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michaeljayklein

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"Oh Marie" is an old Italian song from the turn of the century that was given a brushed up treatment by the great Louis Prima in the 1950s and it's one of his best known recordings. I love the arrangement of this and hope you do too. Having had a sinus infection for the past couple of weeks or so (of the sort not seen since Biblical times but I'm recovering very quickly now--thank the stars!), it's been a while since I sang any thing, so sitting here at 2:00 am in the morning I thought I'd try this one out. Dedicated to my hard working friend!

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the extra hour this weekend!

Michael

"Oh Marie" (PD)
Arrangement and Accompaniment: Alan McPike
Vocal: MJK
Artwork: Just a little inside joke folks!
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Hits: 8590
Comments: 57
Fans: 26
Plays: 249
Downloads: 77

Uploaded: Nov 06, 2010 - 03:07:19 AM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2011 - 06:08:19 PM Last Played: Jan 11, 2019 - 01:01:50 PM
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Symphony101 said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
First !!!!
Yeah man !
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Symphony101 said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Don't know who
could resist to such a lovely dedication.

Good work man. Take good care of yourself if you don't want them add one more chapter to the Book of Revelation :-) Seriously, I'm sorry to hear that again, hope you get better.
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michaeljayklein said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks Yves
I've been on antibiotics for a week now and doing much better--80% better, so that's good! At one point, I was going to hire Roto-Rooter to make a house call on my nose but thought better of it! You take good care now and thanks for dropping in! Michael
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ted23 said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
2nd!
Close but no cigar!
ted23 said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Oh
you still sing so finus even with your poorly sinus.
Yes as you know i'm a rhyming juggernaut.
Great work, just noticed you changed the name :)
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Brother Ted
Oh, my sinuses are the bane of my existence Ted--the ironic thing about them is, I'm not entirely sure they serve any other purpose other than to get fooked up and stuff! Ugh! Happy you could listen to this and thanks so very much for the supportive words! Happy bus riding to you this week! Michael
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dantimmermans said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
your stuff is so fun!
great work again, Michael. you've got a solid and charismatic vocal style and I can't imagine where you get this kind of energy at two in the morning.
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks very much Dan
I sometimes don't know where that comes from, the energy, but I sometimes think I do my best when I'm dead tired sometimes--maybe it's sheer desperation at work (as usual!) Appreciated hearing from you--take good care now! Michael
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Skean said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Hahaha, I love that artwork
Sorry to hear about the infection, but I'm glad it is better now.

It's hard to sit still, while listening to this catchy song, great job as always. Take care.
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Hey Kenta!!
Well, I'm normally not one to gripe about being sick and stuff but was not sure if this sounded all that great and threw that little proviso out so folks would know what I'm dealing with lately--you guys haven't heard the one I did with bronchitis last year, but that will be coming up--so be warned!) As always, thanks for listening and for your kind encouragement. I really hope things are starting to look up for you guys. Take good care now! Michael
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Narad said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
OH MARIE!
You sing when people sleep. You're a hard working man too. Take care, my friend and thanks again for your such entertaining music ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Harald!
Oh yeah, I move so fast, people can only see me going, not coming! Thanks again Harald--you've been a constant support to me for a number of years now and I not only thank you for that, but thank you for sharing your talents as well over the many months. Take good care and don't ever stop creating such wonderful music. Michael
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alackbass said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
OH MARIE!
Great! I love all the syncopation in your vocal improvisations and phrasing here. I love the (midi?) sax solo. It has a Toots plays harmonica vibe to it as well. Downloaded!
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks again Andrew
This is such a fun song to sing and I picked it out for that very reason. Oh, the musical accompaniment by Mr. McPike is all down on something called the Bespoke Organ (a remarkable instrument). I think I posted a video of him creating one of these tracks some months ago--it was very interesting to watch him at work! You take care and have a great week! Michael
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ktholliday said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
~ Nifty spiffy ~
Michael, Wowwwwseee that will wake you up!!! This was a joy this morning! Downloading.......for sure! Thanks for the smiles ~ it brighten my day ~ Katy ~
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Mission successful!
That's all I wanted to hear--thanks again Katy! Michael
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magnatone said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Oh Marie
the sinus infection sounds brutal MJK. you had me at the song art, but of course one would never know that you've been out of the saddle for 2 weeks - you sound great to me! you just can't help it - your voice delivers no matter WHAT! (even when in a skeleton state!) great work Michael - congrats!
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Karen!
Actually, other than a little constant sinus headache and a feverish feeling, it was not so awful (except when having to go to work feeling like that--ugh!) but I'm feeling quite a bit better now (I'm freebasing Augmentin right now for added salubrious results!) Isn't this a neat song? I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks many times over for the kind words. You take good care now! Michael
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jdholliday said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Hah!
I could tell without looking this was Mr. McPike! Great backer!
Your voice and performance are spot on even with sinusitis, Hey my sister started flushing her sinuses in the shower with saline solution after 20 years of chronic sinus problems and hasn't had 1 single problem since, and it's been years now!
but I digress!
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Doc Holliday...
...oh yeah, I use that "Nettie Pot" thing at least once a day and that has helped me a lot! I've always been prone to sinus problems and that is a very good remedy! By the way, I actually have played in Vegas. I lost a fortune at the slots, but I made up for it by stealing about $400 worth of Nutrasweet™ packets. You take good care now! Michael
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jdholliday said 2992 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
hah!
you got me, I saw that Vegas comment and I was like, "i knew it" and then you got me!
hey I wanted to clarifyy what I meant by recognizing Mr. McPike's music, by that I meant I am starting to recognize the style and quality!
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scofugate said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Madon!!
Italian swing, you go Deano...And I mean the sinus infection..
Another great tune from the one and only!!

