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José Monserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano
José Feliciano
[xoˈse feliˈsjano], is a Puerto Rican guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad". He was born blind. His music is known for having a mix of styles, for example including both flamenco music and mellow easy listening influences in many songs.[1] In the US, he received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album Feliciano!
Feliciano!
came out and was a number two hit.[1] He has released many albums over the years in both English and Spanish.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1960s 2.2 1970s 2.3 1980s 2.4 1990s 2.5 2000s 2.6 2010s

3 Personal life 4 Parody 5 Discography

5.1 English 5.2 Spanish 5.3 Hit singles 5.4 Hit albums

6 Accolades 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Feliciano was born in Lares, Puerto Rico, on September 10, 1945. Born permanently blind as a result of congenital glaucoma,[2] he was first exposed to music at the age of three; he would play on a tin cracker can while accompanying his uncle, who played the cuatro.[3] When Feliciano was five, his family moved to Spanish Harlem, New York City, and at nine he performed at the Teatro Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
in The Bronx.[4] Feliciano started his musical life playing the accordion until his father gave him, in a brown paper bag, his first guitar. He would play his guitar by himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day, and would listen to 1950s rock and roll, records of classical guitarists and jazz players. Andrés Segovia
Andrés Segovia
and Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery
were among his favorites. Feliciano later had classical lessons with Harold Morris, who had been a student of Segovia.[5] In a 1969 interview, he also mentioned soul music in general, and Ray Charles
Ray Charles
in particular, as influences on his singing.[6] At 17, he quit school to play in clubs. He had his first professional, contracted performance in Detroit. Career[edit] 1960s[edit] In 1963, after some live performances in pubs and clubs around the USA and Canada, especially in Greenwich Village, New York, and Vancouver, BC, where he played at the same time as Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
and Joan Baez, he was signed by Jack Somer, an executive at RCA
RCA
Victor.[7] In 1964, he released his first single, "Everybody Do the Click" (which became a hit in the Philippines, at No. 2, staying 14 weeks in the TopTen Hit parade) and he was invited to the 1964 Newport Folk Festival.[8] In 1965 and 1966, he released his first albums: The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano and A Bag Full of Soul, two folk-pop-soul albums that showcased his talent on radios across the USA, where he was described as a "10-finger wizard".[citation needed] In 1966, he went to Mar del Plata, Argentina, to perform at the Festival de Mar del Plata. There, he impressed RCA Victor
RCA Victor
officials, who asked him to stay and record an album in Spanish. They were unsure what they wanted to record so Feliciano suggested the bolero music of his parents. The result was two smash hits with the singles "Poquita Fe" ("Little Faith", also entitled "Sin Fe", or "Without Faith"), a song written by fellow Puerto Rican Bobby Capó, and "Usted" (the formal version of "you" in Spanish). A year later, Feliciano was due to perform in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
but the authorities would not allow his guide dog, Trudy, into the country unless she was quarantined for six months. The stringent quarantine measures of those days were intended to prevent the spread of rabies. Feliciano later wrote a song entitled "No Dogs Allowed" (becoming a Netherlands Top 10 hit in 1969), which told the story of his first visit to London.[9] During his British visit, on July 16, 1967, Feliciano gave a live performance on the pirate radio stations Radio 227 and Radio 355, on board the MV Laissez Faire off the British coast less than a month before the stations were due to be closed by the UK's Marine Broadcasting Offences Act. He also guested on a popular British television show with Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield
and recorded a rare single for RCA
RCA
in England called "My Foolish Heart / Only Once" which was played on London
London
radio [clarification needed]. Earlier, on June 4, 1967, in London's Speakeasy Club, Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
came to the stage and complimented Feliciano on his extraordinary guitar work.[citation needed] After two more successful albums, Feliciano, now a household name all over Latin America, moved to Los Angeles. He got together with RCA Victor producer Rick Jarrard who was, at the time, also producing Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson
and Jefferson Airplane. They recorded the Doors' song "Light My Fire" in a Latin style and released it as a single, and in the summer of 1968 it reached #3 on the US pop charts with over one million copies sold in the US market alone. The song became a #1 hit in many countries, including Canada, Brazil and the UK and was awarded a gold disc.[10] On the strength of this success, Feliciano won two 1968 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist of the Year and Best Pop Song of the Year, bringing him worldwide recognition as a pop star and stylistic leader because of his "crossover" from Latino music to English-language pop rock. He is widely recognized as the first virtuoso classical guitarist to bring nylon-string guitars into the pop rock scene.[citation needed] On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit
Detroit
Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell
Ernie Harwell
to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Tiger Stadium in Detroit
Detroit
during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. His personalised, slow, Latin jazz performance[6] proved highly controversial. In an October 2006 NPR broadcast, he expressed pride at opening the door for later interpretations of the national anthem. His World Series rendition, which features him accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar,[6] was released as a single that charted for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #50. That recording of the National Anthem is now on permanent exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. In 1969, working with Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
on the Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
movie soundtrack, he recorded popular theme song "Old Turkey Buzzard". Also that year, he appeared on numerous US television shows, performing duets with Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, and Diana Ross. 1970s[edit]

