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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 51-75 of 86 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 86 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valdés, Miguelito," accessed January 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

Valdés, Miguelito. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

"Valdés, Miguelito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 January 2021.

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

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