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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 76-100 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76024 10-in. 4/18/1933 Primavera Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-76025 10-in. 4/18/1933 Tímida flor Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble director, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-76628 10-in. 7/11/1933 Desvelo de amor Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76630 10-in. 7/11/1933 Llora mi borinquen Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-76698 10-in. 7/26/1933 Marinita Anita de Morales ; Orquesta Enrique Bryón Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-77487 10-in. 8/15/1933 Silencio Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-77628 10-in. 9/7/1933 Madrigal Fausto Delgado ; José Moriche Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-77630 10-in. 9/7/1933 Río abajo José Moriche Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-78313 10-in. 10/24/1933 Así soy yo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director, lyricist  
Victor BS-78314 10-in. 10/24/1933 Pa que me buscas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, director, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-78315 10-in. 10/24/1933 Duerme duerme princesa Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director, lyricist  
Victor BS-78316 10-in. 10/24/1933 Se te ve Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, director  
Victor BS-78317 10-in. 10/24/1933 Los cumbancheros Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, director, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-78318 10-in. 10/24/1933 Aguinaldo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, director, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-78664 10-in. 11/22/1933 Pajarita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, director  
Victor BS-78665 10-in. 11/22/1933 Yo quiero a mi islita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, director  
Victor BS-78666 10-in. 11/22/1933 Vírate tú Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, director  
Victor BS-78667 10-in. 11/22/1933 Tengo razon Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, director, lyricist  
Victor BS-78847 10-in. 12/8/1933 Nadie sabe lo que tiene Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-78848 10-in. 12/8/1933 Japonesita Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78849 10-in. 12/8/1933 Volo Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-81047 10-in. 1/12/1934 Ingrata Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-81048 10-in. 1/12/1934 Romance Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-81049 10-in. 1/12/1934 Que felicidad Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-81050 10-in. 1/12/1934 Enamorado de ti Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
(Results 76-100 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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