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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Ten Of The Best: Amy Winehouse (4)



One of the greatest vocal talents to emerge from Britain since the 1970s, Amy Winehouse's premature death from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 was nothing short of tragic. She was only 27. She was clever, witty and intelligent, and the best, most soulful female singer of her generation — though her private life was one unholy mess. She could seem strong, yet was in fact acutely vulnerable, and your heart went out to her. There's so much good stuff of hers on YouTube, I really couldn't choose — but in the end I went for I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know. Do please also check out her cover of Ella Fitzgerald's Someone to Watch over Me. It's sublime.

4 comments:

George said...

What a talent! My favorite is her "Body and Soul" duet with Tony Bennett.

am said...

Yes. Sublime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pAz9UpnRKw

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh that voice is just so incredible. I ache with sadness when I think of her early death. What a tragedy that when it mattered, Amy did not have someone to watch over her.
Thanks for the post,
Gail.

The Solitary Walker said...

Yes, such a talent. And a poignant comment, Gail.