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Ladislao Martínez

Ladislao Martinez a.k.a. "El Maestro Ladi" (June 27, 1898- February 1, 1979), was a master cuatro musician. He became the first Puerto Rican to play a cuatro solo on the radio.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 27th, 1898 (Vega Alta), Died San Juan

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70944 10-in. 11/5/1931 El perdòn Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-015799 10-in. before November 1937 Garata matrimonial Grupo Industrias Nativas ; Anatalia Rivera ; Jesús Sánchez (Chuito) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-017100 10-in. before November 1937 Garata matrimonial Grupo Industrias Nativas ; Anatalia Rivera ; Jesús Sánchez (Chuito) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PR-1[d] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 La parranda Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with mixed vocal trio leader  
Victor PR-2[d] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 Pretendiente y pretendida Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet composer, leader  
Victor PR-3[c] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 Amor perdido Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer, leader  
Victor PR-4[c] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 De mi tierra Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor PR-5[c] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 El día de los sorullos Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with vocal solo leader  
Victor PR-107 10-in. before 12/3/1940 A ella Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor PR-198 10-in. before 11/17/1941 Buenas noches, dijo el sapio Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor CU-242 10-in. before 3/25/1940 Tu jijo serán jabá Orquesta Casino de la Playa Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PR-322 10-in. before 9/12/1945 Convenio de amor Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martínez, Ladislao," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102237.

Martínez, Ladislao. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102237.

"Martínez, Ladislao." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102237

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