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Feliz Navidad El Tango de Roxanne. Christmas Hits Su Hija Me Gusta feat. Farruko Jingle Bells. Holiday Hits Albums See All. As You See Me Now. The Soundtrax of My Life. Con Amor. Music Videos See All. The Yule Log Edition. Feliz Navidad Christmas Classics: The First Noel Christmas Classics: Jingle Bells Christmas Classics: About two years later, however, when Jose was nine years old, his father handed him a paper bag -- with his first guitar, changing his life forever.
He would play this instrument by himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day, and would learn by listening to s rock and roll , records of classical guitarists and jazz players. Morris, himself, had once been a student of Andres Segovia. At 17, in order to help support his family, Jose quit high school. His first professional, contracted performance was at The Retort, a coffee house in Detroit , Michigan.
In , while gaining recognition in pubs, coffee houses and clubs throughout the U. There, he so impressed the RCA Victor executives, that they wanted him to stay and record an album for them in Spanish. They were unsure how they wanted to record Feliciano so Jose suggested he record some of the bolero music of his parents where Jose then added his blues and folk influences from his experiences while playing in the Village.
This was the beginning of a series of successful singles, albums and gold records throughout Latin America and Hispanic communities in the United States where Feliciano revolutionized the sound of the bolero.
A year later, Feliciano was scheduled to perform in the United Kingdom but the authorities would not allow his guide dog , Trudy, into the country unless she was quarantined for six months.
The stringent quarantine measures of those days were intended to prevent the spread of rabies. Devastated by their actions, Feliciano wrote a song about his experience entitled No Dogs Allowed becoming a Netherlands Top 10 hit in , which told the story of This first visit to London.
After two more successful albums, Feliciano, now a household name throughout Latin America , moved to Los Angeles. They recorded the hit album Feliciano! The song became a 1 hit in many countries, including Canada, Brazil and the UK and was awarded a gold disc. Louis Cardinals. That recording of the national anthem is now on permanent exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown , New York.
In , Feliciano released an album of Christmas music, again with Rick Jarrard, originally entitled "Jose Feliciano," festively resembling a Christmas present in gold wrapping with a big green and red bow. During the recording process Rick had suggested that Jose write "a new Christmas song for the album! Feliz Navidad has been covered internationally by countless artists, becoming a traditional part of the musical landscape around the world at Christmas time.
Each year during the Christmas season, " Feliz Navidad " returns to the airwaves as one of the most-played and most-downloaded songs of the season. He later recorded the song, which became a success in Italy, and in much of Europe , including the Eastern Bloc countries, as well as in Asia. Feliciano wrote and performed the theme song to the s comedy series Chico and the Man , and played a guest role on that series as the cousin of Chico Freddie Prinze , singer Pepe Fernando.
Riperton died of cancer two months after its release. Feliciano recalls that the duet was unplanned, which is why he is not heard until the second half of the song. He and Riperton were friends and he just happened to be working in adjoining studio while she was recording and popped in to say " Hello! Yesterday, Today, Forever. Feliciano received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 1, , galvanizing his high profile as a popular singer and celebrity. He also had a hit in in Austria with the song " The Sound of Vienna ", which reached number 1 there for 4 weeks, and recorded with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
The Orchestra also performed with him live on national television at Danube Park in Vienna before more than 60, people. When Jose Feliciano became a father in , in and again in , he enjoyed staying closer to home. Jose would play live on air, take questions from callers and interview guest artists.
He enjoyed that post for over a year and says he learned a lot from the experience. Latino disk jockeys around the world supported the record, helping the inch dance record chart on Billboard and earning him new and younger fans. In , he made a cameo appearance in the film Fargo as a lounge singer. Actor, Steve Buscemi is remembered in the film for his now-famous line, " You know, Feliciano, you got no complaints.
Feliciano performed the theme song " Behind the Mask " for the television series Queen of Swords in This television special and its soundtrack featured Feliciano and many Puerto Rican and international stars singing some of his most famous songs, along with his personal favorites from other artists.
It was first aired in December , just two days after his mother died unexpectedly from a heart attack.
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