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michaeljayklein

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This is song written by George Gershwin and Buddy DeSylvia way back in 1924. This was the song that really brought Mr. Gershwin recognition and of course, I don't have to mention the slew of beautiful songs he wrote after this one. Thanks again and have a great week! Michael

"Somebody Loves Me" (PD)
Vocal: Michael
Musical Arrangement: A. McPike, (standardstrax.com) and on the Bespoke organ
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Fans: 34
Plays: 136
Downloads: 130

Uploaded: Jun 20, 2010 - 09:17:29 PM
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2011 - 12:43:33 AM Last Played: Apr 23, 2019 - 02:15:52 AM
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alackbass said 3293 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Somebody Loves Me
We all love you Michael, along with your outstanding music. Did I miss the explicit part?
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Well...
I see somebody in the forums doesn't love me, but I don't think I'll suffer any! Yeah, I accidentally submitted his with the "explicit" rating by accident Andrew (not as a box office attraction gimmick type of thing, trust me!) I'm not entirely sure if this was Gershwin's first big success--it might have been "Swanee" (that Al Jolson and later Judy Garland popularized) but I do know it was a very early one for him. Thanks as always for your continued support and keep up the good work you do! I actually would enjoy hearing another children's song from you if you have any up your sleeve! Michael
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Char said 3293 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Short but sweet.
I have heard this one and you have sung it as well as I have ever heard it. Perhaps, you stepped out of a time machine and your mission is to reacquaint us with these superlative songs? Mission accomplished. Thanks. :)
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Yeah, it was a quickie!
I think many pre-1927 songs were on the brief side, probably because the songwriters' main source of income was in the sheet music sales and also because early recordings didn't have a long playing time (geez, this one must have come out when people were playing cylinders--I'll have to investigate this!) Thanks again Char--your encouragement is always appreciated! Michael
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Dadai.2 said 3293 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
I wish...

I could sing like you....

Mike, you deliver the goods.

D
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
I wish...
I could play like you! I hope this was loud enough--I'm having ear problems due to my sinus condition and sometimes I'm not sure about these things--it's always something! Thanks again Jack--have a scintillating week! Michael
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Symphony101 said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Yes !
Agree with Andy, we love you, we love your music. Great performance again on this song.
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Good morning Yves
You are too kind! Often I take these arrangements and just sing them pretty much straight through and later wish I had worked in some more stuff with the vocals but I'll try to remember that in the future--just the sheer joy of singing is probably why that happens! As always my friend, thanks for your encouragement and support and I do hope one day that beautiful song I've been struggling with will come to me--I owe you that much. Take care now, Michael
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hackneybloke said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
somebody loves me
everybody loves you michael. except pilik...or whatever his/her name is. he or she should also make note of the fact that you part with cash in order to acquire these songs....and we get to hear them for nothing. keep rolling them out michael...you are an education and inspiration to us all (except pilik of course).
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
The Big J
Ugh, even that name sounds distasteful somehow, like what you'd hear when a tooth is extracted or something, very unpleasant--much like the man hims--well, let's just say the opposite of you! Thanks for giving me such a big lift here at MJ Julian--you're the best! xox
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Skean said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Michael
Who don't love this? And I love you man, you've a big heart and your music is a treasure to us all.

