MTV.com is reporting that a rare video of the late Amy Winehouse performing inside the MTV Times Square studios will be shown as a part of a special tribute program set to air on the cable station Wednesday, July 27, 6:30pm (EST).
Winehouse, the multiple-Grammy-winning British singer whose connections to vintage American soul music were more than evident in her dreadfully short and plagued music career — peaking with her 2007 Grammy winning song “Rehab” from the hit album Back to Black — was found dead in her London home on Saturday, July 23.
According to MTV:
“In celebration of the life and musical legacy of Amy Winehouse, MTV will reach into its vaults and air an intimate performance from the singer, taped in 2007, when she stood on the verge of superstardom.
“The rarely seen set — filmed in MTV’s Times Square studios as part of the 45th at Night live series — features Winehouse and her Back to Black backing band, the Dap-Kings, working their way through searing and soulful renditions of the songs that would soon become her biggest hits: “Rehab,” “Back to Black,” “Me & Mr. Jones” and “You Know I’m No Good.” A collaboration between Winehouse and rapper Mos Def on the song “Love Is a Losing Game” will also be included in the broadcast.”
Winehouse’s U.S. publicist was Egg Harbor Township’s Tracey Miller. AC Weekly has reached out to Miller, who says she and the Winehouse family are too shaken up by the sudden death to issue a comment at this time.