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Miguelito Valdés

Miguelito Valdés (September 6, 1912 – November 9, 1978), also known as Mr. Babalú, was a renowned Cuban singer. His performances were characterized by a strong voice and a particular sense of cubanismo.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 6th, 1912 (Havana), Died November 9th, 1978 (Bogota)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1951

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-93594 10-in. between 4/27/1937 and 4/30/1937 Ya no alumbra tu estrella Conjunto Matamoros Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-010933 10-in. 6/17/1937 Bruca manigua Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010935 10-in. 6/17/1937 Dolor cobarde Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-010936 10-in. 6/17/1937 Cachita Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010937 10-in. 6/17/1937 Ben acá tomá Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-010938 10-in. 6/17/1937 Taboga Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-021933 10-in. before 4/7/1938 Oiga mi pregón Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-021959 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 El limpiabotas Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-021960 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Te vi Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-021963 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Los componedores Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-021964 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Oh, mi tambó Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-021965 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Mi comparsa Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-021967 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Loco de amor Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Walfredo de los Reyes Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-021968 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 Funfuñando Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-021970 10-in. between 4/1/1938 and 4/11/1938 El juicio Orquesta Casino de la Playa Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-027832 10-in. 9/19/1938 El plato roto Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-027833 10-in. 9/19/1938 La negra leonó Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-027834 10-in. 9/19/1938 No hay nadie como tú Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-027835 10-in. 9/19/1938 Los venecianos Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist  
Victor B-027836 10-in. 9/19/1938 Yo son gangá Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-027837 10-in. 9/19/1938 Se va el caramelero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor B-027839 10-in. 9/19/1938 Pa' la risueña Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-028902 10-in. 9/26/1938 Atésame el bastidor Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelita Valdés Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-028903 10-in. 9/26/1938 Suavecito Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-033865 10-in. before 2/27/1939 Letargo Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Guillermo Portela ; Walfredo de los Reyes Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and violin solo composer  
(Results 1-25 of 86 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valdés, Miguelito," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

Valdés, Miguelito. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

"Valdés, Miguelito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234

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