Sam Cooke – Touch The Hem Of His Garment   

Whenever I'm asked to name my favourite ever record, I plump for this. Hasn't let me down yet.


Deee Lite – Groove Is In The Heart


I don't dance but this always makes me want to.

Marty Robbins – El Paso  

I know he's going to die but I root for him every time. Perhaps the sweetest voice in country.


Alton Ellis – My Willow Tree


And perhaps the sweetest voice in reggae


Howling Wolf – Morning At Midnight

Blew my mind when I heard it as a teenager and continues to do so. Incidentally, almost all these tracks were first heard during my teenage years, which either says something or doesn't.

Nat King Cole – Sweet Lorraine  

I recently re fell in love with Mr Cole and he's become this years obsession. This one's always been the reason why I loved him in the first place.

Phyllis Dillon – Perfidia  
The Platters – Twilight Time  

These two, while from another era, hark back to an even earlier one when lyrics were a little more ornamental. The romantic in me returns to these regularly. 

Public Enemy – Cold Lampin' With Flavor  

The whole album's a masterpiece but I go for this track purely because the lyric 'Super-calafraga-hestik-alagoothki
You could put dat in ya don't know what I said book'  deserves to be better known.


Jerry Lee Lewis – You Win Again


Killing two birds with one song as it's written by Hank Williams.
Or choose pretty much any other song by either of those two.



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