Guillermo Portabales

Guillermo Portabales (born José Guillermo Quesada Castillo, Rodas, Cuba, 6 April 1911 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 25 October 1970) was a Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist who popularized the guajira style of Cuban music from the 1930s through the 1960s. His languid, melancholy, intensely lyrical guajiras and his elegant, stylish singing made him popular throughout Latin America, where he is still revered.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 6th, 1911 (Rodas), Died October 25th, 1970 (San Juan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-06163 10-in. 3/10/1937 Amanecer boricua Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-06433 10-in. 3/22/1937 A Borinquen Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-06435 10-in. 3/22/1937 San Cornelio Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-06528 10-in. 3/24/1937 Dolor de los dolores Guillermo Portabales Dubbed recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-011279 10-in. 7/16/1937 El bohio Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-011280 10-in. 7/16/1937 La bomba de Padilla Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-011517 10-in. 7/29/1937 El tiple Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-011518 10-in. 7/29/1937 Tierra del Fuego Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor BS-011519 10-in. 7/29/1937 En amor, no pego una Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-011520 10-in. 7/29/1937 Guajira guantanamera Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Victor BS-017352 10-in. late 1937 El conuco Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-017353 10-in. late 1937 Maridos en huelga Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-017354 10-in. late 1937 Mi amante corazon Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-017355 10-in. late 1937 A una flor Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-017356 10-in. late 1937 A orillas del Almendare Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-027143 10-in. 9/27/1938 Mi guitarra Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-027144 10-in. 9/27/1938 Tierra mía Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-027146 10-in. 9/27/1938 Pan de gloria Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-033807 10-in. before 2/8/1939 Decidido Conjunto Seijó Re-recording : Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-033808 10-in. before 2/8/1939 Hujú, empezó a llové Conjunto Seijó Re-recording : Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-037434 10-in. before 6/7/1939 Amanecer Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037435 10-in. before 6/7/1939 Chivo que rompe tambó Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor CU-95 10-in. before 8/29/1939 Rumba alegre Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor CU-96 10-in. before 8/29/1939 Al vaivén de mi carreta Guillermo Portabales Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist  
Victor CU-102 10-in. before 9/5/1939 Linda nena Rafael Hernández ; Orquesta Riverside ; Guillermo Portabales Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Portabales, Guillermo," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114471.

Portabales, Guillermo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114471.

"Portabales, Guillermo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114471

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