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Crucial Miseducation

The Don's selections cross time, space and genre, plus his Crucial Vinyl is Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

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

Each week, as well as blending his favourite new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and way beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl - 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 Lauryn Hill's 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Don says, "Lauryn Hill's debut solo venture is, without doubt, one of the greatest ever committed to vinyl. Musically it combined R&B, hip-hop, soul and reggae, indeed most of the album was recorded at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong studio in Jamaica.

Lyrically Lauryn took on a range of personal themes - from the troubles within her band the Fugees, to her pregnancy by Rohan Marley. The end result was a record that received the most nominations and awards ever in a single night at that year's Grammy awards - an astounding effort.".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Al Reed

    99 44/100 Pure Love

  • Cody ChesnuTT

    I Stay Ready

    • CD Single.
    • One Little Indian Records.
    • 1.
  • Manfred Mann

    Ha! Ha! Said the Clown

  • Max Romeo

    Stop Picking On Me

    • Single.
    • Joe Gibbs Record Globe.
    • 1.
  • Julian Casablancas

    Out Of The Blue

    • Phrazes for the Young.
    • Rough Trade.
    • 1.
  • Yussef Kamaal

    Lowrider

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Movies Of Myself

    • Want (One).
    • Dreamworks.
    • 4.
  • Dillinger

    Ragnampiza

    • Ragnampiza / Bionic Dread.
    • Island Records.
    • 1.
  • Lauryn Hill

    Everything is Everything

    • Columbia/Ruff House.
  • Lauryn Hill

    Lost Ones

    • The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill.
    • Columbia.
    • 2.
  • Lauryn Hill

    Doo Wop (That Thing)

    • Columbia/Ruff House.
  • Vanishing Twin

    Vanishing Twin Syndrome

    • Choose Your Own Adventure.
    • Soundway.
  • Junior Murvin

    Cool Out Son

    • Heavy Duty.
  • Sly & Robbie

    The Dub Of Gold

    • Raiders Of The Lost Dub.
    • Island Records.
    • 6.
  • Anna Meredith

    The Vapours

    • Moshi Moshi.
  • Elizabeth Fraser

    Moses

    • CD SINGLE.
    • ROUGH TRADE RECORDS.
    • 1.
  • Luísa Maita

    Na Asa

    • Fio da Memória.
    • Cumbancha.
    • 1.
  • Musiq Soulchild

    Just Friends (Sunny)

  • Robert Palmer

    Love Can Run Faster/Lee Perry Rmx

  • NxWorries

    What More Can I Say

    • Yes Lawd!.
    • Aftermath.
    • 5.
  • Gary Clark Jr.

    Star

    • The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim.
    • Warner Bros. Records.
    • 3.
  • Sinéad O’Connor

    Door Peep

  • Amy Winehouse

    Half Time

    • Island.
  • Courtney John and the Supersonics

    Win Some Lose Some

  • Andy Shauf

    The Magician

    • Epitath.
  • Eddie Kendricks

    Intimate Friends

    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • Tamla Motown.
    • 13.
  • Sampha

    Without

    • Young Turks.
  • C Duncan

    Window

    • The Midnight Sun.
    • FatCat Records.
    • 11.
  • Hempolics

    Warrior Sound

    • Warrior Sound / Warrior Sound Version.
    • BBE Records.
    • 1.
  • Alan Howarth & John Carpenter

    Escape From New York

    • Escape From New York (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • Angel Olsen

    Those Were The Days

    • My Woman.
    • Jagjaguwar.
    • 8.

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