7" single. Now on Translucent Gold Vinyl!
The deepest roots of surf music in California go back to San Luis Obispo, not the Greater Los Angeles area, to bands that considered themselves rhythm & blues, not "surf." The Revels formed in that Central California town in '57, and the Sentinals (1961) were the heir apparent, touring alongside the "Church Key" boys in the wake of that semi-national hit.
The combination of "Latinia" and "Tor-Chula" as the Sentinals' first single in 1962 was a heady move, as both sides could be classified as subtle. The flamenco triplets opening "Latinia" came right out of lead guitarist Tommy Nunes' Portuguese heritage. "Tor-Chula" mixes the flowing balance of the Fireballs' "Torquay" with the party atmosphere of the Champs' "Tequila."
Sundazed is proud to revive this 45 -- as it ranks among the most profound 45s to have come out of the surf music era!
Tor-Chula • Latin’ia