Traffic — Feelin' Alright
Album: Traffic
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Released: 1968
Length: 4:08
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Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Cause every night I have the strangest dream
Imprisoned by the way it couldn't be
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
But someone's locked the door and took the key

Ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, ya feelin' Alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself

Well boy you sure took me for one big ride
And even now I sit and wonder why
That when I think of you I start to cry
I just can't waste my time I must keep dry
Got to stop believin' in all your lies
Cause there's too much to do before I die

Ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself

Don't get too lost in all I say
Like the time I really felt that way
But that was then and now it's today
Can't get off yet and so I'm here to stay
Till' someone comes along and takes my place
With a different name, yes, and a different face

Ya Feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Well, ya feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
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Far freakin out man, {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}{#Motor}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Whipit}
 MinMan wrote:
Check the cover photo; in virtually every photo of Dave Mason from the 60's & 70's - he looks stoned - very stoned.
 
Because he was .... my wife and I saw him at a small college in Connecticut in 1972 . We had to Waite 2:00 hrs for him to come down so he could play.But he played one hell of a long concert when he got on the stage , we were 2 ft  away from him, a night  I will remember always . :o)~
 plaid wrote:
Yeah, sorry but Joe Cocker pretty much owned this song, once he covered it. This original is decent, but Joe's version is so much better.
 
and Cocker's version was done before Leon Russell started producing him, 
it is Cocker's song now 
I love this chill original version. Laid back, conversational, jazzy. Nobody overreaching.
Yeah, sorry but Joe Cocker pretty much owned this song, once he covered it. This original is decent, but Joe's version is so much better.
Saw Dave Mason play the other week. He was joking about this 'two chord' song and how he wrote it at 18.
 gutthawk wrote:

Wow... that brings back memories.   Forgot they had done this. I agree with you.  Its been a long time since I've listened to any GFR.   Time to dig it out....

 
Yup Yup, GFR waxed it with smokey room soul. Time for some Mark Don and Mel!
 gjr wrote:
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 

 
To each his own but Cocker blows this song away!!  I'll give them a 7 if for only being the original version but...
Good to hear the original being played.
{#Bananajam}{#Kiss}{#Group-hug}{#Kiss}{#Bananajam}Feelin good
Minman,

I think you are correct sir! 
Check the cover photo; in virtually every photo of Dave Mason from the 60's & 70's - he looks stoned - very stoned.
How come???
This is a pretty good version. But, come on, Cocker's is pure passion. Do you want pretty good, or light's out?
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

......... "seconded"
 
Nah. I prefer Joe's version. This feels passionless compared to Joe Cocker's raw emotion.
 gjr wrote:
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 

 
......... "seconded". Is "Godlike"
 gjr wrote:
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 

 
Love this, love Cocker's...from me both tens.
apologies to all the joe cocker fans out there - this is the ONLY version of the song 
Saw Traffic live around '70, Mott The Hoople opened for them. It was an awesome show! Dave Mason did some solo guitar but it didn't play well to the relatively drug-crazed crowd. "Alone Together" had not hit the streets yet, as I recall, but that became a life-long favorite of mine.
It's classic, so It's 10! 
 pinnyrat wrote:
I've only ever heard Cocker's version...I like it.
 

I once heard one other version, besides Joe Cocker's. JC's not bad at all, but overexposed in my opinion. This is the first time I've heard the original. Quite a welcome change. I like it as well.

 
 Jelani wrote:
 Personally like Lee Michaels version best, Joe Cocker next. Not really into this Traffic version.
 
Reality check. Y'all know Dave Mason wrote this, and the Traffic "version" is the original?
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Grand Funk Railroad covers this song as well as anyone and with a lot more quality. Traffic hits the wall on this one.
 
Wow... that brings back memories.   Forgot they had done this. I agree with you.  Its been a long time since I've listened to any GFR.   Time to dig it out....
Great tune, great group. I also like Joe's version. That is all.
Grand Funk Railroad covers this song as well as anyone and with a lot more quality. Traffic hits the wall on this one.
The original and most pure version. Has the "Traffic" sound to it (obviously). Later renditions have added the personality of the performers. Dave's individual versions are excellent. Like this for it's inaugural emotion. Classic song regardless who performs it.
I've only ever heard Cocker's version...I like it.
"I knew there had to be a better version than J.C. ..."

Never did understand the appeal of Joe Cocker.  Definitely not my "cup of tea."
I've never liked this song.
I like the Three Dog Night version!
 MylenerHead wrote:
Doesn't quite have the depth of soul or the intensity of emotion as Joe Cocker's most excellent rendition. It's a bit ho-hum compared to Cocker's version.
  Personally like Lee Michaels version best, Joe Cocker next. Not really into this Traffic version.


 helgigermany wrote:

Like here! BTW who is singing?
 
Dave Mason. BTW, this came from the album Traffic, their second, and IMHO one of the greatest ever. That's Mason on the upper right.

Cover (Traffic:Traffic)

Self edit: Didn't see the Mason/Traffic references below (bachbeet and kurtster).

 helgigermany wrote:

Like here! BTW who is singing?
 
Primarily Dave Mason. Check out his solo "Alone Together" record from 1970 - incredible.
 nalle wrote:
Yes, feeling alright. It´s cold and snow all over Sweden but  this kind of music keeps you warm.

 
Like here! BTW who is singing?


Yes, feeling alright. It´s cold and snow all over Sweden but  this kind of music keeps you warm.

could have been  

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is so good for the ears...
 
...i like how you roll.



This song is so good for the ears...


Yep, great take.  Dave Mason fan here.  Loved the Traffic family of musicians of which Dave was an important but seemingly forgotten part of.
This was from their 2nd album titled Traffic.  Several of the songs were covered from that one.  A big seller for them.  Always preferred their versions to any others.  A group of very talented singers, writers, musicians.
Feelin' Alright ...especially now this song is playing. A true classic!
I knew there had to be a better version than J.C. ...
Flute rock was not just the domain of the Moody Blues and Jethro Tull: Traffic used flute on a lot of cuts (but not this one)
justDave wrote:
I've loved this song from Day 1. Nothing has changed my mind about it.
:yes: :wave:
good to hear this version again. I kinda forgot about it!
That was a nice run when Dave Mason was in the fold.
Amazing!! I haven't heard this version before.
Wonderful Summery sounds.... :good-vibes:
Just for the record, Dave Mason wrote the song. Joe Cocker is great, but he hardly ever wrote his hits.
Not there greatest song IMO but still great! Try "Hole in my shoe" or "Low spark of high-heeled boys", just for example.