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Ready For You

by Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys

Hot Jazz, robust dance, obscure and dreamy romance songs of the 1910's, 20's & 30's. There’s plenty of variety with obscure movie tunes, a load of sassy Dixie mania, novelties & jazz age tales of bad behavior all mixed with a yummy plate of down home fun.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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1. Getting Myself Ready For You Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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2. Take A Number From One To Ten Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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3. A New Moon Is Over My Shoulder Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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4. Walking My Baby Back Home Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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5. Lookie, Lookie Here Comes Cookie Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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6. That's What You Think Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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7. My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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8. Have A Martini Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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9. Au Bal Musette Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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10. Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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11. I Love a Ukulele Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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12. Them Piano Blues Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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13. Runaway Blues Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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14. Who’s That Knocking On My Door? Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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15. Roll On Mississippi, Roll On Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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16. Sweet Papa Your Momma's Gettin' Mad Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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17. I Don’t Know Whether To Do It Or Not Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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18. I Ain’t That Kind of a Baby Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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19. Then I'll Be Happy Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys Present
“Ready For You”
2008 Release
6th CD by Janet Klein

CD Information;
Ready For You opens with a bang-up bunch of swingy dance numbers by a spirited singer and band that has put a spit shine and polish on its ensemble musicianship. These wonderfully robust tunes will set you jazzing for romance and hurly-burly speakeasy steppin’ out. Starting with the title track (“I’m Getting Myself Ready For You” a rare Cole Porter song originally recorded by Blanche Calloway - Cab’s sister), you’ll be rocking to the rafters and then Bear Hugging your baby.

From there, the tunes roll into new stylistic water with steamy Riverboat shuffles and a hot southern style repertoire specifically designed for and being performed in intimate historic settings in the US. New to the mix, this break out trio featuring Janet Klein and her first Parlor Boy - John Reynolds who’s known for his expert whistling and hotter-than-hell guitar and banjo playing. John provided accompaniment on her 1st CD “Come Into My Parlor” and is joined with maestro violinist Benny Brydern (Hot Club Quartet) a Parlor Boy regular. This little threesome performs with tremendous drive and disarming simplicity.

Along with the swinging & swaying there’s dreamy romance tunes delivered with great arrangements and timeless lyrics by the sweet and vivacious Ms. Klein. The CD has plenty of variety with obscure movie tunes, a load of sassy Dixie mania, novelties and jazz age tales of bad behavior all mixed with a yummy plate of down home fun.

Three songs feature Janet singing duets and harmonies with Parlor Fellows- John Reynolds (grandson of 20’s 30’s movie star Zazu Pitts), Ian Whitcomb (music historian and 60’s pop star) and David Barlia (fellow ukulelian and eefing crooner). The CD is produced by Robert Loveless (of Scenic, 17 Pygmies & Savage Republic) Also featured is Tom Marion member of Robert Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders and Brad Kay, former member of The Original Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.

This is the 6th CD from the enchanting Ms Klein and her highly acclaimed, girdle-bustin’ bunch of West Coast Jazz Archeologists whose previous CDs include:

1998 Come In To my Parlor 2002 Put A Flavor To Love 2006 Oh!
2000 Paradise Wobble 2004 Living In Sin

Please visit Janet’s lovely vintage style web site at; www.janetklein.com

Label Contact Info: Coeur De Jeanette Productions
PO BOX 172 ALHAMBRA, CA. 91802
janetrob@sbcglobal.net

Janet's own unique vocal style reflects the old-fashioned sweetness and charm of bygone singers like Ruth Etting, Josephine Baker, Lil Armstrong and Mae West.

Among the Parlor Boys is an alumni of R.Crumb's band "The Cheap Suit Serenaders", Tom Marion, on guitar, mandolin and banjo as well as recording and radio personality Ian Whitcomb, on ukulele and accordion, composer, band-leader and music historian Brad Kay, on ragtime style piano and cornet, and the amazing John Reynolds, on guitar and whistling (grandson of Zasou Pitts).

Janet has managed to charm these time-warped musicians into her parlor and out on the town, performing regularly for audiences in California and Japan. The band often makes trips to far flung historic locations and events.

