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Music / Josť Feliciano

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José Monserrate Feliciano García, better known as José Feliciano (born September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico), is a musician, singer and composer. He has been blind since birth due to congenital glaucoma.

Partial discography:

  • The Voice and Guitar of José Feliciano (1965)
  • A Bag Full of Soul (1966)
  • Feliciano! (1968)
  • Souled (1968)
  • Feliciano / 10 to 23 (1969)
  • Feliz Navidad (1970)
  • Fireworks (1970)
  • That the Spirit Needs (1971)
  • Compartments (1973)
  • And the Feeling's Good (1973)
  • Just Wanna Rock 'n' Roll (1975)
  • Jose Feliciano (1981)
  • Romance in the Night (1983) — His original song, "Let's Find Each Other Song" turned up in the movie Fargo.
  • Me Enamoré (1983)
  • Señor Bolero (1998)
  • Guitarra Mia: Un Tributo a Jose Feliciano (2000)
  • Behind This Guitar (2020)

Tropes applicable to José Feliciano's music:

  • Christmas Songs: His Feliz Navidad album. Of particular note is the title track, which reached #6 on the Billboard chart and remains one of the most-played holiday tunes on radio each year.
  • Cover Song: The Doors' "Light My Fire".
  • Multilingual Song: "Feliz Navidad" features verses in Spanish ("Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad") and similar verses in English ("I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart!").
  • Thematic Theme Tune/Title Theme Tune: He performed the theme song for Chico and the Man, which was released as a single and actually became a minor charting hit. He also had an acting role in one episode.