Morris Albert (born September 9, 1951) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter, famous for his 1975 hit single "Feelings". Born Maurício Alberto Kaisermann in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, he began his career singing and playing guitar for a number of bands. In 1973, at a time when many Brazilian artists were using anglicised names in attempts to break into the US market, he released his first album, which featured "Feelings", the song that would eventually bring him worldwide success. The international release of "Feelings" sold over 300.000 copies and reached number 45 on the Billboard Magazine list of top 100 singles in 1975.
It is said that "Feelings" was the last song recorded by Elvis during a studio session (October 31-November 1, 1976), but that it was never completed. Elvis's version has never been released.
In 1985, a Federal District Court in Manhattan, New York, found that more than 80 percent of "Feelings" had been plagiarized from "Pour Toi," a 1956 composition by French composer Louis Gaste. A settlement of $500,000 was awarded to Gaste.
|The guitar arrangement|
The arrangement I play is based on a horribly faded third generation photocopy one of my students gave me years ago. I honestly don't know who arranged the original copy or who published it.
All I know is that I wrote it all out again (the bits I could make out) and made quite a few changes to the bits I didn't like. The mutilated, coffee stained photocopy that was originally given to me made it's way into the rubbish bin a long time ago.