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Lydia Mendoza - La Alondra De La Frontera - Live!

CAT. #: 490


Price: $15.00

CD 490

Lydia Mendoza has been the most enduring and widely loved female singer-guitarist in the Mexican music tradition on both sides of the border. her remarkable career has spanned well over a century.
Known as "the Lark of the Border," legendary Tejano singer Lydia Mendoza impressed audiences with her naturally emotive voice. A winner of the National Heritage Award, she performed for the President of Mexico in the 1950s, at President Carter's inauguration in 1977, and to general acclaim throughout the US and Latin America. She accompanied herself on 12-string guitar, providing the perfect rhythmic & harmonic foundation for her powerful voice. Her repertoire was diverse: boleros, tangos, canciones, corridos, danzas, and many other song forms found their way into her concerts and recordings.

1. La Feria De Las Flores
2. Gitana
3. Mal Hombre
4. Celosa
5. Munequita Linda
6. El Mundo Enganoso
7. Amor De Madre
8. El Gorioncillo Pecho Amarillo
9. Torero
10. Por Ti, Ay! Por Ti
11. Adelita
12. Pero Ay Que Triste
13. Tango Negro
14. La Cama De Piedra
15. Flores Negras
16. Popurri: Pajarito Baranqueno / Ojos De Pancha / Etc.

REVIEW

“For decades, Mexican-American vocalist Lydia Mendoza has been known by her legion of fans, from both sides of the border, as La Alondra de la Frontera (The Lark of the Border). This never-before-released live set-recorded in '82 at the University of California, Berkeley - puts the spotlight firmly on Mendoza and her 12-string guitar, which is all that's needed for an outstanding evening of Tejano music. Mendoza has a lovely voice and a gift for conveying the emotional drama of a lyric, but her vocals are more than gorgeous. Her voice is the sound of the Tex-Mex world. No one has garnered more fame singing the border styles - corridos, rancheras, boleros, canciones. In the 16 songs featured here, we have a compelling remembrance of Mendoza at the apex of her career, in command of a repertoire that took a lifetime to master.”

-Philip van Vleck, Billboard