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One of the most prominent Latin-born performers of the pop era, singer/guitarist Jose Feliciano was born September 10, 1945, in Lares, Puerto Rico; the victim of congenital glaucoma, he was left permanently blind at birth. Five years later, he and his family moved to New York City's Spanish Harlem area; there Feliciano began learning the accordion, later taking up the guitar and making his first public appearance at the Bronx's El Teatro Puerto Rico at the age of nine. While in high school he became a fixture of the Greenwich Village coffeehouse circuit, eventually quitting school in 1962 in order to accept a permanent gig in Detroit; a contract with RCA followed a performance at New York's Gerde's Folk City, and within two years he appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. After bowing with the 1964 novelty single "Everybody Do the Click," he issued his flamenco-flavored debut LP The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano, trailed early the next year by The Fantastic Feliciano.

The Voice & Guitar of José Feliciano

The Voice & Guitar of José Feliciano

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

1964

A Bag Full of Soul, Folk, Rock, & Blues

A Bag Full of Soul, Folk, Rock, & Blues

Masters of War

1964 (also on:  May Your Song Always Be Sung)

Souled

Souled

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

1968

José Feliciano Sings

José Feliciano Sings

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (from The Voice & Guitar of...)

1968

Memphis Menu

Memphis Menu

Lay Lady Lay

1972

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