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Sounds of Soul

The song “It’s All Right” was written singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer Curtis Mayfield. In 1963, the song went to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B Sides  and Cash Box charts. The song sold more than one million copies and earned an RIAA gold record. There have been numerous covers, including those  by Etta James, Tommy James and the Shondells, Huey Lewis and the News, and Steve Winwood.

The Impressions began as The Roosters by Sam Gooden, Richard and Arthur Brooks in 1958. They then added Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield to become Jerry Butler & The Impressions. As these things go, Butler left the group in 1962 and pursued a successful solo career. For this track, the artists were Mayfield, Gooden, and Fred Cash.

Here are the lyrics to “It’s All Right” by The Impressions:

“Say it’s all right, it’s all right
Say it’s all right, it’s all right
It’s all right, have a good time
‘Cause it’s all right, whoa, it’s all right

We’re gonna move it slow
When lights are low
When you move it slow, it sounds like more
And it’s all right, whoa, it’s all right

Now listen to the beat
Kinda pat your feet
You got soul and everybody knows
That it’s all right, whoa, it’s all right

When you wake up early in the morning
Feelin’ sad like so many of us do
Hum a little soul, make life your goal
And surely something’s got to come to you

And say it’s all right
Say it’s all right
It’s all right, have a good time
‘Cause it’s all right, whoa, it’s all right

Now everybody clap your hands
Give yourself a chance
You got soul and everybody knows
That it’s all right, whoa, it’s all right

Someday I’ll find me a woman
Who will love and treat me real nice
Then my woe’s got to go
And my love, she will know
From morning, noon and night

And she’s got to say it’s alright
Say it’s all right
It’s all right, have a good time
‘Cause it’s all right, whoa, it’s all right

Everybody clap your hands
Now give yourselves a chance”

For another song by The Impressions: “For Your Precious Love.”

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4 Comments

  1. George says:

    Wasn’t he killed in a plane crash? Thanks for posting the video with the translation into English. Strange and beautiful words. I love doo wop music, rock and roll, and all kinds of music from this era.

  2. sam mcewan says:

    He died in a plane crash, I think. Thanks for having the video with the words in English. The best music is from the 50s and 60s.

  3. sidney ryder says:

    Hi. Thanks for the lyrics in English. What a beautiful song. 50s and 60s music are the best.

  4. […] another song by The Impressions: “It’s All Right.” For a song by Jerry Butler as a solo artist: “Moon […]

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