Lydia Mendoza's life in music : norteño tejano legacies = La historia de Lydia Mendoza / Yolanda Broyles-González.

Author
Broyles-González, Yolanda, 1949- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Published/​Created
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Description
xvi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).

Details

Subject(s)
Series
American musicspheres. [More in this series]
Contains
Summary note
  • "Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke.
  • Her status as a working-class idol continues to this day, making her one of the most prominent and long-standing performers in the history of the recording industry and a champion of Chicana/o music. This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez: first is the English translation, then the Spanish original, as told by Mendoza herself.
  • Broyles-Gonzalez concludes the volume with an extended essay on the significance of Mendoza's career and her place in Tejana music and Chicana studies."--BOOK JACKET.
  • "Lydia Mendoza began her legendary musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets of downtown San Antonio. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of this Chicana icon encompasses a 60-year singing career that began with the dawn of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued well into the 1980s, ceasing only after she suffered a devastating stroke. Her status as a working-class idol continues to this day, making her one of the most prominent and long-standing performers in the history of the recording industry and a champion of Chicana/o music. This bilingual edition presents Lydia Mendoza's historia in an interview between the artist and Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez: first is the English translation, then the Spanish original, as told by Mendoza herself. Broyles-Gonzalez concludes the volume with an extended essay on the significance of Mendoza's career and her place in Tejana music and Chicana studies."--Jacket.
Notes
Accompanying compact disc: La alondra de la frontera : en vivo desde New York / Lydia Mendoza. San Antonio, Tex. : D.L.B., 2001.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English and Spanish.
Contents
[CD] Flores negras (milonga) / Sergio de Karlo -- Corrido de Luis Pulido (corrido) / Cain Alfaro -- Pajarito prisionero (ranchera) / Lydia Mendoza -- Mujer Paseada (ranchera) / Daniel Garzes -- Dos palomas al volar (ranchera) / Juan Gaytan -- Cuatro vidas (ranchera) / Manuel E. González -- Cielito Lindo (ranchera) / Quirino Mendoza -- Solamente una vez (bolero) / Agustín Lara -- Por un amor (ranchera) / Gilberto Parra -- Pajarillo barranqueño (ranchera) / arr. L. Mendoza -- Celosa (ranchera) / Pablo Rodríguez -- Canción mixteca (ranchera) / J. López Alavés.
Other title(s)
Historia de Lydia Mendoza
ISBN
  • 0195127064 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780195127065 ((alk. paper))
  • 0195161831
  • 9780195161830
LCCN
00038534
OCLC
43811028
RCP
C - O