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With Crucial Vinyl from Blur

The Don blends new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and beyond, plus the week's Crucial Vinyl is Parklife, released by Blur in 1994.

The Don's selections cross time, space and genre and include Crucial Vinyl from Blur.

Each week, as well as blending his favourite new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl â€" a cherished album from his own collection. He explains why it means so much to him and features three key tracks. This week it's Blur's Parklife, released in 1994.

Don says, "It must have been great to have been a teenager in the UK when this came out. I would have been 38 back then, and it still struck a chord. One of the two daddies of the so-called 'cool Britannia' scene, it's a brilliant pop record that is, without doubt, quintessentially British. It spawned a string of hit singles that still sound fresh today.".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Barry De Vorzon

    Theme from "The Warriors"

    • Universal Music (UK) Limited.
  • Smoove & Turrell

    You Could've Been A Lady

    • Jalapeno Records.
  • The Clash

    Overpowered By Funk

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Prince Buster

    Al Capone

    • Sequel Records.
  • Local Natives

    Past Lives

    • Infectious Music Limited.
  • Bayonne


    • Mom & Pop Records.
  • Betty Wright

    Clean Up Woman

    • Atlantic.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Iron Lion Zion

    • Tuff Gong.
  • Blur

    London Loves

    • Parklife.
    • Parlophone Records Limited.
  • Blur

    Girls & Boys

    • Parklife.
    • Parlophone Records Limited.
  • Blur

    Tracy Jacks

    • Parklife.
    • Parlophone Records Limited.
  • De La Soul & Snoop Dogg


    • A.O.I. Records.
  • Prince Buster

    Whine and Grine

    • Universal Music (UK) Limited.
  • Prince Buster

    Girl Answer Your Name

    • Blue Beat.
  • Chinese Man

    Racing With The Sun

    • White Label.
  • Soft Hair

    Lying Has To Stop

    • Weird World.
  • Labi Siffre

    I Got The

  • Prince Buster

    Ghost Dance

  • Lamb


    • Lamb.
    • Fontana.
    • 1.
  • Thundercat

    Bus In The Street

    • Brainfeeder.
  • The Dave Pike Set


    • Polydor Limited.
  • Prince Buster

    Judge Dread

  • Prince Buster

    Rough Rider

    • Sanctuary Records Ltd.
  • Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon


    • O Genesis Records.
  • T. Rex

    Stacey Grove

    • The Best of TRex.
    • A&M.
  • Robert Glasper Experiment

    Hurry Slowly

    • Blue Note Records.
  • One Dove


    • BOYS OWN.
  • Neil Young

    Train of Love

    • Warner Music UK Limited.
  • Rod Stewart

    Reason To Believe

  • Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra & Prince Buster

    Enjoy Yourself

    • Fab.