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Just had enough time (finally) to breeze through a song this evening, so picked this one to torment you with! I think "wheezed through" is a better description, but anyway...according to the ever-popular Wikipedia ("Making People Look Like Geniuses Since 2005"™): "My Baby Just Cares for Me" is a jazz standard written by Walter Donaldson with lyrics by Gus Kahn. It was written for the 1930 film version of the 1928 Ziegfeld musical comedy Whoopee! starring Eddie Cantor. It's in the public domain (yanno, there's a new country waiting to be called "The Republic of Domain"--oh there already is one? Never mind!)

Take care now,

Michael

Vocal: MJK
Arrangement/accompaniment: A. McPike
Artwork: A caricature of entertainer and humanitarian (he started "The March of Dimes" by the way!) Mr. Eddie Cantor
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alackbass said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
1st
1st
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alackbass said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
My Baby Just Cares for Me
And a scat solo! Downloaded!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Who's on second?
Thanks again Andrew--appreciated partner! Photobucket
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davisamerica said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
andrew broke line
i should have been first...but u so rawk
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Thanks again Jack!
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tf10music said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
vocals
soooo smooth. You've struck gold again.
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Whew!
I'm glad I didn't strike a nerve! Thanks so very much for stopping and your kind endorsement! Photobucket
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Vic Holman said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
smooth!
well we can't call you the velvet fog....... we'll have to come up with something else. :-)
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
I got it!
Just dub me "The Velvet Smog" and I think it might work (Mel Torme was one of my biggest idols--I don't think he would mind if he were around!)

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johnwhitehead said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
Baby
Thanks for unearthing this gem. Never hoid it 'afore. So much music here.

Heard a cool tune today... Dean Martin's version of "Ain't That a Kick In the Head" Know it?

Thanks for the entertainment. A breezy not wheezy and very enjoyable 2:30. Cool Cantor cariacture to.
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
John!
Glad that is a new one on you and I just adore that Dean Martin song (I've done it many times in the past--afraid I can't post here, but maybe I can put it on youtube and link it here one day). Thanks for stopping in and for the nice words (I liked the Cantor picture too--something about that shade of purple really appealed to me when I was scoping out artwork for this deal!) You take care now! salute Pictures, Images and Photos
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
PS
"Ain't that a Kick in the Head" was introduced in the original version of "Ocean's 11"--just recalled that factoid.
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fasteddie said 3039 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
Wow michael
You have really outdone yourself on this one.

Fantastic as always but this one suits you oh so well.

Great!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Thanks Mike!
I think I could have lowered the key just a bit, but I'm glad it worked out for you and appreciated hearing from ya! You take care now! salute Pictures, Images and Photos
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RAVENS said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
I Care, I Care
Oh how much I care, especially about my whopping six bucks!

It's always such a pleasure listening to you sing, and to hear you scatting is the icing on the cake. Farina took the mic too I hear, whatta wise-guy!

You da bestest!

Imps
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
So Do I!
Speaking of six bucks Impsie, did you know "six cents" were the very first words I uttered? Even then I had money on my mind! Thanks as always--as for Farina, there's no stopping that little ham! You take good care and keep watching the sidewalks! kiss Pictures, Images and Photos
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SCJohnson59 said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
As always!
Swingin'!! :D faved & D/L!!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Hey Mr. Johnson!
THANK YOU! Photobucket
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Mike_Lynn said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Another gorgeous performance
Great singing plus good ad-libs too. Last but not least, good backings & production. Cheers / Mike
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Thanks very much Mike
It helps a lot to work with a fine musician like I do here--appreciated hearing from you and for taking the time to listen to this deal! Keep up the great work you do and take good care now, Michael Photobucket
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DWL said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
One day
I'll find something I don't like in one of your songs but I reckon that day is tomorrow and as we know tomorrow necer comes.

Wonderful work Michael!

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Oh...
...I can arrange that for you Dick--every easily (you've not heard my notorious "Coughing Song"--I cough every note, or the version of "The Simple Life" that I did with severe bronchitis!) You are too kind, as always! Thanks again mate and hope you have a great weekend! appreciated Pictures, Images and Photos
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ted23 said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Whats
Better than an MJK song?
An MJK song I actually know that's what...
Man you should perform on your bus journeys. Imagine the sunshine you'd bring into your fellow commuters lives :)
This is my favourite so far. It's also a super recording, very smooth on the ears.
michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Brother Ted!
(Yeah, I know it's "Ed" but I'm a creature of habit!) I must admit, there have been numerous occasions during my bus riding career that I've wanted to stand up and just belt one out (I always picture them kind of dancing/sashaying off the bus at each stop--wouldn't that be great? Just once, yanno? With a big band behind me of course!) Thanks so very much for the kind words and always happy to hear from you! Have a wonderful weekend Ted!

