Little Joe y La Familia
Born in Temple, Texas, Little Joe Hernández started his musical career in the Latinaires, and by the late 1950s was leading the band. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay Area Latino music scene, he changed the band’s name to “La Familia” and found success, merging R&B, Tejano, and Latino music. His 1972 Tejano hit Las Nubes (The Clouds), conveyed both Chicano disillusionment and the faith to rise above it. It quickly became the anthem of César Chávez’s United Farm Workers in California.