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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 126-150 of 157 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-056403 10-in. 9/28/1940 Adversidad Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056404 10-in. 9/28/1940 Serenata tropical Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-056405 10-in. m Los carnavales de oriente Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056406 10-in. 9/28/1940 Canción del mar Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056407 10-in. 9/28/1940 Cuatro personas Bobby Capó ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056408 10-in. 9/28/1940 Sueña la conga Bobby Capó ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056411 10-in. 9/28/1940 Bilongo Bobby Capó ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056423 10-in. 10/1/1940 Visit Panama Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056425 10-in. 10/1/1940 Agua agua! Lina Romay ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-056426 10-in. 10/1/1940 Noche de ronda Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-056427 10-in. 10/1/1940 Salud, dinero y amor Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-056430 10-in. 10/1/1940 Ni pitos ni flautas Nico Lopez ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-073815 10-in. 4/7/1942 Nightingale Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-084878 10-in. 1944 Tentación de amor Jorge Negrete ; Orquesta Manuel Sabre Marroquin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W150456 10-in. 4/11/1930 Santiago Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble composer  
Columbia W150483 10-in. 4/21/1930 Dark night The Columbia Photo Players ; The Rondoliers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
OKeh W403957 10-in. 4/15/1930 Dark night Lanin’s Famous Players Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E32833 10-in. May 1930 Dark night Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Decca C 91081 10-in. 1/26/1937 You can tell she comes from Dixie Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Earle Morgan instrumentalist, violin  
Decca C 91082 10-in. 1/26/1937 How could you? Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Earle Morgan instrumentalist, violin  
Decca C 91083 10-in. 1/26/1937 Moonlight and shadows Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Earle Morgan instrumentalist, violin  
Decca C 91084 10-in. 1/26/1937 Twinkle, twinkle, little star Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Earle Morgan instrumentalist, violin  
Decca C 91085 10-in. 1/26/1937 Gazing at a blazing fire Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Earle Morgan instrumentalist, violin  
Decca C 91086 10-in. 1/26/1937 The kid in the three cornered pants Anson Weeks Orchestra ; Earle Morgan instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3731 10-in. 1/28/1945 Baia Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 126-150 of 157 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cugat, Xavier," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

Cugat, Xavier. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

"Cugat, Xavier." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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