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Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona y Casado (Spanish pronunciation: [eɾˈnesto leˈkwona]; August 7, 1896 – November 29, 1963) was a Cuban composer and pianist, many of whose works have become standards of the Latin, jazz and classical repertoires. His over 600 compositions include songs and zarzuelas as well as pieces for piano and symphonic orchestra.

In the 1930s, he helped establish a popular band, the Lecuona Cuban Boys, which showcased some of his most successful pieces and was later taken over by Armando Oréfiche. In the 1950s, Lecuona recorded several LPs, including solo piano albums for RCA Victor. He moved to the United States after the Cuban Revolution and died in Spain in 1963.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 6, 1896 (Guanabacoa), Died November 29, 1963 (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, lyricist, songwriter, leader, arranger

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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-046061 10-in. 1/3/1940 Say 'si, si' (Para vigo me voy) Smoothies Mixed vocal group, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-046727 10-in. 1/26/1940 Say 'si si' Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-048910 10-in. 4/16/1940 The breeze and I Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Mary Ann McCall Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-049179 10-in. 5/11/1940 The breeze and I Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-050593 10-in. 5/16/1940 Adios, Panama Gray Gordon ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-050882 10-in. 5/27/1940 The breeze and I Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor S-052801 10-in. 7/7/1943 Sempre em meu coração Nelson Gonçalves Male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-054044 10-in. before 8/8/1940 Tengo un nuevo amor Manuelita Arriola ; Orquesta Rafael de Paz Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-054330 10-in. before 5/27/1941 El alma en un beso Marujia González Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-054422 10-in. before 5/15/1941 Por Corrientes va una conga Orquesta Absalón Pérez ; Paquita Trigo Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-055099 10-in. 10/7/1940 Danza lucumi Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-058849 10-in. 1/8/1941 Taboo Larry Clinton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-059214 10-in. 2/8/1941 Cuba Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Sarita Herrera Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-059215 10-in. 2/8/1941 Danza lucumi Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-059221 10-in. 2/10/1941 Un, dos, tres, un dos Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-060353 10-in. 1/22/1941 Babalu Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-061268 10-in. 5/28/1941 The angels came thru Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-062710 10-in. 2/26/1941 Two hearts that pass in the night Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-062786 10-in. 3/28/1941 Se fue la cumparsa Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-063321 10-in. 3/31/1941 Two hearts that pass in the night Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Arthur Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-065235 10-in. 5/8/1941 For want of a star Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-065792 10-in. 6/4/1941 Dame de tus Rosas Orquesta Oscar de la Rosa ; Luis Rijos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-066130 10-in. 6/23/1941 Dame de tus rosas Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Ramírez ; Victor Concert Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CS-066741 12-in. 9/2/1941 Andalucia (The breeze and I) Raymond Paige Orchestra arranger  
Victor MBS-067180 10-in. before 10/1/1941 Quiéreme otra vez Genaro Salinas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 176-200 of 397 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lecuona, Ernesto," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

Lecuona, Ernesto. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088.

"Lecuona, Ernesto." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104088

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