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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 - 1955

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

Recordings (Results 326-350 of 355 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W96337 10-in. Spring 1928 Purupita Trío Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Columbia W96400 10-in. 1928 Menéalo...que se empelota Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W96493 10-in. 1928 Adiós Muñequita Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96499 10-in. 1928 Naturaleza Trío Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96501 10-in. 1928 ¿Por qué será? Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96511 10-in. 1928 A mi amada Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96640 10-in. July 1928 Canta pajarito Sexteto Nacional Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W96745 10-in. September 1928 El jaguar Grupo Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96771 10-in. September 1928 Volvió a mis brazos Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96802 10-in. October 1928 Ya brilla la aurora Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96803 10-in. October 1928 Pobre gaviota Grupo Quisqueya Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96810 10-in. October 1928 Bon...ye Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96882 10-in. November 1928 Así Así Así Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96884 10-in. December 1928 Para qué Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96885 10-in. November 1928 Payaso Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W96891 10-in. December 1928 Aguinaldo Trio Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W96977 10-in. January 1929 Si pudiera de mi pecho Trío Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97038 10-in. March 1929 La mujer del sacristán Grupo Quisqueya Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97041 10-in. April 1929 El piropo Grupo Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97042 10-in. April 1929 Los ruiseñores Grupo Quisqueya Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97097 10-in. April 1929 Si tú me quieres Grupo Quisqueya Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97116 10-in. May 1929 Serenata Grupo Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97118 10-in. May 1929 El acueducto Grupo Quisqueya Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97144 10-in. May 1929 Yo me voy a la frontera Grupo Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W97145 10-in. April 1929 Dede Grupo Borinquen Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 326-350 of 355 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hernández, Rafael," accessed December 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

Hernández, Rafael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

"Hernández, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 December 2021.

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

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