“And I’ll be thinking ’bout you every night, and every day”
My parents are deeply religious and ‘non-christian’ music along with Beverly Hills 90210 and The Simpsons were amongst some of the things banned at various times during my upbringing. If it weren’t for discreet walkman listening sessions and rebellious siblings, there’s a lot of music I would have missed out on. In fact, I think I initially learnt many of the lyrics to Doggy Style from my brother rapping the songs acapella while we did the dishes rather than me listening to the actual record. What DID get heavy rotation on the family stereo was gospel singer Andrae Crouch and the soundtracks for The Power Of One and Sister Act 2. The latter was quite a treat, because hidden in between the cheesy Sister Act ballads were a few ‘worldly music’ gems like Hi-Five’s ‘Never Should’ve Let You Go’. If you’ve only just realised you let a good one get away, press play. Ah 90’s R&B, good times…good times.