Lydia Mendoza

Lydia Mendoza (May 31, 1916 – December 20, 2007) was an American guitarist and singer of Tejano, conjunto, and traditional Mexican-American music. She is known as "La Alondra de la Frontera" (or "The Lark of the Border" in English).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 31st, 1916 (Houston), Died December 20th, 2007 (San Antonio)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, violin, mandolin, composer, leader, lyricist, songwriter, arranger

Notes: Name appears as Lidya Mendoza on most Victor and Bluebird disc labels.

See Also: Mendoza, Lidya

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-82636 10-in. 3/27/1934 Ojitos de mi chata Cuarteto Monterrey por la Familia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82637 10-in. 3/27/1934 Por tus amores Cuarteto Monterrey por la Familia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82638 10-in. 3/27/1934 Ojitos negros y chinos Cuarteto Monterrey por la Familia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82639 10-in. 3/27/1934 La china Cuarteto Monterrey por la Familia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82640 10-in. 3/27/1934 Para que necesitas a mi amor Cuarteto Monterrey por la Familia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82641 10-in. 3/27/1934 Castos sueños Cuarteto Monterrey por la Familia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-82642 10-in. 3/27/1934 Mal hombre Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BVE-82643 10-in. 3/27/1934 Al pié de tu reja Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82644 10-in. 3/27/1934 No puedo dejar de quererte Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82645 10-in. 3/27/1934 Lejos Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82646 10-in. 3/27/1934 La última copa Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-82647 10-in. 3/27/1934 Lamento borincano Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83918 10-in. 8/10/1934 Sigue adelante Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83919 10-in. 8/10/1934 Lidya Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83920 10-in. 8/10/1934 Viviré para ti Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83921 10-in. 8/10/1934 Pero hay que triste Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83922 10-in. 8/10/1934 Los besos de mi negra Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83923 10-in. 8/10/1934 Mundo engañoso Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-83924 10-in. 8/10/1934 No me anuncies Cuarteto Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83925 10-in. 8/10/1934 Toma este puñal Cuarteto Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83926 10-in. 8/10/1934 China de los ojos negros Cuarteto Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83927 10-in. 8/10/1934 Si estás dormida Cuarteto Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83928 10-in. 8/10/1934 María, María Cuarteto Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-83929 10-in. 8/10/1934 Una rancherita Cuarteto Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BVE-87815 10-in. 1/31/1935 Siempre te vás Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 245 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mendoza, Lydia," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196.

Mendoza, Lydia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196.

"Mendoza, Lydia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196

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