Jose Feliciano

Genres: Comedy Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

José Montserrate Feliciano García, 10 September 1945, Lares, Puerto Rico. After early fame as a flamenco-style interpreter of pop and rock material, Feliciano turned more to mainstream Latin music, becoming one of the most popular artists in the Spanish-speaking world. He was born blind and as a child moved to New York’s Spanish Harlem. He learned guitar and accordion and from 1962 performed a mixture of Spanish and American material in the folk clubs and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village. Signed to RCA Records, he released a gimmicky single ‘Everybody Do The Click’ before recording an impressive debut album in 1964. Its impassioned arrangements of recent hits were continued on Feliciano! With jazz bass player Ray Brown among the backing musicians, Feliciano’s Latin treatment of the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ became his first hit. It was followed by a version of Tommy Tucker’s R&B standard ‘Hi-Heel...

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