Barbarito Díez

Barbarito Díez (December 4, 1909 – May 6, 1995) was a Cuban singer who specialized in danzón. He began his career as the singer for Graciano Gómez and Isaac Oviedo's son group, before joining Antonio María Romeu's orchestra. As the lead vocalist for Romeu's ensemble for 20 years, he established himself as one of the main exponents of the sung danzón. He continued singing with his own charanga, as well as other groups, for another 30 years. He also toured and recorded in Venezuela and Puerto Rico before retiring in the early 1990s, when complications from diabetes prevented him from performing and eventually resulted in his death in 1995. A naturally-gifted tenor, he was known for his sense of rhythm, correct diction and romantic style.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 4th, 1909, Died May 6th, 1995 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-010879 10-in. 6/15/1937 Volvi a querer Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010880 10-in. 6/15/1937 Dale como es Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010881 10-in. 6/15/1937 Dime que me amas Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-52 10-in. before 8/2/1939 El bonbonero Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-53 10-in. before 8/2/1939 De amor no se muere nadie Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-54 10-in. before 8/2/1939 Cadencia tropical Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Díez, Barbarito," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102202.

Díez, Barbarito. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102202.

"Díez, Barbarito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102202

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