Amalia Mendoza

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Amalia Mendoza
Birth name Amalia Mendoza García
Also known as "La Tariácuri"
Born (1923-07-10)10 July 1923
Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico
Died 11 June 2001(2001-06-11) (aged 77)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Ranchera, bolero
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–1995
Labels RCA Víctor
Associated acts Juan Mendoza, Antonio Aguilar, Lola Beltrán, Lucha Villa

Amalia Mendoza García (10 July 1923 – 11 June 2001),[1] nicknamed "La Tariácuri", was a Mexican singer and actress.[2] "Échame a mi la culpa" and "Amarga navidad" were some of her greatest hits.[3]

Career[edit]

Tariácuri, from whom Mendoza received her nickname, was an indigenous leader of the Purépecha people, who inhabited present-day Michoacán. The nickname was used before in her brothers' musical group (Trío Tariácuri) and in her own duo (Las Tariácuritas) with her sister, Perla. She gained notice as a solo singer when she began to sing for the XEW radio station in 1954.[3] She recorded a total of 36 albums.[3] In 1962, she won the Macuilxóchitl Award for best female bolero singer of ranchera music (bolerista de ranchero).[4] Through the majority of her career she was accompanied by the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, and recorded numerous rancheras and boleros by José Alfredo Jiménez, Cuco Sánchez, José Ángel Espinoza, Gabriel Ruiz, and Tomás Méndez.

Discography[edit]

  • La Tariácuri (1958)
  • La Tariácuri Vol. II (1959)
  • La Tariácuri Vol. III (1960) (re-issued on CD as Amalia Vol. 1)
  • La viuda abandonada (Vol. IV) (1961) (re-issued on CD as Mucho corazón... y otros éxitos más)
  • Boleros con Amalia Mendoza (1962)
  • Las canciones que siempre quise grabar (1963)
  • México en la voz de Amalia Mendoza (1965)
  • Las tres señoras (1995) (with Lola Beltrán and Lucha Villa)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956 Vivir a todo dar Singer Uncredited
1957 Mi influyente mujer Singer
1958 Fiesta en el corazón Singer
Una cita de amor Genoveva
1959 Yo... el aventurero Amalia
1961 Los laureles doña Leonor
¿Donde estás, corazón? Amalia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tovar, Aurora (1996). Mil quinientas mujeres en nuestra conciencia colectiva: catálogo biográfico de mujeres de México. Documentación y Estudios de Mujeres, A.C. p. 412. ISBN 9789686851168. 
  2. ^ "Mendoza, Amalia "La Tariacuri"- Biographical Dictionary of Mexican Film Performers: "M" Part Two.". Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Obituaries: Mexican singer of mariachi, ranchera music, Amalia Mendoza". Sarasota Herald. 16 June 2001. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hispano americano". Tiempo. 1962. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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