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 76-100 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-02690 10-in. 10/19/1936 Ven, deja de llorar Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02691 10-in. 10/19/1936 Tú me haces falta Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02708 10-in. 10/20/1936 Llegaste Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02709 10-in. 10/20/1936 La bamba Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02710 10-in. 10/20/1936 Lejos de ti Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02711 10-in. 10/20/1936 Dónde estás corazón Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02712 10-in. 10/20/1936 Príncipe Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02713 10-in. 10/20/1936 La boda negra Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02811 10-in. 10/22/1936 Esperanza Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02812 10-in. 10/22/1936 La jaibera Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02813 10-in. 10/22/1936 Caramelo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02814 10-in. 10/22/1936 Plegaría Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02815 10-in. 10/22/1936 Desvelo de amor Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02816 10-in. 10/22/1936 No es igual Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02817 10-in. 10/22/1936 Todos dicen que nunca Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-02818 10-in. 10/22/1936 Nunca Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02819 10-in. 10/22/1936 Tengo a mi lupe Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02820 10-in. 10/22/1936 Eliza Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02821 10-in. 10/22/1936 Cuatro vicios Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02822 10-in. 10/22/1936 Noche tenebrosa y fría Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02823 10-in. 10/22/1936 Una noche serena y obscura Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02824 10-in. 10/22/1936 El venadito Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07251 10-in. 2/24/1937 Noche de ronda Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07252 10-in. 2/24/1937 Una mancha mas Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07253 10-in. 2/24/1937 Aquel amigo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 76-100 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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