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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, lyricist, guitar, director, leader, songwriter, violin, vocalist, performer, piano, arranger

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035598 10-in. 4/13/1939 Quiero decirte Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and mandolin composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-036474 10-in. 9/8/1939 Qué te importa Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars lyricist, composer  
Victor PBS-036478 10-in. 9/8/1939 Ahora seremos felices Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-037127 10-in. 5/18/1939 Quimbamba Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-037484 10-in. 6/13/1939 La casita Orquesta Julio Roqué ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-037496 10-in. before 6/15/1939 Tú no comprendes Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-038330 10-in. 7/11/1939 Tú no comprendes Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BAVE-039536 10-in. before 11/1/1940 Cuatro personas (Tú y yo, Papá y Mamá) Orquesta Tropical ; Guillermo Posadas ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-041442 10-in. 9/13/1939 Pobre gaviota Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet director, composer  
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 director, composer  
Victor BS-041444 10-in. 9/13/1939 Romance Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet director, composer  
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 director, composer  
Victor BS-041446 10-in. 9/13/1939 El buen borincano Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor BS-041447 10-in. 9/13/1939 Sinceridad Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor BS-042684 10-in. 9/14/1939 Mayita Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-042792 10-in. 10/5/1939 Tu volveras Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-043242 10-in. 10/27/1939 Josefina Guzmán Grupo Victoria ; Rafael Hernández ; Myrta Silva Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-043243 10-in. 10/27/1939 Arriba la conga Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-043244 10-in. 10/27/1939 La tartamuda Grupo Victoria ; Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-043245 10-in. 10/27/1939 A mí que Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045179 10-in. before 4/19/1940 Quien sabe Orquesta Antonio Escobar ; Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045180 10-in. before 5/8/1940 Lejos de tí Orquesta Antonio Escobar ; Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-045182 10-in. before 4/17/1940 La tartamuda Orquesta Antonio Escobar ; Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045453 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Lejos de tí Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor MBS-054198 10-in. before 12/20/1940 Mama Uca Orquesta Absalón Pérez Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 226-250 of 318 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hernández, Rafael," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

Hernández, Rafael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

"Hernández, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.

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

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