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 (Results 51-75 of 225 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-67451 10-in. 2/16/1931 La gandulito Canario y su Grupo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-67452 10-in. 2/16/1931 Los Cubanos dicen Canario y su Grupo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-67701 10-in. 12/9/1930 Mercedes Canario y su Grupo Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-67702 10-in. 12/9/1930 Amor sin dolor Canario y su Grupo Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BVE-67703 10-in. 12/9/1930 Sara Canario y su Grupo Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-70944 10-in. 11/5/1931 El perdòn Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-70945 10-in. 11/5/1931 Pastorcillo Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-70946 10-in. 11/5/1931 Seis de caguas Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-70947 10-in. 11/5/1931 De la montana Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist, leader, composer  
Victor BRC-70962 10-in. 12/4/1931 Mis anhelos Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-70965 10-in. 12/4/1931 Los carreteros Canario y su Grupo Vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72215 10-in. 3/30/1932 Tierra de lindos palmares Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72216 10-in. 3/30/1932 Un beso perdido Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72217 10-in. 3/30/1932 Fiebre del delirio Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72218 10-in. 3/30/1932 Los que aquí cantan Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72279 10-in. 4/13/1932 Gloria mía Canario y su Grupo Male vocal duet, with trumpet and 2 guitars leader  
Victor BRC-72280 10-in. 4/13/1932 Cementerio virginal Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72281 10-in. 4/13/1932 A quisqueya Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BRC-72282 10-in. 4/13/1932 Rumba en el cacique Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor BSHQ-73013 10-in. 6/15/1932 Lamento puertorriqueño Canario y su Grupo Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BSHQ-73014 10-in. 6/15/1932 Marina Canario y su Grupo Instrumental quartet, with vocal duet leader  
Victor BSHQ-73015 10-in. 6/15/1932 Mentirosa Canario y su Grupo Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Victor BSHQ-73016 10-in. 6/15/1932 Dulces mentiras Canario y su Grupo Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Victor BS-75349 10-in. 3/2/1933 Capullito de azucena Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-75350 10-in. 3/2/1933 Allá va Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet leader  
(Results 51-75 of 225 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jiménez, Manuel," accessed July 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105354.

Jiménez, Manuel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105354.

"Jiménez, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 July 2024.

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