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Feliciano! is a 1968 album by Puerto Rican guitarist José Feliciano. All of the tracks are acoustic cover versions of songs popularized by other artists, including The Mamas & the Papas, The Doors, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Beatles, Jorge Ben Jor, and Lou Johnson.
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||November 21, 1967 - January 1968|
|Studio||RCA's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California|
|Genre||Pop, soft rock, latin, bossa nova|
|José Feliciano chronology|
Feliciano! has been the most successful album of his career in the USA, spending 59 weeks on the Billboard Top LP chart, peaking at number 2 (number 25 on the end-of-year chart for 1968 and number 66 for 1969); it also reached number 3 on the R&B charts in 1968 and number 3 on the Jazz charts. The album performed well outside the USA, reaching number 1 in Canada and number 6 in the UK.
Feliciano! was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 1969 Grammy Awards and Jose Feliciano won the Best New Artist award, as well as the award for Best Pop Male Song of the Year for the song "Light My Fire" from the album. The album's producer Rick Jarrard also received a nomination for Best Producer of the Year.
The album cover shows a drawing by George Bartell of Feliciano with his guitar.
- "California Dreamin'" (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips)
- "Light My Fire" (Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore)
- "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (Gerry Marsden)
- "In My Life" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
- "And I Love Her" (instrumental) (Lennon, McCartney)
- José Feliciano - classical guitar, vocals, arrangements
- Ray Brown - double bass
- Milt Holland - percussion, drums
- Jim Horn - alto flute, recorder, flute
- George Tipton - orchestration, string & woodwind arrangements
- Perry Botkin Jr. - arrangements
- Uncredited - organ on "California Dreamin'"
- Rick Jarrard - producer
- Dick Bogert - recording engineer
- George Bartell - cover illustration
- Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California on November 21, 1967 and January 5 & 6, 1968
Sales and certificationsEdit
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
|United States R&B||3|
|United States Jazz||3|
|United States CashBox||1|