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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
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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
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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
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Freedom 03:43
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
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Blues Garden 04:22
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
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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
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Gypsies 04:37
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
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Shadows 05:38
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
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Stay With It 04:37
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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**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**

credits

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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