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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks again Scott!
Oh, I don't think I could come even close to Dino or even Louis Prima, but I love singing this thing--it always makes me feel good inside when I set to work on this thing! Glad you enjoyed it! Have a great week and keep up the great work you done be putting out lately! Michael
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dave_b said 2993 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
OH MARIE!
I'd take the sinus infection if it meant I could sing like you! Feel better man.
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Thanks Dave!
I'll put a little of it in the mail and send to you--or would that be considered terrorism? I don't want the post office ("The US POST OFFICE IS GOING POSTAL ON TERRORISM"--don't know if you remember that slogan!) dogging my trail! You are TOO kind! Thanks so very much sir and have a fun week! Michael
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MarkHolbrook said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
The voice of MJ!
That is what you are man! I think you could sing anything you want!
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Mark
Mmmmmm....I kind of doubt you'd guys would want to hear me singing the greatest hits of Meatloaf, but I could always try! Thanks so very much--glad to hear from you! Michael
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RAVENS said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Wowzers!
Oh okay, I'll tell ya, I love you! There I said it! Not like you had to twist my arm or anything.

Yanno, that picture looks very familiar. Is that the one that crazy Grandma sent you of me napping at the computer?

Well I miss being a FTPWSM, but I'm sure glad that things worked out, finally! This is the greatest song ever, thanks a million Moe. You da bestest, and I mean dat too!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Impsie!
I know this has been a mixed blessing kind of week for you Dani--I'm really happy if this song and the picture got a smile from you (and I have to admit, I've been feeling like THAT at work too the past couple weeks, so I know, I know....) Foremost and mainly however, I am just so darned happy that you got a break; I know how rough it's been for you and know you will do just wonderfully after you get settled in (despite the dearth of gumby material at that joint!) And of course, ANY TIME that you feel you are going through post-FTPWSM withdrawal Impsie, you have my number! Good luck to you and of course, I loves ya very much too! Michael
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sewer rod said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Oh Marie!
What can I say? You nailed it again. The arrangement is great and, of course, your pipes are awesome! Absolutely terrific.
Love the pic as well!
BTW Loved "Little Girl" too.
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Hey Jay...
...thanks for listening to this! And yeah, that picture rather tickles me too! I thought it might have been drawn by the great Jack Davis, but it looks like someone doing a homage to him of sorts. You take care and happy to hear from you! Michael
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egobandit said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
YOu craZY
Swing it out to Dani more power to ya brother! excellent!
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michaeljayklein said 2992 days ago (November 6th, 2010)
Big Tee
I thought Dani could use a little swinging out Tim--and pleased that you could swing by to listen to this situation! THANK YOU! Michael
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jibes said 2992 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Oh Marie
One of my fav Louis Prima songs and You do a great take on it too. Excellent!! Couldn't tell you had a Sinus prob.
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michaeljayklein said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Thanks Jibes
Prima had such a distinctive accent and voice that he was one of a kind! I'm glad you liked this thing--appreciated! Michael
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Keedee said 2992 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
What a Treat!!
A GREATER tune couldn't have been performed for a nicer gal!! This was FABULOUS!!!

