Marcelino Guerra

Marcelino Guerra (c. 1914 – 30 June 1996), nicknamed "Rapindey", was a Cuban singer, songwriter and guitarist. He spent much of his life in the United States and retired in Spain. As a vocalist, his primary role was segunda voz (harmony singer). He is best remembered for his compositions, which included many guarachas ("Pare cochero", "Me voy pa'l pueblo"), boleros ("Convergencia", "A mi manera") and songs that straddle both genres ("Sandunguera"). He collaborated with lyricists Julio Blanco Leonard and Bienvenido Julián Gutiérrez, as well as his wife, Mercedes Valdés (not to be confused with Merceditas). He made his last recordings in Spain for the record label Nubenegra in the 1990s.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1914, Died January 1st, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, guitar, composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-87287 10-in. 1/9/1935 Catalina Cuarteto Machín Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-87288 10-in. 1/9/1935 Emoción Cuarteto Machín Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor MBS-90876 10-in. before 2/9/1937 Buscando la melodía Isabel Castellanos ; Orquesta Enrique Bryón Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-95584 10-in. 10/25/1935 Pobre cantor Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor BS-98056 10-in. 11/13/1935 Amor gigante Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-98057 10-in. 11/13/1935 Mi flor de amor Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor PR-170 10-in. before 9/15/1941 Pare, pare cochero Pepito Torres Orquesta Siboney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-06452 10-in. 3/23/1937 Yo 'ta cansá ('Ña Teresa) Trío Matamoros Vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor BS-010848 10-in. 6/15/1937 Pobre Lucumí Joseito Núñez ; Orquesta Belisario López Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-010854 10-in. 6/15/1937 Maleficio Septeto Anacaona Vocal and instrumental septet songwriter  
Victor BS-010859 10-in. 6/15/1937 Después que sufras Septeto Anacaona Vocal and instrumental septet, with female vocal duet songwriter  
Victor BS-010879 10-in. 6/15/1937 Volvi a querer Barbarito Díez ; Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-010923 10-in. 6/17/1937 Calla companero Septeto Nacional Vocal and instrumental septet vocalist  
Victor BS-010924 10-in. 6/17/1937 El guajiro Septeto Nacional Vocal and instrumental septet vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-010925 10-in. 6/17/1937 Espejismo de amor Septeto Nacional Vocal and instrumental septet vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-010926 10-in. 6/17/1937 Un toque Septeto Nacional Vocal and instrumental septet vocalist  
Victor BS-010927 10-in. 6/17/1937 Los guaracheros Septeto Nacional Vocal and instrumental septet vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-010928 10-in. 6/17/1937 A gozar la conga Septeto Nacional Vocal and instrumental septet vocalist  
Victor BS-035381 10-in. before 3/30/1939 Llora campesino Marcelino Guerra ; Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Carlos Suárez ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-037003 10-in. before 6/27/1939 Batamú Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Re-recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia CO42938 10-in. 1950 Negrita Trio Los Panchos Vocal and instrumental trio composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guerra, Marcelino," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111189.

Guerra, Marcelino. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111189.

"Guerra, Marcelino." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111189

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