Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Words can hardly explain how familiar my time with José was this week.
Finally, after 5 years since meeting him and getting to know him and his lovely wife, we were able to sit for his moment on film to speak about Mike Porco for the Gerde's Folk City documentary, Positively Porco.
I will give you a quote from my friend. Thank you for the lesson, José. See you soon.
Talkin' Bob Porco blues
''I would like to say something TO Mike Porco, because as far as I'm concerned, in my memory and in my soul, he still lives and I would like to say 'thank you Mike! A poor kid from the hills of Puerto rico become somebody. Your help and advice was an inspiration to me. His advice was 'keep going.'

He encouraged me and by playing Gerde's, I became somebody.''

~ José Feliciano, 11.3.14
The warmest place on Earth


Two Puerto Ricans from the Bronx


  1. Jose's 1973 lp "Compartments" is one of the most overlooked albums of the seventies. Nice to see that he's still at it.

    1. Agree.. and I think the previous 1972 "Memphis Menu" is again better and unfortunately ignored by critics

  2. Jose deserve much more attention in music world, He's a genius, first to blend blues folk pop music with latin soul, first to put lead nylon string guitar in pop-rock music and sure he's one of the most incredible guitarists of the planet.
    Hope someone in add him in Rock'n'Roll hall of fame soon...

  3. Good afternoon,

    My name is Paul Jaigua. I am working on a documentary on Jose Feliciano and need to search for the source of certain images we would like to use.

    I see that your work on Gerde's Folk City intertwines with Jose's youth, and I am hoping you can help me locate the source to images of Gerd's Folk City and Mike Porco.

    Please reach me at Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much

    (As an example, the bottom links are some of the images I need to search the owner of)