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, songwriter, arranger, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 176 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07716 10-in. 4/5/1937 Hold me tight Buddy Clark ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07717 10-in. 4/5/1937 I hum a waltz Buddy Clark ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07718 10-in. 4/5/1937 It's no secret I love you Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07719 10-in. 4/5/1937 Azuquita Carmen Castillo ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-07720 10-in. 4/5/1937 Havana's calling me Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-026262 10-in. 11/16/1938 Di que me quieres Tito Guizar Dubbed recording from film : Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-054959 10-in. 8/1/1940 Besos bajo la luna Tito Coral Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-055956 10-in. 9/6/1940 Green eyes Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-062785 10-in. 3/28/1941 Negra soy Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-064421 10-in. 5/28/1941 Green eyes Art Jarrett Orchestra ; Smoothies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed ensemble composer  
Victor BS-065230 10-in. 5/7/1941 Green eyes Dorsey Anderson ; Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067733 10-in. 9/2/1941 Something new Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-067973 10-in. 10/6/1941 Something new Joan Merrill Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor D7VB-0427 10-in. 1/20/1947 Green Eyes Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-Test-1092 10-in. 7/18/1934 Caro mio ben Margaret Hartigan Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-T-1150 10-in. 9/29/1932 Canto indio Orellana Garcia Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W93944 10-in. September 1925 La pintura blanca Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W93945 10-in. September 1925 Como quiera...tienes que llorar Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W93946 10-in. December 1925 Amapola : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W93947 10-in. 1926 Julieta Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia W95010 10-in. December 1925 Titina baile el son : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95011 10-in. December 1925 Te he de querer : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95022 10-in. January 1926 Su mama tuvo la culpa Orquesta de Jazz "Nilo" Jazz/dance band arranger, leader  
Columbia W95037 10-in. approximately February 1, 1926 Cuando el indio llora : Jazz camel Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95040 10-in. approximately February 1926 Fox de los besos : Fox trot Orquesta de Jazz "Nilo" Instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 51-75 of 176 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Menéndez, Nilo," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

Menéndez, Nilo. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

"Menéndez, Nilo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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

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