Carlos Vidal

Carlos Vidal Bolado also known as "Vidal Bolado" (1914–1996) was a Cuban conga drummer and an original member of Machito and his Afro-Cubans. Vidal holds the double distinction of being the first to record authentic folkloric Cuban rumba and the first to play congas in Latin jazz (with Machito and his Afro-Cubans).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1914, Died August 24, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: conga

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E3FB-2018 10-in. 11/13/1953 Dansero Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Victor E3FB-2019 10-in. before 11/13/1953 Castigame Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, conga  
Victor E3FB-2020 10-in. 11/13/1953 Don Tosti meets Prado Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Victor E3FB-2021 10-in. 11/13/1953 Montuno no. uno Orquesta Don Tosti Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 8999 2/27/1956 Puttin' on the style The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9000 2/27/1956 The midnight special The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9001 2/27/1956 Fair maid The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9337 6/26/1956 Monaco The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9338 6/26/1956 Run, come see Jerusalem The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9339 6/26/1956 Rock Island line The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9340 6/26/1956 I was born about 10,000 years ago The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9341 6/26/1956 Sally don't you grieve The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9415 7/24/1956 Come to the dance The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9416 7/24/1956 True love The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9417 7/24/1956 Ezekiel saw the wheel The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9418 7/24/1956 Tumbalalaika The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  
Decca L 9419 7/24/1956 Bury me in my overalls The Gateway Singers instrumentalist, conga  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vidal, Carlos," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210611.

Vidal, Carlos. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210611.

"Vidal, Carlos." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210611

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