#1015 Prince – Dirty Mind

I remember buying this in Andy’s Records in Norwich, where I bought all my new vinyl LPs until I moved away from home to university. The first Prince album I bought was Parade, and then I worked my way backwards to this. I never made it any further back at the time, probably because Sign … Continue reading #1015 Prince – Dirty Mind


#936 Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius

I must confess I’d never heard of Jaco Pastorius, which was clearly an omission of gigantic proportions. To add insult to injury, despite owning this CD (one of 25 in a box set of jazz classics that I bought in Paris a few years ago) I’d never got round to listening to it. I might … Continue reading #936 Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius

#1502 Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection

My first introduction to Stevie Wonder was singing an arrangement of Ebony & Ivory in my church choir. I found it nauseating then, and still do. Shortly after that, the entire world was singing I Just Called To Say I Love You. I heard it in the playground way before I heard it on the … Continue reading #1502 Stevie Wonder – The Definitive Collection

#1360 Various Artists – Future World Funk

I bought this compilation CD of ‘world’ dance music at WOMAD Festival in 2002, where I remember feeling quite smug sleeping in a campervan whilst most of the people around us were slumming it in tents. It was possibly my first ever weekend music festival in the UK. My girlfriend at the time and I … Continue reading #1360 Various Artists – Future World Funk