Manuel Esperón

Manuel Esperón González (August 3, 1911 – February 13, 2011) was a Mexican songwriter and composer. Along with the famous Mexican author Ernesto Cortazar, Esperón cowrote 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 (¡Ay, Jalisco no te Rajes!) 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 3, 1911 (Mexico City), Died February 13, 2011 (Cuernavaca)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1951

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

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

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

Recordings (Results 26-47 of 47 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-081561 10-in. before 7/29/1946 Corrido de Jorge Torres Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán ; Jorge Negrete ; Trío Calaveras Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-081568 10-in. before 7/30/1946 El ahijado de la muerte Mariachi Vargas ; Jorge Negrete ; Trío Calaveras Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-081569 10-in. before 7/30/1946 No sé por qué Manuel Esperón ; Jorge Negrete Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Victor MBS-081744 10-in. before 11/15/1946 La mina de oro Las Mochitecas ; Los Montañeses del Alamo Female vocal group with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-090508 10-in. before 9/29/1947 El rebozo mexicano Sofia Alvarez ; Mariachi Vargas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-090509 10-in. before 9/29/1947 Bajo el sol de Jalisco Sofia Alvarez ; Mariachi Vargas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-092004 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Amor con amor se paga Trío Tamaulipeco de los Hermanos Samperio Vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor MBS-092005 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Corrido de piña madura Trío Tamaulipeco de los Hermanos Samperio Vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor MBS-092308 10-in. before 10/3/1950 Torito negro Trío Tamaulipeco de los Hermanos Samperio Vocal and instrumental trio 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 D9FB-2374 10-in. 10/7/1949 Ya se va metiendo el sol Grupo Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1184 10-in. before 3/15/1944 El tehuano Jorge Negrete ; Orquesta Cosmopolita Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor CU-1185 10-in. before 3/15/1944 Mi gitana Jorge Negrete ; Orquesta Cosmopolita Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1187 10-in. before 3/15/1944 Dulce patria Jorge Negrete ; Orquesta Cosmopolita Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1189 10-in. before 3/15/1944 Aunque me cueste la vida Jorge Negrete ; Trío Calaveras Male vocal solo, with male vocal trio and guitars composer  
Victor 444A 10-in. Before 10/17/1934 La mujer del puerto Lina Boytler Female vocal solo composer  
Columbia H1176 10-in. approximately 1944 Cocula Charros de Atotonilco ; Hermanas Padilla Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia HCO1571 10-in. approximately 1945 Tequilla con limon Hermanas Padilla ; Orquesta Acuña Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO37335 10-in. approximately 1947 Aunque lo quieran o no Trio Los Panchos Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick EP5089 10-in. 10/25/1934 La mujer del puerto Orquesta Tomás Nuñez Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 26-47 of 47 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Esperón, Manuel," accessed April 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110190.

Esperón, Manuel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110190.

"Esperón, Manuel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 April 2024.

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