On July 23, 2011, the world lost one of the greatest singer-lyricist of our time, Amy Winehouse.
Soul, jazz, R&B and hip hop, Winehouse infused it all with her own unique sound. But who influenced Winehouse’s music? Over the next few days TWM will look at the artists whose influence can be seen in her life and work. Chaka V.
American soul singer Carleen Anderson, the daughter of Vicki Anderson (best known for working with James Brown), has enjoyed huge success in the UK. In Amy Winehouse – The Day She Came to Dingle, Winehouse discussed her profound admiration for the singer.
“For live performances you have to see Carleen Anderson at least 3 times in your life. You have to!” said Winehouse, visibly in awe. “She’s someone I would sit around the venue all day just to hear her sound check. She did a version of ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ and I was just crying.”