Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Despite her destructive lifestyle she was unbelievably talented and had the voice of an angel. She was the definition of raw talent with a rare intuition as a vocalist, she lived jazz, she lived blues. Simply one of a kind with so much more music to give, she will always be remembered as an exceptional musician with a distinct voice like no one else in our generation. I get goosebumps every time I listen to both of the finest soul albums "Frank" and "Back To Black" as if it were my first. Songs like Valerie, Wake Up Alone, Just Friends, Me & Mr Jones, In My Bed, and He Can Only Hold Her helped me out when my vision was unclear. I thank you Amy for being real and saying things that one might be afraid to say. No matter how dark things were, you bared your soul to the world through your music. You are finally free from all the fuckery as you would say.