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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 26-50 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78313 10-in. 10/24/1933 Así soy yo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78314 10-in. 10/24/1933 Pa que me buscas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78315 10-in. 10/24/1933 Duerme duerme princesa Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78316 10-in. 10/24/1933 Se te ve Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78317 10-in. 10/24/1933 Los cumbancheros Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78318 10-in. 10/24/1933 Aguinaldo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78664 10-in. 11/22/1933 Pajarita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78665 10-in. 11/22/1933 Yo quiero a mi islita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78666 10-in. 11/22/1933 Vírate tú Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78667 10-in. 11/22/1933 Tengo razon Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78847 10-in. 12/8/1933 Nadie sabe lo que tiene Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78848 10-in. 12/8/1933 Japonesita Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78849 10-in. 12/8/1933 Volo Grupo Victoria Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78850 10-in. 12/8/1933 Hamaca Grupo Victoria Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-78851 10-in. 12/8/1933 Besos Grupo Victoria Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81047 10-in. 1/12/1934 Ingrata Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81048 10-in. 1/12/1934 Romance Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81049 10-in. 1/12/1934 Que felicidad Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81050 10-in. 1/12/1934 Enamorado de ti Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81051 10-in. 1/12/1934 Calabazas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81052 10-in. 1/12/1934 Serenata Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81287 10-in. 2/2/1934 Mantengo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81288 10-in. 2/2/1934 El 33 en huelga Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-81903 10-in. 3/8/1934 General Sandino Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-81904 10-in. 3/8/1934 El zorzal Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
(Results 26-50 of 169 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davilita," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208.

Davilita. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208.

"Davilita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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