Enrique González Castillo (1890 – January 1, 1957), nicknamed La Pulga (The Flea), was a Cuban singer-songwriter from Santiago de Cuba. His two most famous works are the boleros "Injusta duda" and "Lupina", which have been recorded by artists such as Arsenio Rodríguez and Compay Segundo, respectively. The latter was written for danzonete singer Pablo Quevedo in 1934. His repertoire included boleros, canciones, guarachas and guajiras written by himself. The height of his career took place in the 1930s and '40s in Havana, where he was the guitarist for Benny Moré before he joined Conjunto Matamoros to tour Mexico. In addition, he was part of several other vocal groups, collaborating with famous guarachero Ñico Saquito.
In March 2014, Cuban trova musicians paid homage to González in his hometown of Santiago.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1890 (Santiago de Cuba), Died January 1st, 1957 (Cuba)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1950
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-86249||10-in.||11/23/1934||Matrimonio revolucionario||Cuarteto Machín||Vocal and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BVE-86355||10-in.||12/11/1934||Pena||Cuarteto Machín||Vocal and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-87286||10-in.||1/9/1935||Justa verdad||Cuarteto Machín||Male vocal duet, with instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-95557||10-in.||10/22/1935||Mójala, préndela y dale||Cuarteto Machín||Vocal and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Victor||BS-98302||10-in.||11/22/1935||Una sola miradita||Trío Matamoros||Vocal and instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-06443||10-in.||3/23/1937||Ya tú ves||Trío Matamoros||Vocal and instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-06453||10-in.||3/23/1937||Lupina||Trío Matamoros||Vocal and instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BS-010857||10-in.||6/15/1937||Amor inviolado||Septeto Anacaona||Vocal and instrumental septet||composer|
|Victor||CU-385||10-in.||before 4/25/1950||Mi rumbita||Grupo Tropical de Rigoberto Díaz||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "González, Enrique," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115638.
González, Enrique. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115638.
"González, Enrique." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.
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