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LP 247: José Feliciano – Souled (RCA, 1968)

29 Jun

Side 1
01 Younger Generation
02 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
03 Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
04 And The Sun Will Shine
05 She’s Too Good To Me
06 Hey! Baby!

Side 2
07 Hitchcock Railway
08 My World Is Empty Without You
09 You’ve Got A Lot Of Style
10 The Sad Gypsy
11 Hi-Heel Sneakers

Souled was Feliciano’s fifth LP, released as a companion piece to, er, Feliciano! in late 1968. It’s a stirring collection of tracks (no original material) all performed in his soulful troubadour style.

Younger Generation is an introspective beginning which perfectly encapsulates the turbulent era. It’s followed by a delightful Dylan cover – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – before a stunning interpretation of the Bee Gees’ baroque masterpiece And The Sun Will Shine. Those on the hunt for beatin’ rhythms check out the groovy side two opener and closer – Hitchcock Railway and Hi-Heel Sneakers.

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