My six best albums: Emeli Sandé

D’ANGELO: Voodoo (EMI)

I had a love of music from my dad but this was the first time I discovered something independently.

I loved the rawness of this album and it feels like a journey.

AMY WINEHOUSE: Frank (Universal/Island)

When I was in London doing showcases, my manager said I needed to hear this girl who sits and plays guitar.

Frank was so fresh: elements from jazz but with her incredible voice and lyrical content.

JONI MITCHELL: Blue (Reprise)

I take sleeper trains from Glasgow and London and remember playing this on repeat.

The music is really a backdrop for her poetry, sweet but painful. Hearing songs with a unique structure, you get engrossed in her world. Great road trip music.

LAURYN HILL: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (Ruffhouse/Columbia)

My friend and I both discovered her and we’d go into school saying, “Have you heard this track?”

This takes elements from doo-wop and Motown and fuses them with reggae and hip-hop. It’s a perfect blend.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: Legend (Universal/Island)

These songs make you feel amazing and I love the live recordings.

My dad would always mention Marley alongside Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela so I had him up there as more than a musician.

JIMI HENDRIX: Live At Fillmore East (Universal/Island)

I recently found this. We’ve got to a point in the music industry where everything is so organised that hearing someone who is a legend improvising is wonderful.

His playing is electric.

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