Avelino Muñoz

Avelino Muñoz

Panamanian organist, pianist, music director, arranger and composer. He was born in Panama on December 20th, 1912 and died in San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 24th, 1962. He is the brother of Lucho Muñoz (3), Emilio Muñoz, Cristóbal Muñoz Jr., and Toby Muñoz. His musical career began in the theaters of Panama in the era of silent film, entertaining audiences at the start of a film and at intermission. In 1938 he made his first recording with Sylvia DeGrasse. He organized his own orchestra in 1944, appearing in various scenarios. He spent two years in the Dominican Republic leading the Super Orquesta San José. He returned to Panama in 1950 and then traveled to Puerto Rico where he eventually settled. In Puerto Rico in 1956 and 1957 he won the prize as best pianist and organist, having obtained the "Codazos" award for his outstanding performance on Puerto Rican television. From there he traveled several times to Mexico to conduct the orchestra of maestro Mario Ruiz Armengol. Some other prominent artists he accompanied: Pedro Vargas, Juan Arvizu, Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, Leo Marini, Hugo Romani, Bobby Capó, Libertad Lamarque, Toña La Negra, Maria Luisa Landin, Celia Cruz, Olga Guillot, Los Hermanos Rigual, among others. He also traveled to all South American and Caribbean countries, eight states of the USA, appeared in magnificent performances and on radio, and garnered countless triumphs. He recorded with top record labels: RCA Victor, Columbia, Decca, Capitol Records, Panart, Odeon, Ansonia, Balseiro, Marvela, Pampa, Musart, Fragoso and Verne.
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Avelino Muñoz Discography Tracks


Avelino Muñoz Y Su Conjunto* Panama Canta (Cantan: Silvia Degrasse y Boliviar Rodriguez) (Album) Discolando US 1976 Sell This Version
MVLP-27 Avelino Muñoz Su Piano Y Su Ritmo(LP, Album) Marvela MVLP-27 Puerto Rico Unknown Sell This Version
LP-27 Avelino Muñoz Baile Con Avelino Muñoz(LP, Album) Marvela LP-27 Unknown Sell This Version
LP-01 Avelino Muñoz Panama Canta(10", Album) Grecha LP-01 Panama Unknown Sell This Version
MVLP-39 Avelino Muñoz Estampas Panameñas(LP, Album) Marvela MVLP-39 Puerto Rico Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

100 Avelino Muñoz La Cocaleca / Quiereme En Panameño(Shellac, 10") Grecha 100 Panama Unknown Sell This Version
SC-1080 Silvia De Grasse* Con Avelino Muñoz Su Organo Y Ritmo* Silvia De Grasse* Con Avelino Muñoz Su Organo Y Ritmo* - Sube Al Jorón / Tamboritos De Panamá(7") Grecha SC-1080 Panama Unknown Sell This Version
7461 Bobby Capó ,Con Avelino Muñoz Bobby Capó ,Con Avelino Muñoz - Cien Años / Las Mujeres(10", Mono, Promo) Seeco Serie Hispana 7461 US Unknown Sell This Version
131 Avelino Muñoz Al Órgano* Con El Coro C.E.P.R.A. Avelino Muñoz Al Órgano* Con El Coro C.E.P.R.A. - Nostalgia Panameña / La Guayabita(Shellac, 10") Grecha 131 Panama Unknown Sell This Version

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