Billo Frómeta with his group, Billo’s Caracas Boys. He was a great entertainer for Dominican musicians who visited Caracas such as Johnny Ventura and Wilfrido Vargas. Besides the merengue, the joropo was his great passion. Likewise, he was considered the most animated interpreter of Colombian cumbia, for which he was honored.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 15, 1915 (Santo Domingo), Died May 5, 1988 (Caracas)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1948
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||VE-10||10-in.||before 9/7/1939||La mulata caridá||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-6||10-in.||before 9/7/1939||Caña brava||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-7||10-in.||before 9/7/1939||Mal pelao||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||VE-8||10-in.||before 9/7/1939||Siña Juanica||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||VE-9||10-in.||before 9/7/1939||No te retrates||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-11||10-in.||before 9/8/1939||Maybá||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-12||10-in.||before 9/8/1939||Nadie||Billo's Happy Boys ; Negrito Chapuseaux||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-13||10-in.||before 9/8/1939||Naufragio||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Victor||VE-14||10-in.||before 9/8/1939||A que sabra tu boca?||Billo's Happy Boys||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-84||10-in.||before 2/24/1942||La cita||Orquesta "Billo's Caracas Boys"||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-262||10-in.||before 8/27/1948||Mayba||Orquesta "Billo's Caracas Boys" ; Alcibiades Sánchez||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Victor||VE-263||10-in.||before 8/27/1948||Pesar||Orquesta "Billo's Caracas Boys" ; Alcibiades Sánchez||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Frómeta, Billo," accessed September 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110708.
Frómeta, Billo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110708.
"Frómeta, Billo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 September 2023.
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