“Feeling Good” – one original and many original covers

The original song was featured on the  The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, which is a musical from the mid 60’s.  In the show, “The Negro”, is asked to perform a game against the show’s hero “Cocky”; but, as “Cocky” and his master “Sir” argue over the rules, “the Negro” reaches the centre of the stage and “wins”, singing the song at his moment of triumph (full wiki here)

 

Feeling Good” has been covered by a number of artists; here are some:

Muse, in another post

Michael Buble

Nina Simone

The Pussycat Dolls

Joe Bonamassa

Sammy Davis Jr.

Traffic –  remastered

And if you haven’t had enough of this song, here is a great performance of Adam Lambert on American Idol:

… and a performance of John Barrowman

 

I knew there was something more to this song than met the ear – and it has met that ear many many times today :)

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