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Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat (Catalan: [ʃəβiˈe kuˈɣat]; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish 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 1, 1900 (Girona), Died October 27, 1990 (Barcelona)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1956

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

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Recordings (Results 126-150 of 175 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. 9/28/1940 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  
Victor MBS-092237 10-in. before 9/12/1950 Cuban mambo Pérez Prado Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBS-095458 10-in. before 1/31/1956 Nightingale Orquesta Juan García Esquivel Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-0530 10-in. 4/30/1947 Un poquito de amor Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1814 10-in. 10/24/1947 One, two, three, kick Freddy Martin Orchestra ; Martin Men ; Stuart Wade Male vocal solo, with male vocal group and jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7FB-2681 10-in. 12/15/1947 Con maracas Jose y su orquesta Morand Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor CU-112[a] 10-in. before 7/30/1948 Canta playera Orquesta Julio Gutiérrez ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble arranger  
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  
Columbia HCO1275 10-in. 2/20/1945 Enlloro Luis del Campo ; Xavier Cugat ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo director  
Columbia HCO2225 10-in. 2/5/1947 Illusion Xavier Cugat ; Dorothy Porter ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo director, songwriter  
Columbia HCO3094 10-in. 12/30/1947 In Santiago, Chile Xavier Cugat ; Bob Graham ; Xavier Cugat Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 126-150 of 175 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cugat, Xavier," accessed May 30, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

Cugat, Xavier. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 30, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

"Cugat, Xavier." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 30 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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