Soulive's Al Evans Unearths Crushed Velvet

NEVER BEFORE RELEASED 1970S BLAXPLOITATION SOUNDTRACK THE BIG ONE
BY CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS OUT MAY 24 ON VINYL AND FREE MP3

Royal Family Records has announced the May 24 release of the long lost 1970s' motion picture soundtrack The Big One by Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers. This never-before-issued soul music gem was recently unearthed by Soulive drummer Alan Evans when a family friend in Buffalo, NY put him in touch with the movie's director Cleo McBride.

A 1974 Shaft-meets-007 Blaxploitation production, The Big One never made it to the big screen as the film was reported to have been destroyed in a fire soon after completion. The soundtrack recordings remained dormant until Evans was recruited to mix the original sessions and release it through Soulive's record company Royal Family Records. The Brooklyn-based label will release the soundtrack as both a free mp3 album download and on limited edition vinyl.

The Big One, the original motion picture soundtrack by Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers is available May 24 as a free mp3 album download and on limited edition vinyl through Royal Family Records. Check out a video below of Al Evans explaining the history of The Big One, and click here to download "The Big One (Main Theme)" off the album.

Tracklisting
1. The Big One (Main Theme)
2. Thunderbird
3. Felecia's Love Theme
4. Detroit Slim
5. The Lay Down
6. Memphis Stomp
7. London Black (pts. 1,2,3)
8. Big Chase
9. The Big One (End Theme)


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