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Tito Rodríguez

Pablo Rodríguez Lozada (January 4, 1923 – February 28, 1973), better known as Tito Rodríguez, was a Puerto Rican singer and bandleader. He started his career singing under the tutelage of his brother, Johnny Rodríguez. In the 1940s, both moved to New York, where Tito worked as a percussionist in several popular rhumba ensembles, before directing his own group to great success during the 1950s. His most prolific years coincided with the peak of the mambo and cha-cha-cha dance craze. He also recorded boleros, sones, guarachas and pachangas.

Rodríguez is known by many fans as "El Inolvidable" (The Unforgettable One), a moniker based on his most popular song, a bolero written by Cuban composer Julio Gutiérrez.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 4th, 1923 (Santurce), Died February 28th, 1973 (Coral Gables)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, bongos

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-059213 10-in. 2/8/1941 Amor de guajiro Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Sarita Herrera ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-059220 10-in. 2/10/1941 Bim bam bum Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-059221 10-in. 2/10/1941 Un, dos, tres, un dos Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-059223 10-in. 2/10/1941 Give me time Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor BS-059224 10-in. 2/10/1941 I've got to get hot Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor BS-062784 10-in. 3/28/1941 Acercate mas Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-062786 10-in. 3/28/1941 Se fue la cumparsa Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-071408 10-in. 9/26/1941 Voodoo moon Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PR-1[d] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 La parranda Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with mixed vocal trio vocalist  
Victor PR-3[c] 10-in. before 11/1/1939 Amor perdido Conjunto Típico Ladí Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodríguez, Tito," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972.

Rodríguez, Tito. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972.

"Rodríguez, Tito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972

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