d.: February 11, 1969
Jewish traditional singer and composer. He immigrated first to New York City, where he married Flora Salmoni, of Rhodes, in 1924.
Mayesh wrote a song, "Los Japones", which he never recorded the song, while it has been performed in concert by Vanessa Paloma.
He made nine recordings for his own Mayesh Phonograph Records label from late 1941 to late 1943. During a New York excursion in summer 1948, Mayesh made three more recordings for Me-Re (which bear Balkan matrices), all in Judeo-Spanish.
As one contemporary remembered his influential recordings, "Mayesh was the Bing Crosby of the Sephardic world. In New York, as a kid, everyone had some of his records. He was a household word."