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michaeljayklein said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Be careful!
You might get the treatment next Lyn!! Oh good grief, you know, Snoopy is in PERFECT time with the music--now that is amazing! Thanks so very much for stopping by--hope all is well with you (nothing terribly exciting going on around here!) You take good care now Lyn--xox Michael
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RosaLinda said 2992 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Fantastic!!
Just pure energi you gave me here Michael!!:):)
LOVED it!:)
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michaeljayklein said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
It's LINDA!
Hey there! You are much too kind Linda--THANKS!! Someone had asked me on another song how many takes I usually do (about 3 to 4) but this one is a one take job, so I'm really very happy many of the listeners liked it--especially you! Take good care and hope things are going smoothly for you and the family. Big hugs, Michael
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ShadowofNine said 2992 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Cool arraingement
expressive performance, I take it it's DANI lol...Fun and cool and everything in between..Bravo Moe...(sinus infections are evil)
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michaeljayklein said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Dave Baby!
Yeah, the arrangement is SO energetic and makes this so much fine to play around with vocally! Thanks so very much Dave--you take great care now and hope it's still bearably warm up there (57 degrees here in Minneapolis right now--that's pretty darned good for this time of year!) Michael
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shavingronaldscar said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
brick-solid!
I'm continually impressed by your performance. Do more. That's an order.
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DWL said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
I can't keep up
Once again a wonderful performance. I had no idea of the history of this song. Thanks for the background info.

Cheers

Dick


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michaeljayklein said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Hey there Dick!
I'm all over the place lately ain't I? But I'll be retrenching a bit after next week! Thanks most kindly for stopping by and for the nice words (and yes, this song was written, I believe, around 1902 or so--amazing what a little swing can do to something that old!) You take care now! Michael
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jdholliday said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
you are
the macjams man! Another stellar backer and performance!
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michaeljayklein said 2991 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
As Brother Dick pointed out..
..I seem to be all over the place lately, so I truly appreciate your coming by despite the preponderance of junk I've been slapping up here the past couple weeks....I am slowing down though--really! Thanks again James--have a very solidly good week! Michael
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Jarvoid said 2991 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
The artwork reminds
me that it is time for half yearly staff appraisals and death by computer and cut and paste !! Still the song will uplift me thru' my travail....oh btw if the song is called Oh Marie.......who is Danny ? Just asking ...put down that poker !!


Jarvo
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Parichayaka said 2990 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Great job!
Single-handedly upholding an entre genre of music on MacJams! Hard to believe you've got that kind of energy at 2am. Great control and timing in your voice.
Glad you're almost over the sinus infection - in fact let's hope the artwork is an illustration of the virus that's been torturing you!
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867-5309 said 2990 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
wow
M.J.K. ,
this is great
no sinus problems perceived whatsover -
such a great nice swing and excellent vocal
interpretation - love the sax solo -
I had this upper resp. inf. too !
as do some of my friends -
it was hard to whoop - but i think it is gone now -
but i love your vocal stylings here ! -

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michaeljayklein said 2989 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thanks very much Scott!!

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richard13 said 2990 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Another good one Michael
sorry I'm late to the show again.
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michaeljayklein said 2989 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thank You Richard!

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composerclark said 2990 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Deano... zat you?
You sure you're not Dean Martin? Ok... just thought I'd better check... you do a fantastic job with this, as usual. Hard not to move while listening to this! Great work.
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michaeljayklein said 2989 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Yeah...
..this thing really makes you want to bounce around! It was very difficult even holding still while singing this deal! Well, I wouldn't think for a minute than I'm even near Dino's league--but thanks for that great compliment! You take care now and keep up that marvelous playing! Michael
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Moviz said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
What a
great number this is Michael and a brilliant performance by both you and Alan... I'd write more, but I'm out of breath with all this jitterbugging... excellent, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2985 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thanks again Moe!

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perceptualvortex said 2982 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Marie
or Dani. Very cool... I love the energy in this and your smooth singin'. McPike's backing tracks are really good too--tight swingin' band with good solos. Or just a Bespoke organ?? I'm going to have to look into that. Good work Michael, and I'm glad you're beating the sinus infection!
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