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 26-34 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CU-1329 10-in. before 7/5/1945 Timbilla Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1330 10-in. before 7/5/1945 Agonía Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1331 10-in. before 7/5/1945 Yeyey Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CU-1379 10-in. before 11/27/1945 Deuda Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1380 10-in. before 11/27/1945 No hay yaya sin guayacán Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1381 10-in. before 11/27/1945 Ya lo verás Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1382 10-in. before 11/27/1946 Canta, montero Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble arranger, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor CU-1383 10-in. before 11/27/1945 Inspiración Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor CU-1384 10-in. before 11/27/1945 El último amor Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
(Results 26-34 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "González, Rubén," accessed April 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203875.

González, Rubén. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203875.

"González, Rubén." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/203875

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