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**FEATURING 7 NEW ORIGINAL SONGS** (details below)

You gotta stay with the Blues, no matter what you choose!

This is the second album for The Organ Grinders project, the first to include Miss Mikey May's original compositions, and we're very excited to share this new music with you all!

From traditional Swing to down-and-dirty Blues, with a touch of Funk and Latin, Mikey's songwriting debut explores a wider range of styles, while still keeping the core groove that's at the heart of dance music.

Sprinkled with a few tributes to classic Jazz hits and featuring surprise guests, this album promises to be an exciting listening and dancing experience!

ORIGINAL SONGS (written and composed by Miss Mikey May):

- Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
- You Better Deliver
- Freedom
- Blues Garden
- Gypsies
- Shadows
- Stay With It

**For lyrics and song credits, click each song to open the song page**

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released February 2, 2018

The Organ Grinders:

Miss Mikey May (Mikey Ariel), vocals
Jan Kořínek, Hammond B3 organ
Osian Roberts, tenor saxophone
Jan Pospíšil, tenor saxophone
Martin Juzl, trumpet
Jan Fečo, bass / alto saxophone
Libor Šmoldas, guitar
Marek Urbánek, drums

Special guests from AppenDixie:

Petr Seghmann, trombone
Petr Jambor, trumpet

Recorded and mixed at Reel Blues Studios, Černošice
Produced by Mikey Ariel and Jan Kořínek
Arranged by Jan Kořínek and Osian Roberts
Mastered by Yoram Ariel
Photos by Martina Houdek
Cover design by Mikey Ariel

Released by Messaround Records
www.messaroundrecords.com

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A word of thanks from Mikey:

This album marks the beginning of my journey as a songwriter, and the next step in my performance journey. I am eternally grateful to my friends and loved ones who supported this part of my musical experience, encouraged my songwriting and gave me invaluable feedback, cheered and shouted at gigs, and generally loved me through the roller coaster that is music-making. I couldn't have done this without you!

Ben Gladnikoff, Liraz Shveka, Ravit Zelig, Jakub Zomer, Liat Binyamini Ariel, Yoram Ariel, Leanna Peled Rozen, Stefano Ronchi, Dan Nash, Yaron Ben-Ami, Keith Stone, Marie Gilbertova, Pavlina Grombirikova, Jiří Kotača, Chanda Rule, Barbara Joó, Máté Csike, Jenna Applegarth, Antonin Suchanek, Maja Prachenska, Matus Haluska, Stepan Jordanek, Leanne Kiddo Rivers, Plamena Koleva, Hamed Janebi, Yana Meystelman, Guy Grassiani, Eli Marcus

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Blues vocalist with a minor in Jazz, dives deep and strong into the roots of Swing, Gospel, and Soul, and takes no prisoners. Her music will get your heart thumping, your soul singing, and your body dancing!

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Track Name: Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
Baby, can’t keep a good woman down
Don’t you know, what goes around comes around
You can try all you might
But you can’t win this fight
Coz you know that it just ain’t right

Hey mister, can’t keep a good woman down’
Don’t you go, and run around all over town
Your lies of protection
Just feed your obsession
Hiding your true aggression

Now listen, can’t keep a good woman down
No, think you can push her around
Try to lock up her dreams
She will burst at the seams
And now you know what it means

No you cannot keep me down
No you cannot keep me down
Cannot keep me down
Cannot keep me down
No you cannot, cannot, cannot, cannot
No, no, no!
Try all you might
But you know that it just it right
Track Name: You Better Deliver
Baby I can see you got sass
But don’t forget about class
You tell me that you’re in your prime
Before you go and waste my time
If you wanna make me shiver
Boy you better deliver

Baby I can tell you got drive
That ain’t enough to survive
You gotta feel me one inch at a time
Sip me like that sweet ol' wine
If you wanna make me shiver
Boy you better deliver

I ain’t got no time for silly boys
Who only fool around and make too much noise
I want my love like I want my dinner
Under sixty minutes and hot

Baby i can feel your fire
But don’t you trip on my wire
Just keep that flame burnin’ steady
Until I’m good and ready
If you wanna make me shiver
Boy you better deliver

If you say you’re such a giver
Boy you better deliver

Think I’ll cry you a river
Boy you better deliver

You know, sometimes I wish guys would just stop and take a breath

If you wanna make me shiver
Boy you better deliver
Track Name: Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
I got a boy who's always late
Any time we have a date
But I love him
Yes I love him

I'm gonna walk up to his gate
To see if I can get it straight
'Cause I want him
I'm gonna ask him

