Plácido Acevedo

Plácido Acevedo (1904 – 1974) was a musician born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

He played the flute and trumpet and was also a composer, known for his originality. Acevedo's compositions include "Boda Gris" (Gray Wedding), "Por seguir tus huellas" (By Following Your Steps), and "Cabellera Blanca" (White Hair).

After learning to play the flute, given by his father, Plácido Acevedo, Sr., he studied the trumpet, and when he attained mastery of the instrument, he traveled to New York, where he made his best creations. One of his most popular compositions was the "Zorzal" (Robin). This composition was sung by almost everybody in his time.

He created numerous other pieces, including "Comedia" (Comedy), "Cuál Mágica Visión" (Magical Vision), "Amargas Mi Existencia" (You Bitter My Existence), "Santuario Sagrado" (Sacred Sanctuary), "Tus Besos Me Hicieron Tanto Daño" (Your Kisses Harmed Me), "Hiéreme Sin Compasión" (Wound Me Without Compassion), "El Flamboyán", "Tu Castigo Será Grande" (Your Punishment Will Be Great), "Dulce veneno" (Sweet Poison) and "Pobre Bardo" (Poor Bard).

He founded the Mayarí Quartet in the 1930s, in honor of a town in Cuba. This Quartet is part of Puerto Rican musical history, having recorded more than thirty CDs.

After Acevedo's death, Chiquitín Garcia became the director of the Mayarí Quartet.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1903 (Aguadilla), Died Barceloneta

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1935

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

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-74671 10-in. 12/13/1932 Irma Pedro Flores Grupo Instrumental ensemble and male male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-74672 10-in. 12/13/1932 Celos Pedro Flores Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75262 10-in. 2/20/1933 Las juniors Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75263 10-in. 2/20/1933 Lamento campesino Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75264 10-in. 2/20/1933 Lucero de mis noches Cuarteto Machín ; Armando ("Chito") Ferrer Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75265 10-in. 2/20/1933 La sitiera Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75266 10-in. 2/20/1933 Botaste la bola, negra Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75267 10-in. 2/20/1933 Así como suena mi son Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75290 10-in. 2/24/1933 Rita Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75291 10-in. 2/24/1933 Qué me importa Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75294 10-in. 2/24/1933 Rosa Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75295 10-in. 2/24/1933 Dávila vacilando Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75296 10-in. 2/24/1933 Conchita Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75297 10-in. 2/24/1933 Mama, yo quiero una novia Grupo Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-75704 10-in. 3/27/1933 Mesalina Estrellas Habaneras Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-76315 10-in. 5/22/1933 Masabí Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78656 10-in. 11/20/1933 Son retozón Orquesta Antonio Machín Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78657 10-in. 11/20/1933 Aquí cualquier se atraca Orquesta Antonio Machín Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78658 10-in. 11/20/1933 Un paraíso es mi Cuba Orquesta Antonio Machín ; Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78659 10-in. 11/20/1933 La batea se rompió Orquesta Antonio Machín Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78660 10-in. 11/20/1933 El cantío de mi gallo Orquesta Antonio Machín Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-78661 10-in. 11/20/1933 El montuno o pantaleón Orquesta Antonio Machín Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-81903 10-in. 3/8/1934 General Sandino Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-81904 10-in. 3/8/1934 El zorzal Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet arranger  
Victor BS-81906 10-in. 3/8/1934 El grito de Lares Canario y su Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
(Results 1-25 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Acevedo, Plácido," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941.

Acevedo, Plácido. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941.

"Acevedo, Plácido." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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