James Brown – I Feel Good (live performance)

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” is a twelve-bar blues with a brass-heavy instrumental arrangment similar to Brown’s previous hit, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”. It also features the same emphasis “on the one” (i.e. the first beat of the measure) that characterizes Brown’s developing funk style. The lyrics have Brown exulting in how good he feels (“nice, like sugar and spice”) now that he has the one he loves, his vocals punctuated by screams and shouts. The song includes a alto sax solo by Maceo Parker.