I've decided to introduce a new poster on The World's Greatest Music - my dad.
My dad was the first influence on my music taste, and possibly the biggest. Before I listened to any contemporary music, I listened to his record collection. It was an impeccable musical education - The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Chris Barber, Joni Mitchell, Motown Chartbusters, Jimmy Cliff... (the last few might have been my mum's but still).
I inherited his predilection for recording shows off the radio and making up cassettes of the best tracks (I did it with Mark Radcliffe's Out On Blue 6, John Peel and Mark Goodier's Evening Session; he did it with Jazz Record Requests and Humphrey Lyttelton's The Best Of Jazz, which sadly came to an end recently).
It was only a matter of time before we both started mp3 blogging.
Also, he can pretty much replicate Bunny Berigan's awesome intro to I Can't Get Started on the trumpet.
Bunny Berigan - I Can't Get Started (iTunes)