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    • Okonkolo – Yemaya
    • Okonkolo – Canto Asoyin
    • Okonkolo – Wolenche Por Chango
    • Okonkolo – Oba
    • Okonkolo – Ochun
    • Okonkolo – Canto Por Obatala
    • Okonkolo – Canto Por Ochun
    • Okonkolo – Obatala
    • Okonkolo – Elegua
    • 1. Yemaya
    • 2. Canto Asoyin
    • 3. Wolenche Por Chango
    • 4. Oba
    • 5. Ochun
    • 6. Canto Por Obatala
    • 7. Canto Por Ochun
    • 8. Obatala
    • 9. Elegua

    Okonkolo perform Yoruban Santeria music their debut for Big Crown is a a spiritual dance with held together by rhythm, passion and musical virtuosity.

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    Bobby Oroza & The ExpressionsBreaktru (This Love Demo)Big Crown Records

    Demo version of his hit that Bobby Oroza made at home on an MPC. Raw, contemporary soul music at it's most heartfelt! Backed with demo version of 'Will I Get Off Easy' before Leon Michels worked with the great Lee Fields.

    • – Breaktru (This Love Demo)
    • – Will I Get Off Easy (Demo)
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    • – Tough Victory
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    • – My Jamaican Dub
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    • – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
    • – Getting Nasty
    • – Blow Your Cover
    • – Represent
    • – The Healer
    • – Les Fleur
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    • – Juicy Fruit [CD BONUS]
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    • – Kaiso Noir [CD BONUS]
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    BrainstoryRipeBig Crown Records

    Wicked mini-LP from Brainstory on the ever-reliable Big Crown label. Stunning fusion of breezy, soft rock with funk and soul touches - produced by Leon Michels!

    • – Scissors
    • – Seasons
    • – Long Day
    • – Rogers
    • – Bye Bye
    • – Long Day (Reprise)
    • – Vortex
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    El Michels AffairYeti SeasonBig Crown Records

    Where the group's previous album 'Adult Themes' inspired a soundtrack to an imaginary film, 'Yeti Season' brings us to a different place in time with new inspirations. Taken with Turkish-styled funk and an almost Mumbai-esque take on soul, El Michels Affair offers us a different kind of drama and imagination with this stunning album release!

    • – Unathi
    • – Sha Na Na
    • – Ala Vida
    • – Fazed Out
    • – Murkit Gem
    • – Lesson Learned
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    BrainstorySeasons / Bye ByeBig Crown Records

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        BrainstoryBuckBig Crown Records

        Second album from LA based band Brainstory on the ever-reliable Big Crown label. Stunning fusion of rock, funk and soul produced by Leon Michels!

        • – Breathe
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        • – Sorry
        • – Dead End
        • – Peter Pan
        • – Beautyful Beauti
        • – Lucid Dream
        • – Cover It Up
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        Bobby OrozaStrange Girl / Down On My KneesBig Crown Records

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          "It is with great pleasure that we make this available to the public again. This is a truly rare record, and an awesome piece of New York History."

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            • – May, Maybe, Maybe
            • – Your Love Is Too Cold
            • – Alone Again
            • – Lonely Girl
            • – Bobbys Mood
            • – Keep On Believing
            • – This Love
            • – Falling In Love
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            Sunny & The SunlinersGet Down / Cross My HeartBig Crown Records

            Reissue of two rare Sunny & The Sunliners' cover versions! On the a-side is a version of 'Get Down' backed with their take on Billy Stewart's classic 'Cross My Heart'.

            • – Get Down
            • – Cross My Heart
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            A sweet, low rider / brown eyed soul music classic from 1968, reissued via Big Crown!

            • – Cross My Heart
            • – Outside Looking In
            • – I'll Be There
            • – Together
            • – Boogaloo Down Broadway
            The ShacksHazeBig Crown Records

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            • – Haze
            • – Follow Me
            • – Birds
            • – Sand Song
            • – Texas
            • – Cryin'
            • – All Day Long
            • – My Name Is
            • – Blue & Grey
            • – Sleeping
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            Sunny & The SunlinersSmile Now, Cry LaterBig Crown Records

            Reissue of this classic, low-riding, brown-eyed soul album, 'Smile Now, Cry Later', from 1966 1966.

            As with most Sunny LPs, this is a mix of soulful originals - most notably, "Smile Now, Cry Later" and "Put Me In Jail" - and provocative, wide-ranging covers. Cases in point on the tributes side of this great album include the Sam & Dave shouter "Hold On I'm Comin'"; "Forever," made famous by both the Marvelettes and Marvin Gaye, and a song that Sunny performs to this day; and the '60s Louis Prima crooner special "Just A Gigolo."

            • – Smile Now, Cry Later
            • – Forever
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              • – One Mean Stang
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              100 copies available worldwide!

              • – Yegojam Marnesh
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              • – Mi Fracaso
              • – Tus Recuerdos
              • – Orgullo, Riqueza Y Lujo
              • – No Le Diga
              • – Sin Ti
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              • – En Balcon Aquel
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              Bobby OrozaThis Love / Should I Take You HomeBig Crown Records

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                Long out of print on vinyl, this 1981 masterpiece from Prince Far I is back.

                • – Ten Commandments
                • – Tribute To Bob Marley
                • – Hold The Fort
                • – Every Time I Hear The Word
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                • – Give I Strength
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                • – Coming In From The Rock
                • – Skinhead
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                An underground classic in every sense of the term, Slum Village's 1998 production 'Fantastic, Vol. 2' was a breath of fresh air for hip-hop heads when it finally hit shelves in 2000, earning heavy acclaim and artistic clout for the trio of T3, Baatin, and the late production legend J Dilla. 'Fantastic, Vol. 2' featured vibes and lyrics harkening back to the classic sounds of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, smooth and infectious production that would go on to set a blueprint for the 00's arrival of neo soul, and top-shelf guest appearances from Q-Tip, D'Angelo, Busta Rhymes, and more.

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                • – Hold Tight Remix (feat. Q-Tip)
                • – Burn
                • – Hard Core
                • – Bring It Back
                • – Dilla Freestyle
                • – Oh!
                • – Like This
                • – Living It Up
                • – On The Run (Baatin)
                • – Talk About Hoes (feat. Kurupt)
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