Is you is or is you ain't my baby
The way you're acting lately makes me doubt
Youse is still my baby, baby
Seems my flame in your heart's done gone out

Now a man is a creature that's always been strange
Just when you're sure of one you'll find
He's gone and made a change

Is you is or is you ain't my baby
Maybe baby's found somebody new
Or is my baby still my baby true
Track Name: Freedom
They say that I’m a wild one
I say that they’re not wrong
But sometimes even wild ones
Don’t want to be alone
Yeah I’m a free one
Free as I can be
Some days I choose freedom
Some days freedom chooses me

They say that I’m a strong one
I say that ain’t no lie
But just because I’m strong
It don’t mean I never cry
Yeah I’m a free one
Free as I can be
Some days I choose freedom
Some days freedom chooses me

They tell me that I’m crazy
Because I’m feeling sad
But when your heart is aching
It makes a woman mad
Yeah I’m a free one
Free as I can be
Some days I choose freedom
Some days freedom chooses me

Yeah I know that I’m a wild one
Wild and free and loose
But let me tell ya something
Even wild ones get the blues
Yeah I’m a free one
Free as I can be
Some days I choose freedom
Some days freedom chooses me
Track Name: Blues Garden
I got a little blues garden
Where my blue blossoms grow
And I tend my little garden
Every time I’m feeling low

I got seeds for my garden
From the troubles in my mind
And every little blue blossom
Was a pain I used to hide

I collected every drop
Of all the tears I cried
And I water my garden every day
All the smiles that I could find
Gave me little rays of sunshine
To chase the clouds away

Oh I love my blues garden
Where my blue blossoms grow
And if I tend it every day
I will never feel so low
Track Name: Darktown Strutter's Ball (feat. the AppenDixie horns)
I'll be down to get you in a taxi, honey
Be ready about half past eight
Come on babe, don't be late
I wanna be there when the band starts playing

Remember when we get there, honey
Two-steps I'm goin' to have 'em all
Gonna dance out of both my shoes
When they play that Jelly Roll Blues

Oh tomorrow night
At the Darktown Strutter's Ball
Track Name: Gypsies
We’re just a couple of gypsies, baby
Take our love on the go
We’re just a couple of gypsies, baby
Never ask you for more
We’re the universal lovers
And anyone who loves us
Keeps a little piece of us
And we a piece of them
Yeah, we keep a little piece of them

We’re just a couple of alley cats
Come and scratch at your door
We’re just a couple of alley cats
Never ask you for more
Oh, we will love you tonight
But don’t hold us too tight
Trap us and we will bite
You cannot keep us inside
Yeah we just wanna go outside

We’re just a couple of nomads, baby
Come and crash on your floor
We’re just a couple of nomads, baby
Never ask you for more
When other people want to pair up
We just want to get up
If they never tie your strings
They cannot tear ‘em apart
No they cannot tear your strings apart

We’re just a couple of gypsies, baby
Take our love on the go
We’re just a couple of gypsies, baby
Never ask you for more
We’re the universal lovers
And if you want to love us
We’re just passing through
And then we’ll fade away
No you know we simply cannot stay
Track Name: Shadows
Look at you now
You’re a shadow of yourself
Look at you
Your love is somewhere else
It rips you apart, it burns in your heart
It tugs on your strings till they snap
And you fall in the shadows
The shadows of yourself

Try to keep a distance
And you hide away your fears
Try to keep a distance
As you wash away your tears
Feeling so lost, the harder you try
You know that you don’t stand a chance
So you hide in the shadows
The shadows of yourself

Gotta pick up the pieces
Of your shattered former self
Gotta pick up the pieces
You belong to no one else
Go find what you lost, love what you find
You don’t have to live in the dark
So come out of the shadows
The shadows of yourself

You don't have to live in the shadows
You belong to no one else
Track Name: Stay With It
You gotta stay with it
Stay with the blues
You gotta stay with it
No matter what you choose
When you wake up in the morning
Till you lay down at night
You gotta hold on to the blues real tight

You gotta stay with it
Stay with the blues
You gotta keep at it
No matter what you choose
When you’re jammin’ all night long
Even when the jive is gone
The music just keeps going on and on

You gotta stay with it
Stay with the blues
You gotta rock with it
No matter what you choose
When you’re feeling sad and low
You know just what to do
So raise your hands and pray to the gods in blue

You gotta stay
You gotta stay
You gotta stay with it
You gotta rock
You gotta roll
You gotta roll with it
When you’re jammin’ all night long
Even when the jive is gone
The music just keeps going on and on

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