Fight Song by Francisco Gonzalez from the album El Regalo
I engineered this record and co-produced it with Harvey Brooks in a studio in the back of an Asian Market, the 17th St Market, in Tucson. I love the sparse arrangement. Just vocals, bass, mandolin and harmonica. The stark honesty of Francisco’s voice juxtaposed against the rah-rah feel of the song brings an emotional depth to intentionally generic lyrics. Harvey’s bass bobs underneath the rhythm of the mandolin, pushing and pulling at the beat. And Walbank’s harmonica is spot on.
Vocals and mandolin: Francisco Gonzalez
Bass: Harvey Brooks
Harmonica: Tom Walbank