Peace & Love
Kenta
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Hi Kenta
You're one swell guy--I wish you and yours a lot of success in the very near future--it's just around the corner! Thanks again partner--take care now, Michael
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lilmom said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
The fact is....
LOTS of SOMEBODIES love you, Michael! That is pure fact that cannot be denied....no need to wonder about me! I'm one of them and PROUD to say so; here, there, and everywhere!
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
My Champ!
As you know this was a particularly rough day here--thanks for hanging in there with me Sylvia and as always, for your continued support at this joint! (Hope to have something out to you and Andy the middle of the week by the way--thanks for being patient!) Take care now, Michael
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Ibstrat said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
I love
Gershwin, an absolute musical genius. As usual your interpretation is right on.What a voice you have! Do you ever sing a single note even slightly out of tune? You are a major talent.
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Mark!
Yeah, on the one before this I did, but it was for effect--so I have sung out of tune now and then (I actually speak out of tune, which is most distracting to people talking to me). I don't know where I got it from, but I can hear a car horn beep outside, run to the piano and play the matching note--very weird. You're such an incredibly talented guy--your endorsement of my work means much to me--thanks again (and take good care now!) Michael
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dave_b said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Somebody Loves Me
Another great vocal Michael, hope you can work it out to take you music career to the next level. A McPike should be offering you a substantial discount for publicizing his arrangements!
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Well Dave....
...I've not reported it publicly but I was admitted to the Twin Cities musicians union two weeks ago as of today. I was slightly active when I moved here from New Jersey but other circumstances (kind of personal) led me off the path. I hope I can renew some of that professional activity again--a little at a time! Thanks very much Dave--you've been following my meandering activity here for quite a long time and I'm most grateful to you for that. Take good care--Michael
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Feter said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Somebody Loves Me
Micheal you rock ....Phd in sentimental and all ..thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Thanks again Feter!
Actually I suck at rock (and REALLY suck at roll) but I try! Thanks for stopping by and checking out this wonderful song. Take care now, Michael
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ShadowofNine said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
It's me Moe
I luvs your singing and your love of these old beautiful songs..Bravo
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michaeljayklein said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
I'd recognize that tee-shirt anywhere!
Especially at a police line-up! Thank you Dave--you are a good friend and a loyal one at that and that means a lot to me. I'm glad you enjoyed this old relic--it still shines I think! Take good care now and great seeing you, Michael
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BirdmanWayne94 said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Another...
... gem from you, Sir! You're a man of many talents, I'm sure, but your singing should have made you a well-known name in the music industry. Maybe you are but it's just me that I don't know? You're an incredible artist! Fantastic performance and great backing music.
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michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Oh man...
...you really make me smile--thanks so much for that Yeman. We will miss you while you are on vacation and hope you have a refreshing and memorable and safe trip. You take care now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I stand up and raise my hand and say YES. I love this song so much and the beautiful way you sing. I get happy again and maybe I dance a bit. Thank you for this song I love it.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Just wach out for those suds on the floor!
I like seeing you dance, but I'd hate to see you turn into something of an ice skater in that laundry of yours Tina! You are always so kind and and you give me a smile that lasts at least 90 minutes. Thanks again, and may you have a static cling-free week! Michael
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PaulaMunk said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Michael,
You are loved because you are lovable. No wondering for you. You shined up macjams with your light and your polish. I will keep this song as a reminder to myself that we may be loved even when we aren't around those that do, everyday. Thank you. :)
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michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Paula!
Cute Hug Pictures, Images and Photos
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PaulaMunk said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Aw..
That's adorable! Can I adopt you? Mwah!
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crissew said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Your knowledge of this genre
is astounding. Very cool how you revive these old songs with such panache. Another excellent job. Do you ever sing out of tune? Not fair
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michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Charles
Actually, I think the years on the piano has helped me with pitch and rhythm--it's the enunciation and tone part that I really have to work hard at--but it's a learning process and like everyone else here, I hopefully get better with each workout! You are so very kind--and a very fine singer yourself so thanks very much for stopping by and leaving those nice words for me. Take good care now, Michael
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magnatone said 3293 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Somebody Loves Me
in fact, MANY people love you! This is another fabulous treat for the MJ family, who appreciates your talent, wit and good heart very very much!
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michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Karen
You're one of the finest--thanks so very much! xox
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Keedee said 3292 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Hey You..
You bet your sweet bippy somebody does!! ♥ You keep churning out swingin' performances like this and somebody always will!!!
michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Keedee!
Notice I rarely post any ballads? That's because said people would probably want to pack me in a crate and put it in the next space shuttle! You are one of my musical idols--to hear from you is such a wonderful thing. You take care now! xox
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fasteddie said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Fantastic!
Great job Michael.

Easily sounds like it could be in an old B&W film.
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michaeljayklein said 3290 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Thanks very much Mike
Maybe even from a new B&W film? You take care now! Michael
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Mike_Lynn said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Awesome
This is absolutely a great performance Michael. I'm not too much into big-band music but this is really enjoyable. Apart from your perfect vocal, the background music is also grand. Since you did not mention anything about the band, was that all you ?

Cheers / Mike
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michaeljayklein said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Hi Mike!
Thanks very much up and coming great songwriter and performer! You are very kind and it's much appreciated Mike. Oh no, as mentioned in my intro, with the exception of two songs on my profile page where I play piano, this one was created by Alan McPike, an extremely gifted organist who creates tracks for singers. He's rather well known in his line and one of the very best. I very much enjoy singing with these kinds of backings as I think they very much help a singer maybe sound better! Plus, they are generally original arrangements so they are fresh and brand new in that regard. You take care now and nice to see you again--Michael
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Relic67 said 3291 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
nice
Good arrangement and horns on this one.
It's a marvelous tune and of course you do it complete justice with your singing.
You would be a natural to front a real big band and I'd pay to see it!

