“Hitchcock Railway”: Train Line of Liberation

“Hitchcock Railway” – the A-side of a 1968 RCA single by José Feliciano released here and abroad – made the Top 100 here in the US (#77) and Top 40 in Australia (#24):

Musical Personnel

Jose FeLiciano – Vocals, Guitar

Ray brown – string Bass

Jim gordon – drums

Jim horn – flute improvisations & recorder

mike melvoin – organ & horn arrangements

milt holland – percussion (elsewhere on album)

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Hitchcock Railway 45“Hitchcock Railway” kicks off side two of 1968’s, Souled — an album that hit #24 on the pop album chart, as well as #4 R&B chart, #34 Soul Album chart, and #5 on Canada’s pop chart.  As with Porter Wagoner, RCA would go on to release multiple albums per year by José Feliciano during the peak of his popularity —

                                       Staggering Output:  An RCA Thing

                                                  Year          # of albums
                                                  1965          1
                                                  1966          2
                                                  1967          3
                                                  1968          3
                                                  1969          4
                                                  1970          2
                                                  1971          4
                                                  1972          3
                                                  1973          2
                                                  1974          2