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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 101-125 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-050881 10-in. 5/27/1940 When the swallows come back to Capistrano Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
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 director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-051293 10-in. 6/14/1940 Long live love (Si te vas) Yvette Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BS-051565 10-in. 6/26/1940 Tunare Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter  
Victor BS-051566 10-in. 6/26/1940 Guaira Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-051567 10-in. 6/26/1940 Cinco hijos Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-051568 10-in. 6/26/1940 Mi conga Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, songwriter, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-051569 10-in. 6/26/1940 The rhumba cardi Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-051570 10-in. 6/26/1940 Whatever happened to you Dinah Shore ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-053421 10-in. 9/4/1940 Help me Californians ; Dale Evans ; Lucio Garcia ; Abe Lyman Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal duet lyricist  
Victor BS-054949 10-in. 7/30/1940 Tentación de amor Jorge Negrete Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-055528 10-in. 8/19/1940 Whatever happened to you Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-055544 10-in. 8/27/1940 Zombie Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-055545 10-in. 8/27/1940 Elube changó Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-055546 10-in. 8/27/1940 Frenesi Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-055547 10-in. 8/27/1940 Los hijos de Buda Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-055548 10-in. 8/27/1940 Cat's serenade Loretta Clemens Tupper ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin, songwriter, lyricist  
Victor BS-055549 10-in. 8/27/1940 Almendra Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-055599 10-in. 9/6/1940 En la plantacion Miguelita Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-055954 10-in. 9/6/1940 Benaba Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-055955 10-in. 9/6/1940 Adios Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-055956 10-in. 9/6/1940 Green eyes Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-055957 10-in. 9/6/1940 La rosita Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-055958 10-in. 9/6/1940 Tiara Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056402 10-in. 9/28/1940 Trinidad Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 101-125 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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