We loved writing about the soap opera life of Amy Winehouse before she tragically died of alcohol poisoning last July, and we appreciated her original style. In the five years after she released her huge album “Back to Black” she didn’t seem to do much singing, but 12 songs from various recording sessions over the last decade, including a duet with Tony Bennett, are featured in her new posthumous album released today. The album, “Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” is getting good reviews and reminds us of what a one-of-a-kind talent we lost.

Posted by Janet on December 6, 2011

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  1. By Patrick
    On December 6, 2011 at

    Gorgeous Les Paul Black Beauty!!
    The Gibson’s behind her are stunning as well.
    All for show on her though, she would destroy the fretboard in seconds with those nails.

  2. By georgie
    On December 6, 2011 at

    Patrick, well said! And LOL about the fingernails! The first thing I noticed was the guitars also, we love guitars in our family. The one Amy is holding is, I believe, an Epiphone Les Paul, not the Gibby Black Beauty. It is a beauty though. Let me know if I’m wrong ok?

    I am interested to hear the new cd.

  3. By georgie
    On December 6, 2011 at

    For Patrick: interesting history of Epiphone & Gibson:


    So Epiphone is made in Korea now. Some nice guitars are being made there. There was one that won a big reward at the Anaheim NAMM show last January. I got to play it, very nice, but can’t remember the name.

  4. By Hilary's Duff
    On December 6, 2011 at

    So tired of Artists being exploited, even after their death.

  5. By The J-Man
    On December 6, 2011 at

    Releasing a collection of songs recorded but not heard by Amy’s fans is hardly exploiting Winestone’s memory. It’s the last chance those of us who agree with Janet that she had a unique and special voice will get to hear her. I wish she could be exploited like that on four or five other albums.

  6. By forrest gump
    On December 7, 2011 at

    yep: SHE IS ROCKIN’ OUT OF THE COFFIN, folks!!
    (everything is possible in california)

  7. By Strom
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Releasing the songs is ok and its the only way the record company has of recouping their advances but making her a silicone enhanced Joan of Arc (or pervert Michael Jackson the Pope)or anything more than a blip on the music screen is just hype and promotion.

    No different than Hendrix, Marley, and Joplin – all of whom were bigger stars – lived fast, died young, and wont be back!

  8. By Denise
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Yes Strom, Hendrix, Marley, Joplin and Amy won’t be back. But fortunately we have their music to listen to again and again, and again.

  9. By enchantedbunny
    On December 7, 2011 at

    her tragic death from alcohol poisoning…seriously no one saw this coming!!!! shamey winehorse was a trainwreck.time to move on and i would say adele has her beat musically , lyrically , and professionaly.

  10. By enchantedbunny
    On December 7, 2011 at

    you know what they say…theres no point in beating a dead horse.

  11. By Strom
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Or a dead pervert…in the case of MJ!

  12. By Patrick
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Georgie, an Epi of course. I wouldn’t let her hold the real thing with those nails. I’m a gearhead, always have been.I hang guitars for wall art and noodle with them a little bit. I collect vintage amps and speaker cabs and my garage is full of P.A. equipment. LOTS! Pisses my wife off.
    Incidentally on Janis Joplin. We stayed in room 105 of the Highland Gardens a few years back. I think it was 105? Anyway it was the room Janis died in. Boy did we come out of there with a couple of great ghost stories. They use our stories in the ghost tour.
    Shivers big time.

  13. By Denise
    On December 7, 2011 at

    No fair Patrick. You have to dish on the ghost stories!

  14. By Patrick
    On December 7, 2011 at

    I was washing my hands in the bathroom sink and said to myself quietly, “well it was nice to meet you Janis.” The bathroom light then flickered twice. It was the only time it did that.
    When we woke the next morning my youngest girl said she was woken up by the lady in the room beside us yelling at her kids. She also said the wall was banging, getting louder and louder with the lady getting even madder.I am a VERY light sleeper and only my youngest heard this. She said it lasted all night. My wife and I exchanged knowing glances and saw it as an eight year old perception of sex in the room beside us.
    I mentioned this to the auditor while checking out and he said, “but Mr. Crowe, there was nobody in either of the rooms beside you or above you last night.”
    I might not have slept as heavy though if Miss Ginger hadn’t taken me on a drinking tour of Hollywood that night. What a great trip that was.

  15. By Patrick
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Incidentally, the dealer who hot shotted Janis sat on the park bench in the little park on Highland across from Janis’s floor level window. She would motion him over from her window to cop. When she shot the dope at the kitchen table she knew she was in trouble and ran for the door. She collapsed just inside her door to the hall. On his death bed the dealer admitted that there were seven more he killed. He was a serial killer.

  16. By georgie
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Great stories Patrick. Thanks!

  17. By Patrick
    On December 7, 2011 at

    And thanks for the Epi link, Georgie.
    Good info!

  18. By Cal
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Thanks for sharing Patrick.

  19. By Cal
    On December 7, 2011 at

    The last sentence, the dealer was a serial killer, wow!! Why would he kill his clientele? what a strange one.

  20. By Denise
    On December 7, 2011 at

    Thanks for not holding out on us Patrick. Interesting stories.

    Miss Ginger huh?

  21. By Patrick
    On December 7, 2011 at

    The one and only.
    Jessica took the leash off of me for that night. We had a blast.
    I think Ginger is posting here as…get ready for it…
    Nah I better not say.


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