Juan Bobo History Lesson: José Feliciano

Posted: February 28, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

José Feliciano

According to many, José Feliciano is the greatest living guitarist in the world. He was born blind in 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico, and given a cuatro guitar as a present at age 3.

José became quite good at it, and by age 18 we was signed to a recording contract with RCA Victor.

Many people know him for Light My Fire and Feliz Navidad. But his musical range includes Spanish classical guitar, blues, R&B, just about every genre imaginable.

Here is a video bio about him. It would have been much better if the announcer shut up, and we could just here José Feliciano play.

But oh, that guitar is marvelous.

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Comments
  1. Cedric McClester says:

    This man plays better than Stanley Jordan.

  2. Joe Sanchez says:

    Jose, though blind, sees better than we do, when it comes to vitualizing and playing beautiful music.

  3. Migdalia Bernal says:

    I’ve been listening to Jose Feliciano for over 40 years. He is phenomenal.

  4. Alida Aran says:

    Jose Feliciano es el major guitarrista del mundo.

  5. Mark Goldman says:

    You’re absolutely right. Jose Feliciano’s guitar virtuosity is amazing. It sounds like TWO guitars.

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