Rafael Méndez

Rafael Méndez (March 26, 1906 – September 15, 1981) was a Mexican virtuoso solo trumpeter. He is known as the "Heifetz of the Trumpet."

Birth and Death Data: Born March 26th, 1906, Died September 15th, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

Notes: Also known as Rafael Gutiérrez Méndez Arceo and Rafael G. Mendez> Victor ledgers sometimes spells forename as "Raphael."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09730 10-in. 10/11/1937 When the organ played "Oh promise me" Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09731 10-in. 10/11/1937 The mission by the sea Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09732 10-in. 10/11/1937 Have you met Miss Jones? Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09733 10-in. 10/11/1937 I'd rather be right Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09734 10-in. 10/11/1937 Rudy Vallee surprises—no. 1 Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-09735 10-in. 10/11/1937 Rudy Vallee surprises—no. 2 Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011697 10-in. 8/11/1937 Boots and saddle Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011698 10-in. 8/11/1937 Deep night Connecticut Yankees ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011699 10-in. 8/11/1937 Kitty from Kansas City Connecticut Yankees ; Gentlemen Songsters ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042246 10-in. 11/13/1939 A bee gezindt Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042247 10-in. 11/13/1939 In the mood Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042248 10-in. 11/13/1939 Irish washerwoman Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042249 10-in. 11/13/1939 My wubba dolly Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042250 10-in. 11/13/1939 Sometimes I'm happy Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042367 10-in. 1/16/1940 Holy smoke (Can't ya take a joke?) Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042368 10-in. 1/16/1940 Hot gavotte (Rum-tum-tiddle-iddle-um-dee-ay) Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042369 10-in. 1/16/1940 Give a little whistle Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042370 10-in. 1/16/1940 Run, rabbit, run! Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBS-042371 10-in. 1/16/1940 Chop fooey Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100838 10/25/1956 The brave matador (trio)-1 Rafael Méndez instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100839 10/25/1956 A trumpeter's lullaby Rafael Méndez instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100840 10/25/1956 Chunca (trio)-1 Rafael Méndez instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100841 10/25/1956 The Tre-Mendez polka (trio)-1 Rafael Méndez instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100842 10/25/1956 Chiapanecas (trio)-1 Rafael Méndez instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100843 10/25/1956 Cara nome (from Rigoletto) Rafael Méndez instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Méndez, Rafael," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106457.

Méndez, Rafael. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106457.

"Méndez, Rafael." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106457

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