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|Studio album by José Feliciano|
|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! 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! 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" off of 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)
- "Nena Na Na" (Jorge Ben)
- "Always Something There to Remind Me" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
- "Just a Little Bit of Rain" (Fred Neil)
- "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb)
- "Here, There and Everywhere" (instrumental) (Lennon, McCartney)
- "The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton)
- 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 certifications
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
- "American album certifications – Feliciano, Jose – Feliciano". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH