Dennis Minor loves singing. However, he has never thought he was good enough. One day, a friend convinced Dennis to come with him to a recording studio. Just for fun Mr. Minor’s friend offered him to try singing something. Even thought Dennis has never performed for anyone, he agreed. Singing “Feeling Good,” it was hard for him to relax and just go with it, but he still sounded awesome. I would love to hear a country song from him. Never give up on your dreams! Please, SHARE.
I wonder how many people have given up on their dreams without even trying just because they thought they were not good enough. I hope Mr. Minor will start singing, at least to his friends and family. I bet his wife would be delighted.
The song “Feeling Good” was first performed in public by the Guyanese-British singer and actor Cy Grant on the opening night of The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham on 3 August 1964. Elaine Paige, a famous English singer and actress, the recipient of the Order of the British Empire, also played a part in the musical. The show toured British provincial theaters, before being taken to the US. It opened on 16 May 1965 at the Shubert Theatre in New York City, where the role of “the Negro”, who sings “Feeling Good”, was taken by Gilbert Price.
One of the most famous versions of “Feeling Good” was recorded by Nina Simone for her 1965 album I Put a Spell on You. It wasn’t released as a single at the time. Simone’s recording didn’t become popular until 1994 after being used in a British TV commercial for Volkswagen. Released as a single, it reached no. 40 on the UK Singles Chart. The song has also been covered by Michael Bublé, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, Pussycat Dolls, Muse, and many more.