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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 201-225 of 397 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-067182 10-in. before 10/1/1941 Adiós felicidad Genaro Salinas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-067629 10-in. 8/11/1941 From one love to another Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-068140 10-in. 10/31/1941 Tabu Arturo and his Cubano Rhythm Jazz/dance quintet composer  
Victor BS-068142 10-in. 10/31/1941 Jungle drums Arturo and his Cubano Rhythm Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-068378 10-in. 12/1/1941 So it goes Dawn Patrol Boys ; Dolly Dawn Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-068791 10-in. 1/8/1942 Always in my heart Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor PBS-072278 10-in. 5/15/1942 Yo te dí mi corazón Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-074091 10-in. 2/19/1942 Always in my heart Joe Martin ; Jan Savitt ; Top Hatters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-074785 10-in. 7/29/1942 (At the) Cross-roads New Music [Shep Fields] Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-075431 10-in. 7/17/1942 (At the) Cross roads Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-075546 10-in. 7/9/1942 Taboo Don Cornell ; Glee Club ; Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-083639 10-in. before 8/5/1948 Maracas Hawaiian Serenaders (El Ritmo de Americas) ; Osvaldo Novarro Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-095073 10-in. before 5/4/1955 Siboney Orquesta Sonorama Juan García Esquivel Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor E0RB-4849 10-in. 6/20/1950 Malagueña Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler Orchestra composer  
Victor D5VB-1058 10-in. 6/7/1945 Tabu Artie Shaw Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D6VB-1669 10-in. 2/21/1946 One more tomorrow Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Arthur Malvin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor PD6VB-2838 10-in. 9/10/1946 Malaguena John Sebastian Harmonica solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D6VB-3089 10-in. 10/18/1946 Mi vida Desi Arnaz Orchestra ; Jane Harvey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor D6VB-3090 10-in. 10/19/1946 Another night like this Desi Arnaz Orchestra ; Jane Harvey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor D6VB-3092 10-in. 10/19/1946 Tabu Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D6VB-3093 10-in. 10/19/1946 Babalu' Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7FB-0119 10-in. 1/29/1947 Maracas José Curbelo Orchestra ; Bobby Ramos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0420 10-in. 1/20/1947 Siboney Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist, composer  
Victor D7VB-0667 10-in. 3/17/1947 The breeze and I Three Suns Instrumental trio composer  
Victor D7FB-0950 10-in. 6/10/1947 Rumba mejoral José Curbelo Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 201-225 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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