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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 76-100 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037626 10-in. 6/12/1939 Perfidia Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-037627 10-in. 6/12/1939 Quiereme mucho Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-037628 10-in. 6/12/1939 One, two, three, kick Catalino Rolón ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble composer, director  
Victor BS-037629 10-in. 6/12/1939 Nana Antonio Lopez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter, director  
Victor BS-040240 10-in. 7/3/1939 The thrill of a new romance Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Bill Stoker Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042740 10-in. 9/27/1939 La cumparsita Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042741 10-in. 9/27/1939 Negro aresa Machito ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-042742 10-in. 9/27/1939 Calientito Machito ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-042743 10-in. 9/27/1939 Auto-conga Machito ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BS-042789 10-in. 10/5/1939 In sunny San Domingo Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, lyricist  
Victor BS-042790 10-in. 10/5/1939 Jungle drums Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-042791 10-in. 10/5/1939 Cuban episode Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-042792 10-in. 10/5/1939 Tu volveras Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-044834 10-in. 2/19/1940 Perfidia Ozzie Nelson Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BS-044836 10-in. 2/19/1940 At a time like this Alice Cornet ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, songwriter  
Victor BS-044838 10-in. 2/19/1940 Loca ilusion Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-044839 10-in. 2/19/1940 Pa-ran-pan-pan Carmen Castillo ; Nico Lopez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director, songwriter  
Victor BS-044840 10-in. 2/19/1940 Siboney Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-044841 10-in. 2/19/1940 I want my mama Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-044842 10-in. 2/19/1940 Long live love Alice Cornet ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BS-047029 10-in. 2/8/1940 Long live love Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-050877 10-in. 5/27/1940 Blen blen blen Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-050878 10-in. 5/27/1940 Rumba rumbero Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-050879 10-in. 5/27/1940 Macurije Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-050880 10-in. 5/27/1940 Nueva conga Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter  
(Results 76-100 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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