James Brown

I Got You (I Feel Good)

Composed by James Brown

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James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" almost was swallowed up by the legal skirmish that touched "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag." King Records had won an injunction against Mercury Records to halt any further releases by Brown, who was still contractually bound to King. The record had already began picking up momentum; Brown had performed the song in the American International movie Ski Party starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and sang the song on a TV appearance on Where the Action Is. Virginia DJ Alan Leeds taped the song from TV, aired it on his radio show, and got a strong response. Brown re-recorded the song, giving it a more sliding, jazzy feel on a May 6, 1965, recording session at Miami's Criteria Studio financed by his friend, Henry Stone, who would later start the TK label, whose roster boasted KC & the Sunshine Band. The musicians were drummer Melvin Parker, saxman Maceo Parker, organist/sax player Nat Jones, and guitarists Jimmy Nolan and Alphonso Kellum. The horn section included St. Clair Pickney, Eldee Williams, and Al Clark. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" topped the R&B charts for six weeks and went to number three pop in late 1965. Other hits from the I Got You (I Feel Good) album (number two R&B, Top 36 pop) included "Lost Someone," a smoking cover of Jimmy Forest's "Night Train," and "Three Hearts in a Tangle."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
I Got You (I Feel Good) 1966 Creative Sounds
It's a Man's Man's Man's World 1966 Universe / Universe 3:16
Live at the Garden 1967 Hip-O / Hip-O Select 2:23
Sex Machine 1970 Time Music 3:16
Soul Classics 1972
No Image 1977 Polydor
The Big Chill [Original Soundtrack] 1983
Original Soundtrack
Hip-O 2:48
Greatest Hits [Rhino] 1985 Rhino
Rockin' Down the Block, Vol. 2 1987
Various Artists
Silver Eagle Records 2:45
Vietnam: Rockin' the Delta 1988
Various Artists
Priority
Billboard Top R&B Hits: 1965 1989
Various Artists
Rhino 2:48
Live in Berlin 1991 Universal International
Star Time 1991 Polydor 2:45
20 All-Time Greatest Hits! 1991 Polydor 2:46
Rhythm & Blues: 1965 1991
Various Artists
Time/Life Music
Turn It Loose 1994 Drive Archive 3:32
Best Sixties Album in the World Ever 1995
Various Artists
Alex 2:27
Wonderful World [Dino] 1995
Various Artists
Peter Pan (ISP) 2:47
Cruisin' 1996
Karaoke
Legacy 3:17
Soul Classics, Vol. 1 [Intercontinental] 1996
Various Artists
ITC Masters 3:26
Foundations of Funk - A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969 1996 Chronicles / Polydor / Universal Distribution 2:45
Make It Funky - The Big Payback: 1971-1975 1996 Chronicles / Polydor 3:02
40th Anniversary Collection 1996 Polydor 2:46
Cold Sweat [Hallmark] 1996 Hallmark Recordings / Red Label
Old School, Vols. 1-5 1996
Various Artists
Thump Records 2:46
The Best Sixties Album in the World...Ever! [1996] 1996
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:27
Greatest Hits [Experience] 1997 Experience / Mozaic
A Smile Like Yours 1997
Original Soundtrack
Elektra 2:48
Golden Hits [Galaxy] 1997 Galaxy Music
Dance Party [Polygram] 1997
Various Artists
Polygram 2:46
Funky Goodtime 1998 Prism Platinum 3:19
The Very Best of James Brown [Polygram] 1998 Polydor / Polygram 2:46
Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 1998 Chronicles / PolyGram 0:27
Gold Collection [Fine Tune] 1998 Fine Tune 3:18
The Godfather of Soul Live 1998 Mastertone 2:26
Soul Hits of 60's, Vol. 2 1998
Various Artists
St. Clair / Soul Disciples 2:58
Pottery Barn: Radio Soul 1998
Various Artists
Polygram 2:47
Masters [Cleopatra] 1999 EDM Entertainment 3:34
DJ Don's Party Mix: Dance Party 1999
Various Artists
Power Records (Fitness/Dance) 2:48
Party Zone [K-Tel] 1999
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:45
