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 101-125 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-07254 10-in. 2/24/1937 Amor de mis amores Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07255 10-in. 2/24/1937 Yo te perdono Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07256 10-in. 2/24/1937 Lágrimas de vino Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07257 10-in. 2/24/1937 Ojos negros (Romanza rusa) Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07258 10-in. 2/24/1937 Rosario Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07259 10-in. 2/24/1937 Muchos besos Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar (take 1); with guitar and mandolin (take 2) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07260 10-in. 2/24/1937 Si pudiera Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07261 10-in. 2/24/1937 Se me hizo fácil Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07262 10-in. 2/24/1937 Tu vanidad Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07275 10-in. 2/25/1937 Un día soñé Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07276 10-in. 2/25/1937 Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07277 10-in. 2/25/1937 Legado de amor Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07278 10-in. 2/25/1937 Puñalada Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07279 10-in. 2/25/1937 Inútil Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07280 10-in. 2/25/1937 Arrullo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-07281 10-in. 2/24/1937 Delgadina Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07282 10-in. 2/24/1937 Los barandales del puente Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07283 10-in. 2/24/1937 Toda mi vida la paso barracho Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07284 10-in. 2/24/1937 Reluciente estrella Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07285 10-in. 2/24/1937 Celia Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-07286 10-in. 2/24/1937 El desterrado Grupo Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-014159 10-in. 9/14/1937 Viajera Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-014160 10-in. 9/14/1937 Desesperanza Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-014161 10-in. 9/14/1937 Janitzio Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-014162 10-in. 9/14/1937 Adrede Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 101-125 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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