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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 126-150 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-90655 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Calientito Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet and male vocal ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-90656 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Cachita Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90662 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Conga conguita Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-90663 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Pedro el pelú Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor MBS-90671 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Maraqueando Orquesta Rafael Hernández Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90672 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Bamba Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor MBS-90673 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier El chinchorro Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor MBS-90674 10-in. Mar. 1936 or earlier Rafael Hernández en México Orquesta Rafael Hernández Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90695 10-in. Apr. 1936 or earlier Tu lindo nombre Laurita Rivas ; Ray Rivas Female-male vocal duet, with guitars songwriter  
Victor MBS-90737 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Enamorado de ti Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor MBVE-90738 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Que chula es puebla Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas ; Margarita Romero Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90739 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Zuzuca Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor MBVE-90740 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Potpourri mexicano Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta del Grillon Jazz/dance band arranger, leader  
Victor MBS-90801 10-in. before 3/11/1937 Desvelo de amor Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas ; Margarita Romero Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet leader, songwriter  
Victor MBS-90802 10-in. before 3/11/1937 El billetero Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas ; Margarita Romero Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90803 10-in. before 3/25/1937 Son chino Orquesta Rafael Hernández Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90855 10-in. before 3/25/1937 Campanitas de cristal Hermanas Aguila ; Orquesta Cochard Female vocal duet, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor MBS-90975 10-in. before 11/19/1937 Todo es para tí Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer, leader  
Victor MBS-90976 10-in. before 9/7/1937 Con eso me pagas Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Margarita Romero Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90977 10-in. before 9/7/1937 Qué me importa! Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor MBS-90994 10-in. before 8/24/1937 Campanitas de cristal Orquesta Enrique Bryón Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-92312 10-in. 6/18/1935 Romance hawayano Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-92313 10-in. 6/18/1935 Preciosa Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-92314 10-in. 6/18/1935 Venus Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-92400 10-in. 6/18/1935 Maria Elena no llores Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 126-150 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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