José Montserrate Feliciano García, better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single "Feliz Navidad".
Feliciano was born in Lares, Puerto Rico, on September 10, 1945. Left permanently blind at birth as a result of congenital glaucoma, he was first exposed to music at age 3; he would play on a tin cracker can while accompanying his uncle, who played the cuatro. When he was 5, his family moved to Spanish Harlem, New York City, and at 9 he played the Teatro Puerto Rico in The Bronx.
He started his musical life playing the accordion until his father gave him his first guitar in a brown paper bag. He would play his guitar by himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day, and would listen to 1950s rock'n'roll records of classical guitarists and jazz players. Andrés Segovia and Wes Montgomery were among his favorites. He later had classical lessons with Harold Morris, who had been a student of Segovia. In a 1969 interview, he also mentioned soul music in general, and Ray Charles in particular, as influences on his singing.
At 17 he quit school to play in clubs. He had his first professional, contracted performance in Detroit.
Álbum: Señor Bolero - Creado En 1998 - Canciones del álbum / Tracklist:
00:00 - 01. Alma Mía
05:07 - 02. Como Fue
09:04 - 03. La Última Noche
12:45 - 04. Me Has Echado Al Olvido
16:43 - 05. Señor Bolero
20:24 - 06. Tu Me Acostumbraste
25:00 - 07. Que Tristeza
28:25 - 08. Cuando Te Toque Llorar
32:09 - 09. Cóncavo y Convexo
36:34 - 10. Rayito De Luna
39:24 - 11. Somos
43:17 - 12. Nuestro Amor
46:58 - 13. Si Me Comprendieras
1964 - 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 in concert with the 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 Records) 1994 - Goin' Krazy' (MJM Records) (12" Dance Remix Single recorded under the pseudonym JR) 1996 - Present Tense 1996 - On Second Thought 2006 - Six-String Lady (the instrumental album) 2007 - The Genius of José Feliciano 2008 - Soundtrax of My Life 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
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 1971 José Feliciano Dos Cruces 1971 José Feliciano January 71 1971 José Feliciano 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 2003 Señor Bolero 2 2003 Guitarra Mía Tribute 2005 A México, Con Amor 2006 José Feliciano y amigos 2007 Señor Bachata 2008 Con Mexico en el corazon 2009 José Feliciano en vivo