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Monday
Jun202011

Amy Winehouse's Dad Releases Debut Jazz Album "Rush of Love"

Mitch Winehouse - Rush of Love"Mitch Winehouse, former cab driver and father to one of the UK's biggest music exports is about to prove the critics wrong with the release of his debut album Rush Of Love which is available now. At the age of 60, Mitch is turning a life-long ambition into reality, showcasing his in-depth knowledge and sheer passion for jazz and swing music with this 11-track debut featuring a host of rarely uncovered classics as well as four brand new tracks.

"We love singing in our family" Mitch explains, "I was always singing at home. But this is a dream come true and musically, it's a great album." Despite his own undeniable music talent, Mitch is also realistic about the assumptions that will be made about his newfound career choice: "If Amy wasn't my daughter I wouldn't be given this opportunity. I'm not stupid, I know that. But if I couldn't sing I wouldn't have been given the opportunity either."

 The track listing: 

  • Please Be Kind
  • How Insensitve 
  • Rush of Love to the Heart
  • Tell Me
  • Day by Day
  • I Apologize
  • Nights
  • Close Your Eyes
  • No More Broken Hearts
  • You Go to My Head
  • April in Paris

Okay - so what do you all think about his version of April in Paris

"Teaming up with old family friend Tony Hiller, writer of Save Your Kisses For Me and hundreds of other jazz and pop standards, was another logical step for Mitch who has, quite obviously, had the time of his life researching and compiling his music debut. "I had such a good time making this album. We tried 40 songs we loved and worked through them with a pianist. If it didn't work for us, we moved on, but just reliving them was enough."

Here's a video of Mr. Winehouse performing in London, May 2011:

I want to know what you're thinking about this. If you enjoy this style of jazz, would you go to see him live? If you are interested in seeing him live, he is doing a brief summer tour of the US. 

The quoted text in this post is from the press release.