When Amy Winehouse graced the world with her “Blue Eyed Soul” she had the world captivated. Amy had her own style and a distinct voice that could easily rival any of our jazz greats. She was loved by millions and had the world at her feet. She came into the Music business with a sense of purpose, and an innovative way to reinvent soul, and transform it into her unique adaptation that no one could duplicate. She changed perception of music in terms of infusing reggae, soul, and jazz in her recordings. Amy Winehouse was compared to Dusty Springfield and even Billie Holiday. Why did we lose her?
Amy Jade, left all her talent and life behind after only walking the Earth for 27 years. Now she is a member of infamous 27 Club she will be one of those “what if they would have lived?” conversations for years to come.
When Amy married Blake Felder -Civil her appearance and behavior became a circus in itself. The couple would fight and walk around the street with bruises and would even cause disruption on prison visits,and they had to search her Signature Beehive for contraband.
As her popularity grew her financial and professional life took a back seat and she began to concentrate on her social life instead of talent. Later rapid rumors of drug and alcohol abuse were later confirmed. Amy was seen on drugs and alcohol on various forms of video and pictures. The reporters of the publication “Sun” printed a damaging video of Amy smoking Crack Cocaine on film. Sadly one of her own peers sold the footage to the tabloid.
Amy Winehouse was an attractive girl who later lost teeth,weight,and her own voice began to diminish, due to her lifestyle. Her legal problems and show performances suffered because of her addiction, and she wasn’t allowed in the United States to attend a performance, because of her reputation and legal problems. Some of her live performances were down right embarrassing, but Amy wanted to prove to the world she was still a singer. Her fans kept waiting for her to make the ultimate comeback and silence all the negativity in her personal life.
Amy Winehouse made her comeback, or so we thought during this time. Sadly, her physical and personal life still controlled every fiber in her being. Of course it effected her voice, and her comeback was ridiculed and she went into a deeper alcoholic and drug related self medicated process. Amy looked confused and intoxicated at every performance in her last days. We kept waiting for her to come back, but she never was able to shake off those demons. What could have happened? Who would Amy Winehouse be today, if she could have been sober and demon free?
Now the world will have to wonder what could have been for the Deceased Lioness, known as Amy Jade Winehouse?
Here is the documentary.