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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

Date: Jun 11 2007

Themes: Music

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Musical styles always cycle. Sure, there’s a progression in music, but artists and fans always return to older styles. Every so often a new star will emerge with a fresh take on a musical style that had almost been forgotten. Marni just discovered one such artist. Listen to her tell Amanda about it.

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Amanda

Amanda

Marni

Marni

Amanda:  So I got a gift certificate to iTunes,

Marni:  Oh yeah?

Amanda:  But I’ve kind of…I can’t believe it, I’ve run out of artists and tracks.

Marni:  Really?

Amanda:  Do you have any recommendations?

Marni:  Have you heard of Amy Winehouse?

Amanda:  No.

Marni:  Really…I, I’m really…I’m really getting into her, I gotta say. She is a female vocalist, very uh…she’s kind of sultry...

Amanda:  Okay.

Marni:  And, uh, she’s young, she’s British. And I read this article with her in Bust. Do you ever read Bust? Anyway, it was kind of…She likes to drink, she’s not afraid of the drink, she likes to party. She’s young. But on her music it’s just like…I don’t know, it’s good. It’s gritty.

Amanda:  So you said “sultry,” but if you had to put in a genre, what would it be? Would it be like Norah Jones?

Marni:  No, not at all.

Amanda:  Would it be like Pink?

Marni:  No, very different. All of her backing band is very old soul, and it’s great. And she’s uh…

Amanda:  If you absolutely had to compare her to somebody, who would you say?

Marni:  She’d kind of got that new Irma Thomas, sort of Etta James kinda vibe.

Amanda:  Okay.

Marni:  She’s singing about drinkin’ and partyin’.

Amanda:  Just having a good time?

Marni:  Yeah.

Amanda:  Sounds good. I can’t wait to download her.

Marni:  You should.

 

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Discussion

Strangely enough, Amanda has run out of new music to look into. Yet she has a gift certificate to iTunes, a website where you can download music. Marni recommends Amy Winehouse, a young singer who she says like to drink.

Amanda asks if Winehouse is like Norah Jones, a well-known singer and pianist. Marni says she’s not. Amanda asks if Winehouse is like raunchy pop star Pink and Marni says no to that too, Amanda presses Marni to compare Winehouse to somebody and she finally settles on Irma Thomas and Etta James, soul singers from the 1960s. James was somewhat famously involved in drugs.

If a friend of yours had money to burn on iTunes, who would you recommend?

 

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Liana's Dream

United States

she’s a creasy singer and i like her,i like her songs,i like her eyes,i like her voice…

02:34 PM Nov 18 2012 |

Fernandinha

Brazil

The most of the singers at present has very close voice, so it’s difficult identify who is singing. They seem the same.


A very good singer in my opinion must have an unique voice, that make us able to be recognized it just by the sound. Amy Winehouse had this kind of voice. She had an incredible talent.


It’s a pitty that she involved in drugs and passed away because of this. But I always will be fan of her voice.

01:20 PM Jan 25 2012 |

1 person likes this

Nelly P

Ecuador

Unfortunately all her talent was vanished by drugs, and it caused her to die very young

09:04 PM Aug 01 2011 |

GOPALKUMAR

India

she looks beautiful. i like her

05:44 PM May 31 2011 |

625720059

625720059

China

I never hearded from it.But it is good from their comments.I will listen it .

12:34 PM Jan 10 2008 |

lp_gr2

lp_gr2

Ecuador

amy’s voice it’s new for me… I don’t know anything about 60’s music… and the more you hear her, the more her music gets into your brain, it’s amazing

05:37 PM Nov 03 2007 |

dragon_long

China

her voice is very sweet!i love her songs

12:49 PM Jun 17 2007 |

PANCHOVILA

United States

Oh yah I love sweet voices too It makes me feel good anytime am kind of boring oh yah Musik is good.

08:28 AM Jun 17 2007 |

eLWA

Czech Republic

What about The Prodigy? Are they still alive? Laughing

03:28 PM Jun 14 2007 |

1 person likes this

albeechang

Taiwan

She is an amazing singer,her songs mix jazz,latin and others elements,it's really awesome !!

06:30 AM Jun 13 2007 |

naazia

naazia

Pakistan

good music…..i like it

 

02:59 PM Jun 12 2007 |

Frenzy

Frenzy

Pakistan

I am not heard ever before her and her songs. I will try to find her songs.

09:42 PM Jun 11 2007 |

sino

China

i've never heard about her  but.i find so many people love her songs.now i'll try to konw her

04:37 PM Jun 11 2007 |

Everwelwisher

Pakistan

her sweet voice always engross my intention towards her songs..

 

 

12:00 PM Jun 11 2007 |

Everwelwisher

Pakistan

oh amy winehouse
my tiredness is being wimpled by her sweet voice..
Tahirlively@Hotmail.com
Everwelwisher@Gmail.com

11:57 AM Jun 11 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

i have already very good vocabulary about music 

but i need to improve my english power in other

issues as well.

 

Nida 

07:37 AM Jun 11 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

Oh… Music Again…
i want to learn something Else…..
Nida

07:36 AM Jun 11 2007 |

shahriarheydari

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I haven’t heared from AmyWinehouse yet !
How is her singing style?

05:24 AM Jun 11 2007 |

yunah

yunah

Germany

Oh, I love Amy Winehouse too, I've got both of her albums, I prefer the second one though, she's a greatly talented young soul singer ever. I just can't believe she has such a powerful voice!

01:22 AM Jun 11 2007 |

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