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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 51-75 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-017386 10-in. 12/9/1937 Margarita Eddie Asherman ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-017387 10-in. 12/9/1937 Flame Celia Branz ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-021761 10-in. 4/8/1938 La golondrina Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-021762 10-in. 4/8/1938 Cielito lindo Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet arranger, director  
Victor BS-021763 10-in. 4/8/1938 La paloma Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet arranger, director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-021764 10-in. 4/8/1938 Eso no es na Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-021765 10-in. 4/8/1938 Sirena Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-021766 10-in. 4/8/1938 Perdón Chacha Aguilar ; Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet director, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-027265 10-in. 10/7/1938 Night must fall Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-027266 10-in. 10/7/1938 Conga de noche Catalino Rolón ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus songwriter, director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-027267 10-in. 10/7/1938 Cui cui Catalino Rolón ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-027268 10-in. 10/7/1938 Nora Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-027269 10-in. 10/7/1938 Guitarra romana Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-027270 10-in. 10/7/1938 Alfredo Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-031481 10-in. 1/16/1939 Batamu Catalino Rolón ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-031482 10-in. 1/16/1939 Nocturnal Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-031483 10-in. 1/16/1939 Belén Antonio Lopez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus composer, director  
Victor BS-031484 10-in. 1/16/1939 Society conga Antonio Lopez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director, songwriter  
Victor BS-031485 10-in. 1/16/1939 The applause waltz Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-031486 10-in. 1/16/1939 Mi España Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BS-031487 10-in. 1/16/1939 Adios, Mariquita Linda Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-031488 10-in. 1/16/1939 Cuban love song Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-036506 10-in. 4/18/1939 Night must fall (over all) Blue Barron ; Russ Carlyle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-037624 10-in. 6/12/1939 Havana for a night Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-037625 10-in. 6/12/1939 The thrill of a new romance Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, director  
(Results 51-75 of 157 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cugat, Xavier," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

Cugat, Xavier. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

"Cugat, Xavier." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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