Amy Winehouse: 1983 – 2011

It was with sadness that I turned on the computer after Shabbat this week to discover that Amy Winehouse had passed away. Her life was a tragically brilliant one, with her unbelievable talent weighted down by her demons of addiction. Her sultry jazz voice was well beyond her years, and the beautiful songs she wrote didn’t always seem to match her persona.

And while the gossip columnists will spend the next few weeks hypothesizing about the cause of death, at the end of the day that’s irrelevant. What we had here was a fantastic singer and songwriter who was taken well before her time – joining the terrible 27-club already populated by Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. Now, Amy Winehouse too, is a member. She has tragically joined the ranks of a legion of brilliant musicians who all died well before their time.

So to remember the greatness of Amy’s career, her vibrant live performances, and her unparalleled talent, check out her Glastonbury 2007 set courtesy of MCOMv2 over here, or stream the individual tracks below. Crank up the volume, put on your dancing shoes, and remember this flame who burned so bright, but out too soon.

1. Intro
2. Addicted
3. Just Friends
4. Tears Dry On Their Own
5. He Can Only Hold Her
6. You Sent Me Flying
7. Back To Black
8. Wake Up Alone
9. Love Is A Losing Game
10. Cupid
11. Hey Little Rich Girl
12. Mokey Man
13. You Know I’m No Good
14. Rehad
15. Me & Mr. Jones
16. Valerie

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