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Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat (Catalan: [ʃəβiˈe kuˈɣat]; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish-Cuban and American musician and bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music. In New York City he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf–Astoria before and after World War II. He was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. The personal papers of Xavier Cugat are preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1900 (Girona), Died October 27th, 1990 (Barcelona)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, violin, composer, songwriter, lyricist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62205 10-in. 4/24/1930 Dark night Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77483 10-in. 8/15/1933 Caminito Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-77484 10-in. 8/15/1933 Rain in Spain Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-77485 10-in. 8/15/1933 Gypsy airs Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, arranger, director  
Victor BS-77486 10-in. 8/15/1933 Ombo Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, violin, composer, director  
Victor BS-77487 10-in. 8/15/1933 Silencio Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-77488 10-in. 8/15/1933 En el rancho grande Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-82381 10-in. 5/4/1934 My shawl Allan Lane Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-84988 10-in. 11/14/1934 La mancornadora Pedro Berríos ; Reymundo Gonzales ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-84989 10-in. 11/14/1934 Vous! Qu'avez-vous fait de [mon] amour Yolanda Norris ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-84990 10-in. 11/14/1934 Canción de cuna Pedro Berríos ; Yolanda Norris ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-84991 10-in. 11/14/1934 Isle of Capri Luis Alvarez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-84992 10-in. 11/14/1934 El sombrero de Gaspar Pedro Berríos ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-84993 10-in. 11/14/1934 Tabú Pedro Berríos ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89505 10-in. 4/1/1935 Adios muchachos Joseph de Soiza ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89506 10-in. 4/1/1935 Clavel del aire Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89507 10-in. 4/1/1935 Le tango du reve Yvonne Bouvier ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89508 10-in. 4/1/1935 The lady in red Don Reid ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89509 10-in. 4/1/1935 Then it isn't love Don Reid ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89510 10-in. 4/1/1935 The cocoanut pudding vendor Pedro Berríos ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal chorus songwriter, instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-89511 10-in. 4/1/1935 Tina Don Reid ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin, director  
Victor BS-94183 10-in. 9/5/1935 The Missouri waltz Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-94184 10-in. 9/5/1935 Let me call you sweetheart (I'm in love with you) Buddy Clark ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-94185 10-in. 9/5/1935 Waltz down the aisle Don Reid ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-94186 10-in. 9/5/1935 Jalousie Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
(Results 1-25 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cugat, Xavier," accessed November 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

Cugat, Xavier. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

"Cugat, Xavier." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154

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