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José Mojica

Fray José de Guadalupe Mojica [mohe-cah] (September 14, 1895 – September 20, 1974) was a Mexican Franciscan friar and former tenor and film actor. He was known in the music and film fields as José Mojica.

Mojica joined the world of the American film industry before entering religious life. Together with Dolores del Río, Tito Guízar, Ramón Novarro and Lupe Vélez, he was among the few Mexican people who made history in the early years of Hollywood. Regarding his activity as a friar, singer and actor, he felt that religion and art have never been at conflict. If God gave me the grace of voice and singing skills, I use them for His glory, he explained.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 14th, 1896 (San Gabriel Municipality), Died Lima

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, songwriter, lyricist, translator, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-37871 10-in. 3/25/1927 El tropezón Antonio Cortis Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-40020 10-in. 9/21/1927 Pais azul José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40021 10-in. 9/21/1927 Pasas por el abismo José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40022 10-in. 9/21/1927 Gitana José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40023 10-in. 9/21/1927 Jurame José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40026 10-in. 9/22/1927 Gratia plena José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40027 10-in. 9/22/1927 Amores y amorios José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42960 10-in. 9/19/1928 Que queres que yo li haga José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-42961 10-in. 9/19/1928 Un amor que se va José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-42962 12-in. 9/20/1928 Salve, dimora José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor CVE-42963 12-in. 9/20/1928 Czar Berendey's cavatine José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-46172 10-in. 9/18/1928 Viejos conventos José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-46173 10-in. 9/18/1928 La sultana José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54836 10-in. 6/10/1930 Libre soy José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54837 10-in. 6/10/1930 Alguna vez José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-58579 10-in. 2/15/1930 Oh! Where are you? José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-58658 10-in. 2/14/1930 One mad kiss José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-58659 10-in. 2/14/1930 Behind the mask José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-58662 10-in. 2/15/1930 Lament José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist, composer  
Victor PBVE-62644 10-in. 6/6/1930 En donde estás? José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-62645 10-in. 6/6/1930 Un beso loco José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-68400 10-in. 11/5/1932 Miniatura José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with female vocal trio and orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-68401 10-in. 11/5/1932 Unidos por siempre José Mojica ; Mary Solares Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-68402 10-in. 11/5/1932 Amame José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-68403 10-in. 11/5/1932 Es un ladrón José Mojica Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mojica, José," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104212.

Mojica, José. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104212.

"Mojica, José." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104212

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