José Feliciano
José Feliciano
in 1970

In 1970, Feliciano wrote and released an album of Christmas music, Feliz Navidad. The title song has been covered by many artists, becoming a traditional part of the musical landscape around the world at Christmas time. Each year, during the Christmas season, "Feliz Navidad" returns to the airwaves as one of the most-played and most-downloaded songs of the season. "Feliz Navidad" is also recognized by ASCAP
ASCAP
as one of the 25 all-time most-played Christmas songs in the world. It is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.[11] In 1971, he traveled to Italy
Italy
to participate in the Sanremo Music Festival, singing the song "Che Sarà" in Italian, earning second place in that contest along with a standing ovation from the Italian public. He later recorded the song, which became a success in Italy, and in much of Europe, including the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
countries, as well as in Asia. Feliciano later recorded it in Spanish as "Qué Será", which became a hit in Central and South America, and in English as "Shake a Hand", which was a hit in Scandinavian countries. He wrote and performed the theme song to the 1970s comedy series Chico and the Man, and played a guest role on that series as the cousin of Chico (Freddie Prinze), singer Pepe Fernando. In the 1970s, he acted and composed for television series and movies including McMillan & Wife, Kung Fu, and the soundtrack for the 1976 movie Aaron Loves Angela. He has also been a guest performer on many albums by other artists, including Bill Withers's +'Justments, John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll, Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark, Michael Nesmith's Tantamount to Treason and has given concerts with Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, and Paul Simon. In 1975, on his last RCA
RCA
album Just Wanna Rock'n'Roll Feliciano released his well-known jazz-funk-Latin instrumental composition "Affirmation", which was re-released one year later by jazz guitarist George Benson
George Benson
on his hit album Breezin'. In early 1974, he played in Prague, Czechoslovakia, sharing the stage with Czech idol Karel Gott. In 1979, he recorded a spontaneous version of his 1968 hit "Light My Fire", as a duet with rhythm and blues/pop singer Minnie Riperton. The duet was included on Riperton's final studio album for Capitol Records. Riperton died of cancer two months after its release. It has been said[by whom?] that the duet was unplanned, which is the reason Feliciano is not heard until the second half of the song. He and Riperton were friends and he just happened to be at the studio when it was being recorded and popped in. 1980s[edit]

