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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

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  
Victor BS-033866 10-in. before 2/27/1939 Bacosó Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-033867 10-in. before 2/27/1939 Cuando vuelvas a quererme Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo vocalist  
Victor BS-033868 10-in. before 2/27/1939 Babalú Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035381 10-in. before 3/30/1939 Llora campesino Marcelino Guerra ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Carlos Suárez ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-035547 10-in. before 4/3/1939 José Isabel Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035548 10-in. before 4/3/1939 Negro de sociedad Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035549 10-in. before 4/3/1939 La conga negra Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035550 10-in. before 4/3/1939 Adiós Africa Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035553 10-in. before 4/3/1939 Negro mandinga Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035557 10-in. before 4/3/1939 Oriente Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo vocalist  
Victor BS-035558 10-in. before 4/3/1939 Los timbales Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037003 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Batamú Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037004 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Elube changó Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037005 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Vuelve el viandero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037006 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Bambarito Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037007 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037008 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Yo son moruá Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-048515 10-in. before 3/25/1940 Sinforosa Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-050877 10-in. 5/27/1940 Blen blen blen Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-050878 10-in. 5/27/1940 Rumba rumbero Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, vocalist  
Victor BS-050879 10-in. 5/27/1940 Macurije Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-050880 10-in. 5/27/1940 Nueva conga Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-051565 10-in. 6/26/1940 Tunare Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-051566 10-in. 6/26/1940 Guaira Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-051567 10-in. 6/26/1940 Cinco hijos Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-051568 10-in. 6/26/1940 Mi conga Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-055545 10-in. 8/27/1940 Elube changó Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055547 10-in. 8/27/1940 Los hijos de Buda Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-055599 10-in. 9/6/1940 En la plantacion Miguelita Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-055954 10-in. 9/6/1940 Benaba Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D9VB-2716 10-in. 12/2/1949 Celina Miguelito Valdés Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader, vocalist  
Victor D9VB-2718 10-in. 12/2/1949 Si no tienes swing Miguelito Valdés Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, leader  
Victor CU-214 10-in. before 3/12/1940 El manicero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-242 10-in. before 3/25/1940 Tu jijo serán jabá Orquesta Casino de la Playa Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Decca 71093 10-in. 7/17/1942 Enlloro Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71094 10-in. 7/17/1942 Letargo Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71095 10-in. 7/17/1942 Tabu Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71096 10-in. 7/17/1942 La rumba soy yo Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71110 10-in. 7/20/1942 El comprador de botellas Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71111 10-in. 7/20/1942 Guadalajara Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71112 10-in. 7/20/1942 Yo saluda Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71113 10-in. 7/20/1942 Eco Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71199 10-in. 7/27/1942 Carambu Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71200 10-in. 7/27/1942 Drume negrita Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71201 10-in. 7/27/1942 Zarabanda Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71202 10-in. 7/27/1942 Bim bam boom Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71203 10-in. 7/27/1942 Rica pulpa Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71204 10-in. 7/27/1942 Sensemaya Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71205 10-in. 7/27/1942 Oye negra Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 71206 10-in. 7/27/1942 Nague Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 72688 10-in. 12/12/1944 You never say yes, you never say no Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 72689 10-in. 12/12/1944 Good, good, good Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 72698 10-in. 12/12/1944 Good, good, good Miguelito Valdés vocalist  
Decca 81473 9/4/1951 Walter Winchell rhumba Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81474 9/4/1951 La negra leono Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81475 9/4/1951 Escucha mi son Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81476 9/4/1951 Babalu Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81509 9/5/1951 Rumba rumbero Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81510 9/5/1951 Marimba Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81511 9/5/1951 Rumba ritmica Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  
Decca 81512 9/5/1951 Bambarito Miguelito Valdés y su Conjunto vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valdés, Miguelito," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

Valdés, Miguelito. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

"Valdés, Miguelito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

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

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