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Thread #107285 Message #2868550
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
21-Mar-10 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Lydia Mendoza, tejano star (Dec 2007)
Subject: RE: Obit: Lydia Mendoza, tejano star (Dec 2007)
I echo what Seth said. It was the Strachwitz Folk-Lyric reissues of early Mexican recordings, including Lydia Mendoza's solo and with her family, that made that era's wonderful Mexican music a particular favorite for me.
She ranks right up there with the great women's voices like Amalia Rodriguez, Dorothy Love Coates or Bessie Smith, and deserves to be remembered with them.