Feeling Good

Story Behind The Song

Nina Simone's version of Feeling Good is one of Joanne Griffith's favorite songs, but the big band arrangement, while terrific, doesn't convey the serenity of the lyrics. The idea of Joanne's version was to express this joyful serenity while connecting th

Song Description

A vocal-based jazz-meets-World music approach of the standard Feeling Good, NOT the typical big band arrangement. Features cora (West-African harp), soprano saxophone, nylon-string guitar, double-bass, cajon and drums.

Song Length 4:27 Genre Jazz - Contemporary, World - World Beat
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Serene, Blissful Subject Freedom, Happiness
Similar Artists Lauryn Hill Language English
Era 1960 - 1969

Lyrics

FEELING GOOD (from The roar of the greasepaint- the smell of the crowd, 1964)

Bird flying high - you know how I feel.
Sun in the sky - you know how I feel.
Breeze drifting by - you know how I feel.
It's a new dawn; it's a new day;
It's a new life for me.
Feeling good.

Fish in the sea - you know how I feel.
River running free - you know how I feel.
Blossom on the tree - you know how I feel.
It's a new dawn; it's a new day;
It's a new life for me.
Feeling good.

Dragonfly out in the sun - you know what I mean.
Butterflies all having fun - you know what I mean.
Sleep in peace when day is done - that's what I mean;
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world for me.

Stars when you shine - you know how I feel.
Scent of the pine - you know how I feel.
Freedom is mine - I know how I feel.
It's a new dawn; it's a new day;
It's a new life for me.
Feeling good.

Lyrics Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse Music Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse
Producer Jean-François Garneau/Joanne Griffith Publisher Concorde Music, Ltd./TRO-Musical Comedy Productions, Inc.
Performance Joanne Griffith (Cajon: Vovô, Bass: Karl Surprenant, Cora: Natalie Cora, Saxophone: Jean-Pierre Zanella, Guitar: Vincent Beaulne, Drums: Fabrice Laurent Label Self-produced
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