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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 201-225 of 318 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-015020 10-in. before 3/16/1938 Mama Uca Orquesta Rafael Hernández Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Victor MBS-015021 10-in. before 4/6/1938 Pica pica Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Margarita Romero Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, leader  
Victor MBS-015022 10-in. before 3/16/1938 Chin-chun-chau Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas ; Margarita Romero Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet leader, composer  
Victor MBS-015098 10-in. before 5/20/1938 Qué me importa Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-015099 10-in. before 5/20/1938 Tú volverás Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-015100 10-in. before 4/6/1938 Colorín colorao Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas ; Margarita Romero Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer, leader  
Victor MBS-015213 10-in. before 7/28/1938 Ti-pi-tin Juan Arvizu ; Rafael Hernández Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-015214 10-in. before 7/28/1938 Chapala Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Rafael Hernández Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-015378 10-in. before 8/23/1938 Desvelo de amor Luis Alvarez ; Margarita Cueto Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-015394 10-in. before 9/19/1938 Príncipe negro Ciro Calderón Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-015764 10-in. 11/8/1937 Ya no te quiero Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-019610 10-in. 2/1/1938 Salambo Panchito and his La Conga Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-023657 10-in. before 7/5/1938 Malditos celos Félix Castrillón ; Orquesta Rafael Muñoz Re-recording : Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028637 10-in. 10/26/1938 Que te importa Bebé Rodríguez Morel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-030499 10-in. before 12/30/1938 Destino Juan Arvizu Re-recording : Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030539 10-in. before 12/6/1938 Ahora seremos felices Trío Oriental Re-recording : Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-031149 10-in. 12/7/1939 Las palomitas Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-031152 10-in. 12/7/1939 Purísima Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-032010 10-in. before 7/24/1939 Quiero decirte Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer, leader  
Victor MBS-032011 10-in. before 4/3/1939 La pocha Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Wello Rivas ; Margarita Romero Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, leader  
Victor MBS-032012 10-in. before 4/3/1939 La borracha Orquesta Rafael Hernández ; Margarita Romero Female vocal solo, with talk and orchestra composer, leader  
Victor MBS-032191 10-in. before 6/21/1939 Tu no comprendes Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-032876 10-in. 4/17/1939 Ahora seremos felices Juan Arvizu ; Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-033620 10-in. before 2/9/1939 Ahora seremos felices Orquesta Riverside ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-035597 10-in. 4/13/1939 Tu no comprendes Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and mandolin lyricist, composer  
(Results 201-225 of 318 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hernández, Rafael," accessed April 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

Hernández, Rafael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103387.

"Hernández, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 April 2021.

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

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