Orquesta Aragon

Orquesta Aragón is a Cuban musical band formed on 30 September 1939, by Orestes Aragón Cantero in Cienfuegos, Cuba. The band originally had the name Ritmica 39, then Ritmica Aragón before settling on its final form. Though they did not create the Cha-cha-cha, they were arguably the best charanga in Cuba during the 1950s and 1960s. Their trade-marks included high-class instrumentalists playing in tight ensemble style, and rhythmical innovations which kept their sound up to date. Over the years they progressed from their start as a danzoneria to play a wider variety of styles, danzón, then cha-cha-cha, then onda-cha, pachanga and son fusions. They still perform today, based in Havana.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1939

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1908 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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= 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 MBS-095043 10-in. before 5/10/1955 Cuatro personas Orquesta Aragon Instrumental ensemble, with vocal ensemble Musical group  
Victor MBS-095044 10-in. before 5/10/1955 Mi abuelita Orquesta Aragon Instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor MBS-095045 10-in. before 6/28/1955 Mira a ver quien es Orquesta Aragon Instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Victor CU-867 10-in. before 4/19/1955 Nosotros Orquesta Aragon Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor CU-869 10-in. before 4/19/1955 Desconsiderada Orquesta Aragon Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Columbia 5793 10-in. 1908 Luz y sombras : Danza Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5794 10-in. 1908 Sombra y luz : Danza Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5795 10-in. between 1903 and 1908 No lo diré M. R. Manolito ; Orquesta Aragon ; Alfredo Pacheco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5796 10-in. 1908 Eres árcangel ó eres mujer : Danza Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5840 10-in. 1908 Si tú me amaras : Romanza Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5851 10-in. either 1908 or 1909 Perjura Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5853 10-in. either 1908 or 1909 Fingida Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5854 10-in. either 1908 or 1909 Ya soy féliz Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5866 10-in. either 1908 or 1909 Lejos de ti Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5868 10-in. either 1908 or 1909 Quisiera morir Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5921 10-in. 1908 En el silencio : Canción popular Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5924 10-in. 1908 Juré sólo una vez : Canción popular Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5955 10-in. 1908 Marchita el alma : Canción popular Orquesta Aragon ; Manuel Romero Malpica Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 5992 10-in. 1908 Dicen que nó : Danza Adolfo Jiménez y Merino ; Orquesta Aragon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  
Columbia 13630 10-in. 1908 Te amo con todo el alma : Danza Adolfo Jiménez y Merino ; Orquesta Aragon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Orquesta Aragon," accessed February 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/335169.

Orquesta Aragon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/335169.

"Orquesta Aragon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/335169

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