Every Time I Feel the Spirit

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This article is about the 1959 Nat King Cole album. For other uses, see Every Time I Feel the Spirit (disambiguation).
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Studio album by Nat King Cole
Released 1959
Recorded September 29, 30, 1958 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Gospel, Spiritual
Length 25:14
Label Capitol
Producer Lee Gillette
Nat King Cole chronology
Tell Me All About Yourself
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Wild Is Love
Alternative cover / title
1966 re-issue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Every Time I Feel the Spirit is a 1959 studio album by Nat King Cole, of spirituals, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. Cole is accompanied by the First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago, Illinois. [2] The album was re-issued by Capitol Records in 1966 under the new title, Nat King Cole Sings Hymns and Spirituals. Several bonus tracks, recorded between 1951 and 1961 and arranged by Nelson Riddle and others, were added to later CD re-issues.

Track listing[edit]

LP side A:

  1. "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" – 1:49
  2. "I Want to Be Ready" – 1:47
  3. "Sweet Hour of Prayer" – 1:50
  4. "Ain't Gonna Study War No More" – 2:39
  5. "I Found the Answer" (Lange) – 2:00
  6. "Standin' in the Need of Prayer" – 2:13

LP side B:

  1. "Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep" – 1:58
  2. "Go Down Moses" – 1:51
  3. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" – 2:46
  4. "In the Sweet By and By" (S. Fillmore Bennett, Joseph P. Webster) – 1:55
  5. "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" – 1:54
  6. "Steal Away" – 2:49

Bonus tracks added to later re-issues:

  1. "The First Baseball Game" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 2:30
  2. "This Holy Love" (Haven Gillespie, Larry Shay) – 3:05
  3. "Peace of Mind" (Gus Kahn) – 2:56
  4. "Easter Sunday Morning" (Nat King Cole, Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl) – 3:02
  5. "Believe" (Bill Charlap, Paul O'Neil) – 2:23
  6. "The Lighthouse in the Sky" (Hal David, Morty Nevins) – 2:37

All songs are traditional Negro spirituals, other composers indicated.