NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Tis the season to be jolly, and there’s no more joyful way to greet the holidays than with Daryl Hall and Latin music legend Jose Feliciano, who join together for a special holiday edition in the 37th installment of the award-winning Live From Daryl’s House web show.
The Puerto Rican-born, eight-time Grammy winner first exploded onto the pop music scene 40 years ago, earning Best New Artist and Best Pop Song of the Year at the 1969 ceremony for his hit version of The Doors’ “Light My Life,” which he performs with Daryl Hall on the latest Live From Daryl’s House web show, premiering Dec. 15 exclusively at http://www.lfdh.com.
“It was an amazing experience to hang out with such a talented individual as Daryl Hall,” said Feliciano about his Live From Daryl’s House appearance. “Not only that, but his wonderful personality goes with his great talent.”
The latest edition of the web show includes versions of the traditional 19th century poem and Christmas carol, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” most recently recorded by Daryl Hall and John Oates for their 2006 album, Home for Christmas, where it hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. “Jingle Bell Rock” was also covered on the same release, while “Feliz Navidad,” also included in the seven-song set, was a Top 20 AC hit for Feliciano in both 1998 and 2000. The set is rounded out with seasonal standards like “Little Drummer Boy” and “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (also on Home For Christmas) as well as covers of “Light My Fire” and James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” which Feliciano recorded for his most recent album, The Genius of Jose Feliciano Vol. II, produced by his partner of 20 years, percussionist Bob Conti, available on line at http://thegeniusofjosefeliciano.com.
Added Daryl: “I’ve always been a great admirer of Jose’s talent, and this opportunity to perform with him on Live From Daryl’s House was a real treat, particularly at this time of year when we can collaborate on some classic holiday songs in a warm, home setting. It’s our own season’s greetings and gift to our fans.”
The past 15 months have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live From Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual ceremony. That same month, Daryl took part in a special set with former show guests Chromeo at Bonnaroo.
The 36 previous episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, Train’s Pat Monahan and Jimmy Stafford, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Eric Hutchinson, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Company of Thieves, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, Fitz & the Tantrums and Neon Trees.
Daryl launched the free monthly web show in November 2007 after having the light-bulb idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has since garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo! Music and influential blogger Bob Lefsetz, who have cited Live From Daryl’s House as a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established and newer performers.
For a photo of Daryl Hall with Jose Feliciano from the episode, please click the link below:
Photo Credit: Mark Maglio
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