The Inspiration I Feel

The Inspiration I Feel is an album by flautist Herbie Mann featuring tunes associated with Ray Charles recorded in 1968 and released on the Atlantic label.[1]

The Inspiration I Feel
Studio album by Herbie Mann
Released 1968
Recorded May 6 & 7, 1968
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 34:28
Label Atlantic
SD 1513
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun, Joel Dorn
Herbie Mann chronology
Windows Opened
(1968)Windows Opened1968
The Inspiration I Feel
Memphis Underground
(1968)Memphis Underground1968


Professional ratings
Review scores

AllMusic awarded the album 2½ stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "The renditions on this out-of-print LP will not make anyone forget the influential singer, but they are reasonably enjoyable and respectful".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Lonely Avenue" (Doc Pomus) - 6:22
  2. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) - 5:05
  3. "Sticks and Stones" (Titus Turner) - 5:40
  4. "I Got a Woman" (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) - 7:53
  5. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 4:41
  6. "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 4:47


  • Herbie Mann - flute with unidentified large band with voices on some tracks featuring:
  • David Newman - tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Sharrock - guitar
  • Miroslav Vitouš - bass
  • Bruno Carr - drums
  • William Fischer - arranger, conductor


  1. Atlantic Records Catalog: 1500 series accessed August 31, 2015
  2. Yanow, Scott. The Inspiration I Feel – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
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