CD Credits;

Band Leader: Janet Klein – Vocal & Ukulele

Musician Guest Artists:
John Reynolds plays National Steel Guitar, Plectrum Banjo, whistles and sings a duet with Janet.
Dan Levinson plays C-Melody Sax and Clarinet
David Barlia (Janet’s CD Designer) sings a duet with Janet on the song “Piano Blues”
Ralph Reynolds (John Reynolds’s Brother) plays percussion and washboard.

Parlor Boys:
Benny Brydern – Violin and Stroh Violin
Corey Gemme - Cornet, vocal
Dave Jones - Stand-Up Bass
Brad Kay – Piano & Cornet
Tom Marion – Guitar, banjo and mandolin
Bill Steele - Guitar
Dan Weinstein - Trombone & Violin
Ian Whitcomb - Accordion, Ukulele, Piano, Glockenspiel, Vibes & Vocal
Randy Woltz – Percussion and Vibes

Produced by Robert Loveless
Photos by Robert Loveless
Graphic Design by Janet Klein, David Barlia & Robert Loveless
Graphic Exacution by David Barlia


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Alyssa Boyle

Have a Martini and Play This
I saw Janet in concert years ago at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles and had a blast. A friend of mine was planning a 1920's-themed murder mystery party for her 40th birthday, so I ordered this CD for her to play at the party. It really added to the atmosphere. Everyone had a wonderful time and stayed late into the night to dance.

Evret Newman

Ready for You
Haven't even received the CD and only listened to a few excerpts from this site; however, ALL of Janet Klein's CDs deserve at LEAST 5* and this one is certainly no exception!! Now, I'm already looking forward to the next one!

Neil Anthony

Ready For You
Janet Klein continues to consolidate her status as a National Treasure. The joy she imparts to her CD recordings is only surpassed by experiencing her live shows. As Janet says "This music has been proven to work-it got us through the first Great Depression". I can't wait until she she records her more of her essence on DVD. Until then, listening to her CD's and catching her on YouTube will have to suffice.

Brent Swanson

Freshly-minted treasures
If you could distill the first three and a half decades of the 20th century and remove all the epidemics, financial panic, and crime, this is the fun you\'d be rewarded with. Janet Klein may be the headliner, but the talent of all the Parlor Boys is showcased as well. There isn\'t a clinker in this collection.

Ronald K Hale


Watch videos of their performances at Maxwell DeMille's Cicada Club (clubcicada.com) and see
Janet's magic unfold.

Mr. Howell

Indeed it is!
A great album! I've had it only a week or so & already it's been replayed many times! Janet & company are in fine form as always on this record. My favorites are New Moon, Take A Number, Thats what you think, Sentimental Gentleman...well they're all great!

The band gets to a real rumpus on Roll On Mississippi. You can tell that they enjoyed recording that one. Janet sings to her own solo uke accompaniment on Go Where You Go & I wish i could go there too! I could go on with the greatness of each track...but you get your own copy & you'll be able to rave for yourself.

JoAnn Klausing

Ready For You
My canaries loved My Canary has Circles Under His Eyes, my pomeranian loved Have A Martini and my husband and I loved all of them. Another great CD.

Graceann Maciolek

Another Winner from Janet and the Boys
I couldn't wait for this CD to arrive - I pre-ordered and sat impatiently next to the post box. Well worth the wait - every tune is a winner, and the musicianship just keeps getting better. Bravo to Janet and her Parlour Boys!

Rick Levinson

if Annette Hanshaw, Colleen Moore and Fanny Brice had a baby...
... she would be Janet Klein. I've got all her CDs (and she emailed a birthday greeting to me last year ... {*sigh*}) and this one is as brilliant as the others. The Boys are sublime ... I've listened to a lot of '20s - '30s pop/jazz and Miss K and the Boys recreate vintage songs with unerring fidelity, wit and joie de vivre.

God bless Janet Klein and the Parlor Boys.
Here's hoping they come to Toronto for a concert series.

Evret Newman

Ready for You
The amazing Mis Klein and her Parlor Boys have done it once again! Thoroughly enjoyable, catchy and up-beat tunes played in a memorable style. And when does the NEXT CD come out?
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