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Eliseo Grenet

Eliseo Grenet Sánchez (12 June 1893 in Havana – 4 December 1950) was a Cuban pianist and a leading composer/arranger of the day. He composed music for stage shows and films, and some famous Cuban dance music. Eliseo was one of three musical brothers, all composers, the others being Emilio ('Neno', 1901–1941) and Ernesto (1908–1981). Emilio went on composing even after having a leg bitten off by a shark in 1930; Ernesto was a drummer who became leader of the Tropicana's orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 12th, 1893 (Havana), Died November 4th, 1950 (Havana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, piano, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22748 10-in. 4/22/1919 La mora Trío Colombiano Male vocal duet and instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-33391 10-in. 9/17/1925 Madriguera Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33534 10-in. 10/1/1925 La pintura blanca Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-33535 10-in. 10/1/1925 Canto salvaje Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-34660 10-in. 3/2/1926 Las coquetas Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37115 10-in. 12/9/1926 Cuban stomp Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37116 10-in. 12/9/1926 Congo Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45531 10-in. 5/28/1928 Mamá Inés Sexteto Habanero Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-45554 10-in. 6/4/1928 No puedo arrancarte de mi corazón Miguel de Grandy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45556 10-in. 6/4/1928 Ay! Mamá Inés Miguel de Grandy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor XVE-56677 10-in. 2/14/1930 Espabílate Sexteto Habanero Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-56681 10-in. 2/14/1930 Lamento esclavo Sexteto Habanero Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-56691 10-in. 2/17/1930 Espabitate Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-59195 10-in. 2/28/1930 Lamento esclavo Eduardo Brito Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-62327 10-in. 7/2/1930 Mamá Inez Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BVE-62328 10-in. 7/2/1930 True love Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra ; Antonio Machín ; Daniel Sánchez Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BVE-63342 10-in. 8/20/1930 Falso orgullo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-67725 10-in. 12/19/1930 Mama Ines Havana Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor XVE-68203 10-in. 3/4/1931 Tata cuñengue Antonio Machín ; Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor XVE-68204 10-in. 3/4/1931 El berlingonero Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
Victor BVE-69661 10-in. 5/28/1931 Mama Inez Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-69662 10-in. 5/28/1931 Maman Inez Maurice Chevalier Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-73523 10-in. 9/16/1932 Las perlas de tu boca Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-73571 10-in. 9/23/1932 Lamento cubano Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-73593 10-in. 9/27/1932 La comparsa de los congos Lucumí Orquesta Enrique Bryón Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76693 10-in. 7/26/1933 Negro bembon Orquesta Enrique Bryón Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-77547 10-in. 8/25/1933 Las mujeres y las fiores Orquesta Enrique Bryón Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77572 10-in. 8/29/1933 Yo se que hay en tu alma Enrique Bryón Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-77573 10-in. 8/29/1933 El figurín Enrique Bryón Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BS-78388 10-in. 11/6/1933 A la rumba aunque me pisen Enrique Bryón ; Zilia Parlá ; Los Rumberos Female-male vocal duet, with piano and percussion songwriter  
Victor BS-81058 10-in. 1/15/1934 Lamento esclavo Orquesta Pedro Vía Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BS-81813 10-in. 2/26/1934 Las perlas de tu boca Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-83654 10-in. 7/27/1934 Las perlas de tu boca Lorenzo Herrera Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-83977 10-in. 2/15/1935 Lamento esclavo Eddy Duchin Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-84074 10-in. 8/30/1934 Mama Inez Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-86389 10-in. 2/28/1935 Promesas de mujer Orquesta Nano Rodrigo Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-86585 10-in. July-Aug. 1934 Las perlas de tu boca Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86952 10-in. 10/8/1935 Las perlas de tu boca Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor K-4 12-in. 6/27/1914 El pescado Orquesta de Pablo Valenzuela Orchestra composer  
Victor G-17 10-in. 6/29/1914 En alta mar Blanca Becerra ; Luz Gil ; Regino López Vocal trio, with instrumental quartet composer  
Victor G-52 10-in. 7/1/1914 El pulpero Regino López Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor X-63 10-in. 4/15/1925 Catalina Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu ; Antonio María Romeu Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor X-74 10-in. 4/18/1925 Ese tiempo ya pasó Juan Cruz ; Miguel Zaballa Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor X-75 10-in. 4/18/1925 Son caliente, son de Oriente Juan Cruz ; Miguel Zaballa Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor X-76 10-in. 4/1/1924 El desengaño Juan Cruz ; Miguel Zaballa Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor L-91 10-in. 3/21/1913 De chaparro a la Habana Ofelia Rivas ; Blanca Vázquez Female vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar composer  
