Otherworld Cottage Will Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The 1966 Movie, "Feelin' Good" With Original Music Video Clips Salvaged From The Movie
July 19, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsJuly 19, 2016 - With the help of Deluxe Digital Media and the newest member of the Otherworld Cottage Industries coalition, digital video editor Brent Backhus, we've managed to rescue some 50 minutes of the 1966 feature film, "Feelin' Good."
The Pike Productions widescreen, color movie premiered in the downtown Boston Paramount Theater in October, 1966, the first such film to be shot entirely in Massachusetts and featuring local talent. The Montclairs, from Waltham, won the Massachusetts Jaycees Battle of the Bands, and with it, parts in "Feelin' Good." Travis Pike wrote 10 new songs for the movie, including "Come Back Home" and the title song, "Feelin' Good," for the Montclairs. Pike also starred in the film and sang eight of his original songs, accompanied by The Brattle Street East (AKA Oedipus and His Mothers).
The Montclairs clips are already color-corrected and we're starting on the three of the eight songs Travis sang in the movie, that are on the salvaged reels. Fans will be able to see and hear the original monaural recordings of "I Beg Your Pardon," "Wicked Woman," and "The Way That I Need You" as Travis performed them 50 years ago, and compare them to the 2014 versions in the album,"Feelin' Better," in which "Wicked Woman" evolved into "Trophy Woman."
And seeing the local kids from the sixties rock out in the show, we can't wait to hear what their grandchildren will have to say.
The color-correction is being done by our new digital video editor, Brent Backhus, who started his career in Los Angeles as a lead guitarist, gigging with whomever would let him. But if playing with the greats and near greats was fun, recording them was even better, and Brent became fascinated with sound engineering, recording such artists as Solomon Burke, Overnight Delivery directed by Jason Bloom featuring Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd (DVD production music), Ray Manzarek, Deacon Jones, John Lee Hooker, William Clarke, Bill Stuve, Hollywood Fats, and Charlie Musselwhite, The Blind Boys of Alabama: Spirit of the Century - Grammy award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album, which ultimately led to Brent's transition from audio to video production.
Brent worked on The Bangles - Live at The House of Blues (DVD) and Chasing Farrah: Starring Farrah Fawcett for TV Land, which led to William Shatner In Concert with Ben Folds & Joe Jackson for TV Land, a documentary film "On The Brink" (which he also co-directed), and the Solomon Burke Tribute with Mick Jagger and Raphael Saadiq performed Live at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (from archival footage).
For more about "Feelin' Good" and it's 50th anniversary, see the attached pdf of the HK-TP Pictorial Interview, and to listen to the new title song Travis did for the "Feelin' Better" album, linked below.
BREAKING NEWS! Be sure to check out the Cave Hollywood post of the recent Harvey Kubernik - Travis Edward Pike in-depth interview about Pike's latest, 2016 album release, "Outside the Box."