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Skean said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Michael
Is it this kinda thing you do after a busy day at work?
If then you should be busy more often…lol

Man I love your work, like I have said, your music make me happy, thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Hey Kenta
This gives you an idea of how I get through work every day:



Thanks again my friend--glad you liked this! Take care and have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Michael
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Skean said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Hahaha
You are too cool :D

Same to you, have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Kenta
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dave_b said 3039 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Big smile Michael. You make it sound too easy!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Dave!!
Thanks very much! I have to be very candid and upfront just this once though Dave--this WAS easy! Believe me, it really was! But it was all the energy I had left, so in a way, it was hard work! Photobucket Thanks again--and take good care! Michael
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magnatone said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
My Baby
i think we SHOULD just call you the velvet fog!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
No!
"The Velvet Smog" (see above)!

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Thanks again Karen--take care now! Michael
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Keedee said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
No Doubt..
Your Baby obviously heard you sing!! So Wonderful to find a new song up from you!! Splendid job, Michael!!

baby kiss
michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Aieeeee!
Get that baby away from me! One Farina is more than enough, thank you! But all seriousness aside Kee, it's so wonderful to hear from YOU! I sure do appreciated your kindness and support! You take good care now, Michael

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egobandit said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
brighten any day!
gets me sittin straight up! Love this kind of swing ! Do some Bobby Darin or would that not be public Domain? Love the voice!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Thanks Tim!
I could always do Bobby Darin's swing version of "Clementine"--that's certainly in the PD and one I've never tackled before, so keep a look out! I really do appreciate hearing from you--you take care now! Michael
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MarkHolbrook said 3038 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Such a voice
man! Wow... I still get shivers whenever I hear you sing! This is no exception!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Thanks so very much Mark! I sure am glad to hear from you--take care now! Michael

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rok41 said 3038 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Care
Ok, another excellent delivery from MJK, I'm shocked!...;) Nice one brutha!
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Thanks again Chris! Michael