Victor L-92 10-in. 3/21/1913 Yo sé como eres tú Ofelia Rivas ; Blanca Vázquez Female vocal duet, with mandolin and guitar composer  
Victor XVE-298 10-in. 2/3/1928 Mamá Ines Orquesta Antonio M. Romeu Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor G-1574 10-in. 10/20/1916 Lloran tus ojos Floro y Cruz Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Victor G-1602 10-in. 10/23/1916 El hojalatero Ramón Espigul ; Sra. Gutiérrez Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1603 10-in. 10/23/1916 Alemanes y Aliados Ramón Espigul ; Sra. Gutiérrez Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1604 10-in. 10/23/1916 El vendedor de viandas Ramón Espigul ; Sra. Gutiérrez Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1605 10-in. 10/23/1916 Espigúl en París Ramón Espigul ; Sra. Gutiérrez Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1606 10-in. 10/23/1916 Las condiciones de Espigúl Ramón Espigul ; Sra. Gutiérrez Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1607 10-in. 10/23/1916 El jabonero Ramón Espigul ; Sra. Gutiérrez Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1609 10-in. 10/23/1916 Willard y Johnson Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1610 10-in. 10/23/1916 El germanófilo Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1611 10-in. 10/23/1916 Raspadura flor Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1612 10-in. 10/23/1916 El componedor de bateas Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1613 10-in. 10/23/1916 El Ford Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1614 10-in. 10/23/1916 Vigilante de posta Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1629 10-in. 10/24/1916 El frutero Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1630 10-in. 10/24/1916 El repartidor de periódicos Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1631 10-in. 10/24/1916 El gallo blanco Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1632 10-in. 10/24/1916 La mujer prevenida Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1633 10-in. 10/24/1916 El paragüero Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1634 10-in. 10/24/1916 El botellero Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1635 10-in. 10/24/1916 La chambelona Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1636 10-in. 10/24/1916 Zayas Mendieta Ramón Espigul ; Lola Mayorga Monologue and female-male vocal duet, with piano and tambores instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1698 10-in. 11/4/1916 Zayas Mendieta Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1699 10-in. 11/6/1916 U-53 Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1700 10-in. 11/6/1916 Los paraguas Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor G-1701 10-in. 11/6/1916 Julita Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader  
Victor G-1702 10-in. 11/6/1916 Mondonguito y la pata Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Orchestra leader, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor K-1703 12-in. 11/6/1916 Poeta y aldeano Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Orchestra instrumentalist, piano, leader, composer  
Victor K-2723 12-in. 5/9/1919 Si muero en la carretera Orquesta de Pablo Valenzuela Orchestra composer  
Victor K-2730 12-in. 5/9/1919 La mora Orquesta de Pablo Valenzuela Orchestra, with vocal chorus composer  
Victor G-2755 10-in. 5/16/1919 La mora Orquesta Félix González Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor G-2788 10-in. 6/10/1919 El Kaiser corcovea Orquesta Reverón Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-07348 10-in. 2/26/1937 Mamá Inéz Manuel González ; Asunción Romero Vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars composer  
Victor BS-07720 10-in. 4/5/1937 Havana's calling me Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-017382 10-in. 12/9/1937 Habanera Alfredito Valdés ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-019608 10-in. 2/1/1938 Pepita Panchito and his La Conga Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-032259 10-in. before November 1939 Clave de oro Lily y Margot Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BAVE-094068 10-in. before 6/12/1951 Las perlas de tu boca Chito Galindo ; Orquesta Vieri Fidanzini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor E0FB-6318 10-in. 12/26/1950 Domingo pantoja Tito Puente Orchestra ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CU-497 10-in. before 12/14/1950 Felipe Blanco Conjunto Luis Santí Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W151368 10-in. 2/27/1931 Mama Inez Enric Madriguera's Havana Casino Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble composer  
