sound so semi-animated under these conditions!). But I always enjoy doing this one for some odd reason. It's a great, romping accompaniment track arranged and performed by Alan McPike--perhaps that is why.

Sorry for the scarcity lately; I stop by when I can to listen but this is partly due to the fact that I've actually found a job! Finally!! And I like it very much too, even if the hours are weird. I've also been doing more with the local theater group here and may be treading the boards by this summer, so it's a step up and the experience, even if it only means making coffee, typing the edits to scripts or lugging around props, has been very enlightening and as always, I am keen to learn how to do things I never thought I could do before. And of course, no matter what it is, I always aspire to the highest level of mediocrity, if nothing else!

Thanks again and take good care now!

Michael

"There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chicken" was written in 1946 by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney.
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Uploaded: Apr 25, 2015 - 01:05:32 PM
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2015 - 06:53:08 PM Last Played: May 07, 2017 - 05:03:25 PM
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alackbass said 765 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
e Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
I've been invited to play bass with a local jump blues band. This gem is on the list of tunes. What a hoot!!!! I was thinking my kids at school would get a kick out of singing it. Great rendition my friend!
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michaeljayklein said 765 days ago (April 25th, 2015)
Thanks Andrew!
Just a warning, although the kids could probably manipulate those little lips better than my big ol' liver ones, but do it at a slower tempo. At this tempo or faster, when they get to "he locked up the barnyard", mishaps of an almost indescribable sorts are surely to occur! You are always much to generous--hope you are doing well Andrew, take good care now, Michael
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DWL said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
One of my favourites
and you certainly did it justice!

Great fun :-)

And for some background...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain't_Nobody_Here_but_Us_Chickens

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
Hey Dick!
Appreciate your coming by mate! And thanks for the background info on this masterfully written song! My favorite recording ever is of course by the incomparable Louis Jordan and this Tympany 5--those guys, they were the best! Cheers and more to you as well Dick, Michael

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grah3am said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
To mediocrity, and beyond!
Love the daft intro. I'd include a lot more OINKs in my stuff if it weren't terribly serious prog music. Another classy and entertaining piece, destined for the top of the pretend chart. Glad to hear about the job and the theatre. I predict great things.
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michaeljayklein said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
Thanks Graham
Well, in the words of that famous record producer, "Definitely more porcine." Oh the chart--Graham, most seriously, I am often embarrassed to be up on there; particularly as I don't do anything but sing and these are old songs I do, written by others. It was my biggest thrill when a song I actually did write, record and perform made its way on there, but I don't feel I earn that right with these things. Just being heard is reward enough and if it pleases somebody, that's even better. You take good care mate and thanks for the nice words! Michael
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say said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
hi
Hahaha! Loved it & your voice is great !!

Tx
michaeljayklein said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
Say
You don't say?! Thanks very much for the kind remarks! Take care now, Michael
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mystrag said 764 days ago (April 26th, 2015)
If that wasn't chicken...
... then what was it?!?
Hey Michael, it is good to hear your song again here. A great rendition and the scat singing part is very entertaining. Also, it's nice to hear about your job situation. Cheers and congrats.
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michaeljayklein said 762 days ago (April 28th, 2015)
Thanks!
Yes, I never thought I'd find a suitable job out here--jobs are a bit scarcer down here than in Minneapolis, where we moved from. But it's a good match and I can almost call my own hours, so that's an even bigger plus. So happy to hear from you--much obliged!

