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 76-100 of 101 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PR-436 10-in. before 1/15/1948 Tu carta Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, director  
Victor PR-437 10-in. before 1/15/1948 Entre los golfos Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet director, composer  
Victor PR-438 10-in. before 1/15/1948 Pobre bardo Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet director, composer  
Victor PR-439 10-in. before 1/15/1948 Yo no te guardo rencores Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet director, composer  
Victor PR-442 10-in. before 1/13/1948 Añoranzas y quimeras Trío Vegabajeño Male vocal trio composer  
Victor PR-456 10-in. before 11/11/1948 Ella, la inolvidable Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-457 10-in. before 11/11/1948 Decídete por fin Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-458 10-in. before 11/3/1948 Tu amor es así Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader  
Victor PR-459 10-in. before 11/3/1948 Lucero de mis noches Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-464 10-in. before 2/26/1949 Cuando tú eras niña Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-465 10-in. before 2/22/1949 Milagros del cielo Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet leader, composer  
Victor PR-466 10-in. before 2/26/1949 Ritmo y contento Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, leader  
Victor PR-467 10-in. before 2/26/1949 Catalina ven Plácido Acevedo ; Cuarteto Mayarí Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, leader  
Columbia CO19515 10-in. 7/3/1936 Chiviriquitón : Son Orquesta Johnny Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Columbia CO24103 10-in. 2/10/1939 Mensaje lírico : Bolero Canario y su Orquesta "Puerto Rico" Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO24105 10-in. 2/10/1939 Caribe : Plegaria bolero Canario y su Orquesta "Puerto Rico" Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E31044 10-in. 10/18/1929 El ahorcado Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick E31045 10-in. 10/18/1929 Plena prohibida Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Brunswick E31046 10-in. 10/18/1929 No le llores, Miguel Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick E31047 10-in. 10/18/1929 Las Navidades Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick E31599 10-in. 12/14/1929 Arriba borinqueñas Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick E31600 10-in. 12/14/1929 Si nos morimos Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E31601 10-in. 12/14/1929 Con los sureños Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick E31602 10-in. 12/14/1929 No llores corazón Plácido Acevedo ; Plenaros Sureños Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick B14257 10-in. 11/3/1933 Blanca estrella : Danza moderna Cuarteto Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 76-100 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110941

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