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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 6, 1912 (Havana), Died November 9, 1978 (Bogota)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1951

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

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

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 130 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 D7XB-2521 10-in. 11/26/1947 Rumba rumbera José Curbelo Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor D7VB-2772 10-in. 12/29/1947 Rumba rumbero Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
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-184 10-in. before 1/15/1940 Rumba rumbero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor CU-185 10-in. before 1/15/1940 Nuestro son Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-187 10-in. before 1/15/1940 Mi deuda de amor Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-188 10-in. before 1/15/1940 Se va el manguero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-189 10-in. before 1/15/1940 Sé bastante Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-211 10-in. before 3/12/1940 El arroyo que murmura Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-212[a] 10-in. before 3/12/1940 No te importe saber Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-213[a] 10-in. before 3/12/1940 Yo reiré cuando tú llores Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-214 10-in. before 3/12/1940 El manicero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 51-75 of 130 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valdés, Miguelito," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

Valdés, Miguelito. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

"Valdés, Miguelito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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