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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 Cuban 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".

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1955

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 276-300 of 578 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068139 10-in. 10/31/1941 Lamento borincaino Arturo and his Cubano Rhythm Jazz/dance quintet composer  
Victor BS-068223 10-in. 11/5/1941 No comas pique caridad Cuarteto Marcano ; Manuel Miranda ; Pedro (Piquito) Marcano Male vocal duet and vocal ensemble, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-068755 10-in. 12/26/1941 Jugando Mama, jugando Orquesta Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-068990 10-in. 2/11/1942 Venganza Grupo Marcano Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-068991 10-in. 2/11/1942 Así es la vida Grupo Marcano Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-073635 10-in. 3/23/1942 No y si Grupo Marcano ; Ezequiel Rivera Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-081182 10-in. before 7/9/1945 El piropo Antonio Escobar ; Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-084922 10-in. before 3/21/1944 Ya lo verás Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Rosa María Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-084923 10-in. before 3/21/1944 Desesperacion Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Rosa María Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-084924 10-in. before 4/4/1944 Yo contigo me Voy Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Rosa María Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor MBS-084925 10-in. before 4/4/1944 Pecado mortal Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Rosa María Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor MBS-090697 10-in. before 4/8/1948 Engañame Maria Luisa Landin ; Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-090833 10-in. before 7/20/1948 La noche, tu y yo Dueto Mari-Lina ; José Sabre Marroquín Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-090974 10-in. before 10/12/1948 No debo perdonarte Maria Luisa Landin ; Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-091077 10-in. before 12/28/1948 Ausencia Hermanos Martínez Gil ; Orquesta Miguel Angel Pazos Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-091342 10-in. before 8/30/1949 La gallinita Trío Tariácuri Male vocal trio, with guitar composer  
Victor MBS-092296 10-in. before 1/9/1951 Será mejor Cuarteto Manuel Jiménez Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092300 10-in. before 11/6/1950 Nada Conjunto Chamaco Domínguez ; Cuarteto Manuel Jiménez Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092472 10-in. before 12/12/1950 Ya no te quiero Orquesta Rafael de Paz ; Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092557 10-in. before 1/2/1951 Pronto volveré Los Tres Diamantes Male vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor MBS-095043 10-in. before 5/10/1955 Cuatro personas Orquesta Aragon Instrumental ensemble, with vocal ensemble composer  
Victor E0FB-3104 10-in. 1/17/1950 Fantasía Joe Esteves, Jr. ; Julio Andino Orquesta Jazz/dance band, with piano composer  
Victor D6VB-2332 10-in. 6/10/1946 El cumbanchero Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D9FB-1615 10-in. 6/7/1949 Murió la reina Pepito Arvelo ; Grupo del Hotel St. Regis Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor D9FC-1820 12-in. 6/10/1949 Los carreteros Coro de la Universidad de Puerto Rico ; Augusto Rodríguez Mixed vocal chorus composer  
(Results 276-300 of 578 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hernández, Rafael," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

Hernández, Rafael. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

"Hernández, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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

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