London born Amy Winehouse was a vocal sensation in the first decade of the twenty-first century. With a jazz-infused R&B style and a songwriting talent favouring naked self-disclosure, she was an enigma floating in a cocktail glass, a throwback to Ronettes sass and Joplin vulnerability. The first album was excellent, the second even better. Who knows where she might have gone next?
A film has been made (cue Soundtrack album) and the album Lioness: Hidden Treasures gathers some rarities and obscure tracks. There is also a DVD/Audio collection of her BBC performances. And that’s about it, though further posthumous releases are inevitable. Wonderful singer; sad, lost life.