Sunday, January 20, 2013
Amy Winehouse: Made You Look
It's too bad I didn't pay much attention to Amy Winehouse until after she died. I had heard bits of her singing and recognized that she was a uniquely talented musician, but I've only recently really listened to her vocals. I have to say, I'm quite taken with her music and the quality of her voice. You can hear the jazz, soul, hip hop and so much more in her music. When I think of the phrase, "Gone too soon," I definitely think of Amy Winehouse.
Here's her song "In My Bed," from her CD titled Frank. Don't think you're crazy if you start thinking of Nas and his song "Made You Look." He used this same sample from the Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache" in the same way, and both songs have the same producer -- Salaam Remi. I gotta say -- Salaam did both Amy and Nas justice with his take on this rhythmic ride.