The Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett recorded before her death will be released. The song “Body and Soul” will have it proceeds go to Mitch Winehouse’s foundation to help those battling addiction, started by her father. The song will be released as a single and is included on Bennett’s latest album titled “Duets II”.
This is the last known song recorded by Winehouse befor her death last month. Bennett sat down on the “Today” show on Wednesday where he gave the late singer props for her professionalism in the recording studio. “That’s right, that was the last record she made,” he said. “It was great. She sang beautifully.”
The album is set to be out in late September, but Bennet said the single will be released ahead of that. Some other collaborators on the album include Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, John Mayer and Carrie Underwood, to name a few. Bennett has released over 70 albums during his career, with almost all being for Columbia Records. The biggest selling of these in the U.S. have been I Left My Heart in San Francisco, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett, and Duets: An American Classic, all of which went platinum for shipping one million copies.
Meanwhile, The late singer’s parents are planning to use their daughter’s $4 million North London house as the headquarters for the new foundation that will teach children about the affects of drug addiction. Though Mitch Winehouse didn’t give specifics, speculation is that the ten-room mansion could be used for rehab projects. “It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children’s hospices and more,” Winehouse told the British paper The Sun. “We want to make a positive difference.”By: Pat Prescott
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