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 51-75 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-94614 10-in. 8/16/1935 Yo no espero Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-99259 10-in. 2/22/1936 Cuesta abajo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99260 10-in. 2/22/1936 Tu partida Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99261 10-in. 2/22/1936 Piensa en mí Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99262 10-in. 2/22/1936 Inolvidable Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99263 10-in. 2/22/1936 Por que te quiero tanto Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99264 10-in. 2/22/1936 Ladrillo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99265 10-in. 2/22/1936 Te amo, me dijiste Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99266 10-in. 2/22/1936 Cuando tú me quieras Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99267 10-in. 2/22/1936 Imposible Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99268 10-in. 2/22/1936 Ojos tristes Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99269 10-in. 2/22/1936 Dices bien mío Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99270 10-in. 2/22/1936 Todo para ti Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-99271 10-in. 2/22/1936 La rielera Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99272 10-in. 2/22/1936 México en una laguna Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99273 10-in. 2/22/1936 Margarita, Margarita Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-99274 10-in. 2/22/1936 El coco Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BS-02682 10-in. 10/19/1936 Júrame Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02683 10-in. 10/19/1936 Sortilegio Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02684 10-in. 10/19/1936 Si regresas Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02685 10-in. 10/19/1936 Mujer sin corazón Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02686 10-in. 10/19/1936 Amor sin esperanza Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02687 10-in. 10/19/1936 Cosas que sucedén Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02688 10-in. 10/19/1936 Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02689 10-in. 10/19/1936 El novillero Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 51-75 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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