feelin' alright dave mason

“Feelin’ Alright” is one of the go-to songs for all musicians at any given jam session. Basically it’s an unrequited love song. Then we hid ourselves away out in country in Berkshire, to work out what we were going to do. 2016-12-25T18:43:06Z Comment by Randy Stockum. “So I took off for Greece with a bag and a guitar. Dave is genuine, authentic, and looks forward with great delight in seeing you very soon. ;-) 2015-06-10T17:42:42Z Comment by user72299190. Artist: Traffic have been recorded and the song has been featured in dozens of films and television commercials. I’d been playing sitar for a while, which I used for Hole In My Shoe and Paper Sun, and that got me thinking about writing something very simple. Over 50 cover versions of Feelin’ Alright? At the time it was just another song that I wrote. Anyway, I think that’s where we met and became friends through the different kinds of music that we liked. Producer: Jimmy Miller His Mama told my wife that when he was about to start “Nashville”, the studio […]. Dave Mason's 'Feelin' Alright Genre *Feelin Comment by John Tappenden. Classic.Love it. “At one point it was apparent Steve Winwood wanted to leave The Spencer Davis Group and do something different, and I was actually a roadie with them for about three months. He will also go into deep tracks like “Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave”, “Sad And Deep As You”, “ World In Changes” and “Just A Song”. It’s ‘feeling alright’ with a question mark; the song’s really about not feeling too good about myself – I wasn’t feeling alright! Misc: Joe Cocker’s famous version reached No 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Dave Mason invited several of his good friends for a quarantine remake of his iconic 1968 song “Feelin’ Alright,” which premiered yesterday on SiriusXM. “If I remember correctly, I went to the US and they were at a studio in New York and I went by the session. He also appears on several songs on the Rolling Stones’ classic Beggars Banquet. After leaving Traffic, Mason released his debut solo album, Alone Together, featuring the hit “Only You Know And I Know” in 1970. I think it’s because the song’s so simple but also because Joe Cocker’s version is so damn good! Sign up for the regular Songwriting email newsletter and hear about new interviews, tips & techniques, and more... [Privacy Policy]. Traffic (clockwise from top left): Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Steve Winwood. In addition, Dave will share first hand accounts of rock stories that can only be told by the man who has walked in his shoes. Also I thought, if I’m going to be writing songs, it wouldn’t hurt to have a few more life experiences to write about. Robbie’s writing partner talks us through the pair... How I wrote ‘High’ by Lighthouse Family’s Paul Tucker. Become Part of a 35 Year Tradition American Songwriter has been the number one resource on The Craft of Music for Songwriters and Music Enthusiasts since 1984. It was just a little too much for me. – included on the band’s eponymous sophomore album in ’68 before being released as a single later that year – would go on to become one of their most powerful and enduring tracks. We are postponing shows due to COVID-19. It’s something that Grammy winning producer and songwriter... Deanna Devore is a jack of all trades. You have to think that the track was made 50 years ago, and it still sounds great; it doesn’t sound dated at all. Dave Mason - The Official Site Cart 0. In addition to writing “Feelin’ Alright,” the guitarist plays acoustic 12-string guitar on Jimi Hendrix’s cover version of “All Along The Watchtower,” originally written by Bob Dylan. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. In fact, I had to stand-in for Steve who didn’t make it to a show one night! For tickets, go to: davemasonmusic.com/tour. “Later on, when Denny Cordell [producer of Joe Cocker’s album Mad Dogs & Englishmen] played me what Cocker had done with it, it was like, ‘Oh my God! We started a couple of bands together, like Deep Feeling and one called The Hellions which did a Jackie DeShannon song for Pye Records. I went to a little island called Hydra, which is where I wrote Feelin’ Alright? His live show “Feelin’ Alright!” is a celebration of a lifetime of music and the joy of connection Dave feels with his audience. Can't you feel that joy rising from deep […], I fell in love with Ms. Ian after I heard Socities Child, the song touched me because I was kind of living it. Livened up my day! We miss you already.Please watch our website and Facebook page and your local concert venue for further updates as we are working diligently to reschedule dates and will share that and other information with you as we receive it. 2015-03-28T03:49:46Z Comment by Dave Kershaw. Learn how your comment data is processed. Back Tour Dates ... Feelin' alright Not feelin' too good myself Feelin' alright Not feelin' too good myself. Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2020: The Quotes, How I wrote ‘Light My Fire’ by The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2020 edition out now, 3 key production tips for collaborating online, Beoga’s Seán Óg Graham: 5 tips on how to create that songwriting spark, Ben Earle of The Shires’ Songwriting Survival Kit, Song Deconstructed: ‘It’s How I Feel’ by Leopold And His Fiction, Song-by-Song: ‘Cold Blood EP’ by MIYA MIYA, Uploaded songwriting competition launches with €10,000 prize, Deadline looms for 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition, 5 top tips on entering songwriting competitions, Win! Aside from the song itself, that piano part is another major hook in itself.”, Dave Mason brings his Traffic Jam World Tour to the UK for a series of spring 2017 concerts, starting 23 February. “We all miss performing live and it’s important to us to be able to stay connected with our fans (not to mention each other! Mason plans to release a re-recorded version of the record, re-titled Alone Together Again, this fall. And that’s the reason I left. