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Murals on West Commerce


San Antonio


This mural is a tribute to the live music scene in the city, and to some of the better-known performers from San Antonio.


I think a few of these performers are folk singers, and others are known for jazz, blues, R&B, rock-and-roll or tejano. A few of them are known for several of those different styles.


In this mural, I think it's mostly Hispanics, also a couple of African-Americans, and one Anglo. But, of course, it's the cultural diversity of this area that contributed to such a diverse and open-minded local music scene.


Doug Sahm: State Musician of Texas


One of the reasons that Doug Sahm is remembered so fondly by so many is because he was "all over the place" musically. He performed the kind of music that moved him, without regard for any kind of musical borders, and he was entirely credible in each of those styles. He could be twangy country, 50s jukebox r&b, psychedelic, straight blues, Texas roadhouse rock-n-roll, or tejano.


interesting video trailer of a documentary on the subject of San Antonio music:


South Texas Soul: The San Antonio Sound (mini-documentary)


Olympus XA2

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Uploaded on February 16, 2010