Psychedelic palette appears in Travis Pike's "I Beg Your Pardon" Swan Boat sequence in 1966 movie, FEELIN' GOOD
October 03, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsOctober 3, 2016 - In Travis Edward Pike's hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, historic monuments and institutions abound, and one of them established in 1837, is Boston Public Garden, home to a small fleet of dual-pontoon Swan Boats, a delightful attraction for visitors and natives alike. It is on a Swan Boat that Travis sings "I Beg Your Pardon" to co-star Patricia Ewing in the 1966 feature-length theatrical movie, FEELIN' GOOD.
This release makes the second of Travis' on-screen performances to be uploaded to YouTube. Reclaimed from the worst-preserved reel of the movie, the sequence was so badly faded that nothing like the original color was possible. But "FEELIN' GOOD " is a sixties movie, and sixties fans, accustomed to psychedelic, throbbing, ever-changing patterns of color (and purple trees?), may not mind at all.
The music and background vocals for "I Beg Your Pardon" were played and sung by The Brattle Street East, (Rob Cavicchio, Jerry Ney, Frank Werner, and Dave Conners, aka Oedipus and his Mothers), but in the Swan Boat sequence, they do not appear on-screen.
Of the sequences restored so far, we've seen The Montclairs, first winners of the Massachusetts Jaycees Battle of the Bands, perform "Feelin' Good" and "Come Back Home;" and Travis and the Brattle Street East perform "The Way That I Need You," set on the Charles River Esplanade before a crowd of young, appreciative, party-goers and fans. Another five of Travis' songs and an original song by British folk-singer Brenda Nichols, "Ride the Rainbow," were on the first two reels of FEELIN' GOOD and are believed lost.
Next week's offering is scheduled to be The Montclair's version of Gerschwin's "Summertime," the second of only two songs not written by Travis that were in the original soundtrack. Travis and The Brattle Street East's Charles River Esplanade performance of his "Watch Out Woman" rocker, should then be uploaded to YouTube the following week.
CLICK HERE to hear the 2014 version of "I Beg Your Pardon" on the FEELIN' BETTER Album