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 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, bongos
Notes: Nickname for Tito Rodríguez when he sang with Conjunto Tipica Ladi.
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodríguez, Tito," accessed May 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972.
Rodríguez, Tito. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106972.
"Rodríguez, Tito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 May 2022.
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