brainstaple logo Brainstaple
Come and Take It artwork

Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

Your Hosts

Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#199: Lydia Mendoza: La Alondra de la Frontera

17 minutes

Download MP3 audio

She was the known as La Alondra de la Frontera and La Gloria de Texas, the first superstar who paved the way for generations of Tejano musicians and fans. This week we look at the remarkable life and music of Lydia Mendoza.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite place to buy a record in Texas, past or present?

Do you want to stay up-to-date with everything Come and Take It and be the first to know when a new show comes out? Sign up for our mailing list, and get information delivered straight to your inbox. We promise not to share your information with anyone.

* indicates required fields

Filed under: history, music, Tejano, San Antonio, legends