LYDIA MENDOZA'S LIFE IN MUSIC / LA HISTORIA DE LYDIA MENDOZA: Norteno Tejano Legacies.
Edition: First printing.
Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust 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 . . . 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. . . She sang the songs of the people across generations in the old tradition; all are indigenous to the Americas, and many of them to Texas. It is the music that emerged from the experiences of native peoples (on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border) within the colonial context of the nineteenth century." Photographs, chronology, notes, index. 235 pp. CD included. En espanol y ingles. ISBN: 0-195127064.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.