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michaeljayklein

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Tomorrow, November 10th, marks the date that a very, very special person was born.

Happy Birthday Dani! As you yourself are so fond of saying: "You're Da Bestest!"™

You are always in my heart,

Michael (and Farina too of course!)

Music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hart (1937)
Accompaniment: Courtesy of London Arrangements
Vocal: MJK
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Uploaded: Nov 09, 2010 - 07:19:37 PM
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jdholliday said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
firsties?
!!!!
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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Sold!
To the man in the day-glo orange windbreaker!
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ted23 said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Seconds again!
Doh!
ted23 said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Great stuff
Really good to hear you going for it a little towards the end of this. The music and vocal really started to soar at that point and it made for some splendiferous listening.
A birthday treat indeed!
michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Going, going...
GONE! Better luck next time, but in the meantime, help yourself to a complimentary after dinner mint and a free pair of brown shoelaces Ted!
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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thanks again Ted!
About two years ago, I was a tenor, now I'm getting to be a baritone--it's scary I tell you--so thanks for noticing the extra effort dere! I'm so glad you could join me in wishing a dear heart a great day. You take care now, Michael
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ktholliday said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
~ Hip Hip Hoooooray ~
For the Dani!!! November 10th! H-A-P-PY BIRTHDAY GirlFRIEND!!!! We wouldn't forget your special celebration, to the # 1 All Time Favorite singer!! WE love you and WISH YOU A VERY WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY! Here's to you!!! Michael, this is so wonderful! ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET!!! ~
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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thanks Katy!
Wow, now that is some opener!!!!!!
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jdholliday said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
anyway
now that I kicked everybody's butts on firsties on a MJK post I can say, wowza you have a beautiful butter to die for world class voice and delivery, phrasing rivals the greatest of all times, (FRANK) !
What a lucky friend dani is and hope you have a wonderful day Dani!

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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Ah geez...
James, you'd never have known it, but I had accidentally swallowed that little plastic cup that comes with the Nyquil bottle prior to singing this deal--so thanks for that uplifting and encouraging remark! That meant so very much to me--thank you, thank you, thank you! And THANK YOU DANI for being such a swell gal and a good friend and inspiration to all of us. Take good care now JD! Michael
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scofugate said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Great one!
Happy Birthday Dani!
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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Thanks very much Scott!

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RAVENS said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Routine #53
Oh whatta goodun thissun is!

Awww, how cool is this...You just set-up the perfect beginning for my birthday tomorrow. No waiting for the bus for an hour, and no gumby-less lunch hour. I'll make sure to make the best of it now. Thanks a million Moe, you are the bestest & dat just be a fact! Beautiful song too, of course.

Imps ;-)

Thank you so much everyone, Katy you are the sweetest!!!
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RAVENS said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Btw...
Can you please send me a copy of that book?
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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Impsie
Just FedEx an Eyepoke (#2 or #3 is best preferred--remember, I wear glasses) to my home address and we'll consider it even-steven! I know for a fact that tomorrow you will have an AMAZING day (well, okay, half-amazing then, I'm not some guy in a Merlin costume that can shoot lightning bolts from his finger tips and will these things to happen yanno!) Hope you have a good one--and the book is on the way (autographed by your all-time favorites by the way!) Big hugs, Michael
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Reggie_Pole said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
I have an idea for you
Dani and Michael duet. Yes! I'm sure you've already though of that, but I vote for you two putting some serious thought into it. A can't-miss proposition. Anyway, another excellent performance MJ. You by yourself is also a can't-miss proposition.
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michaeljayklein said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
Reggie!
Oh, Dani and I have sung a time or three in the past and hopefully one day it will happen again. Thanks so much for your kind words! Take good care now, Michael
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alackbass said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
I Could Write a Book
Wonderful track! The backing arrangement is fabulous. And you sing this gem beautifully!
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Thank you Andrew!
Glad you joined the party--take good care now! Michael
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Char said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
It is SO_O_O
nice to hear such a well sung tribute to a wonderful girl. We November birthday girls are special. And Dani deserves the best. Way to go, Michael.
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Hey Char!
My dad was born on November 4th and we Libra peoples apparently get along quite famously with youse Scorpios peoples! She's a darling and yeah, she deserves the very best! Thanks so very much--and take good care now! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Hey Char!
My dad was born on November 4th and we Libra peoples apparently get along quite famously with youse Scorpios peoples! She's a darling and yeah, she deserves the very best! Thanks so very much--and take good care now! Michael
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magnatone said 3211 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
I Could Write a Book
what a fabulous tribute to a really wonderful person! your vocals are KILLER here MJK - congrats and a particularly well done job with this! and i share in your celebration of Dani! Thanks to you both!
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Thanks again Karen!
One of my rare forays into the upper range (and by my own admission, I'll admit it's rare because, yanno--I'm just friggin' lazy sometimes!) It's so nice to hear from you and I greatly appreciate the kind words both to myself and Dani--take good care now (PS: And hang in there, this too shall pass, ahem!)
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SCJohnson59 said 3211 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Swingin!
As usuak Mike, SWINGIN'!!! :D and Happy Birthday Dani! :D
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Thanks, as always Scotty! Michael

