Posted on February 15, 2023 by Valerie Bustamante Johnson


The Royal Jesters formed as a group while students at Sidney Lanier High School in San Antonio. Photo courtesy of Janie’s Record Shop

West Side Sound

UTSA researchers look to preserve the iconic music genre


W hen people talk about the Westside, they think of the vibrantly colored murals they see when driving over the Guadalupe Street bridge. They think of the Our Lady of Guadalupe   veladora   that watches over the community or the smell of puffy tacos that infuse the air when driving past Ray’s Drive Inn.

What many don’t always think of is the music that was born in the  casitas   on the Westside more than 60 years ago. 


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— Valerie Bustamante Johnson