Feelin' Alright?

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For the 1999 song, see Feelin' Alright (Len song). For the album by the New Riders of the Purple Sage, see Feelin' All Right.
"Feelin' Alright?"
Song by Traffic from the album Traffic
Released 1968
Genre Folk rock
Length 4:16
Label Island
Writer(s) Dave Mason
Producer(s) 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. It was also released as a single, and it reached #123 on the US charts[1] but failed to chart in the UK.[2] Another very famous version was the one by Joe Cocker. Both Traffic's and Cocker's versions appeared in the 2012 movie Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Denzel Washington. The song had also been featured in the 2000 film Duets, sung by Huey Lewis.

Traffic version credits[edit]

Joe Cocker version[edit]

"Feeling Alright"
Song by Joe Cocker from the album With a Little Help from My Friends
Released 1969
Genre
Length 4:10
Writer(s) Dave Mason
Producer(s) Denny Cordell

Joe Cocker recorded it in his debut album With a Little Help from My Friends in 1969. He also amended the title of the original from "Feelin' Alright?" to "Feeling Alright". The song was the opening track on the album.

Charts[edit]

In its first release in 1969, it reached #69 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[3] In a 1972 re-release, it reached even higher to #33 on the same chart.[4]

Joe Cocker version credits[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

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.

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

Cocker included this song live in his double album Mad Dogs & Englishmen.

Other versions[edit]

The song was also a charting hit single for several other performers:

It has also been recorded by:[7]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Traffic, "Feelin' Alright?" Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  2. ^ "Traffic – Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Joe Cocker, "Feeling Alright" 1969 Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  4. ^ Joe Cocker, "Feeling Alright" 1972 Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  5. ^ Mongo Santamaría, "Feeling Alright" Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  6. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Feelin' Alright" Chart Position Retrieved 20 March 2015
  7. ^ a b "Original versions of Feelin' Alright written by Dave Mason". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jackson 5 & Diana Ross | Feelin' Alright (1971)". Jackson5abc.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Paul Weller - Above The Clouds (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Once in a Blue Universe overview". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "New Age - November '97 - Winter Solstice VI". Music-Reviewer.com. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Ohio Players - Pain (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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