Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Carlos Rodriguez | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Fantastic Jose Feliciano again is at his brilliant best in this record. The album as a whole is great there is not one weak song in it and Feliciano's soulful style of singing is a real gem
as is his razor sharp guitar who as always is a marvel to listen to. My favortie tracks on this great CD are without a doubt "Lay Lady Lay" which Bob Dylan wrote and recorded for himself and practically destroyed a great song. Jose's amazing cover of the song is truly espectacular, I love to listen to this song. "Where Is My Woman" is another favorite of mine and in this track Feliciano adopts Bill Withers (another fine musician) style in which the song is quite similar to his #1 classic from 1971, Ain't No Sunshine. "Magnolia", "It Doesn't Matter" and "One More Mile" are also excellent as is "River Song" in which Jose jams on the electric guitar with incredible virtuosity. This album is a real classic like the majority of his albums and what makes it perhaps different than the rest is the strong country-rock flavor that the LP as a whole has. In this album Jose does it all and does it extremely well. In MEMPHIS MENU, you get a little bit of everything from Pop,Rock,Soul and like I said a little country Feliciano style. You can't miss with this album buy it you'll be glad that you did. Besides when you see the name of Jose Feliciano on an album or in anything for that matter you can guarantee that is going to be Hit."
A great Jose
The Guitar Expert | Europe | 03/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is undoubtedly one of Jose' Feliciano's best albums of the post-Jarrard period, with a wonderful fusion of Country and 1970s American Rock sound. Co-produced by Steve Cropper and by Jose' himself, this album suffered from not being properly promoted by RCA, a label that in those years concentrated more on hits collections than in the promotion of many great early 70s albums such as this one. The whole album is good (it even sounds good in my car); among my favorites are "Lay Lady Lay" by Dylan, "Magnolia", "One More Mile" and Jose's splendid song "Where is My Woman". This album should be part of every fan's collection; I strongly recommend this CD produced by the Edsen/Demon Records label, which is a faithful reissue of the original and which contains the complete credits, the lyrics to all the songs and even a review of the album. We can only hope that this initiative will spur other labels and particularly RCA/BMG into re-releasing all of Jose's wonderful albums from that era, on CD and with adequate promotion."
At long last!
The Guitar Expert | 10/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After searching for years and years for a copy of Jose's cover of JJ Cale's incredibly beautiful rapture-"Magnolia", here it is and it was worth the wait! No one haunts you with his "oh darlin" or "oh baby" in only the way Jose can. It's haunted me for years and now I can exhale and enjoy the beauty of it all. The rest of the album is good. "It Doesn't Matter" is lovely. But if just for "Magnolia" it's worth the price!"