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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 76-100 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-84463 10-in. 10/10/1934 Mis amores Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84464 10-in. 10/10/1934 Ya llego navidad Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84465 10-in. 10/10/1934 Mi palomita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84477 10-in. 10/16/1934 Por tu amor Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84478 10-in. 10/16/1934 El bandolero Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-84479 10-in. 10/16/1934 Nena, venta a cariocar Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-86358 10-in. 12/20/1934 Mujercita Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-86359 10-in. 12/20/1934 Vuelvo a mi Borinquen Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-86360 10-in. 12/20/1934 Dices que no me quieres Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-86361 10-in. 12/20/1934 Princesita borinqueña Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-86455 10-in. 12/20/1934 Vuelve mujer Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-86456 10-in. 12/20/1934 Fatalidad Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-89891 10-in. 6/12/1935 Yo no le dije na' Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-89892 10-in. 6/12/1935 Muchos besos Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-89893 10-in. 6/12/1935 Desmayo Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92312 10-in. 6/18/1935 Romance hawayano Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92313 10-in. 6/18/1935 Preciosa Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92314 10-in. 6/18/1935 Venus Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92400 10-in. 6/18/1935 Maria Elena no llores Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92550 10-in. 7/2/1935 Amor, amor Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92551 10-in. 7/2/1935 Adios a Gardel Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92552 10-in. 7/2/1935 Adiós, y dame un beso Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-92553 10-in. 7/2/1935 Las benditas Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-95122 10-in. 9/20/1935 Perfume de gardenias Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-95123 10-in. 9/20/1935 Cuando nos besamos Grupo Victoria Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
(Results 76-100 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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