|Label||Deptford Northern Soul Club|
Two monster sounds from The Trinikas circa 1969, the culmination of the female four piece’s short- lived career. Recorded in Missouri and sneaking out on the Pearce label, ‘Black Is Beautiful’ was a post-hippie dance anthem that later made a short-lived appearance on their native west coast Century label. A horn-led classic with a four-part vocal and a truly funky drummer in attendance, it’s a spiritual blast.
The B-side of the original single is dusted off here too; a funkier cut that’s turned up in a few DJs’ setlists thanks to a re-issue via Numero and Jazzman. ‘Remember Me’ with its staccato guitar, upbeat horns and swirling organ is an infectious head- nodder. Remastered for full-on soul supremacy.
Black Is Beautiful