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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 176-200 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor G-1731 10-in. 1/10/1917 Voy para arriba Orquesta Tizol Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor G-1732 10-in. 1/10/1917 Borinquen Orquesta Tizol Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor G-1733 10-in. 1/10/1917 Los hijos de Quirino Orquesta Tizol Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor G-1734 10-in. 1/10/1917 Euterpe Orquesta Tizol Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor G-1735 10-in. 1/10/1917 Violetas Orquesta Tizol Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor G-1736 10-in. 1/10/1917 El valor Orquesta Tizol Orchestra instrumentalist, violin  
Victor K-1746 12-in. 1/11/1917 Patria Banda Municipal de San Juan, P.R. Band composer  
Victor K-1753 12-in. 1/12/1917 Vitito y Marina Orquesta Hernández Orchestra leader, composer  
Victor K-1754 12-in. 1/12/1917 Abril y Mayo Orquesta Hernández Orchestra composer, leader  
Victor K-1755 12-in. 1/12/1917 Amor de madre Orquesta Hernández Orchestra leader, composer  
Victor BS-02815 10-in. 10/22/1936 Desvelo de amor Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-03056 10-in. 11/17/1936 Congoja Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-03057 10-in. 11/17/1936 Traición Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-03058 10-in. 11/17/1936 Todo es para ti Juan Arvizu ; Margarita Cueto Female-male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-04242 10-in. 1/15/1937 Alegre en el Cañaveral Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-04243 10-in. 1/15/1937 Locura Grupo Victoria Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-04244 10-in. 1/15/1937 Bombon Grupo Victoria Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-04245 10-in. 1/15/1937 Letania azul Grupo Victoria Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-04246 10-in. 1/15/1937 Si si Grupo Victoria Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-04247 10-in. 1/15/1937 El prisionero Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-010843 10-in. 6/15/1937 Traición Paulina Alvarez ; Orquesta Castillito Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010846 10-in. 6/15/1937 Todo es para tí Orquesta Belisario López Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-010916 10-in. 6/16/1937 Congoja Neno González Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-010936 10-in. 6/17/1937 Cachita Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-013754 10-in. 9/24/1937 Cachita Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
(Results 176-200 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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