Manuel Jiménez

Manuel A. Jiménez or "El Canario", (born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico on January 1, 1895 - November 21, 1975), 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 1, 1895 (Orocovis), Died November 21, 1975 (San Juan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1953

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

Notes: Manuel Jiménez is also known by his nickname, "El Canario."

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 225 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57773 10-in. 12/13/1929 Mi vida Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-57774 10-in. 12/13/1929 Bella borinquen Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-59668 10-in. 4/3/1930 Viva la vieja Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-59669 10-in. 4/3/1930 La novia que yo tenía Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-59670 10-in. 4/3/1930 No viertas una lágrima Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-59671 10-in. 4/3/1930 Borinquen Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-62130 10-in. 4/30/1930 Nuestro héroe Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-62131 10-in. 4/30/1930 La mujer y el hombre Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-62320 10-in. 6/27/1930 Ninfa del amor Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BVE-62398 10-in. 8/27/1930 Amor fingido Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-62399 10-in. 8/27/1930 Orfandad Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-62400 10-in. 8/27/1930 Colombia! Colombia! Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BVE-62790 10-in. 7/14/1930 Lamento borinqueño Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-63332 10-in. 8/7/1930 El yo-yo de Tomasa Canario y su Grupo Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-63333 10-in. 8/7/1930 Dulce triguena Canario y su Grupo Vocal duet, with 2 guitars and claves leader  
Victor BVE-63390 10-in. 10/13/1930 Decimas de amor Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BVE-63391 10-in. 10/13/1930 Seis jíbaro Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer, vocalist  
Victor BVE-63601 10-in. 8/27/1930 Koli-kolo Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-63689 10-in. 10/1/1930 Aguinaldo de Navidad Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BVE-63690 10-in. 10/1/1930 Aguinaldo de Puerto Pico Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor BVE-64400 10-in. 12/9/1930 Cantares de la sierra Canario y su Grupo Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-64611 10-in. 11/5/1930 Despiertase mano lal Canario y su Grupo Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-64612 10-in. 11/5/1930 Mi morena Canario y su Grupo Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-67449 10-in. 2/16/1931 Consejos a las mujeres Canario y su Grupo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-67450 10-in. 2/16/1931 Llanto del campesino Canario y su Grupo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 26-50 of 225 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jiménez, Manuel," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105354.

Jiménez, Manuel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105354.

"Jiménez, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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