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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.