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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 151-175 of 175 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia HCO3096 10-in. 12/30/1947 Take it away Xavier Cugat ; Penny Piper ; Xavier Cugat Orchestra Orchestra, with female vocal solo director  
Columbia CO22166 10-in. 12/6/1937 Cachita Antobal's Cubans ; Alfredo Valdéz Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia CO30611 10-in. 6/6/1941 Rhumba rhapsody Xavier Cugat ; Raoul Soler ; Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Columbia CO31110 10-in. 8/26/1941 Adios Africa Xavier Cugat ; Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo director  
Columbia CO38312 10-in. 11/4/1947 Con maracas Xavier Cugat ; Xavier Cugat Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Columbia CO41796 10-in. 10/11/1949 Rhumba cocktail Xavier Cugat ; Xavier Cugat Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Columbia CO41803 10-in. 10/12/1949 Goombay Xavier Cugat ; Jimmy Sounders ; Xavier Cugat Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Columbia CO43911 10-in. 6/8/1950 Mambo jambo Xavier Cugat ; Xavier Cugat Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Columbia W100394 10-in. 4/21/1931 Dark night Rudy Marlow and his Orchestra [Selvin's Orchestra] Jazz/dance band 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  
Decca L 3732 10-in. 1/28/1945 You belong to my heart Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3733 10-in. 1/28/1945 Siboney Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3734 10-in. 1/28/1945 Hasta manana Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3735 10-in. 2/11/1945 Siboney Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3736 10-in. 2/11/1945 Baia (Na baixa do sapateiro) Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3737 10-in. 2/11/1945 Hasta manana (Toda una vida) Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
Decca L 3738 10-in. 2/11/1945 You belong to my heart Bing Crosby instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 151-175 of 175 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cugat, Xavier," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

Cugat, Xavier. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

"Cugat, Xavier." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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