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Bass Lines: James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

Bass Lines: James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

Bass Line, James Brown – “I Got You”…

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing! This month, we will be covering James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” is a song by American singer James Brown. First recorded for the album Out of Sight and then released in an alternate take as a single in 1965, it was his highest-charting song and is arguably his best-known recording.

This song is a twelve-bar blues with a brass-heavy instrumental arrangement similar to Brown’s previous hit, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”. It also features the same emphasis “on the one” (the first beat of the measure) that characterizes Brown’s developing funk style.

James Brown & The Famous Flames – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

Artist: James Brown & The Famous Flames
Song: “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (1965)
Words & Music: James Brown
Producer: James Brown
Bass: David “Hooks” Williams
Genre: Funk/R&B/Soul
Album: Out Of Sight
Label: King

Fig. 1 – Verse

Fig. 1 - Bass Line, James Brown – I Got You

Fig. 2 – Bridge

Fig. 2 - Bass Line, James Brown – I Got You

Fig. 3 – Final Part

Fig. 3 - Bass Line, James Brown – I Got You

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