La Lupe


La Lupe

Born:  Guadalupe Victoria Yoli Raymond – Santiago de Cuba, Cuba December 23, 1939

Died: Bronx, New York City, New York February 29, 1992

Latin Soul, Latin Jazz, Boleros, Guarachas, Salsa  – 60’s, 70’s


Original LPs[edit]

This section is believed to be complete:

  • Con el Diablo en el cuerpo 1960 Discuba LP
  • La Lupe is back 1961
  • Mongo introduces La Lupe 1963
  • The King swings, the incredible Lupe sings 1965 (with Tito Puente)
  • Tú y yo 1965 (with Tito Puente)
  • Homenaje a Rafael Hernández 1966 (with Tito Puente)
  • La Lupe y su alma venezolana 1966
  • A mí me llaman La Lupe 1966
  • The King and I 1967 (with Tito Puente)
  • The Queen does her own thing 1967
  • Two sides of La Lupe 1968
  • Queen of Latin soul 1968
  • La Lupe’s era 1968
  • La Lupe is the Queen 1969
  • Definitely la Yiyiyi 1969
  • That genius called the Queen 1970
  • La Lupe en Madrid 1971
  • Stop, I’m free again 1972
  • ¿Pero cómo va ser? 1973
  • Un encuentro con La Lupe – with Curet Alonso 1974
  • One of a kind 1977
  • La pareja 1978 (with Tito Puente)
  • En algo nuevo 1980. Last original album


This section is not complete.

  • Lo mejor de la Lupe Compilation, 1974
  • Apasionada Compilation, 1978
  • La Lupe: too much 1989. Compilation from Tico recordings only, by Charly Records LP HOT 123
  • Dance with the Queen 2008
  • La Lupe greatest hits 2008

Religious albums 1986–89[edit]

  • La samaritana
  • Te amo porque me amaste primero
  • Dios no es hombre para que mienta
  • La Lupe en Cristo


  • La Lupe: my life, my destiny: theatrical production by Carmen Rivera (2001).
  • La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul film by Ela Troyano (2003; 2007) – PBS Independent Lens

  • La Reina, La Lupe by Rafael Albertori (2003).

From Website:

We Are Music FM:


60’s en Panama:

Early 60’s – El Caronero, La salve Plenea – Myrta Silva Show:

Don’t Play that Song for Me, My Way – mike Douglas Show 1971:

In Central Park:

La Tirana:

Popurrit De Exitos:

Salsa en La Calle:

Early 70’s:

En Show del Gallo_

Dick Cavett Show 1974:


Late 70’s w charlie palmieri?:


From Website:




American Sabor:

Music Geist:

Art in Base:

Donald Clarke:


You Mix:


Moreno-Velázquez, J. A., & Restrepo, C. J. (2003). Desmitificación de una diva: La verdad sobre La Lupe. San Juan: Grupo Editorial Norma. – Spanish

Demystifying a Diva: The truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe: Juan A. Moreno-Velázquez 2013 – English

Fire King Review:

Celeb TV Review:

La, L., & Cain, J. (1969). “La Lupe” es la reina!!: “La Lupe” the queen!!. S.l.: Tico.

Rivera, C. (2008). La Lupe: my life, my destiny. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press.

La lupe. (2013). S.l.: Book On Demand Ltd.

Page From Latin’s in the United States:

Around the Web:






Unofficial Website:

Stop Smiling Blog:

Chile Bye Blog:

Remezcla Blog:

The Population Blog:

Strange Flowers Blog:¡la-lupe/

Brown Planet:

Super Sonido Blog:

Radio Salsero:

Experience Project:

Being Latino:

Murky Recess:

Sister Escape Blog:

Tales of the Heroic City Blog:

Blabbeando Blog:

Finding Your Force Blog:

Lucy Who Bog:

Repeating Island:

Tu Vez:

Salseros de Corazon:

Memorias de un sobrevivente:

Latina Stereo:

Salsa Rodeacero:

Radio Progreso:

Conexion Cubana:

Ill Folks:

Fruits of the Mood Blog:

Pearl Trees:

Fire Water Blog:

Mondo Mix:


Takatantan Records:


This is Jamaica (& Carribbean) Blog:

Hamilton Moura Filho Blog:

Unzile Ozge Kicali  gender in music paper on La Lupe and Janis Joplin 2010:

Latin Jazz Archive – 2000 Latin Beat Article:

Afrocuban Web:

Cuban History:

Havana Times 2013:


Music Brainz:

2011 Being Latino Article:

Taste Kid:

MP3 Shelf:

NPR 2011:

2008 Guardian Article:

Salsa Magazine:

2001 NYT article:

Find A Grave:

NYT Obituary:


I Miss You So – 1962:

Con El Diablo en el Cuerpo – 1962:

Fever – 1962:

Guajira w Tito Puente – 1965?:

La Reina w Tito Puente – 1965?:

Besito Pa Ti – 1964?: