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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 151-159 of 159 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 151-159 of 159 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Cugat, Xavier," accessed December 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

Cugat, Xavier. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104154.

"Cugat, Xavier." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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