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During the 1980s, after a brief attempt at an English album produced by Berry Gordy, (Feliciano was a guest on the 1983 NBC television show Motown
Motown
25: Yesterday, Today, Forever), record companies recognized his primary affinity for the Latin market, and he began recording a number of hit records for that market, including the Motown
Motown
albums Escenas de Amor and Me Enamoré, as well as others from RCA, EMI, and Capitol, garnering four more Grammy Awards for best Latin performer. He recorded a duet called "Por Ella" with the most popular Mexican singer at the time, José José, which became a Latin hit. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, José recorded duets with Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
("More Than the Stars" on her 1987 album Everlasting), Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
("Tengo Que Decirte algo" on her 2000 album Alma Caribeña), Chamaco Rivera ("Consuelo" on his 1984 album Por Fin), jazz singer Diane Schuur
Diane Schuur
("By Design" and "The Wedding Song" on her 1985 album Schuur Things), and Paul Simon
Paul Simon
("Born in Puerto Rico" on his 1997 album Songs from The Capeman). In 1982, Feliciano played guitar on the DeBarge record All This Love. Feliciano received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 1987, continuing as a very popular singer for the rest of the 1980s. He had his hands cast on the Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
Museum's Wall of Fame and has a star on the Walk of Fame of his native Puerto Rico. He also had a hit in 1987 in Austria with the song "The Sound of Vienna", which reached number 1 there for 4 weeks, and recorded with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra also performed with him live on national television at Danube Park
Danube Park
in Vienna before more than 60,000 people. Feliciano also released the cover version of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" in early 1990. 1990s[edit] In 1994, Feliciano recorded a dance record in English entitled "Goin' Krazy" (MJM Records) under the pseudonym JR. Latino disk jockeys around the world supported the record, helping the 12-inch dance record chart on Billboard and earning him new and younger fans.[citation needed] In 1995, Feliciano was honored by the City of New York, which renamed Public School 155 as the Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School. In 1996, he had a short cameo role in the film Fargo where he performed as a lounge act that Steve Buscemi (as Carl Showalter) took an escort for an evening out. Feliciano was also an inaugural member of the Independent Music Awards' judging panel to support independent artists.[12] 2000s[edit] Feliciano performed the theme song "Behind the Mask" for the television series Queen of Swords in 2000. A promotional video sung in Spanish but never published can be found on YouTube.[13] The full English version, never published, sung by Feliciano and the composers Spencer Proffer and Steve Plunkett
Steve Plunkett
is also on YouTube.[14] He was presented the 2000 Grammy Legend Award at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, the same ceremony that saw Santana win 9 Grammys and Christina Aguilera become the second Hispanic to win Best New Artist. In 2000 Guitarra Mía, a special tribute to Feliciano, was produced by the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
and aired both in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
and in US cities with large Puerto Rican populations. This television special (and its soundtrack) featured Feliciano and many Puerto Rican and international stars singing some of his most famous songs, along with his personal favorites from other artists. It was first aired in December 2000, just two days after his mother died unexpectedly from a heart attack. The special's last scenes featured her giving her son a standing ovation, recorded for the occasion a month before. On December 6, 2006, Feliciano's new Spanish album, José Feliciano
José Feliciano
