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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 51-75 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-81905 10-in. 3/8/1934 Concha Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-81906 10-in. 3/8/1934 El grito de Lares Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-81907 10-in. 3/8/1934 A gozar Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-81908 10-in. 3/8/1934 Vida jibara Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-82334 10-in. 4/23/1934 Adorada ilusión Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82335 10-in. 4/23/1934 Clemente Pereda Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82369 10-in. 5/2/1934 Canto por mi borinquen Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82370 10-in. 5/2/1934 Mujer malvada Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82371 10-in. 5/2/1934 Rosa hechicera Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82372 10-in. 5/2/1934 Conchita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82562 10-in. 5/29/1934 Inspiracion Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82563 10-in. 5/29/1934 Para ti son mis cantares Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82564 10-in. 5/29/1934 Vendedor de flores Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-82565 10-in. 5/29/1934 Mujeres coquetas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-83323 10-in. 6/19/1934 Indiferencia Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-83324 10-in. 6/19/1934 Confesión Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-83325 10-in. 6/19/1934 Suenos de oro Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-83326 10-in. 6/19/1934 Pura flama Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-83327 10-in. 6/19/1934 La flor de ponce Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-83328 10-in. 6/19/1934 Borinquen tiene bandera Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, traps  
Victor BS-84351 10-in. 9/25/1934 El cafetero Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84353 10-in. 9/25/1934 Ilusión Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84354 10-in. 9/25/1934 Quisiera Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84355 10-in. 9/25/1934 Perdón Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84356 10-in. 9/25/1934 El politiquero Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
(Results 51-75 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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