Amy Winehouse Would’ve Been 37 Today – What’s her Impact on Music Today?
37 years ago today, Amy Jade Winehouse was born in Chase Farm Hospital on the island of the UK. If you've been a shut in for the past 25 years, Amy Winehouse was a damn goddess. Music making, free loving, blues livin' fool.
Winehouse was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz. If you take 30 minutes out of your day -- listen to her 2006 'Back to Black' album. If you want a perfect synopsis of the album -- here is Rolling Stones, Christian Hoards review:
"Rehab," the must-hear song that opens the second album from British soul singer Amy Winehouse, is a Motown-style winner with a banging beat and a lovesick bad girl testifying like Etta James about how she won't clean up her act. It's followed by the excellently funky "You Know I'm No Good" and "Me & Mr. Jones (Fuckery)," the latter of which begins, "What kind of fuckery is this?/You made me miss the Slick Rick gig." Winehouse is a nervy, witty songstress whom indie rockers, pop fans and hip-hoppers can dig. On Black, she gets help from producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, who turn classic soul sounds into something big, bright and punchy. The tunes don't always hold up. But the best ones are impossible to dislike: Witness "Addicted," a wistful gem in which Winehouse chooses weed over a lover.
When you take a step back and see how many artist have taken that love drunk depressed girl style -- it's crazy. Amy let so many women artist be sad openly over music. People like Adele, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Florence and The Machine and so many more artist love her music and mimic her style.