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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 126-150 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-06829 10-in. 4/2/1937 Marambambe Santo Conjunto "La Plata" Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-06831 10-in. 4/2/1937 En la prisión Conjunto "La Plata" Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-06832 10-in. 4/2/1937 Traición Conjunto "La Plata" Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-06833 10-in. 4/2/1937 El pajuil Conjunto "La Plata" Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-06834 10-in. 4/2/1937 El ciervo Conjunto "La Plata" Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-013293 10-in. 9/3/1937 Desde que tú me quieres Davilita ; Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-013294 10-in. 9/3/1937 Humo de opio Davilita ; Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-013295 10-in. 9/3/1937 Alma borincana Davilita ; Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-013296 10-in. 9/3/1937 Tú no sabes mentir Davilita ; Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-013297 10-in. 9/3/1937 Rosita Davilita ; Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-013394 10-in. 9/14/1937 Songo-songo Davilita ; Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-015763 10-in. 11/8/1937 Palomita de mi vida Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-015764 10-in. 11/8/1937 Ya no te quiero Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-015765 10-in. 11/8/1937 Hijo de Israel Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-015766 10-in. 11/8/1937 El malojero Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-015767 10-in. 11/8/1937 La jovén que yo amaba Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-015768 10-in. 11/8/1937 El portal Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-021064 10-in. 3/2/1938 Leyenda India Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-021065 10-in. 3/2/1938 Duerme Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-021066 10-in. 3/2/1938 Nostalgias Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-021068 10-in. 3/2/1938 Amor lejano Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-021714 10-in. 3/25/1938 Dámela mi negrita Davilita ; Orquesta Terig Tucci Instrumental ensemble, male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-023423 10-in. 5/24/1938 Niebla del Riachuelo Conjunto del Ritmo Male vocal solo, with vocal group and instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-023424 10-in. 5/24/1938 Dices Conjunto del Ritmo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-023425 10-in. 5/24/1938 Calavera Conjunto del Ritmo Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
(Results 126-150 of 169 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davilita," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208.

Davilita. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112208.

"Davilita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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