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michaeljayklein said 3290 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Thanks very much Relic
I NEVER got to sing in front of a big band although I did sub for a pianist with the new Artie Shaw Orchestra way back in 1988--man, that was wonderful, but I would sell my mate on e-bay to get a chance to sing with a big band....just once, you know? You give me such a big lift--it is greatly appreciated. Take care now! Michael
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segiperkasa said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Really cool
broadway .... you really have the voice ... really cool .. great control ....
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michaeljayklein said 3290 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Hi Segi
I'm just a saloon type singer, but Broadway sure would be nice! Thanks for listening and for your very generous remarks--keep up that fine work you are doing, I love your music! Michael
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Moviz said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Another Top
rendition of a great oldie... boy Michael, you do keep taking me right back with these songs and a it's a great trip you take me on, cheers M
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michaeljayklein said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks again Big M
My father once came by my room while I was listening to some Glenn Miller records. Very philosophically, he noted, "You know Michael, if you had been around during them days of the big bands, like Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and them guys....you'd be about 56 years old now." My father was a very wise man, as you can tell! You take care and thanks as always for stopping by Maurice. Michael
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egobandit said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
some
body, 1924 he was ahead of his time. Your crooning is tops! Keep em coming you the man!
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michaeljayklein said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Yes he was ahead of his time...
...and that is why his music still lives today. Thanks very much for dropping in and your kind words Ebie! Take care now, Michael
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PockBluesman said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Great
Always been a big band fan and this is great .
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michaeljayklein said 3288 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks PB!
For me, the big bands are wonderful because of all those beautiful tones and coloring, not to mention that infectious beat! I'm glad you enjoy that sound too and happy to hear from you--take care now! Michael

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chestnut said 3289 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Somebody Loves Me
Another splendid song! I'd considered recording this with solo guitar, but it's better 'swung' your way!
K
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michaeljayklein said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Hi Ken
I think anything you'd do with that voice and guitar of yours would be wonderful--go for it! Thanks very much for stopping in--hope you have a very good weekend too! Michael
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Jarvoid said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Great gushing Gershwin
this is great..swingy big band sound as ever a palpable hit Mr Michael,'ats orf to yer geezer...!
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michaeljayklein said 3288 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
I love your way with words...
I think you might ol' George might have been able to tap you as a lyricist, indeed I do Chris! Thank you so very much for your support--take good care now! Michael
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woofer3 said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
great to hear this
-a nice change from the normally rock domminated scene. I have a great version of this by Mose Allison. Youve done a superb job here.
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michaeljayklein said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks Woofer
It's a quick one but a good one and glad you like this song too Woofer! Thanks for the kind words and have a great weekend! Michael
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maxruehl said 3288 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Consider...
...this another vote of approval for what you're doing, Michael. I guess that pretty much makes pilik the odd man out....emphasis on the word ODD. Your style feels very authentic--your love of the music is obvious. Really nice work.
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michaeljayklein said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Hey Andy
Yeah, I'll have to thank that schmo one day for doing what he did and making me realize how well received I am here! Well, like the old movies we have enjoyed talking about in chat Andy, this is mostly the kind of music I know (and yes, I love very much). Thanks for the affirmation and have a great weekend! Michael
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Godchaser said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Many it seems...
but i don't know how many.From the overwhelmingly positive responses to your postings Michael i'd have to say your popularity is flourishing here!Well done as always.
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michaeljayklein said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Thanks again Daniel!

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Narad said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Somebody Loves Me
Another gem, Michael ! You coddle us too much ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 3288 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
You're too kind Harald--thank you!!

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Diviner said 3287 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Interesting submit
Well sung, sounds very much of the time. Short and sweet. Cool cat.
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michaeljayklein said 3287 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks Keith
And it was good to hear some new work from you too this week. Take good care now! Michael
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alanfraser said 3287 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Swanky!
Super classy rendition! Great pipes, guy!
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michaeljayklein said 3287 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Hi Alan
Thank you very much sir! Have a great week! Michael
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ted23 said 3287 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
!
As per usual this is ring-a-ding Michael, and your a true gasser!
Swell!
Hope you had a good weekend.
Ed

michaeljayklein said 3286 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Hey there Ted!
And thank you for the AMAZING© comment! I like 'em short and sweet this way, yanno? You take care and it's much appreciated my friend. Have an AMAZING© week!
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lengold said 3285 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
You make these
songs your own - another brilliant vocal.
Cheers
Len

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michaeljayklein said 3284 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Hey Len!
Thanks so very much and I doubly appreciate your coming by to listen as I know how busy you have been--that means a lot to me--thank you! Michael
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Bob Rodgers said 3221 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Who
could not love this, I used to hear this when I was a youngster back at my parents home,(many moons ago) waking up on a Sunday morning to hear this playing along with so many other great tunes, wonderful!
You sing another great vocal Michael, very much enjoyed.

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