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
|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|
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.
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