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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 151-169 of 169 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-023426 10-in. 5/24/1938 Arrepentida Conjunto del Ritmo Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-023427 10-in. 5/24/1938 Te amo Conjunto del Ritmo Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-023428 10-in. 5/24/1938 Lamento del sonero Conjunto del Ritmo Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-023640 10-in. 6/28/1938 Ti-pi-tin Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-023641 10-in. 6/28/1938 Golondrinas Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-023642 10-in. 6/28/1938 Soñé que te besaba Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-023643 10-in. 6/28/1938 Al fin te olvidé Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-023644 10-in. 6/28/1938 Blanca nieve Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-023645 10-in. 6/28/1938 Dime si eres feliz Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-027449 10-in. 10/5/1938 Oh, Marí Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-027450 10-in. 10/5/1938 Mi sol Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-027451 10-in. 10/5/1938 Mi querer Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-027452 10-in. 10/5/1938 Nila Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet vocalist, songwriter  
Victor BS-027453 10-in. 10/5/1938 Colombianita Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal trio vocalist  
Victor BS-027454 10-in. 10/5/1938 El plato roto Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal quartet vocalist  
Victor BS-041442 10-in. 9/13/1939 Pobre gaviota Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-041444 10-in. 9/13/1939 Romance Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-041446 10-in. 9/13/1939 El buen borincano Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-041447 10-in. 9/13/1939 Sinceridad Davilita ; Grupo Victoria ; Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet vocalist  
(Results 151-169 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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