Ñico Saquito

Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz (17 January 1902 – 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 1901 (Santiago de Cuba), Died 1982 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1950

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

Notes: Pseudonym of Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz, often credited as Antonio Fernández Ortiz or Antonio Fernández.

See Also: Benito Antonio Fernández Ortiz

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 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-033693 10-in. before 2/21/1939 Santíguala Trío Oriental Re-recording : Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BS-038322 10-in. before 7/10/1939 Traquetéala Orquesta Chepín-Chovén Re-recording : 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 CU-96 10-in. before 8/29/1939 Al vaivén de mi carreta Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer  
Victor CU-144 10-in. before 10/17/1939 La venganza del Perico Trío Oriental Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor CU-159 10-in. before 11/29/1939 La ratonera humana Trío Oriental Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor CU-161 10-in. before 11/29/1939 Si no soplas te soplan Trío Oriental Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor CU-163 10-in. before 11/29/1939 Cochero, siga el entierro Trío Oriental Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor CU-423 10-in. before 9/12/1950 ¡Qué humanidad! Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Saquito, Ñico," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889.

Saquito, Ñico. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889.

"Saquito, Ñico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889

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