Jose Feliciano, Sings (1972)
This was the first Jose Feliciano I ever heard. And it didn’t really register in any way for a long time. My parents must have owned the album – bought it when it was released. It’s just one I remember staring at, being kinda fascinated by the cover. Who was that man? What did he do? What did he sound like? It really didn’t occur to me – for the longest time – to actually play it. Then I heard his name on The Young Ones of all places. And tied that back to this record. Years on from there I would get in to some Jose Feliciano material (it was a summer of Cointreau/ice) and realised this album was something of a fraud; Jose re-recording his earlier hits, probably as part of a label change or whatever. But I still have the original LP from the time, one of very few records left from my parents’ record collection. They gave most of it away to people far less deserving than me. I put it on last night, decided to give it a hoon since they were in town. “This is a bit shit”, my dad said.
Sample Track: Mule Skinner Blues
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