y Amigos, was released by Universal Records, featuring Feliciano in duets with other Latin American stars including Luis Fonsi, Lupillo Rivera, Luciano Pereyra, Rudy Pérez, Cristian Castro, Marc Anthony, Ramón Ayala, Alicia Villarreal, Ricardo Montaner, and Raúl di Blasio. A special edition was later released, featuring Ana Gabriel and Gloria Estefan. In 2007, Feliciano released an album called Soundtrax of My Life, the first English-language album composed and written by him. On October 16, 2007, Feliciano appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to perform "Old Turkey Buzzard", the theme song from Mackenna's Gold. For several months prior, Letterman had been using a clip from the movie and song as a running gag. In 2008, Feliciano, a practicing Roman Catholic, performed at the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium
in New York.[15] In 2009, after winning his eighth Grammy for the album Señor Bolero, he left Siente Music and released two new English-language albums for digital download, only available from his personal websites. One was dedicated to American Classics, including songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, and the other was an instrumental album in homage to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who inspired Feliciano, and features Feliciano's song "Djangoisms". A single from the Kumbia All Starz features him and the Tejano band Los Dinos, released April 28, 2010. 2010s[edit] On May 10, 2010, Feliciano performed his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Comerica Park
Comerica Park
in Detroit. This was part of the remembrance of Detroit
Detroit
Tigers radio announcer Ernie Harwell, who had died the Tuesday before. He played it similarly to the way he had in 1968 with his acoustic guitar and his slow tempoed, Latin jazz style. On December 15, 2010, Feliciano appeared as the featured guest on the 37th episode of Daryl Hall's Webbie-Award-winning webcast Live From Daryl's House. Feliciano and Hall took turns on several numbers, including Feliciano's version of "Light My Fire." On November 9, 2011, Feliciano received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. In January 2012, he was a guest in Memphis for the celebration of Elvis Presley's birthday, where he announced the release (on August 7, 2012) of his new album The King, a tribute to Elvis produced in collaboration with Elvis' former manager, George Klein and released by Johnny Phillips' Select-O-Hits
Select-O-Hits
label. In July 2012, he signed with managers MBM and Howard Perl of Howard Perl Management where on September 19, 2012, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, he was invited to sing "God Bless America" for the seventh-inning stretch of the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
game at Yankee Stadium. Additionally, less than one month later, on October 14, 2012, Feliciano returned to baseball's post-season, and on national television, once again rendered his stylized version of the Star-Spangled Banner in San Francisco
San Francisco
before the first game of the National League's Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. In November 2017, Feliciano released a new Jazz
Jazz
and R&B Album with UK Star musician Jools Holland
Jools Holland
and sold out a 33-date tour in Uk, Ireland and Scotland. The album became a hit and reached number 24 in the UK charts,[16] the first time for an LP by José after his 1970 LP "Fireworks". Personal life[edit] José Feliciano
José Feliciano
met Susan Omillian, an art student, in Detroit, Michigan
Michigan
in August 1971. After becoming friends and dating for 11 years they married in 1982. They have three children: a daughter, Melissa, and two sons, Jonathan and Michael. Susan was raised in Detroit
Detroit
and met Ernie Harwell
Ernie Harwell
during the controversy over Feliciano's rendition of the National Anthem in 1968. It was Harwell who later introduced her to Feliciano.[17] Parody[edit] In December 2009 a parody of "Feliz Navidad" entitled "The Illegal Alien Christmas Song" was created by radio producers Matt Fox and A. J. Rice and posted on the website for Human Events, a Washington-based weekly publication. The parody, sung in English, played on the stereotype of Mexican immigrants as heavy drinkers and that illegal immigrants were going to "spread bubonic plague". Feliciano released a statement on December 23 on his official website:

