Thursday, September 14, 2017

DIVA AND HER DEMONS


I was a HUGE fan of Amy Winehouse. When she came along, it was a time I had almost become board with music and then wham...along came Amy with a new twist on a old vintage sound with that raspy voice. In such a short time, Amy Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black, and is remembered for songs like "Rehab," " You Know I'm no Good "Back to Black" "Fuck Me Pumps" and "Valerie." Is it any wonder I loved her!?! And lets not mention that over the top vintage style, those trademark eyes and bee-hive hair do. She died in 2011, at age 27, sadly. But today would have been her birthday.

Born in London, England, on September 14, 1983, Amy Winehouse broke into the music business when, at age 16, a classmate passed on her demo tape. She signed her first record deal as a jazz vocalist, and her music later blossomed into an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul and R&B. Winehouse then went on to win the five Grammy Awards connected to her 2006 album Back to Black. Winehouse died tragically on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning. I can still remember hearing the news. I was set to go poolside that day, but instead stayed home and listened to all my Winehouse cd's. I had also dreamed of having a cock-a-tail or 6 with her in a bar one day. I thought that might have been cool. Yes, you are still remember Ms. Winehouse, and I shall raise a toast to you tonight and listen to your wonderful gifts you left behind.
Amy Jade Winehouse
 September 14 1983 –  July 23 2011

My four favorite Winehouse songs..... I highly recommend each.

18 comments:

  1. She had a great sound. It's sad when talented people fall like that. I always want to grab them by the shoulders, shake them, and say, "What were you thinking!?!?"
    Hugs for my mistress!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Amy. We still miss ya.

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  3. Amy......you are still sorely missed. I love this tribute

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  4. Maybe she'd still be alive if you had been one of her friends mistress. She needed a big gay hug.

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  5. If i could bring back one singer who passed away in my time it would have to be Amy Winehouse. Her style was so fresh, and genuine.

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  6. I loved her sound the very second I heard it because it was so retro and yet not so retro. Then I saw her look and was, 'Yeah, that's it.'
    Too bad she left so soon.

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  7. My first Amy Winehouse CD was the one that I won from you, along with some spirits and liquid eyeliner. Doll, you changed my life with those few items.

    Miss Amy, you will never be forgotten. Cheers��!

    CJ

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  8. She looks so beautiful and healthy in these videos. She was quite simple but extremely talented with songs and sound.

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  9. In My Bed was one of my favorite songs by Amy too. What white girl can take a Nas instrumental and slay the song this good? God I loved her.

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  10. I was very young when she came on the scene and only became aware of her before her death. I now realize what a talent we loss. I loved all the videos your featured.

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  11. One of my favorite female voices. Her songs were so simple but fun and unique. Back to Black is awesome. love that song.

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  12. She was certainly the Queen of the Eyeliner.

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  13. A touching post. She, in my opinion was the best artist to come out in the 2000'2 so far along with Adele.

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  14. and you both drink Stella' s then fly.

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  15. Im not much into new music these days, but i did enjoy the style and flair and the sound of Amy Winehouse. Such a shame she couldnt conquer her demons with substance.... she was getting better, but i understand it was too late. Her body couldn't take the shock. Lovely song selection.

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  16. Those are great photos of her. I too loved her music.

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  17. Great post and selections! I loved her too.

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