|Mendoza, Lydia / Best Of Lydia Mendoza, The|
|Album:||Best Of Lydia Mendoza, The||Collection:||World|
|Artist:||Mendoza, Lydia||Added:||May 2008|
|Add Date:||2008-06-01||Pull Date:||2008-08-03||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||Aug 3||Jul 27||Jul 20||Jul 13||Jul 6||Jun 29||Jun 15||Jun 8|
|1.||Jul 30, 2008:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|4.||Jul 15, 2008:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
Enredaste Mi Vida
|2.||Jul 29, 2008:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|5.||Jul 11, 2008:||No Cover, No Minimum |
|3.||Jul 23, 2008:||A Fine Assortment of Select Blood Diseases |
|6.||Jul 09, 2008:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
The undisputed Queen of Tejano Music. Her career spanned more than 60 years, starting in 1928 and going until 1988 when she had a stroke. She died this past December. She has a warm, yet sharp, lyrical voice. Soaring at times, but with a passionate, untrained quality that makes her music just that much more powerful. Mostly just her and her 12-string guitar. Tracks range from early recordings to live performances from her later years. Everything play-worthy, especially:|
1. The earliest recording, from 1934. Midtempo vox/guitar.
2. Upbeat toe-tapper, a happy, light sound.
3. Midtempo love song with a classic melody.
4. Upbeat, bouncy. Read the translated lyrics on this one. Twisted.
8. Relaxed, a more contemporary sound, lightly swaying & romantic.
9. Midtempo with a nice accordion accompaniment.
10. Upbeat polka-esque bounce. So good.
13. Slow and achingly passionate love-gone-wrong.
14. Midtempo story song with a great, classic sound.
16. Long, spoken intro in Spanish. Then passionate, mid, then applause