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

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

Recordings (Results 51-72 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CU-306 10-in. before 8/2/1949 El disgusto del compay Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-365 10-in. before 1/5/1950 Tu pasado Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-367 10-in. before 2/23/1950 ¿Por qué no puedes con ella? Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
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 composer  
Victor CU-423 10-in. before 9/12/1950 ¡Qué humanidad! Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-464 10-in. before 8/24/1950 La fiesta de los ratones Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-666 10-in. before 2/12/1941 A orillas del cauto Trío Habana Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor CU-1539 10-in. before 10/15/1946 Silverio, Facundo y la luna Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1540 10-in. before 10/15/1946 El jaleo Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor CU-1541 10-in. before 10/29/1946 El muñequito Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1542 10-in. before 10/29/1946 Adiós, compay gato Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor CU-1649 10-in. before 5/19/1947 Saguita al bate Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1650 10-in. before 5/19/1947 Ay, qué chiqui chiqui Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1651 10-in. before 5/23/1947 Sin azúcar no hay país Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1652 10-in. before 5/19/1947 Me tenían amarrado compe Los Guaracheros de Oriente Male vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia WCO24610 10-in. 5/12/1939 Comadrita la rana Chovevo ; Maya y su Orquesta Cubana Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia WCO24611 10-in. 5/12/1939 La ratonera humana : Guaracha Chovevo ; Maya y su Orquesta Cubana Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia CO37306 10-in. approximately 1946 Silverio, facundo, y la luna Orquesta Columbia [Columbia Orchestra] ; Trio Los Panchos Vocal trio with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia CO37357 10-in. approximately 1946 Plegaria Eva Garza ; Orquesta Columbia [Columbia Orchestra] Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO37359 10-in. approximately 1946 Jaleo Eva Garza ; Orquesta Columbia [Columbia Orchestra] Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO37360 10-in. approximately 1946 Feliciano mesa Eva Garza ; Orquesta Columbia [Columbia Orchestra] Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO38351 10-in. approximately 1947 Sagüito al bate Eva Garza ; Orquesta Lázaro Quintero ; Lázaro Quintero Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
(Results 51-72 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Saquito, Ñico," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889.

Saquito, Ñico. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110889.

"Saquito, Ñico." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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