This time in the US (more of which later) the hire car had an aux-in so we didn’t have to battle local FM stations with the iTrip to listen to music as we drove (I’d booked a car with satellite for the fun of listening to lunatic talk radio but the fun wore off pretty quickly).
Anyway, on one of Helen’s iPod playlists was Love is a Losing Game which I swore must have been a cover by Winehouse of some old classic originally sung by Dinah Washington or some such. I just knew I’d heard it before. I hadn’t.
Here it is then, in this version sung live with a solo guitar accompaniment at 2007′s SXSW in Austin, TX. If the single Back to Black didn’t convince you of her talents, try this. Words and music by Amy Winehouse. Performed by Amy Winehouse.