This episode of the PJ Trell Show, I say my goodbyes to Amy Winehouse who was recently found died in her London home. I was a very big fan of Amy's music and sadden me that someone with so much talent couldn't be helped. Goodbye Amy, I hope you are finally at piece.
Winehouse is one of a curiously high number of prominent artists to pass away at age 27. Here's a list of a number of those stars, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin...
While Amy Winehouse, who tragically passed away today (23 July), might have been better known for her life outside the music in her final years, that reputation sadly overshadows her immense contribution to music.
Rocketing to fame in 2003 with her Ivor Novello-winning, Mercury-nominated jazz-soul masterpiece 'Frank', and following it up three years later with the five times Grammy-winning 'Back To Black', Amy Winehouse leaves a small but vital catalogue that will seal her reputation as one of the greatest singers of the last decade.Here's a look back at her best moments
'Love Is A Losing Game'
This simple yet heartbreaking track has been covered by Prince and nominated as George Michael's Desert Island Disc. Its lyrics, meanwhile, have been studied by students at Cambridge university. Hardly surprising, considering their devastating simplicity: "Love is a losing game / One I wish I'd never played / What a mess we made / Now the final frame / Love is a losing game".
'In My Bed'
One of the standout tracks from her debut builds on the same sample from Nas' 'Made You Look' but in this case blends a sultry soul with distinct post-millenial production, flute flutters and a soft chorus to mesmerising effect.
'Back To Black'
Another track that, despite its shuffling Motown-esque bedrock and trademark vocals, contains perhaps its most potent punch in the lyrics. "We only said good-bye with words / I died a hundred times / You go back to her / And I go back to black."