Jose Feliciano: Far More Than ‘Feliz Navidad’

“Feliz Navidad” — the jingly-jangly, ever-popular holiday tune — is the 1st thing most people associate with Jose Feliciano.

The Puerto Rican-born guitarist/singer/composer — and longtime Weston resident — has done much more, of course. He produced a great version of “Light My Fire,” played for the pope, and performed the 1st-ever non-traditional version of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at a sports event. (The 1968 World Series — and though it was controversial at the time, it set the stage for all the Whitney Houstons who followed.)

Feliciano is more than a 1-trick pony when it comes to Christmas songs, too. Check out this beautiful “Cancion de Navidad.” He accompanies Silvio Rodriguez on guitar. (Click on the “Playlist” on the upper left corner of the YouTube video for Jose’se song.)


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Thanks, Jose. After listening to this, there’s only 1 thing left to say:

Feliz Navidad!

3 responses to “Jose Feliciano: Far More Than ‘Feliz Navidad’

  1. Thank you for this, Dan. It’s really beautiful, and I haven’t heard it before. I posted it on my Facebook page, with a “thank you” to you…

  2. Dan, you are a Darling. Thank you. Cheers!

  3. David Schaffer

    My mother used to tell me about seeing him perform at the Christmas Eve masses at the Assumption Church, anyone else have a chance to see those?