I said to her I would just take a few, but found it hard to leave any out. You may know her as a triple j newsreader, she also takes some pretty sweet photos. These are shots from her time in New York earlier this year. See the rest of the gallery and more awesomeness on her site.
She was a troubled girl, but there has always been something I have admired about her rugged charm, brash sense of humour and honesty, which comes out with such feeling in her music. We got a lot of good feedback from this mix, so here it is in all it’s separate glory. It includes some Amy Winehouse classics, some remixes, plus some of the tracks she sampled and covered. Rest in peace Amy.
Amy Winehouse – Me & Mr Jones
The Specials – Hey, Little Rich Girl
Amy Winehouse – Hey Little Rich Girl
Amy Winehouse ft Pharoahe Monch – Rehab (Remix)
The Zutons – Valerie
Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse – Valerie ft Rukus Precha, Alex Blood and Malik (Baby J Remix )
Andy & Joey – You’re Wondering Now
Amy Winehouse – You’re Wondering Now
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
The Shirelles – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Amy Winehouse – Know You Now
Funky DL ft Amy Winehouse – Handed To You Free
Amy Winehouse – Fuck Me Pumps
Ghosface Killah & Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
Nas Made You Look (acapella)
Amy Winehouse – In My Bed
Amy Winehouse – He Can Only Hold Her
The Icemen – My Girls She’s a Fox
Billie Holiday – There Is No Greater Love
Amy Winehouse – (There Is) No Greater Love
EXTRAS: Listen: Amy Winehouse – Like Smoke ft Nas
Listen: Amy Winehouse – You’re Wondering Now | Buy Me
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When I’m not listening to songs about sex, money and violence, I like to fill the room with one of my favourite French romantic composers, Gabriel Faure. Pavane in F-Sharp Minor is a piece he composed in 1887, and was sampled more than 100 years later by Xzibit. At the time when he wrote it, he was unhappily married and earning very little for his compositions, which were selling for about 50 Francs to the publisher. He was a bit of a depressive, pedantic sort of a chap. In his time off from his day job working as a church organist, he would write these large scale works and a couple piano pieces, but unhappy with how they were received he would destroy them just after a few performances. Here is the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra playing one that thankfully survived.