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Lydia Mendoza

Lydia

Lydia Mendoza was the first Queen of Tejano Music, with a recording career that began in 1928 and lasted more than 60 years. Known as "La Alondra de la Frontera" (the Lark of the Border), Lydia was revered as a voice of the working class and a masterful interpreter of songs. She was the first Texan to receive the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1999 by then-President Bill Clinton.

Born in Houston in 1916, Lydia Mendoza learned at a young age to play the 12-string guitar, touring the country with her family band. She scored her first hit in 1934 with "Mal Hombre," a song that made her wildly popular on both sides of the border and became her signature hit. Lydia went on to record more than 200 songs on more than 50 albums, in a long and varied career that lasted into the 1980s. She passed away in December 2007.

On May 15, 2013 the US Postal Service issued a postage stamp honoring Lydia Mendoza.

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Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon - Various Artists

Cod.artículo: DVD104

$25.00

  DVD 104 Two Classics Movies Together on One DVD. Plus 30 minutes of "Lost and Found" bonus footage. Chulas  Fronteras... More


Lydia Mendoza - A Family Autobiography

Cod.artículo: Book-Mendoza

$25.00

CD Book Compiled and introduced by Chris Strachwitz and James Nicolopulos Hardcover only “ Lydia Mendoza: A Family Autobiography ” chronicles... More


Lydia Mendoza - First Queen Of Tejano Music

Cod.artículo: 392

$15.00

CD 392 Download a song or the album from: or The roots of Tejano music evolved in the late forties and early fifties when South Texas... More


Lydia Mendoza - La Alondra De La Frontera - Live!

Cod.artículo: 490

$15.00

CD 490 Download a song or the album from: or Lydia Mendoza has been the most enduring and widely loved female singer-guitarist in the... More


Lydia Mendoza - La Alondra De La Frontera Con Orquesta Falcon

Cod.artículo: 513

$15.00

CD 513 Download a song or the album from: or Lydia Mendoza, the great, legendary First Star of Tejano Music, The Meadowlark of the Border,... More


Lydia Mendoza - La Gloria De Texas

Cod.artículo: 3012

$15.00

CD 3012 Download a song or the album from: or Lydia Mendoza - vocals and 12-string guitar. Lydia Mendoza, the number one pioneer... More


Lydia Mendoza - La Gloria De Texas

Cod.artículo: LP3012

$35.00

Arhoolie LP 3012 This is an original, shrink wrapped, vinyl record from the LP era, not a recent re-make. This LP was discontinued years ago and we have... More


Lydia Mendoza - Mal Hombre

Cod.artículo: 7002

$15.00

CD 7002 Download a song or the album from: or Lydia Mendoza - vocals and 12-string guitar. Includes four selections recorded by Cuarteto... More


Lydia Mendoza - The Best of Lydia Mendoza

Cod.artículo: 536

$15.00

  CD 536 Download a song or the album from: or Lydia Mendoza was the first Queen of Tejano Music, with a recording career that began... More


Lydia Mendoza - Vida Mia

Cod.artículo: 7008

$15.00

CD 7008 Download a song or the album from: or Known as the “Songstress of the Poor”, Lydia Mendoza captivated and inspired her... More


Lydia Mendoza-Part II Tex-Mex Vol. 16

Cod.artículo: LPFL9024

$35.00

Folklyric LP 9024 This is an original, shrink wrapped, vinyl record from the LP era, not a recent re-make. This LP was discontinued years ago and we have... More