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 51-75 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PR-319-B 10-in. before 7/2/1945 Santuario sagrado Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-320-B 10-in. before 7/2/1945 Un historia de amor Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-321-B 10-in. before 7/2/1945 Tus besos (me hicieron tanto daño) Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-340 10-in. before 1/31/1946 Inexplicable Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, director  
Victor PR-341 10-in. before 1/31/1946 Comedia Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, director  
Victor PR-346-B 10-in. before 5/9/1946 Amor mentido Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Instrumental quartet, with male vocal solo and vocal group director, composer  
Victor PR-358-B 10-in. before 8/13/1946 La ópera Plácido Acevedo ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-359-B 10-in. before 8/13/1946 Ana Goya Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-360-B 10-in. before 8/13/1946 Canción dolorosa Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-361-B 10-in. before 8/13/1946 Hiereme sin compasión Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Tito Henríquez Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-376-B 10-in. before 12/27/1946 Bésame más Corozo ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, director  
Victor PR-377-B 10-in. before 12/27/1946 El flamboyán Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, director  
Victor PR-378-B 10-in. before 12/27/1946 Fantasía Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, director  
Victor PR-392-B 10-in. before 5/28/1947 Tu engaño Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-393-B 10-in. before 5/28/1947 Panorama Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-394 10-in. before 6/3/1947 Dulce veneno Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental cuartet, with male vocal duet director, composer  
Victor PR-395 10-in. before 6/3/1947 Tu castigo será grande Plácido Acevedo ; Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental quartet, with male vocal duet composer, director  
Victor PR-408 10-in. before 9/4/1947 Adiós, ingrata Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor PR-409 10-in. before 9/4/1947 Ay, no! ay, no! Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor PR-410 10-in. before 9/4/1947 La vida es así Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor PR-411 10-in. before 9/4/1947 Pa' la rumba voy Chiquitín ; Cuarteto Mayarí ; Chago Montes Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Victor PR-428-B 10-in. before 12/22/1947 Blanca estrella Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Male vocal and instrumental quartet director, composer  
Victor PR-429-B 10-in. before 12/22/1947 Por mi no temas Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Male vocal and instrumental quartet director, composer  
Victor PR-430-B 10-in. before 12/10/1947 Cual mágica visión Cuarteto Mayarí Male vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-431-B 10-in. before 12/22/1947 Reflejos de luna Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Male vocal and instrumental quartet composer, director  
(Results 51-75 of 101 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Acevedo, Plácido," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941.

Acevedo, Plácido. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941.

"Acevedo, Plácido." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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