Manuel Esperón

Manuel Esperón González (August 3, 1911 – February 13, 2011) was a Mexican songwriter and composer. He wrote many songs for Mexican films, including "¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!" for the 1941 film of the same name, "Cocula" for El Peñón de las Ánimas (The Rock of Souls) (1943), and "Amor con amor se paga" for Hay un niño en su futuro (1952). Other Esperón compositions have become Latin standards such as "Yo soy mexicano", "Noche plateada" and "No volveré", which was used in the first episode of the 2001 soap opera El juego de la vida. Among other performers, Pedro Infante, Los Panchos, and Jorge Negrete have made his songs well-known. His fame in the USA derives from when his song The Three Caballeros was used in the Disney film The Three Caballeros (1944).

Esperón was born in Mexico City. He retired in 1987, although his songs continued to be used in filmmaking and television productions.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 3rd, 1911 (Mexico City), Died February 13th, 2011 (Cuernavaca)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, leader, lyricist

Notes: Listed in Victor ledgers as Manuel Esperón, Jr.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-84955 10-in. 11/9/1934 La mujer del puerto Orquesta Victor Antillana Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86426 10-in. 12/10/1934 La mujer del puerto Orquesta Pedro Vía Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-90517 10-in. 1935 or earlier Me enseñaste a querer Cuarteto Esperón de Cuerdas ; Trío Ascencio-del Río Female vocal group, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor MBS-90548 10-in. 1935 or earlier Ansias Mario Alvarez ; Trío Ascencio-del Río Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBVE-90549 10-in. 1935 or earlier El toro requeson Orquesta Manuel Esperón ; Trío Ascencio-del Río Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-90550 10-in. 1935 or earlier La reventada Orquesta Manuel Esperón ; Trío Ascencio-del Río Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-90551 10-in. 1935 or earlier El manito Orquesta Esperón ; Trío Ascencio-del Río Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-94804 10-in. before 8/24/1937 Nostalgia Conjunto Musical "Esperon" ; Emilio Tuero Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-94879 10-in. before 11/19/1937 Mi guitarra canta Lorenzo Barcelata ; Orquesta Manuel Esperón Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-94880 10-in. before 11/19/1937 Yo me estoy poniendo chango Lorenzo Barcelata ; Chaflán ; Orquesta Manuel Esperón ; Trío Calaveras Male vocal duet and male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-94881 10-in. before 11/19/1937 Plegaría de mujer Lorenzo Barcelata ; Quinteto Esperón ; Trío Calaveras Male vocal solo and vocal trio, with instrumental quintet leader  
Victor MBS-015268 10-in. before 7/18/1938 Pregón del Papaloapán Manuel Esperón ; Ana María Fernández ; Hatuey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-015269 10-in. before 7/18/1938 Tierra brava Manuel Esperón ; Ana María Fernández ; Hatuey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-032130 10-in. before 6/21/1939 El reloj Manuelita Arriola Female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor MBS-032131 10-in. before 6/21/1939 Upa, caballito Manuelita Arriola Female vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-032188 10-in. before 6/21/1939 Vals de las sombras María Teresa Avelar Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045061 10-in. before 5/8/1940 El cangrejo Hermanos Huesca Instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor MBS-045299 10-in. before 5/22/1940 Costeñita linda Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, songwriter  
Victor MBS-045300 10-in. before 5/22/1940 A la orilla del mar Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Manuel Esperón Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, songwriter  
Victor MBS-045301 10-in. before 5/22/1940 Serenata de amor Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Manuel Esperón Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, songwriter  
Victor MBS-045302 10-in. before 5/17/1940 Marchita el alma Tito Guizar ; Orquesta Manuel Esperón Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092004 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Amor con amor se paga Hermanos Samperio ; Trío Tamaulipeco de los Hermanos Samperio Instrumental trio, with male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-092308 10-in. before 10/3/1950 Torito negro Hermanos Samperio ; Trío Tamaulipeco de los Hermanos Samperio Instrumental trio, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092621 10-in. before 1/30/1951 El sentenciado Cuarteto América ; Fernando Fernández ; Mariachi Pulido Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-092782 10-in. before 5/1/1951 Canción de los vaqueros Jorge Negrete ; Trío Calaveras Male vocal solo, with vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Victor MBS-092991 10-in. before 5/29/1951 Amor con amor se paga Mariachi Pulido ; Jorge Negrete ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor 444A 10-in. Before 10/17/1934 La mujer del puerto Lina Boytler Female vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Esperón, Manuel," accessed June 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110190.

Esperón, Manuel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110190.

"Esperón, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 June 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110190

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