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 76-100 of 114 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W95594 10-in. approximately 1927 Las cuatro milpas Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W95595 10-in. approximately 1927 Un nuevo amor Nilo Menéndez ; Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W96295 10-in. 1928 Nena Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W96296 10-in. 1928 Los enmascarados Orquesta Nilo Menéndez Instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia W96694 10-in. August 1928 Rumba guajira Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra and pianos instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W96796 10-in. October 1928 Una noche más pasó El Trovador Romantico Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W96858 10-in. November 1928 Una noche más pasó Guty Cárdenas ; Joseph M. Lacalle ; Orquesta Viva-tonal Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W96888 10-in. December 1928 Ola Quarteto Guty Cárdenas Vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Columbia W96892 10-in. December 1928 Confesión : Canción Guty y Utrera Vocal duet with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W97015 10-in. March 1929 Cantar gitano Adolfo Utrera Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W97160 10-in. May 1929 Aunque no pueda Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W194608 10-in. approximately 1930 Piel roja Enric Madriguera ; Notas Mágicas Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W703203 10-in. April 1930 Otro amor por quien llorar : Bolero Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W703204 10-in. April 1930 Rosa Guty Cárdenas ; Nilo Menéndez Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W703304 10-in. June 1930 Aquellos ojos verdes Ernesto Lecuona ; Nilo Menéndez ; Adolfo Utrera Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W703305 10-in. June 1930 María la O Ernesto Lecuona ; Nilo Menéndez ; Adolfo Utrera Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W401340 10-in. 11/19/1928 Soy virgencita Los Valencianos [Nilo's International Orchestra] Instrumental ensemble leader  
OKeh W401341 10-in. 11/19/1928 Capt. Emilio Carranza Los Valencianos [Nilo's International Orchestra] Instrumental ensemble leader  
OKeh W401342 10-in. 11/19/1928 Quiero Los Valencianos [Nilo's International Orchestra] Instrumental ensemble leader  
OKeh W401343 10-in. 11/19/1928 Mi muñequita de trapo Los Valencianos [Nilo's International Orchestra] Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E31521 10-in. 12/17/1929 Una noche más pasó José Moriche Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E23767-E23769 10-in. 6/27/1927 Pero Miguel, los hombres no lloran Orquesta Cubana de Brunswick Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick E23770-E23772 10-in. 6/27/1927 Alicia Orquesta Cubana de Brunswick Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick E23773-E23775 10-in. 6/28/1927 Las cuatro milpas (The four corns) Orquesta Cubana de Brunswick Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick E23776-E23778 10-in. 6/28/1927 Sin andullo Orquesta Cubana de Brunswick Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
(Results 76-100 of 114 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Menéndez, Nilo," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

Menéndez, Nilo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

"Menéndez, Nilo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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

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