José Feliciano

Señor Bachata

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Though his spirited singing and fiery Latin-flavored guitar playing has earned him considerable mainstream popularity in the U.S., Jose Feliciano has also maintained a strong following in the Spanish-speaking world by dint of his uncanny ability to assimilate styles as diverse as flamenco, jazz, and folk rock. On his album SENIOR BACHATA, Feliciano takes on the Dominican bachata, a romantic, rural-rooted variant of the bolero. With his gritty, soulful delivery and bright steel-string lines on material ranging from swooning ballads to lively percussion-driven numbers, Feliciano applies his unique and sophisticated musicality to the humble, plain-spoken style of bachata--a style that under Feliciano’s shepherding is sure to attract a wider audience.

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