Orquesta Casino de la Playa

Orquesta Casino de la Playa, founded in 1937 in Havana, Cuba, was a band that bridged Cuban popular music and the sound of American Jazz Big Bands. It was led by tres player Arsenio Rodríguez, and launched the career of many important musicians in Cuban music. The group took its name from the name of the casino where they worked. In 1948, it relocated to Mexico City.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1937

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Victor ledgers identify Guillermo Portela as the director and Miguelito Valdes as the manager of the group.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 62 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-010933 10-in. 6/17/1937 Bruca manigua Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-010934 10-in. 6/17/1937 Ojos malvados Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Walfredo de los Reyes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-010935 10-in. 6/17/1937 Dolor cobarde Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-010936 10-in. 6/17/1937 Cachita Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-010937 10-in. 6/17/1937 Ben acá tomá Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-010938 10-in. 6/17/1937 Taboga Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021933 10-in. before 4/7/1938 Oiga mi pregón Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021959 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 El limpiabotas Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021960 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Te vi Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021961 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Yo soy macuá Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-021963 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Los componedores Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021964 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Oh, mi tambó Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021965 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Mi comparsa Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021967 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Loco de amor Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Walfredo de los Reyes Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021968 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Funfuñando Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-021970 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 El juicio Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027832 10-in. 9/19/1938 El plato roto Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027833 10-in. 9/19/1938 La negra leonó Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027834 10-in. 9/19/1938 No hay nadie como tú Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027835 10-in. 9/19/1938 Los venecianos Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027836 10-in. 9/19/1938 Yo son gangá Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027837 10-in. 9/19/1938 Se va el caramelero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-027838 10-in. 9/19/1938 El reino de tus ojos Orquesta Casino de la Playa Instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor B-027839 10-in. 9/19/1938 Pa' la risueña Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-028900 10-in. 9/26/1938 Chibo que rompe tambó Aurora Lincheta ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 62 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Orquesta Casino de la Playa," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100595.

Orquesta Casino de la Playa. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100595.

"Orquesta Casino de la Playa." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100595

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