LOS NOMBRES
Self Titled
Formats: CD/LP
Release Date: 17th January 2011

 
Track list:
1. Loving You
2. To Be Sure
3. Cold Wine
4. Todos
5. Full of Love
6. Here We Go Again
7. Trivialities
8. Untitled
9. Listen People

 
 
 
One part War, two parts Santana, a dash of Motown, immersed in a rich Puerto Rican stock, the 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. 
 
 
MORE UPCOMING RELEASES FROM NUMERO
 
From the beautifully packaged (see below!) and imminent releases of ECCENTRIC SOUL: THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS and BODDIE RECORDING COMPANY: CLEAVELAND, OHIO to January's release of LOS NOMBRES - the undisputed kings of Northern Ohio’s rust-belt barrios. Moving on into February and March, Numero will release recordings from SHIRLEY ANN LEE, LOU RAGLAND  as well as their 'PERSONAL SPACE' Electronic Soul (1974-84) and ECCENTRIC SOUL (DC Soul 1972-1977) compilations.

19-Dec ECCENTRIC SOUL THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS
19-Dec BODDIE RECORDING COMPANY: CLEVELAND, OHIO
       
17-Jan Los Nombres s/t
Feb Shirley Ann Lee Songs Of Light
20-Mar Lou Ragland   I travel Alone
20-Mar Personal Space
Electronic Soul
1974-1984
Apr Eccentric Soul
A Red Black Green Production (DC Soul
1972-1977)

To Listen to Tracks taken from various upcoming releases, CLICK HERE
 
 
ECCENTRIC SOUL: THE NICKEL & PENNY LABELS
Formats: 1CD/2LP
Release Date: 19th December

Nickel and Penny are twin sides of the same eccentric coin, and that coin was Chicago’s #1 Dusties DJ Richard Pegue. He was the writer, arranger and producer of some of the most beautiful Chicago soul records in the ’60s and ’70s; too bad they all went out of print weeks after being released. On order here are rare sides by Jerry Townes, the Voices, the Norvells, Little Ben & The

 
 
Cheers, South Shore Commission, Joyce Williams, The Halleluiah Chorus, Brothers & Sisters and more. These 24 tracks tell Pegue’s epic tale, from dedicated music producer, to DJ making corny radio jingles that usurped the tens of thousands of air-time hours the songs included here so richly deserved.
 
 
BODDIE RECORDING COMPANY: CLEVELAND, OHIO
Formats: 3CD/5LP
Release Date: 19th December
From 1958 to 1993, Thomas and Louise Boddie’s industrious Boddie Recording Company issued nearly 300 albums and 45s, recorded 10,000 hours of tape, and remained in operation longer than any other studio, pressing plant, or label group in the history of Cleveland. Long forgotten even by the standards of the chronically overlooked northeastern Ohio music scene, Boddie was a fusion of its owner’s engineering genius and his limited economic means; its 

 
 
DIY recording studio housed in a humble barn, churned night and day to capture the sounds emanating from Cleveland’s east side neighborhoods. The 58 tracks on these three CDs represent the best of the Boddies’ in-house Soul Kitchen, Luau, and Bounty labels, which released an unspoiled treasure trove of kitchen-sink eccentric soul, fuzzbox funk, shoestring doo-wop, and haunted, eerily hook-laden spirituals. Enclosed inside is a mountain of office-styled ephemera: two massive booklets brimming with detail on the Boddies and their artists; extensive notes and scores of unpublished photos; a complete detailed discography folio; reproduced fliers; and a Boddie greeting card—all rendered with the handcrafted charm that was the Boddie hallmark. Call it a self- contained record industry crammed into one box.
 
 
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