- The Big Picture - http://www.ritholtz.com/blog -

Friday Night Jazz Waste: Amy Winehouse

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 9, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Friday Night Jazz,Music | Comments Disabled

[1] We first mentioned Amy Winehouse in April 2007 [2]. She was yet another talented UK vocalist who took cues from the past, but with a modern twist. her style was to freshen up the classic soul sound of the 1950/60′s girl groups, with smoky depths of a jazz chanteuse. Stylistically, she was a mash up of Billie Holiday and Ronnie Spector.

On to the new album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures [1]. To quote Rolling Stone [3], “This is a sad record. A grab bag of outtakes, unreleased tracks, demos, covers and song sketches, these recordings feel like a gut punch. They remind you, first and foremost, of that voice – one of pop music’s most instantly recognizable vocal imprints, a sound that leapt out of your speakers and seized you by the ears. Here, as always, Winehouse’s singing is both raggedy and dramatic, winking and insouciant, full of high drama and a breezy sense of play – sometimes all those things at the same time . . . It’s hard not to believe that Winehouse died with her best work in front of her. We’ll never hear those records, and the silence is deafening.”

Videos & Pictures and more after the jump . . .

Videos

Here’s a stripped down acoustic version of Valerie, that does a nice job showing off her voice:

She gives the same treatment to the big single Rehab

and to You Know I’m No Good

(Studio video for You Know I’m No Good [4] video)

and Love is a Losing Game

The title song, Back to Black [5] and Tears Dry on Their Own [6]

Picture below

[7]

[8]

[9]

[10]

[11]

[12]

[13]

[14]
Source: Amy Winehouse [15]


Article printed from The Big Picture: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog

URL to article: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/12/amy-winehouse-2/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0061JPYX2/thebigpictu09-20

[2] Amy Winehouse in April 2007: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2007/04/amy-winehouse/

[3] Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/lioness-hidden-treasure-20111206

[4] You Know I’m No Good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFVM5pVTwkM

[5] Back to Black: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aygAu1x2uQo

[6] Tears Dry on Their Own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=701q09K5uOI

[7] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy2.png

[8] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Amy11.png

[9] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy1.png

[10] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy41.png

[11] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy61.png

[12] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy71.png

[13] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy81.png

[14] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amy91.png

[15] Amy Winehouse: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/07/23/obituaries/20110724-WINEHOUSE.html?ref=music

Copyright © 2008 The Big Picture. All rights reserved.