Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Adam Cruz pays tribute to the late Amy Winehouse this Thursday 28 June 2011 7-9pm est @ http://chat.cyberjamz.com


Say what you want about her personal choices in life, Ms. Amy Winehouse had an incredible voice; a mix of extreme candor, contralto, soul, and the blues. She had that 'tear in the back of the throat' quality that most singers would kill for. In this special tribute, Adam Cruz goes deeper into the vault and shares not just the top 10 Winehouse hits, but the rarer recordings of the songstress along with the tunes you know and love. Check out this special tribute this Thursday 28 July 2011 7-9pm EST LIVE on http://chat.cyberjamz.com

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT AMY WINEHOUSE:
Amy Winehouse was an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz.

Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the "Big Four": Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Stronger Than Me", one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab", and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game", among other distinctions. The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.

Winehouse was credited as an influence in the rise in popularity of female musicians and soul music, and also for revitalizing British music. Winehouse's distinctive style made her a muse for fashion designers such as Karl Lagerfeld. Winehouse's problems with drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and her self-destructive behaviors were regular tabloid news from 2007 until her death. She and her former husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were plagued by legal troubles that left him serving prison time. In 2008, Winehouse faced a series of health complications that threatened both her career and her life.

Winehouse died at the age of 27 on 23 July 2011, at her home in London. Police have said that the cause of her death is "as yet unexplained". Winehouse's family and friends attended her funeral on 26 July 2011. She was later cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.