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 101-115 of 115 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E23776-E23778 10-in. 6/28/1927 Sin andullo Orquesta Cubana de Brunswick Jazz/dance band leader, arranger  
Brunswick TCL1478 10-in. 7/9/1931 Aquellos ojos verdes Rodolfo Ducal Male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 40956-a] 10-in. approximately 1930 Negra soy Pilar Arcos ; José Escarpenter ; Nilo Menéndez Female vocal solo, with 2 pianos instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 40956-b] 10-in. approximately 1930 Aunque no pueda vivir sin ti Pilar Arcos ; José Escarpenter ; Nilo Menéndez Female vocal solo, with 2 pianos instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 41259-b] 10-in. 1930 Cantar gitano Pilar Arcos Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0J1194 10-in. 1933 Imposible Roberto Fugazot ; Trío Argentino [Buenos Aires; Spain] Male vocal solo, with instrumental composer  
Decca 63245 10-in. 2/7/1938 Arollo Nilo Menendez and his Stork Club Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 63246 10-in. 2/7/1938 Funfunando Nilo Menendez and his Stork Club Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 63247 10-in. 2/7/1938 Bei mir bist du schoen Nilo Menendez and his Stork Club Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 63248 10-in. 2/7/1938 Bruca manigua Nilo Menendez and his Stork Club Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 63249 10-in. 2/7/1938 Murmullo Nilo Menendez and his Stork Club Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca 63250 10-in. 2/7/1938 Ahi viena la conga! Nilo Menendez and his Stork Club Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Decca DLA 1993 10-in. 4/19/1940 Andalucia Nilo Menéndez instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1994 10-in. 4/19/1940 Malaguena Nilo Menéndez instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3935 10-in. 10/12/1932 Green eyes Orchestre Typique Castellanos de la Cabane Cubaine ; Mme. Riestra Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 101-115 of 115 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Menéndez, Nilo," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

Menéndez, Nilo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109918.

"Menéndez, Nilo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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

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