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Format: Vinyl
Label: VLP
Rel. Date: 09/13/2019
UPC: 8719039005703

Feelin The Spirit / At The Monterey Jazz Festival
Artist: Jimmy Witherspoon
Format: Vinyl

DISC: 1

1. Every Time I Feel The Spirit
2. Deep River
3. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Praying
4. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
5. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
6. I Want To Be Ready
7. Steal Away To Jesus
8. Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
9. Go Down Moses 1
10. The Time Has Come 1
11. Each Step Of The Way 1
12. Let Jesus Fix It For You 1
13. No Rollin' Blues 1
14. Good Rockin' Tonight 1
15. Big Fine Girl 1
16. Ain't Nobody's Business 1
17. When I Been Drinkin'

More Info:

Songs like "Deep River" and "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" were well-known to any African American church-goer at the time and unknown by the white audiences. Interestingly, Witherspoon chose the popular Randy Van Horne Singers (theme songs to the Flintstones and the Jetsons cartoons) to sing backing vocals on 'Feelin' The Spirit'. Most famous was his version of Bessie Smith's "Ain't Nobody's Business." However, Witherspoon's appearance at the 1959 Monterey Jazz Festival restarted his career and exposed him to a new generation of record-buying fans. 'Feelin' The Spirit', released in 1959, hoped to capitalize on Witherspoon's newfound popularity (particularly with white audiences) by bringing traditional African- American spirituals into the national arena.