So I'm pretty confident in saying we all know and love James Brown, oui? But of course. So get this; I Got You (I Feel Good) was first recorded by one of my favourite soul/funk ladies in 1962!
Yvonne Fair is a woman with a killer voice (you may remember her from the mixtape below) and got a good start with both The Chantals and The James Brown Band which is with whom she recorded this track. Coolest part? James dug it so much he reworked it and made it his very own on his 1964 and 1965 recordings.
Give this a listen; the ows! The shrieks! Which version do you dig the most?