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Amy, the new documentary about gone-too-soon songstress Amy Winehouse, has been getting rave reviews (including one from our own David Rolland) and is easily one of the most-buzzed-about music docs to come along this year. But our friend Hilary Hughes at the Village Voice points out that there's a crucial part of the soul singer's story that was left on the cutting-room floor: her Back to Black backing band, the Dap-Kings.
Considering how entwined the careers of Winehouse, the Dap-Kings, and Ronson were at that point, the omission of the Dap-Kings from Amy's narrative — which does an otherwise commendable job of countering the tabloid caricaturization of Winehouse by focusing on her artistic genius — is a glaring one. How can you tell Winehouse's story without diving deep into the record that lit the fuse to both her ascent and her downfall?