Jack Mayesh

Jack Mayesh

b.: July 07, 1899 (Kuşadası, Ottoman Empire)
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."


Jack Mayesh Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

1454 Jack Mayesh Un Soldado A Su Madre / Ojos Dulces(Shellac, 10") Electro-Vox (3) 1454 US Unknown Sell This Version
1469 Jack Mayesh Conti Ye Vas Mi Esperansa / SieMre Te Ami(Shellac, 10") Electro-Vox (3) 1469 US Unknown Sell This Version