Even as a small child, I was very interested in music and got a lot of pleasure from my brother's record collection. Since about 1982 I started to buy records and CDs from my first self-earned money as a newspaper boy. My focus is to collect all released songs of an artist, not all released LPs or CDs (see Info).
My collection became large very quickly because I had a lot of favorite artists. At first my focus was on Pop music (e.g. by Madonna, George Michael, Simply Red, Swing Out Sister and Wet Wet Wet), then later R&B and Soul (e.g. Whitney Houston, Vesta Williams and Will Downing). Finally, my love for Jazz music developed (e.g. David Benoit, Russ Freeman, Hiromi Uehara, Diana Krall and Jane Monheit).
Since 2009, I have also been able to indulge this passion in the form of LP-Reviews, which I write for the HiFi magazine "LP - Magazin für analoges HiFi & Vinyl Kultur".
I also had the honour of providing some label scans for the 2009 reissue of the legendary album "What Am I Gonna Do" by Gloria Scott, produced by Barry White (Reel Music - 66748-78012-2, Universal Music Special Markets - B0012577-02).
Over the years, personal contacts to some musicians have developed through my collection.
with Count Basic's singer Kelli Sae in Cologne (Germany) and Vienna (Austria), Oleta Adams in Düsseldorf (Germany) and Sole Giménez in Barcelona (Spain)