Orquesta Riverside

Orquesta Riverside (known as Orquesta Havana Riverside between 1938 and 1941) was a highly successful Cuban big band that was amongst the most popular ensembles of the 1940s and 1950s. Founded in 1938, it was originally directed by local musician Enrique González Mantici until 1945. Other directors were Antonio Sosa (1945-47), Pedro Vila (1947-57), Adolfo Guzmán (1957-62), Argelio González and Nelson Arocha.

In 1993, the ensemble disbanded after a long period lacking success. Years later, Raúl Nacianceno Miyares, a former saxophonist in the band, revived the name of the band with young music graduates, playing the same arrangements as 50 years ago.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1938

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-033620 10-in. before 2/9/1939 Ahora seremos felices Orquesta Riverside ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-033701 10-in. before 2/7/2019 Vereda tropical Orquesta Riverside ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-035368 10-in. 3/29/1939 Sigan contando hasta diez Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-035369 10-in. 3/29/1939 Orquídea Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-035376 10-in. before 3/30/1939 Desconfianza de amor Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-035377 10-in. before 3/30/1939 La conga en Caracas Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-036564 10-in. before 4/28/1939 Perfidia Orquesta Riverside ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-036565 10-in. before 4/28/1939 Chi-chen-itza Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-036570 10-in. before 4/28/1939 Arrollando en Maccao Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-036571 10-in. before 4/28/1939 Nancy Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor BS-037496 10-in. before 6/15/1939 Tú no comprendes Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-037497 10-in. before 6/15/1939 Morena linda Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor BS-037498 10-in. before 6/15/1939 Bola negra Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-102 10-in. before 9/5/1939 Linda nena Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta Riverside ; Guillermo Portabales Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-103 10-in. before 9/5/1939 Aquellos besos Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta Riverside ; Guillermo Portabales Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-104 10-in. before 9/5/1939 Negro gangá Rafael Hernández ; Margarita Lecuona ; Orquesta Riverside Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-124 10-in. before 8/31/1939 Me voy lejos René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-125 10-in. before 8/31/1939 Rómpete Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-126 10-in. before 8/31/1939 Rompan el cuero Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-127 10-in. before 8/31/1939 Quiero gozar Orquesta Riverside ; Manolo Suárez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-131 10-in. before 9/11/1939 Habana, vuelvo a ti René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-132 10-in. before 9/11/1939 Mi primer, sueño de amor René Cabel Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-133 10-in. before 9/11/1939 Sueño guajiro René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-134 10-in. before 9/11/1934 El amor de mi bohio Dúo Primavera ; Orquesta Riverside Female vocal duet, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-135-B 10-in. before 9/11/1939. Desprecio Orquesta Riverside ; Trío Lecuona Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Orquesta Riverside," accessed October 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110551.

Orquesta Riverside. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110551.

"Orquesta Riverside." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110551

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