Armando Orefiche

Armando Oréfiche (Havana, Cuba 5 June 1911 – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, December 2000) was a Cuban composer and pianist in the mid-20th century.

Oréfiche was one of many artists who played with the Lecuona Cuban Boys between 1935 and 1938.

Oréfiche led the Armando Oréfiche and his Havana Cuban Boys band, a ballroom rumba band, until the 1980s when they dissolved. Oréfiche subsequently took a position as pianist at the five-star Hotel Reina Isabel of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 5, 1911 (La Víbora), Died November 24, 2000 (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, arranger, leader, piano, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-039768 10-in. 12/15/1940 Rumba en colores Agustín Brugueras ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Osvaldo Novarro Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-051566 10-in. 6/26/1940 Guaira Miguelito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-055599 10-in. 9/6/1940 En la plantacion Miguelita Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor CU-298 10-in. before 4/22/1940 Bajo la luna Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Dolores Lombardo ; Oscar Lombardo Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor CU-299 10-in. before 4/22/1940 Salvaje Agustín Brugueras ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Oscar Lombardo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor CU-300 10-in. before 4/22/1940 La comparsa Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Armando Orefiche Jazz/dance band, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CU-341[a] 10-in. before 4/23/1940 Habana de mi amor Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CU-343 10-in. before 4/23/1940 Colibrí Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor CU-344 10-in. before 4/23/1940 Cocktail de congas Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band arranger  
Gramophone 0J775 10-in. 10/31/1932 Rapsodia tropical Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0J776 10-in. 10/31/1932 Karabalí Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0J784 10-in. 11/1/1932 El frutero Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gramophone 0J785 10-in. 11/1/1932 El pregón del dulcero Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5491 10-in. 10/25/1935 Tambah Antonio Bruguera ; Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5492 10-in. 10/25/1935 Amapola Lecuona Cuban Boys Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5493 10-in. 10/25/1935 Rumbas cubanas Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5494 10-in. 10/25/1935 Tabou Antonio Bruguera ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5495 10-in. 10/25/1935 Puchunguita Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5607 10-in. 2/14/1936 Folie-nègre Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5609 10-in. 2/14/1936 La guajira Antonio Bruguera ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5685 10-in. 4/9/1936 Maria la o Élyane Célis ; Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5686 10-in. 4/9/1936 Tendre bolero Élyane Célis ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Ernesto Vásquez Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5687 10-in. 4/9/1936 Pour toi Madona Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5688 10-in. 4/9/1936 Rumba musulmana Lecuona Cuban Boys Vocal and instrumental ensemble arranger  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5690 10-in. 4/9/1936 La Havane a Paris Lecuona Cuban Boys Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Orefiche, Armando," accessed June 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112697.

Orefiche, Armando. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112697.

"Orefiche, Armando." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 June 2024.

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