Genre: Jazz
Label: Vinyl Passion
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Jimmy Witherspoon Feelin' The Spirit/At the Monterey Jazz Festival 180g Import LP

Jimmy Witherspoon

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180g Vinyl LP With Bonus Tracks!

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.


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Remastered
  • Import
  • Made in the E.U.
  • Bonus Tracks


Jimmy Witherspoon vocals
Randy van Horn Choir backing vocals (A1-A10)
Trinity Baptist Church Choir backing vocals (A11-A12)
Roy Eldridge trumpet (Side B)
Woody Herman clarinet (Side B)
Coleman Hawkins tenor sax (Side B)
Ben Webster tenor sax (Side B)
Earl Hines piano (Side B)
Vernon Alley bass (Side B)
Mel Lewis drums (Side B)


Side A:

Feelin' The Spirit
  1. Every Time I Feel The Spirit
  2. Deep River
  3. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
  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
  10. The Time Has Come
  11. Each Step Of The Way (Bonus Track)
  12. Let Jesus Fix It For You (Bonus Track)

Side B:

At The Monterey Jazz Festival
  1. No Rollin' Blues
  2. Good Rockin' Tonight
  3. Big Fine Girl
  4. Ain't Nobody's Business
  5. When I Been Drinkin'

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