Nilo Menéndez

Nilo Menéndez Barnet (Matanzas, 26 September 1902 - Burbank, California, 15 September 1987) was a Cuban-born naturalized American songwriter. Menéndez came to the United States in 1924 when he was 22. He wrote his best known song "Aquellos Ojos Verdes" in 1929 and was recorded several times by Latin artists and translated into English in 1931. The song became a major hit when Jimmy Dorsey recorded it as "Green Eyes" around 1941.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 26, 1902 (Matanzas), Died September 15, 1987 (Burbank)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, piano, composer, vocalist, arranger, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 115 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-84299 10-in. 9/24/1934 Aquellos ojos verdes Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-86096 10-in. 12/6/1934 Si yo tuviera un millon José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-86097 10-in. 12/6/1934 Que aburrido estoy José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-86098 10-in. 12/6/1934 Pero tiene tu boquita José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-86099 10-in. 12/6/1934 Mucho pequé José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-86378 10-in. 1/8/1935 Arrolla Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-86379 10-in. 1/8/1935 A gozar Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-86380 10-in. 1/8/1935 Quiero verte sufrir Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-86381 10-in. 1/8/1935 Quiero Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BVE-86382 10-in. 1/8/1935 Guajirita Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Victor BVE-86383 10-in. 1/8/1935 Mujeres coquetas Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-86400 10-in. 12/6/1934 Modelando el amor José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-86401 10-in. 12/6/1934 Africa José Bohr Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-87483 10-in. 2/5/1935 Lupisambe yuca y ñame Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-87484 10-in. 2/5/1935 Suena, guarachita, suena Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet leader, vocalist  
Victor BS-87485 10-in. 2/5/1935 Idilio Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-87486 10-in. 2/5/1935 Se fué la comparsa Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-87487 10-in. 2/5/1935 Olvida che Luis Alvarez ; Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-92462 10-in. 7/26/1935 Moreno Guyún ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92463 10-in. 7/26/1935 Hueso na' ma' Guyún ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92464 10-in. 7/26/1935 Sorpresa Guyún ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92465 10-in. 7/26/1935 María Belén Chacón Guyún ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92466 10-in. 7/26/1935 Sombras Guyún ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-92467 10-in. 7/26/1935 Horas de pasión Guyún ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-07715 10-in. 4/5/1937 A love song of long ago Buddy Clark ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 26-50 of 115 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Menéndez, Nilo," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

Menéndez, Nilo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

"Menéndez, Nilo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918

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