Video - Amy Winehouse Duet with Tony Bennett Released on Her 28th Birthday

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
On what would have been her 28th birthday, a duet between Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett was released to commemorate her death.

For anybody who ever doubted that Winehouse was a genuine singer and songwriter, this song will prove that Amy was the real deal.

The song called "Body and Soul” was recorded in March 2011, just four months before she died, with Bennett at Abby Road Studios in Liverpool – the same studio the Beatles used.

All proceeds from the sale of the track will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The charity has one simple goal:

“The Amy Winehouse Foundation was set up in Amy’s memory to support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad that provide help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, ļ¬nancial disadvantage or addiction.”



To make a donation to the foundation you can visit her website at AmyWinehouseFoundation.

Amy’s father Mitch told CNN that his memories of her obviously will never fade,

“She's my daughter. But the love that she had for her family and her friends...and her generosity, that's what I'll remember most."

Bennett has also commented on Amy’s singing and career saying,

"We had a beautiful time recording together in the studio, and I knew that Amy was very happy with how she performed that day. I thought she was absolutely brilliant, and this recording truly captures the essence of her unique artistry. She was a rare talent."

The duet is being sold as a single on iTunes and will also be featured on Bennett’s new album "Duets II" due in stores September 20th in celebration of his 85th birthday.

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