Trivialities 1977

The Nombres

Trivialities 1977

  • Label: Stream
  • Catalogue number: STR002ST
  • Format: 7 inch
  • Genres: Funk, Modern Soul, Northern Soul, Soul, Soul Funk
  • Origin: United States



Trivialities 1977

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One part War, two parts Santana, and a dash of Motown, immersed in a rich Puerto Rican stock, Los Nombres were the undisputed kings of Northern Ohio’s Rust Belt barrios. Following successive explosions of brown-eyed and Latin soul in Los Angeles and New York during the mid and late ’60s, Willie Marquez led a rotating cast of Latino teens through numerous underfunded recording sessions for the Day-Wood, Beth, and Lorain Sounds imprints. 'Trivialities' was initially recorded in 1972 for release on Beth label and was again re taken in 1977 for the Lorain Sound imprint. Both releases are today as rare as Caribbean pirate’s doubloons and were backed on the flipside by the incredibly groovy barrio banger 'Todos'. Here we present the 1977 version of Trivialities and the only existing take of Todos, finally affordable. One in every home!

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