Saturday, January 19, 2008

Oy Vey! Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson gearing up for some new Hanukkah Music

Amy Winehouse is planning to record an album of Christmas and Hanukkah songs, according to her producer, Mark Ronson.

Ronson and Winehouse both have Jewish roots and are both keen to express this in song.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Ronson said: “We're talking about making a holiday record, with Christmas songs on one side and Hanukkah songs on the other.

“She's got songs called ‘Kosher Kisses’ and ‘Alone Under the Mistletoe’.

“She was kind of messing around, but I was like, ‘You have all these amazing records to play for Christmas, like Motown and Carla Thomas and the Charlie Brown Christmas, and unfortunately, us Jews have nothing that cool to listen to. So we should do something.

“She's writing songs and we talked about getting a studio. I have to finish a few other things first, but I imagine we'll go into the studio this year.”

Source [NME]

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