Myrta Silva

Myrta Silva (September 11, 1927 – December 2, 1987) was a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and television producer who was known affectionately as "La Gorda de Oro". She rose to fame in 1949 as the lead vocalist for the Cuban ensemble Sonora Matancera.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 11, 1927 (Arecibo), Died December 2, 1987 (Arecibo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 74 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037484 10-in. 6/13/1939 La casita Orquesta Julio Roqué ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-037485 10-in. 6/13/1939 Déjamelo ver Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-037486 10-in. 6/13/1939 La llave Orquesta Julio Roqué Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037487 10-in. 6/13/1939 Salambo Orquesta Julio Roqué Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037488 10-in. 6/13/1939 Venancio Orquesta Julio Roqué Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-041443 10-in. 9/13/1939 No hay que hablar Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal group vocalist  
Victor BS-041445 10-in. 9/13/1939 Y algo más también Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-043242 10-in. 10/27/1939 Josefina Guzmán Grupo Victoria ; Rafael Hernández ; Myrta Silva Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-043244 10-in. 10/27/1939 La tartamuda Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-054709 10-in. 7/26/1940 Mis tres novios Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-054710 10-in. 7/26/1940 Los hijos de buda Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-054712 10-in. 7/26/1940 Tanta vanidad Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-054713 10-in. 7/26/1940 La bombonera Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-058601 10-in. 12/18/1940 Caprichosa Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-060379 10-in. 1/27/1941 Cachita Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-060380 10-in. 1/27/1941 Los hijos de Buda (Mexican jumping bean) Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-063452 10-in. 4/4/1941 Por eso estás así Myrta Silva Orquesta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-063453 10-in. 4/4/1941 Rumba matumba Myrta Silva Orquesta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-063454 10-in. 4/4/1941 Me voy mamá Myrta Silva Orquesta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-063455 10-in. 4/4/1941 Bin-ban-bun Myrta Silva Orquesta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-063456 10-in. 4/4/1941 Por el norte y por el sur Myrta Silva Orquesta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-063457 10-in. 4/4/1941 Tu pito no suena ya Myrta Silva Orquesta Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-066892 10-in. 7/24/1941 Cuando vuelvas Ruth Fernández Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-073295 10-in. 5/29/1942 En mi soledad Orquesta Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-073633 10-in. 3/23/1942 Po po po por eso Myrta Silva Orquesta Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 74 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Silva, Myrta," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102231.

Silva, Myrta. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102231.

"Silva, Myrta." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102231

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