"This song has always been a bridge to the cultures that are so dear to me, never as a vehicle for a political platform of racism and hate. It's disgusting and my only wish that my song and I are distanced from the whole affair as soon as possible."[18]

In a statement to the Associated Press
Associated Press
the same day, Jed Babbin, Human Events site editor, apologized for "any offense that Mr. Feliciano may have taken from this parody" and removed it from the site.[19] Discography[edit] English[edit]

Feliz Navidad

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1965 - The Voice and Guitar of José Feliciano 1966 - A Bag Full of Soul 1966 - Fantastic Feliciano 1968 - Feliciano! 1968 - Souled 1969 - Feliciano/10 to 23 1969 - Alive Alive O! 1970 - Fireworks 1970 - Feliz Navidad 1971 - Encore! 1971 - Che sarà 1971 - That the Spirit Needs 1971 - Another Record 1972 - Sings 1972 - Memphis Menu 1973 - Compartments 1973 - Peter Stuyvesant presents José Feliciano
José Feliciano
in concert with the London
London
Symphony Orchestra 1974 - For My Love, Mother Music 1974 - And the Feeling's Good 1975 - Affirmation 1975 - Just Wanna Rock'n'Roll 1976 - Angela 1977 - Sweet Soul Music 1981 - José Feliciano 1983 - Romance in the Night 1989 - I'm Never Gonna Change 1990 - Steppin' Out (Optimism) 1994 - Goin' Krazy (MJM) (12" Dance Remix Single recorded under the pseudonym JR) 1996 - Present Tense 1996 - On Second Thought (32 Jazz) 2006 - Six-String Lady (the instrumental album) 2007 - The Genius of José Feliciano 2008 - The Soundtrax of My Life (Hip-O) 2009 - The Paris Concert (live) 2009 - American Classics (only for digital download) 2009 - Djangoisms (only for digital download) 2011 - The Genius of José Feliciano, Vol.2 2012 - The King, Jose Feliciano tribute to Elvis Presley 2017 - As You See Me Now - with Jools Holland

Spanish[edit]

1966 El Sentimiento La Voz y la Guitarra 1966 La Copa Rota 1967 Sombra 1967 Mas Éxitos de José 1968 Felicidades Con Lo Mejor de José Feliciano 1968 Sin Luz 1970 ¡El Fantástico! 1971 En Mi Soledad - No Llores Más 1971 Dos Cruces 1971 January 71 1971 Canta Otra 1982 Escenas de Amor 1983 Me Enamoré 1984 Como Tú Quieres 1985 Ya Soy Tuyo 1986 Te Amaré 1987 Tu Inmenso Amor 1990 Niña 1992 Latin Street '92 1996 Americano 1998 Señor Bolero 2000 Guitarra Mía Tribute 2003 Señor Bolero
Bolero
2 2005 A México, Con Amor 2006 José Feliciano
José Feliciano
y amigos 2007 Señor Bachata 2008 Con Mexico en el corazon 2009 José Feliciano
José Feliciano
en vivo

Hit singles[edit] [20]

Year Single Chart positions

US US R&B US AC US Latin US Country UK[21] AU CAN SPA NED[22] BRA SWE AUT GER FRA ARG TUR

1966 "Usted" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 -

"Extraños en la Noche" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 -

1967 "La Carcel de Sing Sing" - - - - - - - - - - 5 - - - - 1 -

"Amor Gitano" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 -

"Celoso" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 -

"Camino Verde" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 -

1968 "La Copa Rota" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 -

"Light My Fire" 3 29 - - - 6 15 1 25 24 2 13 - - 54 - -

"Hi-Heel Sneakers" 25 44 31 - - - 20 10 - - - - - - 32 - -

"Hitchcock Railway" 77 - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - - -

"The Star Spangled Banner" 50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"And the Sun Will Shine" - - - - - 25 - - - - - - - - - - -

1969 "Adios Amor (Goodbye My Love)" - - - - - 51 4 - - - - - - - 48 - -

"Hey! Baby!" 71 - - - - - 71 20 - - 74 - - - - - -

"My World Is Empty Without You" 87 - - - - - 71 - - - - - - - - - -

"No Dogs Allowed" - - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - -

"Marley Purt Drive" 70 - 33 - - - 31 48 - - 82 - - - - - -

" Old Turkey Buzzard
Old Turkey Buzzard
(Mackenna's Gold)" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15

"Rain" 76 - 19 - - - 36 67 21 - - 6 7 - - - 1

"She's a Woman" 103 - - - - - 36 91 - - - - - - 63 - -

"Windmills of Your Mind" - - - - - - - - - 13 - - - - - - 4

1970 "Point of View" - - - - - - 58 90 - - - - - - - - -

"Younger Generation" - - - - - - 93 - - - - - - - - - -

"Once There Was a Love" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Girl (You'll Never Get Away from Me)" - - - - - - 93 - - - - - - - - - -

