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 151-175 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-028522 10-in. 10/24/1938 Nunca volvere a besarte Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028523 10-in. 10/24/1938 Me juraste Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and maracas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028524 10-in. 10/24/1938 Vuélveme a querer Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028525 10-in. 10/24/1938 Arrepentido Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028526 10-in. 10/24/1938 No me abandones Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028527 10-in. 10/24/1938 Rinconcito Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with violin, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028528 10-in. 10/24/1938 Venganza Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028529 10-in. 10/24/1938 Adiós, adiós Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028530 10-in. 10/24/1938 Ya no me importan tus citas Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028531 10-in. 10/24/1938 Cuando más te quería Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028532 10-in. 10/24/1938 El schottis Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028617 10-in. 10/26/1938 Copitas de vino Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028618 10-in. 10/26/1938 Pero oyes Antonia Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028619 10-in. 10/26/1938 Se murió la cucaracha Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028620 10-in. 10/26/1938 Mientras que duermas Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028621 10-in. 10/26/1938 Salí de puebla Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028622 10-in. 10/26/1938 Blanca rosa Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028623 10-in. 10/26/1938 Federico el pelao Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028624 10-in. 10/26/1938 El jarrito Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028625 10-in. 10/26/1938 Aborrezco la vida Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028626 10-in. 10/26/1938 Los magueyes Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028627 10-in. 10/26/1938 La pasión de esa mujer Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028628 10-in. 10/26/1938 Mujer invencible Grupo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028629 10-in. 10/25/1938 Una cruz Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and maracas vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028630 10-in. 10/25/1938 Canción del alma Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 151-175 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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