Columbia [W]151404 10-in. 3/9/1931 Mama Inez Harry Reser’s Orchestra ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 83020 12-in. approximately July 1919 A Moorish lady Francesa de Romeu Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 83022 12-in. approximately July 1919 If I should die on the highway Francesa de Romeu Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 93595 10-in. approximately August 1923 Mr. Pous Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 93596 10-in. approximately August 1923 Ay, ay, ay Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 93598 10-in. approximately August 1923 El encanto Orquesta Francesa de E. Grenet Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 93599 10-in. approximately August 1923 La cancion del Olvido Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia S96140 10-in. approximately 1928 ¡Ay' Mamá Inés! Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia S96207 10-in. approximately 1928 La reglana Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia S96251 10-in. approximately 1928 La calesa Vincente Morin Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia S96252 10-in. approximately 1928 Galanes y damiselas Rita Montaner ; Caridad Suárez Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia S96259 10-in. approximately 1928 Anhelos Vincente Morin ; F. de la Riera Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia S96260 10-in. approximately 1928 Niña Rita Rita Montaner ; Vincente Morin Female-male vocal duet composer  
Columbia S96269 10-in. approximately 1928 El calesero Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W96634 10-in. July 1928 ¡Ay! Mamá Inés Sexteto Nacional Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W96697 10-in. August 1928 La mulata Joseph M. Lacalle ; Rita Montaner ; Orquesta del Maestro Lacalle Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 11144-11145 10-in. 8/6/1923 El venadito More y Rubi Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick 11287-11288 10-in. 9/13/1923 El venadito Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11289-11290 10-in. 9/13/1923 Candela! Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11291-11292 10-in. 9/13/1923 Kokoíto Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11293-11294 10-in. 9/13/1923 Canto salvaje Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11305-11306 10-in. 9/14/1923 No name #2 Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11307-11308 10-in. 9/14/1923 El rey del silencio Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11309-11310 10-in. 9/14/1923 Dempsey Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11311-11312 10-in. 9/14/1923 No name #1 Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11313-11314 10-in. 9/15/1923 El cisne Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11315-11316 10-in. 9/15/1923 La fuga de Arroyito Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11317-11318 10-in. 9/15/1923 Havana perfecto Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11319-11320 10-in. 9/15/1923 Papel de lija Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11321-11322 10-in. 9/15/1923 El guajiro en el palmar Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11323-11324 10-in. 9/15/1923 La China Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11325-11326 10-in. 9/17/1923 El divino Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11327-11328 10-in. 9/17/1923 Porqué te amé Maria? Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11329-11330 10-in. 9/17/1923 La Diana Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11331-11332 10-in. 9/17/1923 Edén sport Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11348-11349 10-in. 9/18/1923 El encanto Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick 11350-11351 10-in. 9/18/1923 El misterioso Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11352-11353 10-in. 9/18/1923 Con harina se camina Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11354-11355 10-in. 9/18/1923 No name #4 Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11366-11367 10-in. 9/20/1923 No name #5 Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11368-11369 10-in. 9/20/1923 Los caballeros me matan Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11370-11371 10-in. 9/20/1923 El tamalero Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11372-11373 10-in. 9/20/1923 Los jovenes elegantes Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11374-11375 10-in. 9/20/1923 Martinita Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11376-11378 10-in. 9/20/1923 La matancera Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11379-11380 10-in. 9/20/1923 Atenas Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11381-11382 10-in. 9/20/1923 Mujer, porqué sera? Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick 11383-11384 10-in. 9/20/1923 Havano perfecto Orquesta Eliseo Grenet Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick HV30470 10-in. 9/12/1929 Espabilate Sexteto Munamar Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick E29725 10-in. 4/24/1929 Mama Ines Sexteto Cardenas Cubanos Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick TE31077 10-in. 9/27/1929 Espabilate Enrique Bryón Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick E32955 10-in. 6/11/1930 Ay Mama Ines Los Castilians Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grenet, Eliseo," accessed February 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116685.

Grenet, Eliseo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116685.

"Grenet, Eliseo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 February 2021.

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