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Liam Bailey
Ekundayo

A long time in the offing, Ekundayo is the debut album on Big Crown for London-based singer Liam Bailey. Its title meaning “sorrow becomes joy” in the West African Yoruba dialect, the album is a mix of classic reggae and thoroughly modern R&B, and recorded with long-term mentor Leon Michels. 
  • Vinyl LP (BCR091LPC2)
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Lee Fields & The Expressions
Big Crown Vaults Vol. 1

Big Crown Vaults Vol. 1 by Lee Fields & The Expressions features tracks that were recorded during the sessions for 2017’s Special Night and 2019’s It Rains Love but ultimately weren’t included. You’ll find out from listening to this album that it must have been a very difficult decision to leave any of these songs off the two records.
  • Vinyl LP (BCR104LP)
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  • Vinyl LP (BCR104LPC2)
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Holy Hive
Hypnosis / Broom

The lead single from Float Back To You, the upcoming debut album from folk newcomers Holy Hive, presented by Big Crown Records. On the A-side, ‘Hypnosis’ is a paean to hedonism and balancing responsibility with leisure, while on the B-side, ‘Broom’ is powered by a rare ‘zim-gar’ drum machine and speaks of finding true love. 
  • Vinyl 7" (BCR083)
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Holy Hive
Float Back To You

Passionate folk and soul enthusiasts to their core, drumming session veteran Homer Steinweiss and guitarist newcomer Paul Spring present the debut studio album from their Holy Hive project. Along with bassist Joe Harrison, the two bring their very different life experiences to bear on Float Back To You. 

El Michels Affair
Reasons / Hipps

Two sides from the El Michels Affair on Big Crown. Side one, Reasons, is a collaboration with Finnish soul singer Bobby Oroza, an exquisite ballad adorned with rich guitar. Side two is Hipps, a track lifted from their recent Adult Themes LP. Whilst the LP needs to be listened to as a whole to fully appreciate its majesty, the incredible beat and horns on Hipps meant it was capable of standing on its own two feet.
  • Vinyl 7" (BCR096)
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El Michels Affair
Adult Themes

Big Crown Records presents the first album of original compositions from El Michels Affair in 15 years. On Adult Themes, the band’s founder Leon Michels (with help from The Shacks’ Shannon Wise) quickly re-establishes the group’s sophisticated ‘cinematic soul’ aesthetic that they laid down way back in 2005.  

The Shacks / Brainstory
Smile Now, Cry Later / Runaway

A 7” single taken from the forthcoming Big Crown compilation album Dear Sunny…, consisting of covers of Sunny & The Sunliners classics executed by artists on their roster. Here, The Shacks energetically tackle ‘Smile Now, Cry Later’, while Brainstory dramatically reinterpret ‘Runaway’ on the reverse.
  • Vinyl 7" (BCR070)
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Paul & The Tall Trees
So Long

The Tall Trees (nice name) are led by a lad called Paul (more precisely known as Paul Schalda) - a Staten Island based singer songwriter with a soulful and romantic style. This is his second album and has drawn comparisons as wildly varied as Otis Redding, The Band and Fugazi's Ian Mackaye leading to a concoction of timelessly emotional pieces with a gravel in the voice and a tear in the eye.   

Lee Fields & The Expressions
It Rains Love

Lee Fields and The Expressions latest album, It Rains Love, comes on the 50th anniversary year of Lee Fields career. The soul man has worked with all sorts of people over the years from Bobby Womack to BB King and Kool & The Gang. He has been recording albums with The Expressions since 1979 with this being his 7th. Productivity picked up in recent years following the popularity of Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones. LP and CD, with limited editions of each available while stocks last, on Big Crown.

79.5
Predictions

Big Crown (The Fields & The Expressions, The Shacks) release the debut LP by intriguing NYC group 79.5. While it’s in essence a party record, a lot of influences are torpedoed into Predictions. The minimally groovy rhythm section often resembles ESG, but there’s a girl-group vibe to some of the carefree melodies, while tunes like ‘Boy Don’t Be Afraid’ have a little Sade to them. Imagine a more streamlined version of The Go! Team. It’s good fun.

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
The Serpent’s Mouth

Ushering in an exciting, vibrant and dynamic new age for steel drum music it's Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band with their new full-length release 'The Serpent's Mouth'. Named after an eight-mile stretch of water running between the island of Trinidad and Venezuela, the record is sprinkled with original songs as well as classics covered in their own unique style. These include a selection of R&B and hip-hop classics by: Amerie, Jackson 5, Gang Starr, Mary J Blige and more. There's even Harold Faltermeyer's '80s movie classic 'Crockett's Theme'. Uh-huh. LP or CD, on Big Crown records.

The Shacks
The Shacks

While you may know The Shacks best down to The Shacks opener ‘This Strange Effect’ being used in an iPhone commercial, this young NYC duo have enough about them to suggest they’re more likely to hang around than previous Apple picks like Steriogram. Their self-titled debut record features some fine songwriting pitched somewhere between Ray Davies and Mazzy Star, and singer Shannon Wise has a great husky coo that recalls Jane Birkin. Originally released in 2016, this reissue on Big Crown comes with a couple of bonus tracks.

The Shacks
Haze

NYC buzz-band The Shacks may have soundtracked an iPhone commercial with a cover of the Ray Davies ditty ‘This Strange Effect’, but they’re out to prove they’re not just the next Stereogram/The Caesars/Franz Ferdinand (oops) with their debut LP. Haze, dreamily produced and full of melodies jacked from the Roy Orbison songbook, might just have enough to pull it off.

El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber

El Michels Affair, who have worked directly alongside members of The Wu Tang Clan, follow up their 2009 album Enter The 37th Chamber with (what else?) Return To The 37th Chamber, another album of live-band Wu Tang reinterpretations. But this isn’t an ersatz middle-class novelty project: no, it's an inventive, funky and soulful new creation! LP and CD editions on Big Crown.

Paul & The Tall Trees
Our Love In The Light

Paul and the Tall Trees are Paul Schalda and pals (including perhaps uniquely his dad and his brother). This family set up leads to some pretty warm hearted acoustic pop. Paul's belchy vocals recall Buddy Holly but his heart on sleeve lyrics are matched with jerky song structures that could come from the pen of Jeffrey Lewis.   

El Michels Affair featuring The Shacks
Dhuaan / Sha Na Na

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
My Jamaican Dub / The Healer

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Brainstory
Buck

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Bobby Oroza
This Love Instrumentals

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Bobby Oroza
This Love

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El Michels Affair
Shadow Boxin / Iron Maiden

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Sunny & The Sunliners
Mr. Brown Eyed Soul

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Lee Fields & The Expressions
Special Night

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
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