Posted onJuly 25, 2011|Comments Off on 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.
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