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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.

Feliciano!
Feliciano!.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1968
RecordedNovember 21, 1967 - January 1968
StudioRCA's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California
GenrePop, soft rock, latin, bossa nova
Length37:18
LabelRCA
ProducerRick Jarrard
José Feliciano chronology
Fantastic Feliciano
(1966)
Feliciano!
(1968)
Souled
(1968)

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.

Track listingEdit

PersonnelEdit

Technical
  • 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

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[1] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


Country Peak
position
Australia 2
Canada 1
Norway 9
Turkia 5
United Kingdom 6
United States 2
United States R&B 3
United States Jazz 3
United States CashBox 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American album certifications – Feliciano, Jose – Feliciano". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.