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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 101-125 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-81051 10-in. 1/12/1934 Calabazas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-81052 10-in. 1/12/1934 Serenata Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-81764 10-in. 3/1/1934 Silencio Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-84287 10-in. 9/21/1934 La gata de Wenceslao Trío Matamoros Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and 2 traps composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-84291 10-in. 9/24/1934 Tanto y tanto Trío Matamoros Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and 2 traps lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-84292 10-in. 9/24/1934 Pin-pon Trío Matamoros Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and 2 traps lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-84293 10-in. 9/24/1934 Ay! Simón Trío Matamoros Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and 2 traps lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-84957 10-in. 11/9/1934 Tapatía Luis Alvarez ; Rodríguez ; Victor Cuban Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-86223 10-in. 11/20/1934 Enamorado de ti Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-86251 10-in. 11/23/1934 Desvelo de amor Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet lyricist, composer  
Victor BAVE-86813 10-in. Apr. 1935 Lamento borincano Alberto Gómez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86838 10-in. 5/8/1935 Lamento borincano Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Roberto Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-87419 10-in. 1/16/1935 Pu ru pu pu ru Orquesta Havana Royal ; Juan Sanabria Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-89891 10-in. 6/12/1935 Yo no le dije na' Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-89892 10-in. 6/12/1935 Muchos besos Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-89893 10-in. 6/12/1935 Desmayo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-89894 10-in. 6/12/1935 Campanitas de cristal Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor MBVE-90555 10-in. 1935 or earlier Perfume de gardenia Rafael Hernández Orquesta Tropical Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor MBVE-90556 10-in. 1935 or earlier Muchos besos Rafael Hernández Orquesta Tropical Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90557 10-in. 1935 or earlier Romance hawayano Rafael Hernández Orquesta Tropical Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90558 10-in. 1935 or earlier Kimbamba Rafael Hernández Orquesta Tropical Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet lyricist, leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90594 10-in. Feb. 1936 or earlier Celosa Rafael Hernández Orquesta Tropical Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor MBS-90595 10-in. Feb. 1936 or earlier [Unknown title(s)] Rafael Hernández Orquesta Tropical Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-90596 10-in. Feb. 1936 or earlier El gondolero Néstor Mesta Chaires ; Margarita Romero Female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor MBS-90598 10-in. Feb. 1936 or earlier No puede ser Néstor Mesta Chaires ; Margarita Romero Female-male vocal duet composer  
(Results 101-125 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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