Millions have heard of Little Joe Y La Familia, a famous Mexican American (Chicano) singer. After sixty years of fame, he still loves his fans and music that blended his DNA with his neighborhood culture to create his unique American sound. He attributes his success to his brother Jesse who died too young in a car accident. Jesse strongly believed that Joe could become huge in music and his memory inspires Joe still. His story is historic in nature in that violent circumstances forced his grandparents to flee to Texas from their homes in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, bringing them to humble new beginnings in this country. He credits his roots for the foundation of “LaFamilia.” A musician, responsible family man, an activist for the common good of “la gente,” and most of all, the young Hispanic cotton picker who “made it big,” an inspiration to the blended culture that is America.