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 226-245 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-045482 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Ojitos de mi vida Lydia Mendoza Female vocal duet, with guitar and mandolin vocalist  
Victor MBS-045483 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Para adorarte a tí Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, arranger  
Victor MBS-045484 10-in. before 8/15/1940 [Unknown title(s)] Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist  
Victor MBS-092188 10-in. before 9/13/1950 Noche tenebrosa Conjunto Lorenzo Caballero ; Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor MBS-092189 10-in. before 9/13/1950 La guía Conjunto Lorenzo Caballero ; Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor MBS-092190 10-in. before 7/19/1950 Ay, qué bonito Conjunto Lorenzo Caballero ; Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor MBS-092191 10-in. before 7/19/1950 Todo es falso Conjunto Lorenzo Caballero ; Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor MBS-092192 10-in. before 6/23/1950 Ay, qué suerte Conjunto Lorenzo Caballero ; Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Victor MBS-092193 10-in. before 6/23/1950 Ella me dijo que no Conjunto Lorenzo Caballero ; Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
OKeh W400425 10-in. 3/8/1928 Julia Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W400426 10-in. 3/8/1928 Monterrey Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W400427 10-in. 3/8/1928 Canción de amor Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W400428 10-in. 3/8/1928 Amorcito consentido Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W400429 10-in. 3/8/1928 Las cuatro milpas Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W400430 10-in. 3/8/1928 El tecotote de Guadena Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
OKeh W400457 10-in. 3/10/1928 Delgadina Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
OKeh W400458 10-in. 3/10/1928 No quiero ser casado Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
OKeh W400459 10-in. 3/10/1928 A mi Juana Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
OKeh W400460 10-in. 3/10/1928 En el rancho grande Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
OKeh W400461 10-in. 3/10/1928 El hijo pródigo Cuarteto Carta Blanca Mixed vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
(Results 226-245 of 245 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mendoza, Lydia," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196.

Mendoza, Lydia. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196.

"Mendoza, Lydia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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

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