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Published:August 3rd, 2009 13:51 EST
Amy Winehouse's Dad Makes A Record

Amy Winehouse's Dad Makes A Record

By Robert Paul Reyes

"It makes sense to me when children follow in their parent`s footsteps, but not so much when it`s the other way around. Amy Winehouse`s dad, Mitch, is a taxi driver. But he`s started recording an album of Frank Sinatra covers, along with a sprinkling of his own songs."

Amy Winehouse`s personal life is a disaster, but very few will dispute that she`s a musical genius. But does Amy`s dear old dad have any musical talent?

There are late bloomers who don`t start working on the Great American Novel until they are in their 50`s, but usually genius can`t help but manifest itself at a much earlier age.

If Amy doesn`t kill herself with drugs and alcohol, she has the potential of leaving behind of work equivalent to that of Sinatra.

But it`s an outrage for a middle-aged cabbie to record an album of Frank Sinatra covers. Sinatra was the Man, the Chairman of the Board, how dare Mr. Winehouse besmirch his memory?

I advise Mr. Winehouse to stick to Karaoke, or to recored an album of Tiny Tim covers.