Ñico Saquito

Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz (13 February 1901 – 4 August 1982), better known as Ñico Saquito, was a Cuban trova songwriter, guitarist and singer. He is widely considered the most prolific and successful composer of guarachas, most of which he wrote during his stint as a member of Los Guaracheros de Oriente. Among his most enduring compositions are "Cuidadito compay gallo", "María Cristina", "Adiós compay gato", "Al vaivén de mi carreta", "Camina como Chencha" and "Amarrao compé".

Birth and Death Data: Born February 13, 1901 (Santiago de Cuba), Died August 4, 1982 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1951

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

Notes: Ñico Saquito”s full name is Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz. He is also credited as Antonio Fernández Ortiz or Antonio Fernández.

See Also: Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-70920 10-in. 10/29/1931 La gallina de la calle Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet composer  
Victor MBS-90884 10-in. before 3/25/1937 Cuidadito compay gallo Trío García Vocal and instrumental trio composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-98334 10-in. 11/27/1935 Perdi mi madre Cuarteto Machín Instrumental quartet and male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-98338 10-in. 11/29/1935 El amor de mi Septeto Machín Vocal and instrumental septet composer  
Victor BS-03455 10-in. 12/10/1936 Cuidadito compay gallo Conjunto Johnny Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-06444 10-in. 3/23/1937 Cuidadito compay gallo Trío Matamoros Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-010919 10-in. 6/17/1937 El muerto de Caridad Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027822 10-in. 9/15/1938 La ley de alquileres Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027823 10-in. 9/15/1938 Atésame el bastidor Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027824 10-in. 9/15/1938 Te hice daño mi vidita Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027826 10-in. 9/15/1938 Quítate tú pa' ponerme yo Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027827 10-in. 9/15/1938 Traicionera Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027828 10-in. 9/15/1938 Buscando la voluntad Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027829 10-in. 9/15/1938 Candela San Pedro Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-027830 10-in. 9/15/1938 Plegaria de un desterrado Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-027833 10-in. 9/19/1938 La negra leonó Orquesta Casino de la Playa Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-028902 10-in. 9/26/1938 Atésame el bastidor Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelita Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-033693 10-in. before 2/21/1939 Santíguala Trío Oriental Re-recording : Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-036893[a] 10-in. before 5/11/1939 Comadrita la rana Frank Carreras ; Orquesta Hermanos Le Batard Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-036894[a] 10-in. before 5/11/1939 La conga del 16 Frank Carreras ; Orquesta Hermanos Le Batard Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-038322 10-in. before 7/10/1939 Traquetéala Orquesta Chepín-Chovén Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-092213 10-in. before 10/9/1950 Maria Cristina Trío Servando Díaz Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor E1FB-1723 10-in. 4/5/1951 Si me escribes así Trío América Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D6XB-2564 10-in. 7/31/1946 Camina como chencha la gamba Myrta Silva Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-[Vi cat 23-1155-B] 10-in. before 1/31/1949 Feliciano está cansá Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Saquito, Ñico," accessed February 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889.

Saquito, Ñico. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889.

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