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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 4, 1923 (Santurce), Died February 28, 1973 (Coral Gables)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, leader, bongos, composer, vibraphone

Notes: The given name of Tito Rodríguez is Pablo T. Rodríguez. he is also known by nickname, "Pablito."

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

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, instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor BS-062785 10-in. 3/28/1941 Negra soy Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
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, instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor BS-062787 10-in. 3/28/1941 Moon in the sea Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Patricia Gilmore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor BS-068990 10-in. 2/11/1942 Venganza Grupo Marcano Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-068991 10-in. 2/11/1942 Así es la vida Grupo Marcano Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-068992 10-in. 2/11/1942 Un italiano en la habana Grupo Marcano Male vocal duet, with vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-068993 10-in. 2/11/1942 Solo por tí Grupo Marcano Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble 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 E3FB-2540 10-in. 11/27/1953 Ay no no no Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, vibraphone, leader, vocalist  
Victor E3FB-2628 10-in. 1953 Estas como mango Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Victor E3FB-2629 10-in. 11/17/1953 Adele Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Victor E3FB-2698 10-in. 12/14/1953 Tu estas fatal Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Victor E3FB-2699 10-in. 12/14/1953 Jala leva Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, leader  
Victor E3FB-2700 10-in. 12/14/1953 El baion Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor E3FB-2937 10-in. 12/28/1953 Chika ni lambó Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Victor E3FB-2938 10-in. 12/28/1953 Abarriba cumbiaremos Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet vocalist, leader  
Victor E3FB-2939 10-in. 12/28/1953 El jamaiquino Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor E3FB-2940 10-in. 12/28/1953 My reverie Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor E3FB-2966 10-in. 12/29/1953 Stormy weather (keeps rainin' all the time) Tito Rodriguez Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodríguez, Tito," accessed July 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972.

Rodríguez, Tito. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972.

"Rodríguez, Tito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 July 2024.

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

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