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 1903 (Aguadilla), Died February 27, 1974 (Barceloneta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1951

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

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-88736 10-in. 2/21/1935 Gitana Grupo Tizol Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-89896 10-in. 6/14/1935 Moreno Johnny Rodríguez Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-89899 10-in. 6/14/1935 Guaybana Johnny Rodríguez Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-92304 10-in. 6/14/1935 Pecadora Johnny Rodríguez Grupo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-92305 10-in. 6/14/1935 Es mi patria prisionera Johnny Rodríguez Grupo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-073475 10-in. 3/24/1942 No llores más Orquesta Daniel Santos Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBS-092524 10-in. before 1/23/1951 Por seguir tus pasos María Victoria ; Orquesta Rafael de Paz Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D9XB-1537 10-in. 8/30/1949 Risa loca Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-1[i] 10-in. before 7/19/1949 Mariposa nocturna Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, director  
Victor PR-2[g] 10-in. before 7/19/1949 Anoche soñé contigo Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, director  
Victor PR-3[e] 10-in. before 8/30/1949 Infierno y cielo Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, director  
Victor PR-48 10-in. before 11/15/1949 El chismecito Angelito ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Titín Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet leader  
Victor PR-49 10-in. before 11/15/1949 Agúzate, pelotero Angelito ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Titín Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, leader  
Victor PR-50 10-in. before 11/15/1949 Cuando no estoy contigo Angelito ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Titín Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, leader  
Victor PR-51 10-in. before 12/6/1949 Pretenciosa Angelito ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Titín Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, leader  
Victor PR-267 10-in. before 5/22/1942 Sapo, sapo, japonés Félix Castrillón ; Orquesta Rafael Muñoz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PR-291 10-in. before 6/12/1942 Los millones de Sofía Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Claudio Ferrer Vocal and instrumental quartet composer  
Victor VE-300 10-in. before 5/17/1949 Boda gris Alcibiades Sánchez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PR-302-B 10-in. before 1/12/1945 Eterno idilio Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Perín Vázquez Instrumental quarter, with male vocal duo director, composer  
Victor PR-303-B 10-in. before 1/12/1945 Cabellera blanca Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Instrumental quarter, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor PR-304-B 10-in. before 1/12/1945 Tempestades del alma Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Perín Vázquez Instrumental quarter, with male vocal duo director, composer  
Victor PR-305-B 10-in. before 1/12/1945 Desconsuelo Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Perín Vázquez Instrumental quarter, with male vocal duo director, composer  
Victor PR-316-A 10-in. before 7/2/1945 Zumba, nene...leña no más Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-317-A 10-in. before 7/2/1945 No me pegues más Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-318-A 10-in. before 7/2/1945 Te he visto llorar Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director  
(Results 26-50 of 101 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Acevedo, Plácido," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941.

Acevedo, Plácido. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941.

"Acevedo, Plácido." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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