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H3nry said 763 days ago (April 28th, 2015)
Hubba hubba!
Now there's one I haven't heard in a long time! Thanks for bringing these old songs back to life with such energy and class. Fun!
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michaeljayklein said 762 days ago (April 28th, 2015)
Thank you Henry!
You are too kind--glad to hear from you! Michael
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Philip18 said 762 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Lively and entertaining - as is so often the case with your work. Lots of fun here. I hadn't realised the song had such a history - the only version I'd heard previously was by Clarene "Gatemouth" Brown - and I thought it was hilarious when I first heard it! Good luck with the job, too, Michael.
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michaeljayklein said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Thanks for stopping by the henhouse!
Yes, thanks to Dick's link, I learned a few new things myself about this tune Philip--glad you did too! Delighted to hear from you, thanks so very much! Michael
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Char said 762 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Why does this opus
strike a familiar chord? Did you re-do it? It's vuja-de(y). I am not sure but I think I was here before. I'm losing it, if I ever had it, that is. You are wonderful. I'm glad that you're performing. I know that theater is very labor intensive (for a hobby) but it is fun, yes? Why not share your gifts with the local community? Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
This opus!
Char, your senses are intact--I've done this one in the past, and even kept the same routine at the bridge, so you're fine! Some time ago, I decided I'd stick to the same 70 songs or so until I get most of them right, then I'd start on another 70--but probably won't be until 2085 at the earliest. You're so very generous, thanks again! Michael
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davisamerica said 762 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Those damn chickens!
Your insomnia makes a big smile for me this morning! Good to hear about things getting better and thanks for making my day start a good one.
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michaeljayklein said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Hey Jack!
Yes after a terribly rocky (to put it mildly) start of the year, things are indeed looking up, but you know, they always do if you work at little at it. Great hearing from you and delighted to have you listen, thanks! Michael
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Bowman said 762 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
I’m
a vegetarian but this chicken is mighty tasty Michael.
Another good one my friend.
Charlie
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michaeljayklein said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Samere here Charlie!
But I couldn't fit "There ain't nobody here but us mock duck" into the thing! Thanks so very much, I am greatly obliged, as always, for your kind support! Michael
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neilh79 said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Just Cluckin!
Hello Mike! Not been around for ages and saw this one up so had a listen. Brings back memories of a couple of years ago when I was around a fair bit. Thoroughly enjoyed the listen. hope you are well
michaeljayklein said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Neil!
Hey, it's wonderful to hear from you mate--been a while! I think of you often and hope you are doing well for yourself. Thanks for those kind remarks--they mean much to me. Hope you are around a little more often and miss your work! Take care now, Michael
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woofer3 said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
Very enjoyable Michael, funnily enough I played this with a band the other night, Love your version, your voice suits this style of music perfectly.Boogie woogie rules ok. Thanks for posting.
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Thanks John!
Another fun one by Jordan, is "Saturday Night Fish Fry"--it's very easy to get into that one, you should try it! Awfully pleased to hear from you, thanks again! Michael
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Warren Smith said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Rocking the henhouse
3:30 in the morning performance? I take it you (and your chickens) were the only ones around at that time : )
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Thanks Warren
Actually, it may have been 4:00 am--it's a blur now--but the only fowl we have present in the house are three society finches, and their cage is too far away from me to torment them with my singing. Glad to hear from you, thanks!
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Bob Rodgers said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
Very lively
and a great performance Michael, especially for 3.30 in the morning :-)
Good to hear this and good luck with the job.

Bob
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Thanks so much Bob
Ordinarily, I find I do best when I sing after midnight, but this getting out of bed thing was quite a different matter altogether! Thanks highly mate, and also for the good wishes on the job (which is going well!) You take care now, Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
chicken
I always like how your jokes seamlessly fit in the music. I try to imagine your facial expressions when you sing this piece, hehehe ;-)
very much enjoyed, my friend!
KC
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Hi Cees!
I should have practiced that track you so kindly sent, but this tune is very familiar to me and took care of the situation quickly! Oh, I often wonder what I look like too when I'm going at it here--the only thing I can tell you is I pretend the microphone is another person, so that probably gets the brunt of the facial mugging! You're too kind--thanks so very much Cees, Michael
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lyzak said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
"Semi" animated? I don't think so.
The image of someone "wobbling" out of bed @ 3:30 am and proceeding to
energize into this present production brings to mind a thought about the muse never sleeping. Enjoyed!
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Okay, "Quasi-animated"!
Thanks Lyzak--oh insomnia his a longstanding curse with me going back to an extremely young age. It's often hard to "shut down" for some reason; I often wish I could just close my eyes and instantly conk out like some people do! So, that pent up energy comes out pretty easily I guess. Anyway, thanks so much for your generous and kind remarks; they are greatly appreciated! Michael and Alan
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Relic67 said 761 days ago (April 29th, 2015)
hobble in with your chin
this is a very funny song, perfect for MJK treatment.
I too am a Louis Jordan fan!
much enjoyed
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
Thanks Relic!
Oh yes, I love his music as well. He was one of those artists that I got around to discovering toward the end of my swing and big band record collecting period--and I was very happy to find him and his Tympany Five (or six, or seven--nobody was counting!) A great player, singer, composer and all around entertainer, they don't make 'em like that anymore. I still maintain he and his band invented rock and roll, but don't quote me on that! Marvelous to hear from you, thanks many times over! Michael

