Feets, Don't Fail Me Now

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Feets, Don't Fail Me Now
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Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released February 1979
Recorded 1978
The Automatt, San Francisco
Genre Electronic, Funk, Jazz, Disco
Length 40:38
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock chronology
Feets, Don't Fail Me Now
The Piano
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 1/5 stars[3]

Feets, Don't Fail Me Now is the twenty-seventh album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. The record was released in February 1979, via Columbia Records label.


It was the first of his albums to discard jazz and funk completely in favor of a more commercial (at the time) disco sound, spotlighting vocoder effects and repetitive lyrics. All LP and CD editions after the first pressing uses an alternate version of "Tell Everybody." The original version was included as a bonus track on the disc in the "Complete Columbia Albums Collection" box set.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Bet Your Love" (Herbie Hancock, David Rubinson, Allee Willis, Jeffrey Cohen) – 7:41
  2. "Trust Me" (Hancock, Rubinson, Allee Willis) – 5:44
  3. "Ready or Not" (Ray Parker Jr., Cohen) – 6:48
  4. "Tell Everybody" (Hancock, Rubinson, Bruce Good, Cohen) – 7:49
  5. "Honey From the Jar" (Hancock, Cohen) – 6:53
  6. "Knee Deep" (Hancock, Melvin Ragin) – 5:43


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Produced by – David Rubinson & Friends Inc. and Herbie Hancock
  • Associate producer – Jeffrey Cohen
  • Engineers – Fred Catero and David Rubinson
  • Assistant engineers – Chris Minto, Leslie Ann Jones, Ken Kassie and Cheryl Ward
  • Mastering engineer – Phil Brown
  • Keyboard and Vocoder engineer – Bryan Bell


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Feets Don't Fail Me Now - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 22 - March 7, 1979): 25. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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