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 176-200 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-028631 10-in. 10/25/1938 El que a hierro mata Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028632 10-in. 10/25/1938 Tu dirás Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028737 10-in. 10/28/1938 Cantando Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028738 10-in. 10/28/1938 Mocosita Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028739 10-in. 10/28/1938 Mala entraña Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-028740 10-in. 10/28/1938 Mi viejo amor Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036470 10-in. 9/8/1939 Mi jaca Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036471 10-in. 9/8/1939 La cabaña Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036472 10-in. 9/8/1939 Canta guitarra mía Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036473 10-in. 9/8/1939 Parece mentira Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036474 10-in. 9/8/1939 Qué te importa Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036475 10-in. 9/8/1939 Vida mía Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036476 10-in. 9/8/1939 Mis ojos me denuncian Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036477 10-in. 9/8/1939 Morena linda Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036478 10-in. 9/8/1939 Ahora seremos felices Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036479 10-in. 9/8/1939 Cuánto te quiero Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036480 10-in. 9/8/1939 Talismán Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036481 10-in. 9/8/1939 Mentirosa Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036492 10-in. 9/12/1939 Ay que suerte Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036493 10-in. 9/12/1939 El jardinero Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036494 10-in. 9/12/1939 Pobre de mi corazón Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036495 10-in. 9/12/1939 Cómo me haces sufrir! Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036496 10-in. 9/12/1939 Sepulturero Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036497 10-in. 9/12/1939 Los mirasoles Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-036498 10-in. 9/12/1939 Quiero un amor Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 176-200 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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