Little Joe premiered the official music video for “San Antonio” on Wednesday. It’s the title track from the music legend’s latest album and a song close to his heart.
His relationship with San Antonio has been a great one since the 1960s when he first signed with Corona Records of San Antonio. This song is based on a melody that he came up with one night after a gig in New Mexico. Remembering his fondness for San Antonio he started to add the lyrics to the melody on his way back from the gig.
While many songs have been written about the city of San Antonio, few songs have captured the Chicano pride and cultural diversity of the city quite like this one. The lyrics, “San Antonio mi pueblo adorado” sums up what many San Antonians feel about their beautiful city. A city that welcomes visitors with open arms and is adored by its own citizens. “Sus escuelas de clase mundial” from The University of Texas at San Antonio to the westside’s Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, it’s a city with educational opportunities that rival most cities San Antonio’s size.
This song is whole-heartedly given to the citizens of San Antonio as a gift by Little Joe.
“It has been a long time in coming to recognize your beautiful city,” said Little Joe. “Please support and share this video with all your friends and make it go viral, Viva San Anto!”
The visual was filmed in San Antonio and produced by Lupe Moya of LM Media Solutions.
“It was a real honor to have been asked by my good friend and Chicano legend, Little Joe Hernandez, to bring his vision to life,” said Moya. “Joe has not released a music video in many years, so I consider it a huge honor. This is a special song for Joe as he wanted to share his love for San Antonio”.
WATCH: “San Antonio” — Little Joe