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Rafael Hernández

Rafael Hernández Marín (October 24, 1892 – December 11, 1965) was a Puerto Rican songwriter, author of hundreds of popular songs in the Latin American repertoire. He specialized in Puerto Rican styles such as the canción, bolero and guaracha. Among his most famous compositions are "Lamento borincano", "Capullito de alhelí", "Campanitas de cristal", "Cachita", "Silencio", "El cumbanchero", "Ausencia" and "Perfume de gardenias". Cachita was featured in the film Hemingway and Gellhorn (2012).

Birth and Death Data: Born October 24th, 1891 (Aguadilla), Died December 11th, 1965 (San Juan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, guitar, lyricist, director, leader, songwriter, violin, vocalist, performer, piano, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 338 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-18210 10-in. 7/22/1916 Miprovisa Quinteto Borinquen Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor B-18225 10-in. 7/26/1916 Mano manca Quinteto Borinquen Instrumental quintet composer  
Victor B-25208 10-in. 4/13/1921 Vicente en Nueva York Orquesta Paco Tizol Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor B-25209 10-in. 4/13/1921 Penas del corazón Orquesta Paco Tizol Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor B-30533 10-in. 8/4/1924 Alondras en el bosque Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30534 10-in. 8/4/1924 Yo no sé si me quieres Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30535 10-in. 8/4/1924 Charada Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30536 10-in. 8/4/1924 Confesión Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30537 10-in. 8/4/1924 Amor y desengaño Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30538 10-in. 8/5/1924 Nina Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30539 10-in. 8/5/1924 Tristezas Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30540 10-in. 8/5/1924 Los chivos en el batey Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30541 10-in. 8/5/1924 Eres bella mujer Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30542 10-in. 8/5/1924 Suspiros de amor Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30543 10-in. 8/5/1924 Borinquen Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30544 10-in. 8/5/1924 Tus ojos seductores Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30545 10-in. 8/5/1924 La concha Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30547 10-in. 8/6/1924 Soñé Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30548 10-in. 8/6/1924 Despedida rumbera Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal duet, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30549 10-in. 8/6/1924 Madre Francisco Quiñones Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30556 10-in. 8/6/1924 La luna Francisco Quiñones Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-30557 10-in. 8/6/1924 Preso y enfermo Salvador de Jesús ; Francisco Quiñones Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45616 10-in. 6/11/1928 Purupita Trío Boricua Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-45617 10-in. 6/11/1928 A mis amigos Trío Boricua Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-62790 10-in. 7/14/1930 Lamento borinqueño Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 338 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hernández, Rafael," accessed September 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

Hernández, Rafael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

"Hernández, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387

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