It’s that point of the 12 months! Who doesn’t know the long-lasting track ‘Feliz Navidad’? It’s a will need to have observe in your vacation playlist, and by far, one of the crucial joyful and common Christmas songs ever written. Singer-songwriter José Feliciano is celebrating 50 years for the reason that launch of his hit ‘Feliz Navidad’ with an insightful dialog on STROMBO for Apple Music Hits.
Watch some unique highlights of Feliciano’s interview with STROMBO the place he shared nice tales concerning the origins of the Christmas traditional: ‘Feliz Navidad’.
Feliciano recollects how “Feliz Navidad” got here to be:
“If there hadn’t been a Rick Jarrard, there wouldn’t have been a Feliz Navidad. Rick had mentioned to me, Jose, why don’t you write a Christmas track? And I mentioned, my argument was Rick, I don’t know if I may write a superb Christmas track that might be capable to compete with Irving Berlin and Kate Smith with ‘God Bless America’ and all these. Then abruptly, in the future I used to be sitting at dwelling with Rick in California and I began singing this melody after which the phrases got here, and I believed to myself that if I don’t need the radio stations to show me off, then I’d must do it bilingually. So I may educate the Anglos learn how to communicate Spanish and the Spanish individuals learn how to communicate English,” Feliciano mentioned.
Within the interview with STROMBO, the singer-songwriter talks about his almost 60-year music profession, breaking into the trade, connecting with English and Spanish audiences, and the way his household celebrates the vacation.
Feliciano on the key to his longevity:
“Suppose God put me on this Earth to make music, to make individuals comfortable. And I’m glad to do this. I don’t discover it to be a chore. I feel I be losing my life on earth, if I wasn’t enjoying this guitar. I by no means knew concerning the residing a part of it, however I knew that if I observe and have been good at it, I may present a livelihood for myself and I wouldn’t must exit and beg within the streets. As soon as I discovered I used to be able to making music, I went for it and naturally I all the time felt that the forces upstairs stored pushing me in direction of it.”
Don’t miss this interview with residing legend, Jose Feliciano, the place he talks about his life story, ‘Feliz Navidad’ and his newest report.
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