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#1 sarahbol

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:57 AM

Did anyone see this? It was on BBC2 last night and they had clips of Amy talking about Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. This was filmed during the Frank era. Amy was in it about 5 to 7 times.

Unfortunately it can't be watched online (I think).


PS: Sorry if this has been posted before, I can't remember seeing it on here but it is a programme from a couple of years ago.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:31 AM

I don't think it's posted before.
OMG...these were never seen before ones? Cause i've watched MANY Frank era interviews of Amy but i don't remember her talking about these musicians.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:55 PM

Wow I never saw that! I hope it appears on Youtube soon.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:30 PM

She was wearing a pink t-shirt, but she's worn that many times. I had never seen it before and I think I've seen pretty much anything available online. A lot of the programmes are made available online on BBC but not this one, but hey there's still hoping that it might be on Youtube or something.

Edited by sarahbol, 15 February 2009 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:22 PM

It's not on BBC iPlayer? I will have a squizz...

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 01:54 PM

No, it says it's not available.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:49 PM

Have they uploaded anything on youtube already?
I NEED to watch this...xD lol!
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

I remember seeing it a while ago. Amy talked about Sinatra, saying something like that he was a bit of a tosser but a great singer, but what I remember best was her saying how supremely cool Dean Martin was and how she would love to have hung out with him. I can totally relate to her on this, I adore Dino!
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:20 PM

Did anyone see this? It was on BBC2 last night and they had clips of Amy talking about Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. This was filmed during the Frank era. Amy was in it about 5 to 7 times.

Unfortunately it can't be watched online (I think).


PS: Sorry if this has been posted before, I can't remember seeing it on here but it is a programme from a couple of years ago.

Damn, I missed it! That was "Kings of Cool: The Crooners", Sat. 14 Feb., 22.45, BBC2. There was no mention of Amy in my TV guide, and the Yahoo TV listings didn't mention her either:

Kings of Cool: The Crooners

Honor Blackman narrates a celebration of some of the most stylish musical icons of the last century, the crooners such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Andy Williams. Featuring interviews with friends, family members and the new breed of crooners such as Michael Buble and Jamie Cullum.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:28 PM

I remember seeing it a while ago. Amy talked about Sinatra, saying something like that he was a bit of a tosser but a great singer, but what I remember best was her saying how supremely cool Dean Martin was and how she would love to have hung out with him. I can totally relate to her on this, I adore Dino!

My TV guide didn't say that it was a repeat, but actually, reading your post, I was sure I saw it before also, thank goddess!

Edited by Winehousedrunk, 17 February 2009 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

Yeah it's from 2004 or something, I think it has been repeated a couple of times already.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:48 PM

By the way, a bit off-topic, and it might already have been a topic before, I'm interested to hear what anybody who saw "The Girl Done Good" thinks about it?

Edited by Winehousedrunk, 17 February 2009 - 05:52 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:23 PM

By the way, a bit off-topic, and it might already have been a topic before, I'm interested to hear what anybody who saw "The Girl Done Good" thinks about it?

Not thoughts, so it appears. :'-( No interest, perhaps? >:-( Or was I so off-topic that it fell off the chart? :amyshock: Oh, horror, you've made me quote myself! :amyshock:

Edited by Winehousedrunk, 19 February 2009 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:00 AM

By the way, a bit off-topic, and it might already have been a topic before, I'm interested to hear what anybody who saw "The Girl Done Good" thinks about it?


never saw it either, maybe netflix offers it in which case i'll get back to you

edit--it IS available.
here are some viewers reviews, out of 5 stars it only got an average of 2 and a half

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This documentary (no concert) really helped me to understand why I, somewhat inexplicably, like her music. Various music experts pretty much dissect the various tracks on her two albums, and not only entertainingly explain, but also demonstrate through video clips, how Amy has been influenced by Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Motown Sound, The Stax Sound, among others. They also show how Hip Hop is a big influence in the extended version tracks of her second album. I found it fascinating to see how a Jewish North London girl with a heavy accent can transformer her voice into the Black jazz, blues, soul, hip hop singer sound, but with her own distinctive style. And of course there is a lot in this documentary about the trials and tribulations of her childhood and current personal life which obviously heavily impacted her song writing. This is actually an interesting DVD documentary even if you've never heard of Amy Winehouse.


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I don't recommend you rent this unless you are (or want to be) an Amy Winehouse fan. The documentary is an in-depth look at Amy's music done by music industry experts and other musicians. I appreciated learning more about Amy's background. Discovering that she started as a serious jazz singer with the respect and admiration of the industry puts a different light on this troubled soul. We can only hope that Amy gets through this period of her life and continues to make her unique brand of beautiful, compelling and intelligent music.


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I get sick and tired of DVDs that have people I've seldom, if ever, heard of talking about a band or artist I like. I guess that this is in part due to the fact I'm most times renting DVDs where I already know the details the people commenting are presenting and all they seem to be doing otherwise is stating their opinions. But in this case, not knowing much (other than the media/tabloid problems related to Winehouse) about Amy Winehouse, I actually enjoyed hearing opinions and facts. Being uninformed about Winehouse prior to watching the DVD was better than being informed I believe. Another thing I liked about the DVD is its use of some live performances, interviews, and other TV video of Winehouse. Having heard her voice and liking what I heard, it was nice to see some live pieces. Despite her train wreck (according to the media) life, she is a pretty and talented artist. I give this DVD a 3.5 star rating

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 12:41 AM

Thank you so much, Kev, for your first rate response. I should've mentioned in my question, though, that I own a copy and that I've seen it, just once, but I liked it, though it doesn't feature Amy so centrally as the I Told You I Was Trouble documentary does, which was made with Amy's (and Mitch's) coorporation and consent. The rating of just 2 and a half must be because The Girl Done Good has no such cooperation or authorization. As the comments you kindly added show, however, this documentary does show Amy from an interesting angle, namely, as seen by fellow (mostly jazz) musicians. When you've had the opportunity to see it yourself, then I'd still be interested to hear what your opinion about it is.

Edited by Winehousedrunk, 20 February 2009 - 12:51 AM.

Amy Winehouse died, and she's taken a part of my soul with her. May that part be the love that I felt for her, and may the love that I still feel for her be the undying part of us both.




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