1. Prince And The Revolution – Purple Rain/God: Released, September 26th, 1984, on Warner Bros. Purple Rain is the third single from the soundtrack album Purple Rain. The song peaked at number 2 on Billboard Top 100. Highly recommended if you find it on purple vinyl.
2. Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto: Released April 1964 on Verve, the album was widely popular on an international stage: making stars of Joao Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto. Highly recommended for all music lovers of all genres.
3. Miles Davis – Round About Midnight: Released March 6th, 1957 on Columbia and it was Miles first release for the label. Even though Miles was recording on a new label, “Round About Midnight” still echoed the romance sound he mastered while recording for Prestige during the early fifties. Highly recommended for all jazz lovers and collectors.
4. David Bowie – ChangesOneBowie: Released, May 21st, 1976 is considered a widely popular compilation of Bowie’s songs from 1969 – 1976. Peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Top 200. It’s a safe buy if you never purchased Bowie before and want a decent overview of his early years.
5. Prince & The Revolution – I Would Die 4 U: Released, November 28th, 1984 on Warner Bros and is the fourth single released from the multi-platinum soundtrack Purple Rain. Highly recommended for Prince fans.
6. Whitney Houston – Whitney: Released June 2nd, 1987 on Arista, the sophomore record debuted at number 1 on Billboard Top 200. This album had a more pop feel than the first album. Recommended for lovers of power ballads and radio friendly music.
7. Aretha Franklin – You: Released October 16th, 1975 on Atlantic, is Miss Franklin’s twenty-fourth studio album. “You” peaked at number 83 on Billboard Top 200. Recommended for rare r&b collectors and die-hard Aretha Franklin fans.
8. Prince – Let’s Work/Gotta Stop Messin Around: Released January 6th, 1982 on Warner Bros. Let’s Work was the second single from Controversy and peaked at number 9 on Billboard R&B singles. The extended version has Morris Day playing drums. Highly recommended for die hard Prince fans.
9. Stevie Wonder – In Square Circle: Released, September 13th, 1985 on Motown. In Square Circle, is Mr. Wonder’s 20th release album and star studded with guest: Luther Vandross, Syreeta Wright, Deniece Williams, Philip Bailey and Earl Klugh. In Square Circle peaked t number five on Billboard Top 200. Recommended for the casual 80’s Stevie Wonder fan.
10. Billie Holiday – The Billie Holiday Story Vol. III: Released, May 1973, on Columbia is a compilation that spans the period 1937 – 1942. All tracks were recorded in New York and Teddy Wilson and his orchestra appear on some sessions. Highly recommended for jazz collectors.