Jose Feliciano can play the guitar. The man with perhaps the two most disparate hits to ever hit the top 40, the Christmas favorite Feliz Navidad, and a cover of the Door’s Light My Fire, can absolutely blaze away when he wants to. But you wouldn’t know if you’ve only heard the aforementioned hits from the 70s. The Voice and Guitar of, his first LP (RCA LSP 3358, 1966) is as much about his guitar as it is his vocals.
Like many of his later records, he covers some well-known tunes. But on this first effort his choices are surprising. Continue reading