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A rock classic, “Feelin’ Alright” is a two-chord pattern that can be taken in many different musical directions, as the plethora of different cover versions from The Jackson Five, Isaac Hayes, The Bar-Kays, Gladys Knight and the Pips among them, reveal. I'll bet you're glad you wrote this one Dave!! Behind the Song: “Angel from Montgomery” by John Prine, Bruce Springsteen Announces Special COVID-19 Relief Concert, “Jersey 4 Jersey”. Mason has a knack for being in the right place and performing on jam-friendly songs. Should you need a refund immediately, please go to your original point of purchase to request one.We can't even begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to seeing you again. Music is Dave's passion, and 2020 marks a new year in his musical journey. In the meantime, first and foremost, we wish you wellness and peace. “I’m from Worcester and Jim Capaldi’s from Evesham, which is not that far way. “I’m flattered there have been so many, but to me Cocker’s is the definitive version. I think it was picked as a single, but the song has never really been a big hit, it’s just been done by a lot of people. The internet can be one of the most unkind, unforgiving “places” in the world. Reminiscing about the days when friends used to crowd around his piano as he fulfilled song requests, A.J. The singer of Bradford rock band Terrorvision tells the story behind the wr... A synth-rock anthem inspired by Berlin’s heroin sc... How I wrote Robbie Williams’ ‘Millennium’ by Guy Chambers. Don't you hear that sound it echoes like a drum, When we could, we’d hang out for a year or more before Traffic formed: Steve, Jim, myself and Chris Wood. The original Traffic version, which appeared on the band’s first album was a mid-tempo straightforward rocker before Joe Cocker and his band (including bassist Carol Kaye and pianist Artie Butler) crafted a funky arrangement that has become the standard. After our first album and the success of it all – I think I was about 19 years old – it came too quick and I couldn’t really handle it. But the simple two-chord song Feelin’ Alright? That was what it was about. “I’d never written anything before, so I decided it that maybe it was time to see what I could come up with. 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Hold on to your tickets as they will be honored on the rescheduled dates. “Who would have thought that this would go on to be covered by so many different artists and bands, you just never know,” Mason said. We hear the story behind a classic pop song of the... Gretchen Peters on writing from your subconscious, Salute songwriting contest now free to enter. Mason’s longtime drummer, Alvino Bennett and Pat Simmons son, Pat Jr. also participate. There are only two chords in Feelin’ Alright? Dave Mason and the Quarantines “Feelin’ Alright” is one of the go-to songs for all musicians at any given jam session. have been recorded and the song has been featured in dozens of films and television commercials. They were working on that album and they only had five songs, so I said, ‘Well, I’ve got five songs here,’ and that’s how it started. The long-standing songwriter contest with a $50,000 top prize is back for 2... Here’s a rough guide to successfully submitting your music for scruti... Be in with a chance of winning all of the products featured in our gift gui... Orange Santa is coming to town for the amp manufacturer’s 50th-annive... © 2020 Songwriting Ltd. All rights reserved. Frankly, there was no concept of Feelin’ Alright? US chart position: 123 Formed in Birmingham in 1967, Traffic was an English rock group that embraced a progressive mix of psychedelia, Eastern instrumentation and jazz sensibilities. Dave Mason has been performing live shows for more than 50 years. Writer: Dave Mason I also wrote You Can All Join In sitting in a café in Athens, and they both finished up being on the second Traffic album. To be honest, I’d never say I was really prolific – I’m not just writing and writing – but there were a handful of songs that I had and Feelin’ Alright? UK chart position: –   Here, Traffic guitarist and sitar-player Dave Mason tells the story of how the band got together, how the song came to be and how he feels about its umpteen versions… To do this remotely was somewhat challenging, hence the name ‘The Quarantines’, but the spirit of strength, hope and heart prevail.”. His live show “Feelin’ Alright!” is a celebration of a lifetime of music and the joy of connection Dave feels with his audience. Over 50 cover versions of Feelin’ Alright? being a hit or anything; I was just trying to write good songs. Check in with us  often for updates on our website at www.davemasonmusic.comLet's get through this together and we will be fully rocking again as soon as possible. "Humor and sadness; joy and sorrow;... A.J. The 2019 Songwriting Christmas Gift List, Orange’s Wish Granted competition continues, How I wrote ‘Perseverance’ by Terrorvision’s Tony Wright.

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