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Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra -- the versatile moods of Amy Winehouse.
on January 3, 2012
This collection is meant to reflect the versatility, soulfulness, and memory of Amy Winehouse.
Winehouse showed she possessed a wide range of singing abilities in her short but versatile career.
This collection is just about as versatile as Winehouse herself.
There are nine 'uncharted' tracks, some of which are likely album cuts of that artist.
Some of them were single releases, and charted, but not for the artist included here.
This collection would have been better if it had the original recordings
rather then the seven live preformances.
For example, how strained Minnie Riperton's voice sounds in 'Loving you'.
You may want to give a good listen to those sound bites
to judge if you'd really like this collection or not.
Track listing -- with comments about the songs.
1. Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop -- Little Anthony -- R&B made the top 20 in 1960.
2. You go to my head -- Frank Sinatra -- not a charted song.
3. I got a woman -- Sammy Davis Jr. -- not a charted song.
4. I feel the earth move (live) -- Carol King -- not a charted song, but well known and popular in 1971.
5. Moody's mood for love -- James Moody -- R&B made the top 100 in 1996.
6. Round midnight -- Thelonious Monk -- not a charted song.
7. Be my baby (live) -- The Ronettes -- R&B made the top 5 in 1963.
8. Tenderly -- Sarah Vaughan -- not a charted song.
9. 100 miles and runnin (live) -- N.W.A. -- R&B just missed the top 50 in 1990.
10. To know him is to love him -- The Teddy Bears -- R&B made the top 10 in 1958.
11. Will you love me tomorrow -- The Shirelles -- R&B nearly topped the chart in 1961.
12. Cupid -- Sam Cooke -- R&B made the top 20 in 1961.
13. Ain't no mountain high enough (live) -- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell -- R&B close to top of the chart in 1967.
14. Don't go to strangers -- Etta Jones -- R&B made the top 5 in 1960.
15. I just want to make love to you -- Etta James -- not a charted song.
16. Oh Carolina -- The Folkes Brothers -- ?
17. Loving you (live) -- Minnie Riperton -- not on R&B chart, but went clear to the top of the pop chart in 1975.
18. Lover man -- Billie Holliday -- R&B made the top 5 in 1945.
19. Give him a great big kiss (live) -- The Shangri-las -- not on R&B chart but made top 20 pop chart in 1965.
20. There is no greater love -- Dinah Washington -- not a charted song.
21. The lonely avenue -- Ray Charles -- R&B made the top 10 in 1956.
22. Come see about me (live) -- The Supremes -- R&B nearly made the top of the chart in 1964.
23. Goodbye pork pie hat -- Charles Mingus -- ?
24. Stagger Lee -- Lloyd Price -- R&B went clear to the top of the chart in 1959.
25. Boulevard of broken dreams -- Tony Bennett -- not a charted song.
26. Body and soul -- Ella Fitgzerald -- not a charted song.
'Body and soul' is the duet Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett sang together for Tony Bennett's new C.D.
'Tony Bennett, Duets II, just released September 20, 2011.