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Desi Arnaz

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban-born American actor, bandleader, and film and television producer. He played Ricky Ricardo on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, in which he co-starred with his then-wife Lucille Ball. Arnaz and Ball are credited as the innovators of the syndicated rerun, which they pioneered with the I Love Lucy series.

Arnaz and Lucille Ball co-founded and ran the television production company called Desilu Productions, originally to market I Love Lucy to television networks. After I Love Lucy ended, Arnaz went on to produce several other television series, at first with Desilu Productions, and later independently, including The Ann Sothern Show and The Untouchables. He was also the bandleader of his Latin group, the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. He was known for playing conga drums and popularized the conga line in the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 2, 1917 (Santiago de Cuba), Died December 2, 1986 (Del Mar)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1949

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

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-2032 10-in. 2/15/1946 Without you (tres palabras) Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-2034 10-in. 2/15/1946 Cuban Pete Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male-female vocal duet, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-2332 10-in. 6/10/1946 El cumbanchero Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-2539 10-in. 7/26/1946 Tia Juana Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-2588 10-in. 8/2/1946 I'll never love again Desi Arnaz Orchestra ; Elsa Miranda Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-3088 10-in. 10/18/1946 Through a thousand dreams Desi Arnaz Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-3089 10-in. 10/18/1946 Mi vida Desi Arnaz Orchestra ; Jane Harvey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-3090 10-in. 10/19/1946 Another night like this Desi Arnaz Orchestra ; Jane Harvey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-3091 10-in. 10/19/1946 A rainy night in Rio Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-3092 10-in. 10/19/1946 Tabu Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-3093 10-in. 10/19/1946 Babalu' Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-0417 10-in. 1/6/1947 Brazil Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0418 10-in. 1/6/1947 La cumparsita Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0419 10-in. 1/6/1947 Tico tico Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0420 10-in. 1/20/1947 Siboney Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0426 10-in. 1/20/1947 The peanut vendor Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0427 10-in. 1/20/1947 Green Eyes Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0528 10-in. 4/30/1947 I love to dance Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra ; Carol (Carole) Richards Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D7VB-0529 10-in. 4/30/1947 Made for each other Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-0530 10-in. 4/30/1947 Un poquito de amor Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-2764 10-in. 12/29/1947 Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-2765 10-in. 12/29/1947 Little Romero Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-2767 10-in. 12/29/1947 The matador Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-2769 10-in. 12/29/1947 In Santiago, Chile ('tain't chilly at all) Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D7VB-2770 10-in. 12/29/1947 Jipi Japa Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arnaz, Desi," accessed May 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105476.

Arnaz, Desi. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105476.

"Arnaz, Desi." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105476

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