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Ricardo López Méndez

Ricardo López Méndez (7 February 1903 – 28 December 1989) was a Mexican poet and song lyricist. He was born in Izamal, Yucatán. He became director of the Public Library and an advisor to Felipe Carrillo Puerto, governor of Yucatán from 1922 to 1924. In 1927 he moved to Mexico City as a representative of the government of Yucatán. He was a founder of the radio station XEW (and others across Mexico) and a pioneer of the use of radio to access rural populations. He also became vice president of the Society of Authors and Composers (SACM).

In 2004 his collected poetry and journalism were published as Poesía y Pensamiento. His poem El Credo Mexicano (Mexican Creed) is a popular patriotic declaration of faith in the country. He also penned the lyrics to the popular song "Amor, Amor, Amor".

One of his radio stations still bears his initials as its callsign, XHRLM-FM in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1903 (Izamal), Died 1989 (Cuernavaca)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, lyricist, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39995 10-in. 8/19/1927 Nunca Margarita Cueto ; Carlos Mejía Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-42215 10-in. 4/25/1928 Nunca Orquesta "Del Norte" Orchestra lyricist  
Victor MBS-94906 10-in. before 11/19/1937 Amar en silencio Sebastian Muñoz Male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-02691 10-in. 10/19/1936 Tú me haces falta Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar lyricist  
Victor MBS-054378 10-in. 1940 Amor Chucho Martínez Gil ; Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-067058 10-in. before 7/25/1940 Callecita Miguel Angel Pazos ; Genaro Salinas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-067179 10-in. before 10/1/1941 Corazón de mar Genaro Salinas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
OKeh W400021 10-in. 1/16/1928 Nunca Fortunio Bonanova Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick E24187-E24188 10-in. 8/11/1927 Nunca Castilians ; Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 18507 10-in. 5/16/1928 Nunca Milla Dominguez ; Rondalla Usandizaga Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Edison N-260 10-in. 5/16/1928 Nunca Milla Dominguez ; Rondalla Usandizaga Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "López Méndez, Ricardo," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205949.

López Méndez, Ricardo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205949.

"López Méndez, Ricardo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205949

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