Option - 9-10/95, pp.113-114
"...12-string guitar and gutsy vocals. The music does not vary a great deal through the 26 songs on this album so it's the Spanish lyrics that carry the listener through the emotion-packed ride..."
Recorded between 1946 and 1952.
Lydia Mendoza was only the most famous of a multigenerational family with a homestyle variety-show. Her younger sisters made a slew of gorgeous records for Azteca Records between 1946 and 1952 in a pure form of the classic norte¤o/ranchera duet, singing corridos that range from local gossip and current events to a form of incest myth. The good notes have full translations of the lyrics. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music