Dam! She was an artist that I played on my show as much as I could get away with. An amazing voice, but also a brilliant song writer. She brought the retro soul movement into the mainstream with original songs that had candor and a sense humor rare in the genre. Even as a wreck on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, she came across as a very lovable, witty hopeless case. As a fan I really wish she made more music. But it is not to be. Such a waste.
And here is the original Icemen track that Mark and Amy sampled for this jam. It features a young James Marshall (a.k.a. Jimi Hendrix). Sadly Jimi was another brilliant artist that died at 27.
Download: The Icemen – My Girl She’s A Fox
Here is a tidbit from old school UK rapper, Funky DL’s mixtape ‘Back to Rap’, where he raps on beats that sample Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’. Get the mixtape here
Download: Funky DL – What She Running From