Manuel Jiménez

Manuel A. Jiménez or "El Canario", (born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico on January 1, 1895), was a Puerto Rican musician most famous for his work in the plena style. During the 1930s, he introduced new elements like piano, horns, and bass into plena, spreading its popularity. Jiménez died on November 21, 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1895, Died November 21st, 1975

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter

Notes: Also known as "El Canario."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-51242 10-in. 4/22/1929 Obispo Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-51243 10-in. 4/22/1929 Temporal ... temporal Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-51244 10-in. 4/22/1929 Santa María Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-51245 10-in. 4/22/1929 Cuando las mujeres quieren a los hombres Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-53535 10-in. 6/4/1929 Canario es candela Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BVE-53536 10-in. 6/4/1929 Arizona Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BVE-53537 10-in. 6/4/1929 Cosas de la vida Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-53538 10-in. 6/4/1929 Maria Engracia Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-53567 10-in. 6/18/1929 Tabaco malo Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-53568 10-in. 6/18/1929 Botánico Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-53569 10-in. 6/18/1929 El merenguero Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-53570 10-in. 6/18/1929 Enojo de Elena Canario y su Grupo Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-55110 10-in. 7/9/1929 La tortola Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-55111 10-in. 7/9/1929 Mujer impía Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-55112 10-in. 7/9/1929 Te olvidaré mejor Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56168 10-in. 10/2/1929 Seis de la madrugada Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56169 10-in. 10/2/1929 Pro y contra Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor BVE-56170 10-in. 10/2/1929 El niño nació Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56171 10-in. 10/2/1929 Aguinaldo cagüeño Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56763 10-in. 10/9/1929 No quieres recordar Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56764 10-in. 10/9/1929 Pajarito borinqueño Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56765 10-in. 10/9/1929 Tanta vanidad Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-56766 10-in. 10/9/1929 La moda Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor BVE-57771 10-in. 12/13/1929 El tisico Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-57772 10-in. 12/13/1929 Decima del ciego Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 116 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jiménez, Manuel," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105354.

Jiménez, Manuel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105354.

"Jiménez, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

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