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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 26-50 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-64400 10-in. 12/9/1930 Cantares de la sierra Canario y su Grupo Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-64611 10-in. 11/5/1930 Despiertase mano lal Canario y su Grupo Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-67169 10-in. 2/23/1931 Capullito de Alelí Cuarteto Matamoros ; Rafael Cueto ; Miguel Matamoros ; Siro Rodríguez Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor XVE-67173 10-in. 2/23/1931 Buche y pluma, no má Cuarteto Matamoros ; Rafael Cueto ; Miguel Matamoros ; Siro Rodríguez Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-67449 10-in. 2/16/1931 Consejos a las mujeres Canario y su Grupo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor PBS-68429 10-in. 2/9/1933 Lamento borincano Carlos Molina Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BRC-70287 10-in. 10/15/1931 Oprobio Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BRC-70937 10-in. 10/30/1931 Capullito de alelí Eduardo Brito ; Orquesta Internacional ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-70945 10-in. 11/5/1931 Pastorcillo Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BRC-71260 10-in. 1/19/1932 Para tí Virgilio Raben ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-71261 10-in. 1/19/1932 Lamento borincano Virgilio Raben ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BRC-72221 10-in. 3/31/1932 Penas de Pierrot Grupo Victoria Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Victor BRC-72222 10-in. 3/31/1932 Que le den Grupo Victoria Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Victor BRC-72223 10-in. 3/31/1932 ¿Dime, por qué? Grupo Victoria Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Victor BRC-72224 10-in. 3/31/1932 No me celes más Grupo Victoria Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Victor BRC-72296 10-in. 4/20/1932 Señorita Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, director  
Victor BRC-72297 10-in. 4/20/1932 Ojitos panameños Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet director  
Victor BRC-72298 10-in. 4/20/1932 Saludo a Panamá Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet director  
Victor BRC-72299 10-in. 4/20/1932 Chichaco por los aires Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet director  
Victor BRC-72816 10-in. 5/23/1932 Linda Virgilio Raben Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-72820 10-in. 5/25/1932 El panuelito Grupo Marcano Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-72823 10-in. 5/25/1932 Por no verte sufriendo Grupo Marcano Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BSHQ-73015 10-in. 6/15/1932 Mentirosa Canario y su Grupo Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor BSHQ-73016 10-in. 6/15/1932 Dulces mentiras Canario y su Grupo Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BSHQ-73183 10-in. 8/10/1932 Lucerito del alba Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist, director  
(Results 26-50 of 318 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hernández, Rafael," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

Hernández, Rafael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

"Hernández, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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

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