Pop: Latin Soul

In today's pop world, the most distinctive styles are often the most motley. Imagine, for instance, a vocal mixture of Johnny Mathis and Ray Charles with a Latin American flavor and a classical-tinged guitar backing. That musical hybrid is José Feliciano. In recent weeks his single release of Light My Fire and his LP entitled Feliciano! have both spun high on the bestseller charts. He has drawn cheering, sellout crowds to performances at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He seems to be in demand everywhere, for television shows, movie sound tracks,...

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