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 Founded 1938

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Name of group is presented in sources as Orquesta Riverside, Orquesta Havana Riverside and Orquesta Havana-Riverside.

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

Recordings

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 Havana Riverside Orchestra ; 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[a] 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[a] 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[a] 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[a] 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[a] 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  
Victor CU-318[a] 10-in. before 4/16/1940 La conga de cayo hueso Orquesta Havana-Riverside Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-381 10-in. before 5/1/1940 Quiero amar Orquesta Riverside ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano Musical group  
Victor CU-400[b] 10-in. before 5/15/1940 Sombras de mi tierra Orquesta Riverside ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and piano solo Musical group  
Victor CU-400[a] 10-in. before 5/6/1940 Amanecer criollo Orquesta Riverside ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-401 10-in. before 5/6/1940 Del codo al caño Orquesta Riverside ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and piano solo Musical group  
Victor CU-402[a] 10-in. before 5/6/1940 Así viviré Orquesta Riverside ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and piano solo Musical group  
Victor CU-408[a] 10-in. before 5/15/1940 En la frontera de México Orquesta Riverside ; Anselmo Sacasas ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-499 10-in. before 7/2/1940 Tu lejanía Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-500 10-in. before 7/2/1940 Eterna primavera Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Havana-Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-501 10-in. before 7/2/1940 Canción del mar Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-502 10-in. before 7/2/1940 Tres besitos Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Havana-Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-503 10-in. before 7/2/1940 Mulita Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-541 10-in. before 9/3/1940 Otro dia Orquesta Havana-Riverside ; Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-542 10-in. before 9/3/1940 Llorar Orquesta Havana-Riverside ; Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-545 10-in. 9/11/1940 Adversidad Orquesta Havana-Riverside ; Lupita Palomera Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group  
Victor CU-688 10-in. before 2/25/1941 Ella Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-689 10-in. before 2/25/1941 Penumbra Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-690 10-in. before 2/25/1941 Acércate mas Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-691 10-in. before 2/25/1941 Linda guajira Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-759 10-in. before 7/9/1941 Espérame otra vez René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-760 10-in. before 7/9/1941 Realidad René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-849 10-in. before 12/11/1941 Miré tus ojos Tito Álverez ; Orquesta Havana-Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-850 10-in. before 12/11/1941 Historia Tito Álverez ; Orquesta Havana-Riverside Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Decca 71315 10-in. 12/8/1942 El golpe de bibijagua Orquesta Havana-Riverside Musical group  
Decca 71316 10-in. 12/8/1942 El maranon Orquesta Havana-Riverside Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Orquesta Riverside," accessed July 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110551.

Orquesta Riverside. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110551.

"Orquesta Riverside." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 July 2024.

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

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