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Chocolate Armenteros

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros (4 April 1928 – 6 January 2016) was a Cuban trumpeter. He played with artists such as Arsenio Rodríguez, Generoso Jiménez, Chico O'Farrill, Orchestra Harlow, Eddie Palmieri, Cachao and Sonora Matancera. Due to his characteristic approach to Afro-Cuban trumpet playing as well as his extensive recording career, several monographs have been written on his music.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 4, 1928 (Santa Clara), Died January 6, 2016 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer, songwriter

Notes: The given name of Chocolate Armenteros is Alfredo Armenteros.

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

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CU-298[b] 10-in. before 9/6/1949 Los sitios haceré Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-299[b] 10-in. before 9/6/1949 Sagrado amor Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-300[b] 10-in. before 8/19/1949 El palo tiene curujey Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-301[b] 10-in. before 8/2/1949 Me boté de guaño Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-302 10-in. before 8/2/1949 Es mejor olvidarte Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-303[b] 10-in. before 8/2/1949 Finaliza un amor Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-344[b] 10-in. before 1/13/1953 Pero yo no se Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-345 10-in. before 1/13/1953 Juventud de Colón Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-346 10-in. before 12/29/1949 Flor de canela Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-347 10-in. before 12/29/1949 Dundumbanza Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-348 10-in. 1949 Por tu bien Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CU-349[b] 10-in. 1949 No puedo comer vistagacha Conjunto Arsenio Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armenteros, Chocolate," accessed February 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111056.

Armenteros, Chocolate. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111056.

"Armenteros, Chocolate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 February 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111056

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