Jul 2012 23

Marking the one year anniversary of her untimely passing is a rare previously unheard Amy Winehouse song titled ‘Jazz N’ Blues’. It’s not clear when this was recorded (sounds like Frank era material to me) or where it came from but either way, fans of the late singer will be happy it found its way out.

The new mid-tempo is another reminder of what was lost on July 23rd 2011 – she was not only a consummate vocalist, but also a songwriter for a generation; Like many of her songs ‘Jazz N’ Blues’ features unmistakable Winehouse London-isms – “I cross my fingers at the cash machine / as I check my balance / I kiss the screen / I love it when it says I got the means / to go to Miss Sixty and pick up my new jeans”.

  1. […] Released by Pinboard blog, the undated record sounds as if its coming from the early “Frank” era, featuring a husky toned Amy singing about something we all love; jazz, blues, money and the things it can bring. While the soul influenced track is a great backdrop, it remains Amy’s writing and vocals that catch my attention. […]