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perceptualvortex said 3038 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Smoov
Takes me back about 80 years. Nice one, Michael. You know you could do this for a living right? Do you already? Really good singing, sounds effortlessly smooth.
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michaeljayklein said 3038 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Hi Dave
Well, I used to work professionally as a pianist, with a little singing on the side, but have not done that except for a few scattered jobs in quite a long time now--but making inroads to getting back into it again these past several months. THANK YOU for stopping by and the kind words--take care now, Michael
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Reggie_Pole said 3038 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Class act
Another gem from the infallible MJK. An astute observation about the Wiki. Yanno (to borrow one of your expressions), it's not often that song descriptions are as entertaining as yours. Not as entertaining as your musical performances, but still, I always look forward to them. And as a follow-on to perceptualvortex, do you perform live? Maybe too personal, but if you're willing to talk, your listening public wants to know more.
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michaeljayklein said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Yanno...
...you are too kind! Thanks very much Reggie! Lately, I do perform "live" but my dog Farina is my captive audience (sharp eared listeners will often hear him jingling his dog tags in the backgrounds of my stuff--in fact, I'm sometimes disappointed when he doesn't!) I got my union card out here several months ago so that's my first step into tentatively getting out there and working publicly Reggie (I move slowly but it will happen eventually!) You take care now and appreciated hearing from ya! Michael
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Ibstrat said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Perfect
tempo on this- you really know how to sing and swing! I'd love to hear you backed up by Ray Brown,Hank Jones and Buddy Rich!
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michaeljayklein said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
Buddy Rich!
My favorite percussionist EVER! Thanks so very much for your supportive comment on this deal Mark! You have a good week and take care now, Michael
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lilmom said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
You won't believe this......
but I have a recording of this song that I contemplated sending to you recently, but for whatever reason, I didn't. This is just awesome! Love it! Love it!
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lilmom said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
And....
I didn't hear a single wheez! And I was listening through my good fiber-optic headset, too! They don't miss a thing.
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michaeljayklein said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Sylvia it's da voodoo!
We must have Fats Waller on the brain or something lately! Thanks so very much for listening to this deal and for the very kind words (and one of these days--just an idea--I would love to do Waller's "Crazy Bout My Baby" with you and Andy. It's a GOOD one! Take care now, Michael
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CC_Connection said 3037 days ago (September 25th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I am so happy to hear this now. I am dancing and smiling as I work. You voice is so beautiful and loving. Thank you for singing this.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 3033 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Tina!!!
Man, I'm losing my brain these days! How could I not respond to you?! Please--don't put any starch in my underwear and make my behind all itchy for a week, okay?! You are always too kind--thanks again! Send my regards to Yolanda, Xiang and Snuffy too! xoxo
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Narad said 3037 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Hat's off and hugs to your baby ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Thanks Harald!
From both me and baby! Take care now--Michael
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jdholliday said 3037 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
I'll prove I'm your
biggest fan right here right now, .........something happened on this recording, you discovered something in your vocal settings or got a new plug in???? Something??? New mic??? Come on? Somehow you managed to take your sound quality to yet an even higher level???? Am I right?, you don't have to tell the secret just a yes or no? Great song that I've never heard but love it and to date your best vocal take, which I know I've said before but it's always true... how you just keep upping your already top notch game is amazing!
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michaeljayklein said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Hey James
Nah, I have no ($&#&@(^&# idea what I did differently, but I like to experiment when I'm mixing these things--sometimes that is more fun than actually singing the thing! Thanks again--and have a great week! Michael
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Corporal Beef said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Put some scratches on it
and run it through a high pass filter, and this would sound like it came straight from the '30s. You did a great job capturing the sentiment of the song...you have a great voice and a classy style. I'm glad I dropped by for a listen. Thanks for posting.
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michaeljayklein said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Thanks very much CB
From time to time I have actually added the period "scratchy 78 RPM" sound on these (mostly to cover up some weak moments in the vocals, but don't tell anyone!) You take care and thanks for listening! Michael
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Bob6stringer said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
All credit to you.
Dear sir, I'e been away for a couple of days, and I came back just to see if YOU had news here. And I see you have two. And here I here I sit with empty pockets, having spent all my superlatives on your last million tunes. I might have to borrow from you--my credit's good, although it all ought to go to you.
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michaeljayklein said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Bob!
I was just answering the comments from all the nice folks here and LO! There you is! Well, one thing I admire about your communication style is you are a man of superlatives and other munificent adjectives, but are easy on the hyperbole--truly a mark of distinction and worthy of my veneration. And I'm glad ONE of us has good credit! Thanks so very much Bob--and post that song you had on icomps just a while ago here will ya? Have a great week and take care, Michael
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Carrie71 said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
So smooth
Love your voice. Very dreamy. ;-)
michaeljayklein said 3035 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Hiya Carrie
Thanks for listening--and for the very kind words! Michael
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BigDaddyCurtis said 3036 days ago (September 26th, 2010)
Fantastic!
Fantastic!





This one's a winner!




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michaeljayklein said 3035 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Thanks B.D.
Glad you liked this song and happy you could stop by! Michael
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Symphony101 said 3036 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Sweet !
Man, great vocals (from you and Farina :-)). So great to hear you !

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michaeljayklein said 3035 days ago (September 27th, 2010)
Say no more!
Your wish is my command (and this sums it up as far as you're concerned my friend!):

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Dadai.2 said 3035 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Michael...
You sound great here. Delightful recording. Your wheezin' is a fresh breezin' to this ear. Kudos...

D
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michaeljayklein said 3034 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Thanks again Jack!
Well, with my weather related allergies, I can never be COMPLETELY sure if it's a breeze or a wheeze (but I refuse to post anything with the sneeze!) Thanks again--and take good care now! Michael
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jibes said 3034 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
So Smooth!!!
You have that natural style that is top notch. Excellent!
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michaeljayklein said 3033 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Hey Jibes!
Thanks again! Michael
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crissew said 3034 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Another classic
MJK performance. Haven't heard this song before. You are bringing back the classics with style my man. Excellent!
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michaeljayklein said 3033 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Hey Charles
I truly enjoy singing and singing these old standards--I'm so very glad you like them too! Thanks again Charles, and take good care now (PS: I'm looking for some Rodney tracks I have laying around here somewhere--will send when I glom onto them!) Michael
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ShadowofNine said 3033 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
I ain't tormented
I'm entertained what a great performance Michael... very cool...
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michaeljayklein said 3022 days ago (October 10th, 2010)
Thanks Dave!
Always good to hear from you--take care now! Michael
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Jarvoid said 3027 days ago (October 6th, 2010)
If she doesn't
care for clothes...er..doesn't she get a bit chilly ? I mean nothing against it and all but you know what I mean kind of fing?

We annex the Republic of Domain,anschluss anyone?

neat song.

CJ
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 3023 days ago (October 9th, 2010)
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Cute, this was a great arrangement! Loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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