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With the economy so bleak, I thought I'd brush off this old tune that Irving Berlin wrote back in the late 1920s to give the folks living during the Great Depression a little smile and perhaps a little something to dream about. Sorry for being so "active" lately (although I see people posting three songs a day, so what the hell!)

Thanks for listening--and take good care now!

Michael

"Let's Go Slumming" was written by Irving Berlin (PD)
Arrangement and accompaniment: Alan McPike (Bespoke Organist Supreme)
Vocal: MJK
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Uploaded: Nov 12, 2010 - 08:00:22 PM
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2011 - 06:04:11 PM Last Played: Jan 06, 2019 - 10:57:39 PM
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Keedee said 2986 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
**applause**
I'm swaying, smiling and envisioning it's the late 20's and I'm all dolled up, listening to you sing this to a crowd of starry-eyed flappers. You Astound Me!! :D
michaeljayklein said 2986 days ago (November 12th, 2010)
I flip for them flappers...
I'm still trying to remember how I got my voice this deep--I think I stayed up all night sitting stark naked in front of the air conditioner and smoked 2 cases of Kools--I honestly don't recall the circumstances now! Lyn, as always, you are such a sweetheart and much too good to me! Thanks so very much--and I promise to write to you this weekend and will endeavor to make my life sound exciting lately (this will go under the heading "creative writing"!) Take good care now, Michael
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SCJohnson59 said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
As always!
Instant fave and download Mike! :D
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michaeljayklein said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Hey Scott!
I'm sure you could appreciate this old tune lately! Thanks again! Michael
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tf10music said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
take me slumming
your voice has a harder edge than it usually does here and it's an interesting change. makes everything seem more urgent, which is appropriate for this tune. Nice work!
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michaeljayklein said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Thanks TF
I actually did a "softer" more whimsical version of this and perhaps I'll post that some day down the road. Appreciated hearing from you! Have a smooth weekend--Michael
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Narad said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Let's Go Slumming
Great done again, Michael. You're the best ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Nephew Harald!
Again--thanks so very much for the nice adjectives and for just stopping by to listen to my stuff every time something is up--you know I deeply appreciate it! Take care of yourself now--Michael
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alackbass said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Let's Go Slumming
Michael, I'm running out of ways to describe just how great you are. I will say this, I hope you never stop posting your stuff here at MacJams! Downloaded!
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michaeljayklein said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Andrew...
...and thanks for keeping up with me! The thing is, when my sinuses and what-not are behaving, I tend to whip up a batch, sometimes doing as many as 5 songs in one evening (and usually I put some away for later, but it's been so rough this year, I've just been maybe a bit too eager to release the @($&!&#! things!) You take care now! Michael
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MarkHolbrook said 2986 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
The voice!
Again! Wow... You really fit in this sound! Outstanding!
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thanks very much Mark!

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dave_b said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Let's Go Slumming
Hey the average pitch is deeper then you usually sing. I always wondered about the term slumming, didn't realize that it ever made it into a popular song. Very well sung, as always!
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Hey Dave!
Sometimes when I'm recording at the very end of the day, I find my pitch is a bit deeper (this is normal by the way--most peoples' voices do drop a bit as they day wears on)--I recorded this at 4:17 AM so I was way down there! Yes, it is an interesting title (but then again, the word "groovy" goes back to the late 1930s too!) Thanks again--and take care now, Michael
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Symphony101 said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Great listen
Be active my friend, it's more than welcome
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Hello there Yves....
Thanks again--I would keep it up but yanno, I don't want my novelty to wear out too quickly around this joint! Much appreciated--hope all is well with you and Catherine! Michael
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RAVENS said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Uncle Pennybags
He looks really good for his age.

I'm gonna go slumming to the 99 cent store in a few minutes, I'll be singing this song all the way there. Terrific song, and sung to perfection. You da bestest!

