I Got You (I Feel Good)

James Brown

Song Review by Ed Hogan

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
Foundations of Funk - A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969 1996 Chronicles / Polydor / Universal Distribution 0:00
40th Anniversary Collection 1996 Polydor 2:46
Main Attractions 2004
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 2:47
60's Gold 2006
Various Artists
Hip-O 2:48
True Soul 2006
Various Artists
Brunswick
Gold 2007 Polydor 2:48
Jon Savage Presents 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded 2015
Various Artists
Ace / Kent 2:47
100 Essential Hits: 60s
Various Artists
Brunswick / Universal Music 2:44
100% Classic Golden Hits
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
4 All Ages: Soul Music
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
4 All Ages: Summer Fun Music
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
40 Éxitos: En Inglés
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
60s for Kids
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
60s, Vol. 2
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Black History Month [2021]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Black History Month: ICONS
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Black Music Month 2021
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Class of 1964
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Don't Worry
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Feel Good Hits
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Feel Good Songs
Various Artists
EMI
Feelgood Classics 2021
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Feeling Happy [2018]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Fotbolls-EM 2021
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Frosh '60's
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Funk for Kids
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Groovy Baby
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Happiness
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Happy Feeling
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Happy Music for Kids
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Happy Songs
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Happy Soul for Kids
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Happy Summer Songs
Various Artists
Happy Tunes 2020
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Happy Vibes [2020]
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Happy [2022]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Have a Good Day
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Headphones In
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
I'm Feeling Good
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Kids Dance Hits
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Kids Turn Up
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Let's Play
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Mood Booster [Universal]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Mood Lifters
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Music Icons
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Music Superstars
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Música dos Anos 60 para Crianças
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
New Years Eve 2021 [October,2021]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Party Time [Universal]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Pasaporte a los 90s
Various Artists
Universal 0:00
Pick Me Up
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Positive Morning
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Positive Vibes [2019]
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Soul and Rhythm Classics
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Sports Arena Anthems
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Sports Stadium Anthems
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Stay Home Musica Per Lavorare Da Casa
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Summer Music
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Summer Night Party
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
The Best 60s Album in the World...Ever!
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Top of the Spot
Various Artists
Viaje A 1965
Various Artists
Universal 2:44
Wedding Party 2020
Various Artists
Universal 2:46
Wedding Party Songs
Various Artists
Universal 2:49
songs that lowkey slap
Various Artists
Universal 2:44