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RosaLinda said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Good morning:)
How very nice to start the morning listening to you talking and singing!:) It does reminds me of a nother recording I am so found of;) You know how much I adore you both as a singer and a person Michael:) And Dani is lucky to have you doing this for her:)A totally great person she is and deserves it big time!:)
Me? I am of to download!:) I loved it!
Hugs to both:)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dani!:)
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Linda!
You know, I think I've known you, Dani and Lyn longer than anybody else and all through the years, you three have been a wonderful consolation to me, for a great many reasons. Ah, you are too kind--I am blushing up a storm and actually match the wallpaper down here right now Linda! Thank you and thanks for saluting a dear and wonderful gal! Take care now, Michael
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DWL said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Quality Michael!
Always quality.

Nice idea as well!

Cheers

Dick

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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Thanks very much Dick! Take care now, Michael

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Narad said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
I Could Write a Book
Beautiful dedication and you're Da Bestest who could her write a book and a song ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Harald!
Thanks so very much for stopping by and adding your kindly remarks--appreciated my friend. Do take care now! "Uncle"
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dave_b said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
I Could Write a Book
Another great song and vocal, and a really nice happy birthday tribute for Dani. I'll double Reggie's sentiment - I want to hear that Dani/MJK duet!
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
One of these days..
I kind of have a feeling I know which song Dani would like to do with me, if either of us can clear our schedules! Thanks so very much for listening Dave--I highly appreciated hearing from ya! Michael
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Keedee said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Happy Birthday, Danikins!!
A Good one, true... but when you sing, it's transformed into a GRAND one!! What a Lovely dedication for our tremendously Wonderful friend!!
Best Wishes, Danikins!!

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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
LYN!
My OTHER dearest and bestest friend! Thanks for the endorsement and even more so for that delicious chocolate cake (and I have it on the highest authority that Dani is eating something exactly like this even as I scribble these words--I just hope the inscription doesn't move like that--how thoughtful of you to add that Lyn!) Well, nothing simulating going down in my end of the locker room--just hope you are doing well and that things are going fascinatingly for you Bapsie! Will write to you this weekend--take good care now, Michael
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TERRAPLANE said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
1st class all around
& a fine tribute to a 1st class talent.. Happy Birthday Dani !!
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Thanks Terry...
She's one of the very finest and glad you think so too! Taketh goode careth now! Michael
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Symphony101 said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
You could write a book ...
about the art of singing, and Dani too BTW.

Happy Birthday Dani, and congrats Michael for the cool work you posted here. Feels good to have you guys around.
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Yves...
It would be a VERY thin volume, I assure you! But all seriousness aside, THANK YOU for stopping by to listen to my stuff and for all the encouragement you've given, not just to me, but many of the artists here. I had a rough time deciding which song to use, either this or Harold Arlen's "You're a Heavenly Thing" (and she is--and the song would have been even more appropriate for Dani's birthday--but I felt this summed it up for me and our friendship, which I believe is going on 5 years now--time flies!) You take good care and I know Dani will appreciate your birthday wishes. Michael
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fasteddie said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Never judge a book by its cover
The "FTPWM's Book of Routines" must be a good read.

What a great performance! Brovo MJK!

This has awesome energy.
Well done sir!
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
O Fast One...
Oh that book is required reading for all music site members, believe me! In fact, I pulled one of the many routines mentioned in that tome for this special event! Thanks so very much for listening and for your very blush-inducing remarks Mike! Take good care now, Michael
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alfredthepelican said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
what a great birthday present
so in its style perfectly- vocally, harmonically, in every way.
Cheers
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michaeljayklein said 3210 days ago (November 10th, 2010)
Alfred!
Thank you so much! I chose to sing this in a higher key to give my voice a more youthful sound, which I figured would be right for the tone of this piece--I think that was the right move! I sure appreciated hearing from you--take good care now! Michael
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falcef said 3209 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
I Could Write a Book
Congratulations for this beautiful song, and swing the instruments are well chosen sounds beautiful and interesting, good mix still so good. Hello from falcef in Italy and best wishes for the work and health. Version with Miles Davis ok
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thanks Falcie!
Thanks for listening and glad you could stop in! Michael
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Einarus said 3209 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
That really was a good'un!
I can sum my comment up in three words (starting after these parentheses, of course):

You nailed it!

(*Stop counting here*)
Just a big barrel of fun, this one - very nicely done!

-Einar Sv.
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Hey Einarus!
So glad you liked this old show tune--it's one of my favorites! Thanks so very much for the kind remarks. Take care now! Michael
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Mike_Lynn said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
A Nice Dedication
Another perfect performance Michael. Great singing plus a great band. Simply good. Cheers / Mike
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Hi Mike
Curiously enough, I was just listening to your latest--I really liked it greatly. And thanks so much for the listen and the encouraging comments (just getting over a sinus infection, so that helps a great deal!) Take good care now, Michael
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Jarvoid said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
nicetributeto a fellow
Macjammer...well when I say fellow I mean girl fellow or lady fellow....not ladyboy ...oh bugger it I have done it again....Happy Birthday Dani !! Nicely songstered again Michael.

Cheers

Jarvo
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Er, yeah, I think I got dat!
Thanks again Chris--glad you could stop by to help wish our dear Impsie a happy birthday! Take care now, Michael
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MarkHolbrook said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Yikes
I simply cannot keep up with you new guys!!! WOW... Cool cool cool!
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thanks Mark
Actually I'm heading up to my 2nd year with this joint--but I'm still "new" compared to you long-timers! Take care now, Michael
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Dadai.2 said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
outstanding vocal Michael...
smooooth singing along with the "to-be-expected" great musical accompaniment. Happy Birthday to your friend...

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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thanks very much Jack--glad to hear from you! Michael

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thoddi said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Fab
Sooooooooooo classic and brilliant! Pure Sinatra magic all the way.
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thanks Thoddi!
Well, I wouldn't go that far---nobody could sing 'em like Frank! But I do appreciate the compliment and for your stopping by to listen. Thanks again--and take care now, Michael
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egobandit said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Very Cool!
You slide right into this, you crooner you but dad its Mikey! Got me swinging pow wow daddy oh! Now look what you did
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michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Tim Baby!
Thanks again chief! Take good care now (I just LOVED that crazy thing you put this night--now that greatly appealed to me!) Michael
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Carrie71 said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
What a voice.
Who doesn't love a crooner? Your awesome. Great job.
michaeljayklein said 3208 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
Thanks Carrie
Actually, the term "crooning" is a style of singing involving a very whispered delivery--I get stuck with that tag often here.
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craft said 3206 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
another
great one!!
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michaeljayklein said 3206 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thanks Craft
Take care now! Michael
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crissew said 3206 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
How could you not luv Dani
Another great vocal. Pretty much standard for you though, lol. You rock man... and so does Dani. Enjoyed it as I enjoy everything you sing! U ROK!
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michaeljayklein said 3205 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Thanks Charles
Dani has been a great comfort and companion to me for quite a few years now--she is like a sister to me. And I'm sure I don't have to tell you how damned talented that gal is! Glad you liked this and thanks for the kind words chief! You take care now, Michael
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Ibstrat said 3205 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
I have
a version of Tony Bennett singing this with the great George Barnes on guitar, used to be my favorite, but wow yours is fantastic! That's swing!
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michaeljayklein said 3205 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Mark!
Oh yes! I have that one from Mr. Bennett around here some place and the fact that I still remember it means it was good! Now, if I only had a VOICE like Tony--you are much too generous Mark! Thanks again, Michael
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CC_Connection said 3205 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I am so happy right now. Dancing all around when no one is in here. You sing this so beautiful. What a nice sweet song to sing.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 3205 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Tina!
You are ALWAYS dancing! I think you are the most dancingest dancer this side of the Monongahela River girl! THANKS so very much! You take care now, Michael San
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PeterB7858 said 3204 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
True to style
Great vocals. Shades of Sinatra; shades of Tony Bennett. Great phrasing also - the key to this style of vocal (imho). Good to hear a dedication to a friend that so public and heartfelt.
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michaeljayklein said 3204 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Thanks so very much Peter!
I grew up listening to all those guys--if I'm very lucky, perhaps I've learned a little from them. Sinatra, of course, untouchable, and Tony is sounding better than ever (I am so happy for him). Greatly appreciated hearing from you--take care now! Michael (PS: She's the greatest!)
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