Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett releases today
September 14th, 2011
02:15 PM ET

Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett releases today

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?"


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

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  1. Hot Tattoo Designs Information

    Valuable info. Fortunate me I discovered your site accidentally, and I am shocked why this coincidence didn't took place in advance! I bookmarked it.

    April 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Oofa!

    That mouth looks like a bear trap!

    September 16, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. FU

    With a name like winehouse she stood about as much of a chance as someone with the last name of heroinestreet...

    September 16, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Everydayton

    If only we could understand what she's saying.

    September 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mark

    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!

    September 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yankee Bloke

    Regardless of her lifestyle and addiction(s) she was a wonderful singer. May she truly rest in Peace.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ol' Hindu

    Damn, and some people thought she was good lookin'. Look at that crack vacuum of a mouth!

    September 15, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • peacenluv

      how hateful and rude Ol" Hindu. You must be a really happy person.

      September 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snook

      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!!!

      September 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BB

    She and SJP look very much alike in the face!!!

    September 15, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Charlotte

    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.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      @charlotte, I've been listening to her CD boxset since the last week of July; almost every day. I miss her too!!

      September 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve

    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.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. MoonDancer

    She leaves quite a legacy behind, her music & the foundation to help children in need. She passed too young.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. newt

    Another artist proves that dying is the best career move

    September 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • K-Man

      she'll make a comeback....just like tupac.
      nothing will bring you more media attention than faking your death

      September 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Liz

    Amazing amazing voice and rare feel for jazz. