Feelin' Alright

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"Feelin' Alright?"
Song by Traffic from the album Traffic
Released 1968
Genre Folk rock
Length 4:16
Label Island
Writer Dave Mason
Producer Jimmy Miller

"Feelin' Alright?" also known as "Feeling Alright" is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic from their eponymous 1968 album, Traffic. The song was also a hit single for several performers: Joe Cocker (1969, #69, recharted in 1972, US#33), Mongo Santamaría (1969, #95) and Grand Funk Railroad (1971, US#54).

Other versions[edit]

It has also been recorded by:[1]

Little Milton recorded his own version in 1985,[1] while Paul Weller in his Above the Clouds EP[3] (1992); The Ohio Players version features as bonus track in Pain album reissue in 2006.[4]

Other artists who released their covers are Freddie King, Widespread Panic and The Black Crowes. A Steel Drum version by Trinidad Oil Company was reissued on the dancefloor jazz compilation Blue Juice 2.

It was also featured in the 2000 film Duets, sung by Huey Lewis. Both the original and the Joe Cocker cover were featured in the movie Flight, starring Denzel Washington.

Credits[edit]

Traffic version[edit]

Joe Cocker version[edit]

Joe Cocker performed a 'duet' of this song with John Belushi on episode 3 of Saturday Night Live's second season which aired on October 2, 1976.

Joe Cocker also performed the song with Huey Lewis on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which aired on 19 July 2012.

Joe Cocker also performed this song live in his double album Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Joe Cocker had just arrived in LA on March 11, 1970 with the intent of doing some R&R from his just completed tour, and then forming a new band to perform with during the coming summer. He was told the next day that he was now obligated to a 7-week U.S. tour, slated to begin just 8 days later in Detroit. He was warned that the musician's union, promoters, and possibly immigration authorities would not look kindly if he did not perform the tour that had been contracted. Two days later, Leon Russell agreed to be musical director, as well as pull a band and backup singers together for the tour. The group rehearsed twelve-hour days for four days straight. During this time, they became known as Mad Dogs & Englishmen. The day before the tour started, someone proposed filming the entire tour; a larger plane was then chartered to accommodate the added film crew. The Mad Dogs & Englishmen album was a result of the soundtracks from the film that was shot.

Jackson 5 version[edit]

Craig Chaquiço version[edit]

In 1997, guitarist Craig Chaquiço performed his version from the album "Once in a Blue Universe."[5][6]

Grand Funk Railroad version[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b data obtained from Second Hand Songs site [1].
  2. ^ data obtained from Jackson 5 ABC site [2].
  3. ^ data obtained from Discogs site [3].
  4. ^ data obtained from Discogs site [4].
  5. ^ "Once in a Blue Universe overview". Allmusic.com. 
  6. ^ "New Age - November '97 - Winter Solstice VI". Music-Reviewer.com. 

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