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Sauce Gonzales & The Westside Sound
September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Born Arturo Gonzalez and nicknamed for his habit of dousing his food with the various fire-breathing salsas of San Antonio, Sauce Gonzalez first played professionally with the country singer Bobby Bare while stationed in California with the army in the ’60s. The pianist then donned sunglasses for a stint with Sunny and the Sunglows, getting to record his first song on the piano, entitled “Golly Gee” perhaps out of sheer appreciation for the opportunity. He also recorded the song “Talk to Me” with this group, which made the top chart position on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand in 1963. In the late ’60s, Gonzalez played with Little Joe y la Familia. Blues became a driving influence for Gonzalez in the following decade, but he continued working with rhythm and blues and doo wop groups such as the Bits of Soul and the Crystals, the latter band remembered fondly by anyone with a radio for “The Do Run Run.” Later he toured with the Coasters throughout the United States and the Caribbean until lured away by Sahm in 1974. The ensuing decades have found Gonzalez and company continually active on the San Antonio scene, to the point where taxi drivers will figure out where the band is playing in case a fare asks where the happening music is in town.