"Destiny" 83 - 15 - - - 37 77 14 - - 3 13 - - - -

"Suzie Q" 84 - - - - - 37 - 14 - 108 - - - 35 - -

"Feliz Navidad" 44 - - - - 78 99 - 8 - - 1 27 24 - - -

1971 "Che Sarà / Que Sera / Shake a Hand" - - - - - - - - 1 2 - 1 1 7 - 2 17

"I Only Want To Say" 122 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11

"Dos Cruces - El Jinete" - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - - 7 10

"Cenizas" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1

1972 "Come Down Jesus - Only Once" - - - - - - - - - - - 9 - - - - 14

"Una Favola Blu" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18

1973 "Tale Of Maria" - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - -

1975 "Twilight Time" - - 45 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Chico and the Man" 96 - - - - - - - - - 76 - - - - - -

1980 "I'm Comin' Home Again" - - 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1982 "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - 63 - - - - - - - - 26 - - - - - -

"Everybody Loves Me" - - - - - - - - - - 44 - - - - - -

"Para Decir Adios" - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1 -

"Samba Pa Ti" - - - - - - - - 10 - - - 8 - - - -

1983 "Let's Find Each Other Tonight" - - - - 64 - - - 25 - - - - - - - -

"Ay Cariño" - - - - - - - - 11 - - - - - - 6 -

1987 "Se Me Sigue Olvidando" - - - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Te Amaré" - - - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Por Eso" - - - 34 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1988 "Ponte a Cantar" - - - 5 - - - - - 13 - - - - - - -

"No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga" - - - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Cuando el Amor Se Acaba" - - - 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"No Te Arrepentiras" - - - 33 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"The Sound of Vienna" - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 62 - - -

1989 "Never Gonna Change" - - - - - - - - - - - - - 71 - - -

1990 "¿Por Qué Te Tengo Que Olvidar?" - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 3 -

"Insieme Fairplay (with Etta Scollo)" - - - - - - - - - - - - 30 - - - -

1991 "No Puedo Estar Sin Ti" - - - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1993 "Venga La Esperanza" - - - 24 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1994 "Soy Alegre" - - - 31 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Goin' Krazy" (Dance Single Charts) - - 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1998 "Me Has Echado Al Olvido" - - - 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

"Feliz Navidad (Re-Release)" 70 - 18 - - - - - - - 102 - - - - - -

1999 "Que Tristeza" - - - 17 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2000 "Feliz Navidad" / "Um Feliz nadal" (re-entry) 105 - 12 29 - - - - - - 81 - - - - - -

2003 "Lo Que Yo Tuve Contigo" - - - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2004 "Cien Años" - - - 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2007 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - - - - - - - - - 54 - 86 - - -

2008 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42 - - -

2009 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - - - - - - - - - - 37 54 - - -

2010 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - - - - - - - - - - 38 42 - - -

2011 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - - - - - - - - - - 47 48 - - -

2012 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - 37 - - - - - - - 34 48 57 - - -

2013 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - 29 - - - - - - - - 45 56 - - -

2014 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - 25 - - - - - 65 - 22 57 49 - - -

2015 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) - - - 1 - - - - - 89 - 32 51 45 - - -

2016 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) 44 - - 1 - 78 - - - 30 - 24 31 37 - - -

2017 "Feliz Navidad" (re-entry) 49 - - - - 86 - - 38 50 - 17 27 24 - - -

Hit albums[edit] [20]

Year Album Chart positions

US US R&B US Soul Album US Latin Album US Cash Box UK[21] AUS CND SPA NLD ITA TUR