Imps ;-)
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Impsie
You actually knew his name! I am impressed (and of course, I've always been fond of "Monopoly" coming from Atlantic City as I do--I've been collection various editions of that games for many years now--quite a number of them now too!) Hey, nothing is better than slumming at the 99-cent store, especially when all you got is 98 cents! Thanks again Dani--take good care now! Michael
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Skean said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Man
You come up with such cool songs, and this really fits well today.. Cheers & take care, Kenta.
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thank you Kenta!
Glad you liked this old Berlin song--it's one you don't hear very often at all and kind of timely too! Well, I hope you are up on Park Avenue before too long partner--you take good care now, Michael
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jdholliday said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
I just decided
today to start downloading songs from macjams to do what Andrew did, put them all on one macjams ipod, and your library is going to be my first to go through to make sure I have the complete MJK!!!!!!!
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jdholliday said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
Okay
now that I have the complete macjams MJK library on my itunes, back for a closer listen, to song number 49, the next will be 50! better be good! First off what great lyrics By Mr. Berlin, super backer by Mr McPike and a smooth as butter vocal delivery by the macjam crooner of the millenium, my friend Mr. Sir MJK!!!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
James...
...you're gonna break that thing, trust me! Thanks so very much!
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
James II
Glad you liked this--I have another version that is lighter and with some more variation in the phrasing department, but I'll slap that up some time in the future (in some ways, I think that was the better approach on this song, but yanno, I never let anything go to waste!) Again--thanks so very much James (also for the compliment on Alan's arrangement and accompaniment on this--it's very slick!) Take good care now--Michael
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ste said 2985 days ago (November 13th, 2010)
oozes
class. what can i say? great vocals - love the diction
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thank ya!
I put a lot of attention into my diction--it's one of the things I wanted when my voice teacher was working with me in defining what kind of style I wanted, so diction was one of the components I felt like concentrating on. Much appreciated! You take care now, Michael
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ted23 said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Sniffing
Everything the way they do...
Don't apologize for being "active"
We lap it up!
Nice one.

michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Speaking of sniffing...
My nose still ain't cured yet, but I'm doing so much better than the last few weeks (I think those pipe cleaners really did work!) Hey Ted, thanks again--did some work with the track, but just some tentative stuff so far to get a feel for the thing. I always am appreciative and happy to hear from you--take good care now! Michael ("The Man in the Back of the Bus")
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Joxe said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
impressive
do you have an orchestra???
A discovery for me! you have a new fan!
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Alas...
it's one person backing me here, but it sure SOUNDS like a full aggregation of musicians don't it? The only thing I play is piano, but have no way of recording it very well--at least yet! Thanks again--and take good care now! Michael
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Vic Holman said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
slumming
nicely done.

slumming sure has a different meaning these days. you can get arrested. :-)
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michaeljayklein said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thanks....

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fasteddie said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
MJK rules!
I'm glad that you're active.
You're making up for me being in a lull.

Good stuff MJK. I think I'll go slumming!
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michaeljayklein said 2983 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Sounds good to me Mike!
Thanks so very much! Michael
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mvh9591 said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Very Nice____
Michael - you are the KING of this gerne. Very nice as usual sir.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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michaeljayklein said 2983 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Very nice of you--thanks again Michael!

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perceptualvortex said 2984 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Oh, those Monopoly fatcats
Very nice, man. You and your band really have a way of lighting the place up. As always, your voice is perfect for this kind of jazz, and it's always great to listen to. Nice job, Michael!
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michaeljayklein said 2983 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Hey Dave!
I was just listening to you play the drums on that track you sent me! Solid stuff my man--thank you! Well, it's not MY band behind me (I wish) but if I had one, they'd play even better, let me tell you (I'm a real martinet!) Greatly appreciated hearing from you, thanks so very much! Michael
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RosaLinda said 2983 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
I should be in bed hours ago!
I am stuck here listening to some wonderful music! Now Michael, it almost feels like home comming to your page!:) It CAN be that I have you in the car! haha:) Loved this. I have never heard this befor. Beautiful!:)
Hugs:)
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RosaLinda said 2983 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Thank you
for the download:)
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michaeljayklein said 2983 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Linda
Geez, you are too nice to me! Thanks so very much for the blushes you've given me! Take care now, Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 2983 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Hi Michael
In fact , it doesn't matter what you sing, I like it all :-)
Sorry if I can't catch up , very busy working these days....
Take care, bro!
KC
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michaeljayklein said 2982 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Hey Cees!
Well, I could admit the same thing: between work and some nuisance bad health lately, it's not always easy to hang out here all that long right now. So good to hear from you--I respect your talent and admire you for being such a caring and upright kind of guy, so my thanks to you is very sincere Cees. You take good care and hope all is well over in your part of the globe! Michael
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alfredthepelican said 2983 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Hi Michael
Another pitch perfect blast from the past. Thanks for the download.
Cheers
Mark
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michaeljayklein said 2982 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Hi Mark
Glad you enjoyed this almost forgotten little gem! Much appreciated hearing from you and keep up the good work you do! Take care now, Michael
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Silky5 said 2982 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Brilliant
Another cracking piece. Love it
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michaeljayklein said 2982 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
Ah Paul!
Thanks so very, very much!! You are too generous. Take good care now, Michael
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