Rubén González

Rubén González Fontanills (26 May 1919 – 8 December 2003) was a Cuban pianist. Together with Lilí Martínez and Peruchín he is said to have "forged the style of modern Cuban piano playing in the 1940s".

Between the 1940s and his retirement in the 1980s, he played with Cuba's most successful acts, including Paulina Álvarez, Arsenio Rodríguez, Orquesta América del 55, Orquesta Riverside and Enrique Jorrín. In the 1990s, he came out of retirement to play in the revival ensembles Afro-Cuban All Stars and Buena Vista Social Club, also recording solo material and performing live until 2002.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 26, 1919 (Santa Clara), Died December 8, 2003 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6XB-1330 10-in. 3/8/1946 Mambo Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D6XB-3374 10-in. 12/5/1946 Me deja solito Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas ; Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D6XB-3376 10-in. 12/5/1946 Lengua mala Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D6XB-3377 10-in. 12/5/1946 Soltando chispas Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-0251 10-in. 4/11/1947 Cose, cose, cose Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet and vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor D7XB-0252 10-in. 4/11/1947 Quizás, quizás, quizás Rubén González ; Octavio Mendoza ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor D7XB-0253 10-in. 4/11/1947 Paquete no Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-0254 10-in. 4/11/1947 Hasta que se rompa el coco Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2022 10-in. 11/10/1947 Lo que va de ayer a hoy Rubén González ; Octavio Mendoza ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2023 10-in. 11/10/1947 Cantando y riendo Rubén González ; Orquesta Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2024 10-in. 11/10/1947 Cielito Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2025 10-in. 11/10/1947 El hijo de Chencha Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2551 10-in. 12/1/1947 Dale Pepe Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2552 10-in. 12/1/1947 La botella Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2553 10-in. 12/1/1947 Anuncios clasificados Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D7XB-2554 10-in. 12/1/1947 A-E-I-O-U Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D9FB-1605 10-in. 6/2/1949 Chupa, chupa Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D9FB-1606 10-in. 6/2/1949 Vamós, prietita Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D9FB-1607 10-in. 6/2/1949 New York rumba Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D9FB-1608 10-in. 6/2/1949 Maíz Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor D9FB-2354 10-in. 10/5/1949 Opus 13 Rubén González ; Orquesta Anselmo Sacasas Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor CU-821 10-in. before 11/10/1941 Ay! Amor Rubén González ; Orlando Guerra ; Orquesta Hermanos Palau Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor CU-1326 10-in. before 7/5/1945 Tú no eres culpable Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1327 10-in. before 7/5/1945 Mi guane Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1328 10-in. before 7/5/1945 Nadie más que tú Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "González, Rubén," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203875.

González, Rubén. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203875.

"González, Rubén." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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