On what would have been the 28th birthday of Amy Winehouse, her duet with Tony Bennett is being released to commemorate the late singer.
Proceeds from the track, titled "Body and Soul," will go to support the Amy Winehouse Foundation. In the clip below, Amy's father Mitch describes the foundation to CNN, saying "the mission statement is very much to help children who are suffering from economic disadvantage, who are ill, who are suffering with drug abuse; children and young adults who need help desperately."
Bennett and Winehouse recorded the single in March, just months before she died in late July. "Our singing, it just blended perfectly. It couldn't have been better," Winehouse says of their collaboration in a video posted on the foundation's site.
According to People, the Winehouse family - who have been speaking out about Amy's passing in hopes of raising awareness for the foundation - will mark Amy's birthday quietly. Amy's father Mitch will join Bennett for the CD launch in New York later this week.
Mitch, who appeared on "Piers Morgan" Tuesday, told the anchor, "My 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."
With tears in his eyes, Mitch continued that he thinks his daughter's legacy will be her music. "Hopefully there will be some more music, but I think there's a great deal to come," he went on. "And her foundation's going to help thousands and thousands of children. What better legacy could you want than that?"
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That mouth looks like a bear trap!
With a name like winehouse she stood about as much of a chance as someone with the last name of heroinestreet...
If only we could understand what she's saying.
Such a talented & beautiful young lady (When she wasn't on drugs) The world has lost another great talent way to young!
Stop the drugs!
Regardless of her lifestyle and addiction(s) she was a wonderful singer. May she truly rest in Peace.
Damn, and some people thought she was good lookin'. Look at that crack vacuum of a mouth!
how hateful and rude Ol" Hindu. You must be a really happy person.
Amy made her mistakes while on this earth just like the rest of us still living difference being she is a well known artist so all her mistakes are broadcast-ed by the media!! While our mistakes are hidden. God is the only one that can judge her! She is dead let her legacy live that she had a beautiful voice and great talent!! Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven!! So forgive her for being human and making mistakes she hurt herself and her family!! Let her rest in peace and stop the ugly insults!!!
She and SJP look very much alike in the face!!!
I simply cannot get enough of her...her music very near puts me in a trance...Her clothing line (especially her flat shoes) does the same. I will buy anything Amy.
@charlotte, I've been listening to her CD boxset since the last week of July; almost every day. I miss her too!!
It's sad that she is gone but at least the proceeds from her music may help someone else avoid addiction. It's a good thing that her family has done and a nice way to remember her.
the only thing her parents have done is find a loophole in the tax code so they can get her money....
I agree Steve.
Agree with Steve. Jealous much Rob? Go get a life.
She leaves quite a legacy behind, her music & the foundation to help children in need. She passed too young.
the only thing she left behind was the need for a hazmat suit....
Another artist proves that dying is the best career move
she'll make a comeback....just like tupac.
nothing will bring you more media attention than faking your death
Amazing amazing voice and rare feel for jazz. Such a shame she left this world. RIP
she sure had some pipes on her .. too bad. RIP
they were all crackpipes....
I bet she could smoke a pipe!!
They are too busy trying to turn one another from each other on yesterday's while you were working.
Wow, language you is horrible, better you speak on Tuesday.
She was a strange bird, but man could she sing! I will be buying this.
Yes, she was a strange bird, but aren't all true artist that...?
Not much going on toeday. Where is everone?
They are all out celebrating Toeday.
Some sink ...... and some float
Logs or coils?
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