Amalia Mendoza García (10 July 1923 – 11 June 2001), nicknamed "La Tariácuri", was a Mexican singer and actress. "Échame a mi la culpa" and "Amarga navidad" were some of her greatest hits.
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. She recorded a total of 36 albums. In 1962, she won the Macuilxóchitl Award for best female bolero singer of ranchera music (bolerista de ranchero). 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.
- 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)
||Vivir a todo dar
||Mi influyente mujer
||Fiesta en el corazón
|Una cita de amor
||Yo... el aventurero
|¿Donde estás, corazón?