In itself, her idolisation of Dinah Washington and the Ronettes distinguished her from almost all newly minted pop singers of the early s; her exceptionally-susceptible-to-heartbreak voice did the rest. Even more than the version used for the B-side, an alternate take presents her as young and in love with music: she scats, vamps and plays with the beat, just because she can. Accompanied only by acoustic guitar, Winehouse is completely unadorned, and at the peak of her vocal powers. The attitude it bespoke — forthright and uncompromising — turned out to be the real deal.
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We recently passed by the 8th anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death. Winehouse uniquely brought jazz to the mainstream with her unmatched modern, yet classic jazz voice and iconic look of winged eyeliner, beehive hair, and a growing collection of tattoos. Throughout her career, Winehouse released 2 studio albums, 1 live album, 2 compilations, and 4 EPs. Despite having a relatively small discography, Winehouse released a wealth of genius. Check out 10 of our favorite Amy Winehouse tracks below.
She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul , rhythm and blues and jazz. She also formed a working relationship with producer Salaam Remi through these record publishers. Winehouse's debut album, Frank , was released in Many of the album's songs were influenced by jazz and, apart from two covers , were co-written by Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse was a maelstrom of talent and trouble. She lived with a brash, unapologetic flair that earned her headlines, but the flashes of vulnerability in her music made her work truly timeless. Her death at age 27 has already taken on the quality of a tragic myth. Following the release of the posthumous rarities compilation Lioness: Hidden Treasures , label executives claimed the vaults were empty — having destroyed any further demos for her incomplete third record of original material. Despite this, a number of high-quality tracks have surfaced on bootlegs and online over the years, lovingly shared by fans desperate for the album that never was.