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J.A.Stewart said 761 days ago (April 30th, 2015)
This Tastes Like...
... wascally wabbit, featuring the egg-sighting progression of E-I-E-I-Oh My!

No GMO worries here, just some good old unadulterated fun. I just hope your new employer doesn't hear this and decide to pay you chicken feed, Michael. (rimshot) ;)

--- J
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
Thanks Mr. Steward!
No, they have no idea what I moonlight as yet, although that will come about eventually! Thanks Joe! Michael
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paul f. page said 760 days ago (April 30th, 2015)
Don't hide your talents...
...Let everyone know that MJK is "the real deal."
This is a terrific rendition of this song, Michael. You do it up with your characteristic verve and magical enthusiasm and I don't believe I've heard you in better voice, either! You just keep banging out those hits and I love every one of them. This is perfect.
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
Well Paul...
...I just hope I can keep on doing what I'm doing that you speak of--you are much too kind and generous, thanks! Michael
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gadzooks said 759 days ago (May 1st, 2015)
There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
Just fabulous Michael!! Makes me want to dance and I don't dance!
Top notch performance on a swinging' tune. Made me think of my past pet chicken "puck puck" who is now in chicken heaven.
Cheers
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
Thanks Stan!
Great hearing from you! I like mine sunny side up! Michael
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say said 759 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
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Have a nice day! You may have to copy&paste
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michaeljayklein said 759 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
Oh boy!
That was something else! Thanks!
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Sigmund said 758 days ago (May 2nd, 2015)
Nobody Here but Us Chickens
Your performance in this tune certainly doesn't sound like someone who dragged themselves out of bed at 3:30 in the morning. Lively vocals to an exciting fast paced music bed that reminds us that great music has been around for quite awhile. I wish contemporary music today had more of this kind of stylish flair to it. Anyway, great performance - I really got a kick outta this song - thanks!
Sig
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Hydrogen3 said 757 days ago (May 3rd, 2015)
There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
This is very catchy and funny at the same time. It's nice to hear people still playing this style of music. Enjoyed!
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scaustrita said 665 days ago (August 3rd, 2015)
Chickens
Always entertaining with a clever twist!
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papag said 657 days ago (August 11th, 2015)
Checkin on the Chicken
This one is definitely pushin the groove. Fun stuff. Thanks for posting.
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lyzak said 657 days ago (August 12th, 2015)
Early AM Inspiration
re: "I don't know how I sound so semi-animated under these conditions!"
I'd omit the "semi" above, Michael! And then do you go right back to sleep? Glad to stumble upon your tune and to hear that things go well for you!
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Doug Somers said 627 days ago (September 10th, 2015)
Bawwwwwwk!
I can't help but smile and not just from the barnyard noises but your toe-tapping tune so wonderfully sung makes the head bob and a grin form all on its own. Tremendous fun to hear this Michael. Thanks!!
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thetiler said 561 days ago (November 15th, 2015)
fun stuff!
As always!
Way To Go!
Very nice singing indeed! And the rest!
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