I've been on a Amy Winehouse forum since 2006. The first time I saw Amy sing she was sitting on a green couch with an acoustic guitarist off camera. I was blown away. Who can write 'Love is a Losing game at 22yo?' Who sings like that?
I'm old as dirt. I grew up to see the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and see all the music that came after. No artist touched me like Amy. When she died it was one of the darkest days of my life. Soul? Buy Back to Black.
Sorry.....I get carried away.
This is a great list vvv I love Nina Simone.
How about some golden oldies like Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield, Billie Holiday, Etta James and Aretha?