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I Got You (I Feel Good)

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James Brown

James Brown (arr. Joan Thorp)

General Info

Year: 1965
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop song
Publisher: Thorp Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - AUS$64.15
(Current copyright licensing on this title prohibits sales to the USA, Canada and Europe)

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet I
  • Soprano Cornet
  • Solo Cornet
  • Repiano Cornet
  • Violin I
  • Keyboard Percussion

Part 2

  • Flute II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet II
  • B-flat Cornet II
  • Flugelhorn
  • Solo Tenor Horn
  • Violin II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Cornet III
  • Tenor Horn I
  • F Horn
  • Trombone I
  • Euphonium
  • Violin III
  • Viola

Part 4

  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Tenor Horn II
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone II
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • B-flat Bass
  • E-flat Bass
  • TAB Bass Guitar

Additional Parts (optional)

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Drum Kit
  • Tambourine
  • Voice


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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.

I Got You (I Feel Good) 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" (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 included an alto sax solo by Maceo Parker.

Of Brown's 91 hits to reach the Billboard Hot 100, I Got You (I Feel Good) is Brown's highest-charting song, peaking at number three.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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