On Stage 1999 Charly Records 3:31
20th Century Masters-The Millennium Collection: Best of James Brown 1999 Universal Distribution
No Image 1999
Various Artists
Image Entertainment
James Brown [Magic Collection] 2000 The Magic Collection 3:24
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag: Live at Chaiston Park 2000 Castle Pulse 3:30
Millennium Soul Party 2000
Various Artists
Rhino 2:47
Center Stage: Live 2000 Laserlight / Delta Distribution 3:18
New Millennium Party 2000
Various Artists
Rhino 2:47
Soul Greats 2000
Various Artists
Goldies 3:25
Black Box [BMG International] 2000
Various Artists
BMG International 2:26
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Collectables
60's Time Tunnel, Vol. 4 2001
Various Artists
Legacy 3:17
Go Cardinals: University Louisville's Greatest Hit 2001
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 2:46
New England Patriots: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 2001
Various Artists
Alphabet City 2:44
The Classic Rhythm & Blues Collection, Vol. 2: 1964-1966 2001
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:47
Get up Offa That Thing [2001] 2001 Bianco 3:29
Mega Disco Funk 2001
Various Artists
Wagram Records 3:13
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag [Goldies] 2001 Goldies 3:30
Party Time, Vol. 5 2001
Various Artists
SPG 2:45
Live at the Apollo, Vol. 2 2001 Polydor / Universal Distribution 0:28
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1965 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 2:48
Go Hawkeyes: Iowa's Greatest Hits 2001
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 2:47
Go Sun Devils: Arizona State's Greatest Hits 2001
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 2:46
The Legends Collection: The James Brown Collection 2001 Legends Collection 3:25
The James Brown Collection, Vol. 2 2001 Dressed To Kill 3:25
Best of James Brown [Japan] 2002 Universal Distribution 2:48
Soul Spectacular! The Greatest Soul Hits of All Time 2002
Various Artists
Rhino 2:47
The Best of James Brown 2002 Essential Records
The Godfather: The Very Best Of... 2002 Universal Distribution / Universal (Pty) Ltd. / Universal Music TV / Universal TV Campaign Division 2:49
Super Bad: Live 2002 Orpheus Records 3:15
James Brown & Friends 2002 Legend 3:18
In Concert 2002 BCI-Eclipse Distribution 3:13
Gold Collection: R&B Favorites 2002
Various Artists
St. Clair 3:01
Top Hits of the Sixties: Amazing Hits 2003
Various Artists
Collectables 2:47
Ultimate Collection 2003 Universal Distribution 2:47
Soul R&B Hits 2003
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:45
Hall of Fame 2003 Laserlight 3:18
James Brown Best 2003 Universal Distribution
The  50th Anniversary Collection 2003 UTV / Polydor / UTV/Universal 2:47
Live Top Ten With Special Guests 2003 BMG Special Products 2:39
Live from Bonnaroo 2003 2003
Various Artists
Sanctuary 4:00
It's Too Funky in Here 2003 Dynamic 3:31
Sexmachine 2003 Forever Gold / Weton 3:35
WCBS FM: Motown, Soul and Rock N Roll: Motown 2003
Various Artists
Collectables 2:47
Let's Dance [Pottery Barn Kids Exclusive] 2003
Various Artists
Rock River Records
Gold Collection: Soul Collection 2004
Various Artists
St. Clair 3:00
Good Morning Vietnam: A Soundtrack for a Generation 2004
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:49
Capital Gold Soul Legends 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:47
Encore Series 2004 St. Clair Vision
Gold: Greatest Hits 2004 Universal International 2:47
Platinum & Gold Collection: The Best Of James Brown 2004 BMG Heritage / Volcano Records 2:48
Garfield: The Movie 2004
Original Soundtrack
Bulletproof/Rykodisc 2:47
Give It Up or Turn It Loose 2004 Pazzazz 3:31
Universal Masters 2004 Universal International 2:48
No Image 2004
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 2:46
No Image 2005 San Juan Ltd. 3:28
The Collection [Performax] 2005 Performax 3:17
