by Eric Berman
Song Of The Day - "Chico And The Man" by Jose Feliciano
By the time this song was released in 1974, Jose Feliciano was a well-established star with hits like "Light My Fire," "California Dreamin'" and "Hi-Heeled Sneakers." In fact, his career was in decline until this theme from the TV series starring Jack Albertson and the late, great comedian Freddie Prinze temporarily put him back into the charts. His career is ripe for reinvestigation, especially the records he released on RCA between 1968 and 1975. Last week he was on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" performing his perennial holiday hit "Feliz Navidad," plus snippets of his other hits including "Chico And The Man."