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Baker's Dozen

A Heartbeat That Resonates: Ghetto Priest's Favourite Albums
Yousif Nur , November 29th, 2017 14:37

From The Jackson 5 and Nat King Cole to John Holt and Dennis Brown, this is the baker's dozen of albums that shaped Ghetto Priest


Sugar Minott - Live Loving

A classic reggae album by the late great Sugar Minott, I can’t recall how this album came into my possession or how I found it, but it’s an album I played every day - and I mean every day, back when I was sent to borstal, after losing my way as a youth. I played Gloria Gaynor nearly as much, but I listened to Live Loving with the song ‘A House Is Not a Home’ in particular.

Listening to it for the first time, I thought it was the original at that age. But it was actually a cover as I later discovered. It got me through the hard times to be honest. The healing powers of music are under estimated. It’s not just an art form, it’s a science!