We'd go to parties that would last until three in the morning. SAN ANTONIO – Tejano music legend Little Joe is facing a battle with the new coronavirus.. "If I could have been a jazz musician, I would have preferred that." Today he is usually joined by his band La Familia. José María De León Hernández (born October 17, 1940), known professionally as Little Joe is an American tejano performer who grew up in Temple, Texas, and lives in Temple, Texas. Hernández has been known to infuse his music not only with jazz, but also country, pop and classical music. José María De León Hernández, known professionally as Little Joe is an American tejano performer who grew up in Temple, Texas and lives in San Antonio. His mother, Amelia DeLeon, was a trained pianist. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Other Grammy nominated albums include Timeless (1988), 1993's Que Paso (1993), Little Joe y La Familia 2000 (1999), and Celebration of Life Vol.1 & Vol.2 (2003). Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. [i] In 1992, their album 16 de Septiembre earned the Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance. It was always part of the atmosphere. One of his most popular recorded songs, "Las Nubes," incorporates violins and other strings. We don’t have any upcoming events for this artist right now. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. “This is just a reminder of how contagious this virus is.”. Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of experience in the broadcast news business. In 2008, Little Joe once again won a Grammy for Best Tejano Album of the year for Before the Next Teardrop Falls. Hernández told the Stockton Record in 2015 that he was born "in a three-wall, dirt-floor garage ... on a cold stormy night," the seventh of 13 children. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. The Latinaires eventually became known as Little Joe and the Latinaires. Hernández told the Stockton Record in 2015 that originally, "it was just multicultural music in two languages." A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Three artists are known as Little Joe 1. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved. Little Joe y La Familia has been a staple in San Antonio for decades and has performed at many city events including the SA 300 New Year’s Eve concert. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. (feat. As a member of Texas’ Tejano Hall of Fame, he’s been entertaining audiences around the world for more than 50 years, on 70 albums and in countless shows. "My dad and aunts all played instruments and sang," he told the Riverside Press-Enterprise (Nov. 18, 2015). José María De León Hernández (born October 17, 1940), known professionally as Little Joe is an American tejano performer who grew up in Temple, Texas, and lives in Temple, Texas. The 79-year-old singer posted on Facebook saying that his COVID-19 positive test results came back on Monday. Hernández has said he was greatly influenced by Beto Villa, the originator of orquesta Tejana that generally features trumpets and saxophones, as opposed to conjunto, which relies on accordions. Hernández got his start at 13 when his cousin, David Coronado, recruited him to play guitar for his Latinaires. Rubén Ramos), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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