Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gonzalez - Our Only Weapon Is Our Music (1975 uk, wonderful funky jazz brass rock, 2009 japan remaster with bonus tracks)



The songs on this album, that comprise this horn dominated and tightly rhythmed outfit from England carry a pageful of impressive credits that surface in the music on the group's second release.

Soulful and smoothly energized Gonzalez selections are both punchy and lyrical, resulting in an optimistic tone and uplifting delivery pushed even further by the velvet vocal harmonies. 
Tracks
1. Got My Eye On You (Bob Marshall, John Miles) - 3:23
2. Da Me La Cosa Caramba (Larry Steele, Roy Davies) - 4:41
3. The Love You've Given Me (Jerome Rimson) - 3:21
4. Ain't It Funny (Gordon Hunte) - 3:20
5. Rissoled (Gonzalez) - 3:27
6. Nothing Ever Comes That Easy (Mike Finesilver) - 3:56
7. Ahwai Five-O (Robert Ahwai) - 3:38
8. D.N.S. (Gordon Hunte, Lenny Zakatek) - 4:13
9. Love Me, Love Me Not (Gordon Hunte, Lenny Zakatek) - 3:40
10.Our Only Weapon Is Our Music (Chris Mercer) - 2:59
11.Just My Imaginations (Norman Whitfield, Barry Strong) - 5:59
12.Leave Old Dreams (Roy Davies) - 4:40
13.Neptune (E. Reid) - 5:51
14.Tribute To Puente (Gonzalez) - 6:04
15.Virgin Flight (Roy Davies) - 7:57

Personnel
*Robert Ahwai - Guitar, Soloist
*Bud Beadle - Flute, Baritone, Soprano Sax
*Ron Carthy - Trumpet
*Roy Davies - Keyboards
*Mick Eve - Tenor Sax
*Ken Freeman - Synthesizer
*Steve Gregory - Flute, Alto Sax
*Malcolm Griffiths - Trombone
*Gordon Hunte - Guitar
*Glen Lefleur - Drums
*Godfrey McLean - Percussion
*Chris Mercer - Tenor Sax
*Allan Sharpe - Percussion
*Larry Steele - Bass, Vocals
*Bobby Stignac - Congas
*Viola Wills - Vocals
*Lenny Zakatek - Vocals

1974  Gonzalez - Gonzalez (2009 Japan extra tracks remaster) 

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