1968 Feliciano!
Feliciano!
/ "Light My Fire" 2 3 38 - 1 6 2 1 - - - 5

Souled 24 4 34 - 11 - 6 5 - - - -

1969 José Feliciano - - - - - - 10 - - - - 1

Feliciano 10 to 23 16 15 18 - 8 38 2 8 4 8 - -

Alive Alive-O! 29 - - - 19 23 3 19 4 1 15 1

1970 Fireworks 57 - - - - 65 11 32 1 - 10 -

1971 Encore! / Las Mejores Actuaciones de" 92 - - - - - - 55 4 - - -

'Che Sarà - - - - - - - - - 25 8 -

That The Spirit Needs 173 - - - - - - - 19 - - -

1973 Sings 192 - - - - - - - - - - -

Compartments 156 - - - 88 - - - - - - -

1974 And The Feeling's Good 136 - - - - - - - - - - -

1975 Just Wanna Rock'n'Roll 165 - - - - - - - - - - -

1981 José Feliciano - 61 - - - - - - - - - -

1982 Escenas de Amor - - - 3 - - - - 2 - - -

1983 Romance In The Night - - - - - - - - 12 - - -

Me Enamore - - - - - - - - 4 - - -

1984 Como Tú Quieres - - - 9 - - - - - - - -

1985 Ya Soy Tuyo - - - 2 - - - - - - - -

Portrait / The Best Of - - - - - - - - - 37 - -

1986 Te Amaré - - - 3 - - - - - - - -

1987 Tu Inmenso Amor - - - 4 - - - - - - - -

1989 Los 15 Especiales - - - 7 - - - - - - - -

1990 Niña - - - 3 - - - - - - - -

1998 Señor Bolero - - - 20 - - - - - - - -

2000 Guitarra Mia-Tribute - - - 42 - - - - - - - -

2001 Noches de Bohemia - - - 35 - - - - - - - -

Noches de Bohemia Vol. 2 - - - 47 - - - - - - - -

2003 Señor Bolero
Bolero
Vol. 2 173 - - 2 - - - - - - - -

2004 A México... Con Amor - - - 54 - - - - - - - -

2006 La Historia de José Feliciano - - - 33 - - - - - - - -

2007 José Feliciano
José Feliciano
y Amigos - - - 33 - - - - - - - -

Señor Bachata - - - 40 - - - - - - - -

2008 Con México en el Corazón - - - 69 - - - - - - - -

2017 As You See Me Now (with Jools Holland) - - - - - 24 - - - - - -

Accolades[edit] In Ponce, he is recognized at the Illustrious Ponce Citizens Plaza of the Parque del Tricentenario.[23] In 1996, Feliciano was awarded the El Premio Billboard.[24] He also awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. See also[edit]

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
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References[edit]

^ a b Richie Unterberger. "Feliciano!". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2015.  ^ "Extremely Accomplished Musician José Feliciano
José Feliciano
- English Blog - By Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Channel". Puertorico.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.  ^ Episode 37: Jose Feliciano :: Live From Daryl's House with Daryl Hall :: Current Episode. Livefromdarylshouse.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12. ^ "Jose Feliciano Gateway - Welcome to the Official Jose Feliciano Website!". Josefeliciano.com. Retrieved 25 November 2015.  ^ Foxy Tunes Archived April 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c José Feliciano
José Feliciano
interviewed on the Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
(1970) ^ "José Feliciano". Discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2017.  ^ "Various - The Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival
1964 Evening Concerts: Vol. 1". Discogs. Retrieved 27 October 2017.  ^ "Jose Feliciano". LondonTown. Retrieved 25 November 2015.  ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 239. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2016-09-24.  ^ Independent Music Awards - Past Judges Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Jose Feliciano Behind The Mask (Director Tom Laurie) on YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-12. ^ Queen of Swords Theme: Behind the mask on YouTube
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Free Press, p. 7B, Monday, May 10, 2010.He has 1 well known living Family Relative goes by the name of @Hezmex he is 18 years of age his real name is Daniel Manuel Feliciano and he now resides in Cleveland Ohio with his mother Mara Perez ^ Jose Feliciano Official Site - OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Josefeliciano.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-12. ^ " Human Events
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External links[edit]

Jose Feliciano official website Jose Feliciano Interview - NAMM Oral History Library (2015)

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