New, Old Music by Lydia Mendoza


This is exactly why I love this site so much. I would have never heard Lydia sing, so clearly. Again thanks to Michael Rosen @ Easy Bay Recorders, he made us a clean digital file. What a great vocal! What fine 12 string guitar playing! What a dark song! Check out the translated lyrics.


Here’s a link to the original recording.

Lydia Mendoza – “Los Besos De Mi Negra”

Tejano music pioneer Lydia Mendoza’s magnificent voice is complimented here by a lone twelve-string guitar. Sung in Spanish, “Los Besos De Mi Negra” (The Kisses Of My Dark Woman) is a dark ballad of betrayal and heartbreak. This classic recording helped set the stage for Mendoza’s remarkable career, and helped forge a genre of music which remains hugely popular today.


Check out our Enhanced Audio version