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Crucial Vinyl: Stevie Wonder's Music of My Mind

The Don's Crucial Vinyl, an album dear to him that shaped his musical taste, is Stevie Wonder's 1972 release Music of My Mind.

This week's the Don Crucial Vinyl (a personal choice of album that is dear to him and has shaped his musical taste) is Stevie Wonder's 1972 release Music of My Mind.

Released in 1972, when Stevie was 21 (and Don was 16), this landmark release was the beginning of Stevie's golden period of albums (Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale, Songs in the Key of Life). Apart from trombone and guitar, Stevie played all the instruments himself, including various synthesisers.

The album made a big impression on Don back in 1972, and was a fixture on his turntable for much of that year.

Don's other selections, as ever, cross time, space and genre.

2 hours

Music Played

  • AM & Shawn Lee

    Jackie Blue

    • Celestial Electric.
    • ADA Global.
  • Ashley Beedle

    What You Looking For feat. John Turrell

  • Bole 2 Harlem

    Bole 2 Harlem

  • Bombay Bicycle Club

    So Long

  • Dennis Brown

    Slave Driver

  • Corbu

    We Are Sound

  • Junior Delgado


  • Eg & Alice

    Doesn't Mean That Much To Me

    • 24 Years of Hunger.
    • WEA.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Little Miss Lover (Flying White Dots Funk Blaster Mix)

  • Karol Conka

    Boa Noite

  • Kenny Deisal

    All This Time

  • King Stitt

    Fire Corner

    • Reggae Beat.
    • Jamacan Gold.
    • 11.
  • Lost Midas

    Head Games Ft. Audris

  • The Lovin’ Spoonful


    • 20 Original Hit Songs Of 1966.
    • Demon.
    • 2.
  • Lucius

    Go Home

  • Magic Drum Orchestra

    Drop It Like Its Hot

  • David McWilliams

    The Days of Pearly Spencer

  • The Orb

    Blue Room

  • Passion Pit

    Sleepy Head

  • Horace Silver

    Song for my Father

  • Patti Smith Group

    Because the Night

  • Super Furry Animals


  • Tennis

    Dimming Light

  • Tenor Saw

    Golden Hen

  • The Viceroys

    The Dub Of Gold

  • Martha Wainwright

    Bleeding All Over You

  • Stevie Wonder

    Keep On Running

  • Stevie Wonder

    Love Having You Around

  • Stevie Wonder

    Happier Than the Morning Sun