Hi all! Due to life events, I will not be posting or reupping albums very much in the future. If I do have time to reup albums, I will reply to your comments in the posts themselves. Some of the albums might be available on the Facebook group mentioned below. Thanks for understanding!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Just as I was finally coming to terms with the death of Vanity, the unbelievable news that Prince died assaulted me last week.  I couldn't, and still can't, process it properly.  I have already expressed my adoration and memories of Vanity and her influence on my life on this blog, and obviously if it wasn't for Prince, there would be no Vanity, so his influence is even greater.  He changed my life through his music and image as well, and I really cannot express just how important he has been to my life. To me, he WAS music, and every piece of music I enjoy to this day has some sort of Prince influence in it. In fact, this blog would not exist without Prince, as he encouraged me to explore different and less popular artists and music, especially though his protegees. Suffice it to say, I've been having a listening marathon to his music ever since, and I encourage all of you to explore his vast body of work and go beyond the hits.  Every single album that he has released, from the late 1970s to his death in 2016, have amazing album tracks that need to be heard, not to mention his b-sides and demos.  No surprise, those are what I've been indulging myself in.  In fact, my boyfriend asked me what my favourite Prince song is, and I immediately said "Space", which is from his Come album, an underrated and disregarded album released to fulfill his contract with Warner Bros. after he severed ties with them. I think it's one of his best albums, and "Space" is a masterpiece.  But there are so many others, I couldn't possibly list them.  And then there are all of the songs he wrote, produced, collaborated on or influenced for a multitude of other artists, all of whom I adore, like Sheila E., The Time, The Family, Sheena Easton, Jill Jones, Wendy & Lisa, Andre Cymone, and Chaka Khan, to name only a few. And of course the Isle has featured many of these artists as well. In honour of his unexpected passing, please visit the following posts and revel in his genius: Amar, Apollonia, Bobby Z, Carmen Electra, Carole Davis, Dale Bozzio, Day Zs, Elisa Fiorillo, Good QuestionIngrid Chavez, Lois L., Mayte, Taja Sevelle, Tyka Nelson, and, of course, Vanity.

"You better live now, before the grim reaper come knocking on your door."

                                                                                   Prince - Lets Go Crazy 
(Let me know if the links need to be reupped. :) )


  1. He was an amazing human being. We have lost a musical legend. :(

  2. perhaps the greatest 80s artist, Rest in Peace, Prince!!!

  3. Hey Mr Nasty G! I am realising that Prince Rogers Nelson has (according to what is now the no. 1 pop music conspiracy of the decade) died of a mysterious kind of insomnia and some kind of drugs called "Adventist drugs". I think the people of his hometown are not knowing it, but instead cremated him in secret because of this big rumour around the USA and now the rest of the world!

  4. Thank you so much for the music!!! I truly appreciate it. I love your site. I enjoy listening to rare & obscure 80's & 90's pop music. I was not around during that era. I recently discovered Sheila E(Prince Protege) music. I know she was a big pop star in the 80's. When you have the time, can you please upload the Sheila E discography? Surprisingly, her music is very hard to find. Keep up the great work!

  5. without whitney, michael and prince music is dead.

  6. I think my all time favourite Prince spin off was Margie Cox's Standing At The Altar. Should have been a huge hit. Great site btw. The Banderas led me here! Not literally!!

  7. Can you get Cat Glover Catwoman from 1989

    1. Here are the Catwoman mixes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OHAGXEaeBIvELZSMhr2kvLtEXRJnFEYk