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The Folk Album

Most people probably don't remember this guy...and that is a shame. Trini is sort of a bridge for Latino pop music performers between the late Richie Valens and the Latino artists who started to become popular in the mid 70's. I haven't heard these songs in over 35 years but they are still timeless. A catchy mix of popular songs and some folk tunes mixed in with a little bit of Bob Dylan make this a must-have collection for anyone who either likes folk-type music (I usually don't!) or who wants to research the history of modern day Latino music artists.


Born: May 15, 1937 in Dallas, TX

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Trini Lopez recorded a series of upbeat tunes for Reprise during the mid-'60s, including a smash rendering of the folk standard "If I Had a Hammer" in 1963. The Dallas native cut some Ritchie Valens-influenced rockers for the King label prior to his discovery by producer Don Costa. Lopez's hits capture the excitement of his live performances, and his driving renditions of "Kansas City" (1963), "Lemon Tree" (1965), and "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" (1966) were substantial sellers. Reportedly...
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