No Image 2005
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:47
60's Soul Favorites 2005
Various Artists
St. Clair 2:58
Get Up, I Feel Like Being A (Sex Machine) 2005 Universal Distribution
R&B Soul 2005 Direct Source 2:58
Live at Montreux 1981 [Video] 2005 Eagle Vision 1:36
Live 8 2005
Various Artists
Capitol
Absolute Soul Classics 2005
Various Artists
Eva 2:46
Sex Machine: The Very Best of James Brown 2006 Polydor
Golden Legends: James Brown Live 2006 Madacy 2:58
James Brown Story 2006 Universal International
60's Gold 2006
Various Artists
Hip-O 2:48
12 Top Ten Hits 2006 Direct Source 2:58
James Brown [Direct Source] 2006 Direct Source 2:58
How to Eat Fried Worms 2006
Original Soundtrack
Bulletproof 2:45
Soul Legends, Vol. 2 [Foreign Me] 2006
Various Artists
Foreign Me 3:16
And I Do Just What I Want 2006 UMVD 2:26
Greatest Ever! Party: The Definitive Collection 2006
Various Artists
Union Square Music 2:48
This Is Remixed Hits: Mashups and Rare 12 Mixes 2006
Various Artists
Cleopatra 3:28
30 #1 R&B Hits 2006
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:58
Greatest R&B Hits/Soul Explosion 2006
Various Artists
Direct Source Special 2:58
To Go: Stick It in Your Ear 2006 Polydor 2:47
Colour Collection 2007 Universal Music / Universal/Polydor 2:48
Forever Gold: James Brown Live 2007 St. Clair 2:58
R&B #1 Hits: 18 Greatest 2007
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:58
Mastercuts 2007 Mastercuts 3:24
21 Essential Funk and Soul Classics 2007
Various Artists
Cleopatra
30 #1 Hits of the 60s 2007
Various Artists
Direct Source 2:58
Collections 2007 Legacy 2:46
Gold 2007 Universal International 2:46
Soul Heaven [Malaco] 2007
Various Artists
Malaco 3:02
20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Love R&B Classics 2007
Various Artists
Universal 2:47
Forever Gold: Best of R&B Soul 2007
Various Artists
St. Clair 2:58
Soul Story Infomercial Set 2007
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 2:48
James Brown [Madacy] 2007 Madacy 2:58
No Image 2007 Polydor / Universal Music
Remixing Mister Brown 2007 Lilith 3:30
R&B Soul [2 Disc] 2007 Direct Source 2:58
Best of Soul [St. Clair] 2007
Various Artists
St. Clair 2:58
Music for Partying 2007
Various Artists
Spectrum Music 2:47
Ultimate Collection: Hits of the 60s 2007
Various Artists
Direct Source Special 2:58
Live [Forever DVD] 2007 Forever DVD / Musicpro
No Image 2007
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 2:47
All-Star Sports Jams 2008
Various Artists
Chron Reissues 2:46
Soul! 2008
Various Artists
ZYX Music
Cold Sweat Live 2008 Goldenlane Records / Cleopatra 2:58
Playlist Plus 2008 Polydor 2:47
Greatest Ever Dad: The Definitive Collection 2008
Various Artists
Union Square 2:49
Dad's Jukebox 2008
Various Artists
Universal Distribution / Universal Ireland 2:46
James Brown [Weton-Wesgram] 2008 Weton-Wesgram 3:26
Playlist Your Way 2008 Polydor 2:49
Die Hit Giganten: Film Hits 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 2:48
Feeling Good: The Ultimate Collection 2008
Various Artists
Ultimate 2:48
Sounds of the 60's Generation 2008
Various Artists
Destra 2:49
No Image 2009 Spectrum/Polydor 2:48
Triple Feature 2009 Custom Marketing Group / Sony BMG 2:39
The Best Sixties Album in the World...Ever! [2009] 2009
Various Artists
EMI 2:46
The Godfather's Smackdown 2009 Fuel 2000 / Varèse Sarabande
Icon 2010 Polydor 2:47
Best of the Blues: James Brown - Live at Chastain Park Éditions Atlas
Best of the Sexmachine: Live ZYX 2:56
Feel-Good Favorites: Pop Hits of the '60s & '70s, Vols. 1-2
Various Artists
Ultimate Mix 2:48
No Image X5 3:28
No Image Phantom
No Image
Various Artists
Golden Stars 3:19
Star Series: Soul Planet Landy Star
Summer: Ultimate Collection
Various Artists
Ultimate
The  Weekend Starts Here
Various Artists
EMI TV / Virgin
True Party
Various Artists
Spectrum Music 2:47
No Image
Various Artists
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