Manny Oquendo

Manny Oquendo (January 1, 1931 – March 25, 2009) was an American percussionist of Puerto Rican ancestry. His main instruments were the timbales and the bongos.

He was a long-time member of Eddie Palmieri's Conjunto La Perfecta, which he left in the 1970s to co-lead the Conjunto Libre.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1931, Died March 25, 2009

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: bongos, conga

Notes: Manny Oquendo also listed as Manuel Oquendo.

= 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 E1FB-1769 10-in. 4/13/1951 Mi chiquita quiere guarachar Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1770 10-in. 4/13/1951 Cac-cao maní picao Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1771 10-in. 4/13/1951 Cuando suenan los tambores Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1772 10-in. 4/13/1951 Para que sufran los pollos Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1773 10-in. 4/13/1951 El baile del pinguino Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1774 10-in. 4/13/1951 Picadillo Conjunto Tito Puente Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1775 10-in. 4/13/1951 Tú no eres nadie Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E1FB-1776 10-in. 4/13/1951 Cándido Conjunto Tito Puente Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E3FB-1350 10-in. 5/25/1953 Mambo indio Damiron y su Ritmo ; Silvia de Grasse Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E3FB-2628 10-in. 1953 Estas como mango Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E3FB-2660 10-in. 12/1/1953 Paso lento Orquesta Aldemaro Romero Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Victor E3FB-2662 10-in. 12/1/1953 Un chivirico mas Orquesta Aldemaro Romero Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Victor E3FB-2937 10-in. 12/28/1953 Chika ni lambó Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E3FB-2938 10-in. 12/28/1953 Abarriba cumbiaremos Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal duet instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E3FB-2939 10-in. 12/28/1953 El jamaiquino Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, bongos  
Victor E3FB-2940 10-in. 12/28/1953 My reverie Orquesta Tito Rodriguez Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, bongos  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oquendo, Manny," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352908.

Oquendo, Manny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352908.

"Oquendo, Manny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352908

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