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Davilita

Pedro Ortiz Dávila (May 21, 1912 – July 8, 1986), better known as Davilita, was a popular Puerto Rican singer of boleros and patriotic songs. He was the first artist to record the Rafael Hernández standard "Lamento Borincano".

Birth and Death Data: Born May 21st, 1912 (Bayamón)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, traps, songwriter, composer

Notes: Also referred to in Victor ledgers and disc labels as "Davila." Full name is Pedro Ortiz Dávila.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62399 10-in. 8/27/1930 Orfandad Canario y su Grupo Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BRC-72296 10-in. 4/20/1932 Señorita Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BRC-72297 10-in. 4/20/1932 Ojitos panameños Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BRC-72298 10-in. 4/20/1932 Saludo a Panamá Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BRC-72299 10-in. 4/20/1932 Chichaco por los aires Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-74671 10-in. 12/13/1932 Irma Pedro Flores Grupo Instrumental ensemble and male male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-74672 10-in. 12/13/1932 Celos Pedro Flores Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-75290 10-in. 2/24/1933 Rita Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75291 10-in. 2/24/1933 Qué me importa Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75292 10-in. 2/24/1933 Rataplán Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75293 10-in. 2/24/1933 Todo depende de ti Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75294 10-in. 2/24/1933 Rosa Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75295 10-in. 2/24/1933 Dávila vacilando Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75296 10-in. 2/24/1933 Conchita Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75297 10-in. 2/24/1933 Mama, yo quiero una novia Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-75349 10-in. 3/2/1933 Capullito de azucena Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-75350 10-in. 3/2/1933 Allá va Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-75351 10-in. 3/2/1933 Súplica Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-75352 10-in. 3/2/1933 Tras la tempestad Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-75568 10-in. 3/24/1933 Rumba tambah Orquesta Victor Antillana Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-76629 10-in. 7/11/1933 Esas no son de allí Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-76630 10-in. 7/11/1933 Llora mi borinquen Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-76631 10-in. 7/11/1933 Mi mujer es garatera Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-76632 10-in. 7/11/1933 Sufre como yo Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-77444 10-in. 8/9/1933 Espera Grupo Piñita Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 169 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davilita," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208.

Davilita. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208.

"Davilita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208

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