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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 51-75 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BSHQ-73184 10-in. 8/10/1932 Viejo camino Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BSHQ-73185 10-in. 8/10/1932 No me olvides, mamá Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, director, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BSHQ-73186 10-in. 8/10/1932 Silencio Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, director, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BSHQ-73187 10-in. 8/10/1932 Poco a poco Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BSHQ-73188 10-in. 8/10/1932 Quién me llorará Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor ES-73314 8-in. 8/23/1932 Mira mi morena Los Melodiosos Group Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director  
Victor ES-73315 8-in. 8/23/1932 A mi suegra le gusta Los Melodiosos Group Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble director, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor ES-73316 8-in. 8/23/1932 Sin corazon Los Melodiosos Group Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director  
Victor ES-73317 8-in. 8/23/1932 Goza de la vida Los Melodiosos Group Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director  
Victor BS-73522 10-in. 9/16/1932 Lamento borincano Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-73537 10-in. 9/19/1932 Como las golondrinas Virgilio Raben Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-73787 10-in. 10/7/1932 De que te vale Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-74613 10-in. 11/29/1932 Lamento borincano Don Juan y su Orquesta Puerto Rico Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-75349 10-in. 3/2/1933 Capullito de azucena Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75350 10-in. 3/2/1933 Allá va Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-75359 10-in. 3/6/1933 Muñequita de mi vida Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75361 10-in. 3/6/1933 Muchachita primorosa Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-75568 10-in. 3/24/1933 Rumba tambah Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-75571 10-in. 3/24/1933 Menealo que se empelota Antonio Machín ; Orquesta Victor Antillana ; Daniel Sánchez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-76018 10-in. 4/17/1933 Culembo toca la corneta Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer, director  
Victor BS-76019 10-in. 4/17/1933 Pobre Lola Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer, director  
Victor BS-76020 10-in. 4/17/1933 Cosas viejas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-76021 10-in. 4/17/1933 Ca-ta-plún Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-76022 10-in. 4/18/1933 Mariposa, oh sola va! Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director  
Victor BS-76023 10-in. 4/18/1933 Pa Borinquen Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar, composer, director  
(Results 51-75 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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