In her tragically short life and even shorter career, Amy Winehouse gave the world a fleeting glimpse of what might have been. For a few years her star burned brightly, before the 27-year old with the passionately soulful voice and emotionally drenched lyrics was fatally undone by her own personal demons.
Amys music touched the whole world and while a true original when it came to both composition and performance, she was proud of her varied influences which informed her style and sparked her imagination.
This CD includes 26 tracks of Amys favourite music, ranging from the cool jazz vocals of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald through the lush orchestrations and pure pop sensibilities of Phil Spectors Wall Of Sound, via classic singer-songwriters like Carole King and crashing in on the late 80s Rap sounds of NWA all via Be Bop, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Ska and many other styles.
This delightful compilation is a true tribute to Amys own music and represents the sounds which bought to her, happiness, joy and inspiration during a life which, albeit short, was one lived with the type of gusto most of us can barely dare to imagine.
1. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop – Little Anthony and The Imperials
2. You Go To My Head – Frank Sinatra
3. I Got a Woman – Sammy Davis, Jr
4. I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King
5. Moody’s Mood For Love – James Moody
6. Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
7. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
8. Tenderly – Sarah Vaughan
9. 100 Miles And Runnin’ – N.W.A
10. To Know Him Is To Love Him – The Teddy Bears
11. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
12. Cupid – Sam Cooke
13. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
14. Don’t Go To Strangers – Etta Jones
15. I Just Want To Make Love To You– Etta James
16. Oh Carolina – The Folkes Brothers
17. Loving You – Minnie Riperton
18. Lover Man – Billie Holiday
19. Give Him a Great Big Kiss – The Shangri-Las
20. There Is No Greater Love – Dinah Washington
21. Lonely Avenue – Ray Charles
22. Come See About Me – The Supremes
23. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus
24. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
25. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Tony Bennett
26. Body And Soul – Ella Fitzgerald