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Crown Jewels Vol. 1

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First compilation from huge stable of new sounds, the US based, Big Crown. This is something of a highlight reel for what has been released in the three years since the label's inception. Some of our artists are world famous at this point while some of them are still under the radar. Even though not all BC artists can be found in the same aisle of our shop, after listening to "Crown Jewels Vol. 1", it should be clear how they all fit on the same record label. A label defined by taste and not genre, you'll find the languid but fiery soul of Lee Fields nestled right up to the exotic funk of Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band whilst The Shacks and 79.5 career through psyche and disco flavours respectably. However the cohesion and sequencing mean that you're never left disorientated or confused. Instead "Crown Jewels Vol. 1" places the listener on a journey into sunshine soul decadence. It's like you're on a 3-day road trip down highway 101 with the roof off, the sun blazing and loaded on nothing but good times. A great snapshot of this incredibly tasteful and exemplary label. Recommended.



1. It Rains Love - Lee Fields & The Expressions
2. PIMP - Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
3. Guilty - Lady Wray
4. This Strange Effect - The Shacks
5. Parachute - Thee Lakesiders
6. Once In A While - Paul & The Tall Trees


1. Tearz - El Michels Affair Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks
2. This Love - Bobby Oroza
3. Dead End – Brainstory
4. Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub) - 79.5
5. Never Be Another You - Lee Fields & The Expressions
6. Oh I Miss Her So - Holy Hive Feat. Mary Lattimore

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