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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 76-100 of 176 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W95043 10-in. February 1926 Isabel : Fox trot Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95044 10-in. February 1926 Lola : Tango fox Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95054 10-in. March 1926 Rusticanella : Fox one step Orquesta de Jazz "Nilo" Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95055 10-in. approximately March 1926 Galleguita Orquesta Tipica Nilo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95056 10-in. March 1926 Amigaso : Tango Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95057 10-in. approximately March 1926 El caballo bayo Orquesta Tipica Nilo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95058 10-in. March 1926 El cohete Orquesta de Jazz "Nilo" Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus leader  
Columbia W95066 10-in. March 1926 Medias de seda Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95067 10-in. March 1926 Mal de amor : Tango milonga Orquesta Tipica Nilo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95068 10-in. March 1926 Cariñosa : Java Orquesta Tipica Nilo Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95169 10-in. 6/23/1926 Fea : Tango Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95170 10-in. 6/23/1926 Cicatrices : Tango Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95171 10-in. 6/24/1926 Todo por tí : Tango Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95172 10-in. 6/24/1926 Cabo de guardia Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95175 10-in. 6/24/1926 Rataplán en Mérida : Tango Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95177 10-in. 6/24/1926 Valencia Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia W95178 10-in. 6/24/1926 Siento que mi alma Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95211 10-in. July 1926 Essex : Danza Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95212 10-in. July 1926 Ron Claros : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95286 10-in. September 1926 Jamás me olvides : Canción Julián Mario Oliver Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W95287 10-in. September 1926 Recuerdos del pasado : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95289 10-in. 1926 Galán, galán Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95325 10-in. October 1926 Caballeros, silencio hasta belén : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95590 10-in. April 1927 ¡Ay! ¡Guané! : Danzón Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95594 10-in. approximately April 1927 Las cuatro milpas Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 76-100 of 176 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Menéndez, Nilo," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

Menéndez, Nilo. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

"Menéndez, Nilo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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