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 201-225 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-036499 10-in. 9/12/1939 La mujer pagada Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042100 10-in. 9/12/1939 Vuela bailes Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042101 10-in. 9/12/1939 Incertidumbre Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo vocalist  
Victor PBS-042136 10-in. 9/19/1939 Tiempo aquel Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042137 10-in. 9/19/1939 Pregunta Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042138 10-in. 9/19/1939 Hay que olvidar Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042139 10-in. 9/19/1939 Sospecha Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042140 10-in. 9/19/1939 No se porque te quiero Lydia Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042142 10-in. 9/19/1939 No sabes comprender Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBS-042143 10-in. 9/19/1939 La pollita Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045452 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Ven acá Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045453 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Lejos de tí Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045454 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Déjalo vivir Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with twelve-string guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045455 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Oyelo bien Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045456 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Fragilidad Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045457 10-in. 1940 [Unknown title(s)] Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045458 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Angustia Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars and bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045459 10-in. 1940 [Unknown title(s)] Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045460 10-in. 1940 [Unknown title(s)] Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045461 10-in. 1940 [Unknown title(s)] Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045462 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Devuelveme tu amor Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045467 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Si señor, soy ranchero Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045468 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Mi pandilla Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars and accordion vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045469 10-in. before 8/15/1940 Desengaño Lydia Mendoza ; María Mendoza Female vocal duet, with two guitars and string bass vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor MBS-045481 10-in. before 8/15/1940 [Unknown title(s)] Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist  
(Results 201-225 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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