Numero Group: By The Numbers

Los Nombres: Asterisk’s Cosa Nuestra
December 19, 2011, 5:51 pm
Filed under: Asterisk, Boddie, Subscription

One part War, two parts Santana, 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 in the mid and late ’60s, Lorain, Ohio’s Boricua underdogs went on a recording tear in nearby Cleveland, going all-in on a series of no-budget recordings at Boddie and Way Out. With a voice that rivaled any on the Fania roster, Willie Marquez led the rotating cast of Latino teens through numerous underfunded recording sessions for the Day-Wood, Beth, and Lorain Sounds imprints, the lo-fi fruits of which are compiled here.

Sign up for a 2012 Vinyl or CD subscription, should you wish to ring in the new year with this fantastic collection of Latin funk and lowrider soul. Should you wish to buy it a la carte, check back January 2nd.

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When can subscibers expect to get this chunk of awesome?

Comment by Matthew Hart

Hey guys, are you not giving out the subscriber pins with the subs this year? Just asking, because I didn’t receive one (yet!).

Comment by Andrew Austin

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