Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse (9/14/83 – 7/23/11)

Amy Jade Winehouse, dead at 27.

Who could've guessed?


Update: Following an extended googling (based solely on the positive recommendation of Ms Nance), I have to say that, if you looked at her as strictly a jazz artist, she had her points.

But I still don't like her voice.


Nance said...

No one ever worked harder at it, but she was could tell. I loved her work...almost everything except "Rehab." You might be able to relate to "Some Unholy War." Wrote one of very few tributes you'll read by old, white, middle class American women. Not the only one, I'll bet.

rockync said...

I also didn't care for her that much. There are so many exemplary female artists in the jazz/blues/crossover set - I much prefer the music of Joss Stone.
With Amy, there was no passion for the music. She learned how to use her voice to get more money to do more drugs. She was very self-destructive. Still, I'm sorry her life has ended but she didn't give herself much of a chance.

Nameless Cynic said...

Oh, hell yes.

Although I was a little stunned to learn that Joss Stone was a Brit. How can you marinate in Motown that much, if you spend your childhood over 3500 miles away from it?