Archived from on 10 January 2016. Archived from on 9 September 2012. The second of twelve children, Feliciano was blessed with a lucrative talent. His second album, released in 2012, featured collaborations with Puerto Rican superstar , and Cuban star Micha. D'Alessio also highlighted his technique to breathe and sustain long notes.
It was written and produced completely by. His excessive drinking and unceasing activity of his career caused his voice to falter. He listened to performers such as , and popular Mexican composers like: , Álvaro Carrillo, and Armando Manzanero. He played his first professional show in 1963 at the Retort Coffee House in Detroit. In 2007, he won a for his work in La Fea Más Bella. From the same titled album, the song speaks about men who fall in love with women that are much younger than them and the reaction of the society to those situations.
When José showed interest in singing, they tried to discourage him claiming that it was too difficult to be successful in show business. When that company similarly failed to revive the interest of English-language audiences, Feliciano signed with Motown Latino, in 1980. By the age of 16, he was contributing to the family income by playing folk, flamenco, and pop guitar on the Greenwich Village coffeehouse circuit. After that, my life was not so good musically. He started his career with serenades. He published his Esta es mi vida This is My Life. He constantly grants interviews and answers questions about his family, friends, alcoholism, financial problems, health issues, and other subjects.
Archived from on 6 October 2009. In 1983, José released what proved to be by far the biggest album of his career:. He went to the clinic in for rehab and remains a sober recovering alcoholic. In 1997, he performed at the. Archived from on 16 October 2008.
Born into a family of musicians and raised in , José began his musical career in his early teens playing guitar and singing in. His vocal problems worsened, affecting not only his ability to sing, but also to speak. The family purchased a renovated eighteenth-century inn and settled in the New York suburb of Weston, Connecticut. We were just amazed when he came out, stood there and sang a song with such mastery. It was nominated for Best Latin Pop Performance in the and became his third number-one album on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart. His first wife was Hilda Perez, the manager of one of the cafes where he had performed in the 1960s. In 2010, he released José José Ranchero, another concept album with some of his greatest hits, separated from the original accompaniment, remastered and accompanied with mariachi, giving his classics a traditional Mexican sound.
Los Angeles Times, July 18, 1998, p. Archived from on 31 May 2009. In 1974, he performed at the in Las Vegas. In 1994, after the success achieved a decade before with Secretos, José re-teamed with Manuel Alejandro and released the album Grandeza Mexicana. In 1987 he underwent an operation at the to remove as a consequence of the excessive use of before singing, alcohol use, and the lack of rest after many of his performances. He was honored by the with a celebrity star and a book signing at in Las Vegas on 20 November 2008. After that, he retired from recording full-length albums.
Christmas album has since been re-issued as 1992 , A Wonderful Christmas Time 1998 and Christmas Party 1998 and 2003. He was featured constantly on popular Mexican television shows, where he shared stage with icons of the Hispanic music scene such as Marco Antonio Muñiz, and among others. In 1982, Feliciano married Susan Omillion, who had started a fan club for the singer in Detroit when she was 14 years old. In 1980, was the first performer signed to the new Latin division of Motown, making his label debut with an eponymous effort the following year. Archived from on 3 February 2013. Later that year, he released the album , written, produced and arranged by Pérez-Botija. It sold more than 180,000 copies in its first two weeks and reached number 12 on the Billboard Latin charts.
He received standing ovations and cheers from , , , the judges and the audience in the Teatro Ferrocarrilero in Mexico City. Tenampa received poor reviews and sold only about 500,000 units. In 1987, he released , again written and produced by Rafael Pérez-Botija. The album ¿Qué Es El Amor? By the early 1990s, José's vocals began to deteriorate. In 2002, José José was awarded the at the.
Throughout the '70s and '80s, he remained a popular touring and recording artist, releasing a variety of Spanish- and English-language albums, guesting on albums by major artists like , , and , and composing for television shows like Chico and the Man and Kung Fu. I don't really like to be placed into a compartment and type-cast because I'd like to work on all levels of music. In March 2017, he announced that he was diagnosed with. The album Souled hit number 24 on the U. Independent on Sunday, June 21, 1998, p.
Feliciano did not return to England for several years. People went mute when he walked onstage. Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 26 March 2018 — via www. José released the highly successful in 1982. Archived from on 15 December 2010.