Don Tosti

Don Tosti (given name: Edmundo Martínez Tostado) (March 27, 1923 – August 2, 2004) was an American musician and composer. Tosti forged a career spanning several decades and styles, from classical to jazz and rhythm and blues. He was best remembered for his Pachuco-style compositions like the hit "Pachuco Boogie". Recorded in 1948, it was the first million-selling Latin song.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 27, 1923, Died August 2, 2004

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, leader, composer, songwriter

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E3FB-2018 10-in. 11/13/1953 Dansero Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass, leader  
Victor E3FB-2019 10-in. before 11/13/1953 Castigame Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, string bass, leader, songwriter  
Victor E3FB-2020 10-in. 11/13/1953 Don Tosti meets Prado Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass, leader, songwriter  
Victor E3FB-2021 10-in. 11/13/1953 Montuno no. uno Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, string bass, leader  
Victor D9VB-0219 10-in. 3/2/1949 Coca-roca Jose y su orquesta Morand ; Three Beaus and a Peep Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tosti, Don," accessed May 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111820.

Tosti, Don. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111820.

"Tosti, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111820

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