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Music Single : Steve Forbert – So Good To Feel Good Again

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I love this tune by Steve Forbert. One of my favorite singer/songwriters. I’ve been listening to Forbert for a long time and when I hear him it’s like a voice from an old friend.  I was hooked on him the first time I heard him when he came on the scene with ‘Alive On Arrival’ (A CB fave). I don’t know about you folks but CB has had a few shit times so when Steve sings this one , man can I relate. The reason I do this CB thing is songs like this. I dig it!

One of my favorite lyrics in this one “I’ve been a good boy for so long I’m strange”

He knows how to put words together for a catchy tune, And hey, who doesn’t like to “feel good again”. Give the tune 3 minutes and it might make you feel good. It sure does CB. Sing the chorus with Steve and me…..”So good to feel good again”

 

17 comments on “Music Single : Steve Forbert – So Good To Feel Good Again

  1. Yeah, Another Blogger
    October 7, 2018

    Morning, CB.
    I saw Steve near the start of his career in a small venue on a Philadelphia college campus. He was the opener for Jonathan Richman’s band. I remember that Steve raced onto the stage, he was so excited. That was a real good double bill.

    Take care. Enjoy the day.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 7, 2018

      Not only do you know of him you actually saw him. Bonus points. Yeah that would have been a good double bill. I don’t think Steve has lost any of his just loving to play. Thanks Neil.

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  2. christiansmusicmusings
    October 8, 2018

    This is a great tune. I don’t think I had ever heard of Steve Forbert before. As I can see in Wikipedia, he’s been a recording artist for a whopping 40 years!

    Did you know he released a new album three weeks ago? It’s called “The Magic Tree” and is folk/Americana rock-oriented. Based on listening into some of the tunes, it sounds pretty good!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 8, 2018

      Steve is the real deal. Man I’ve been following him since he came on the scene. Solid consistent work. No I didn’t know about his new album. Without hearing I know I will like it already . Thanks. Oh yeah Steve is another one of those best kept music secrets.

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  3. hotfox63
    October 8, 2018

    Yes – that’s good. I like when he sings about getting away from his troubles, freeing himself of that ball and chain, and just hitting the highway where he can get back on track again.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 8, 2018

      Yes I love that lyric and idea. It resonates with me. Did you know of him Fox? I’ll be doing a take on his debut album in the near future.

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      • hotfox63
        October 8, 2018

        I’m looking forward for that. The young, precocious Steve Forbert was a virtual font of great sounding, heartfelt tunes about a small town boy in the great big city.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        October 8, 2018

        You got it Fox. I wouldn’t mind your take on anything Steve Forbert. Sounds like you got your finger on his vibe. Great intimate performer.

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  4. Jim S.
    October 8, 2018

    Am I the only one who thinks this sounds somewhat like a Springsteen tune? Not saying he’s copping from the Boss but boy it sure has that feel. Forbert is on tour and was just in Cambridge a week or so ago when the Boston Globe interviewed him. In addition to an album, he has a memoir out called “Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock.” He is a self-described music junkie and CB will, I think, dig this anecdote from the article:

    “As a kid, on a family vacation in Biloxi, Miss., he came upon a jukebox at the hotel. “I fell so in love with the Byrds’ ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ that I would wait there all afternoon and as teenagers walked up I would suggest they play B-10. A guy would be standing there with his girlfriend discussing what to play and I would butt in, ‘So how about B-10?’ ”

    He listened to the song “over and over — basking in it,” he writes. “The sound was almost visual, three-dimensional to me. I don’t know where my parents and my brother and sister were. I didn’t care.”

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 8, 2018

      You’re bang on with the Bruce thing Doc. I always thought they were kindred spirits. He came to me after Springsteen but had a similar impact. I think Forbert is what John Hammond wanted Bruce to be, a straight ahead singer songwriter in the Guthrie, early Dylan style (But like Bruce said,”He wanted it all”)
      I won’t bore you with how much I like Steve but he’s up there for me. One of those guys that can hit a stage anywhere, place and get people listening. Never met the man but I think what you see is what you get. A good guy.
      Great piece from the book. Kind of resonates huh? “I don’t know where my parents and my brother and sister were. I didn’t care”. Thanks for that Doc. I’m going to hit “B-10”

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      • Jim S.
        October 8, 2018

        “Romeo’s Tune,” that’s where I know Forbert from. Had to look that one up.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        October 8, 2018

        I don’t know much but I do know that he should have got way more love than he did. ‘Romeo’ is of his second album. I remember back when videos were making a splash. He showed up in a Cindi Lauper bit. I think Captain Lou Albano was in it also. I actually turned Forbert onto a lot of folks when he first came around.

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      • Jim S.
        October 8, 2018

        Captain Lou Albano! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  5. J.
    October 8, 2018

    I like this. Another name I’m familiar with, but I haven’t heard a note of their music. If it gets the CB seal of approval, that’s good enough for me!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      October 8, 2018

      I’ve been travelling with Forbert since 1978. He just makes me feel good. His first 3 albums sealed the deal for me.

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      • J.
        October 8, 2018

        They’ll be the three I check out, CB.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        October 8, 2018

        Another beauty “You sure are fine and you blow my mind”

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