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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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 130 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CO23719 10-in. 11/17/1938 Negra mala : Son Maya y su Orquesta Cubana Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO30611 10-in. 6/6/1941 Rhumba rhapsody Xavier Cugat ; Raoul Soler ; Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Columbia CO31110 10-in. 8/26/1941 Adios Africa Xavier Cugat ; Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Orchestra, 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  
(Results 101-125 of 130 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Valdés, Miguelito," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

Valdés, Miguelito. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107234.

"Valdés, Miguelito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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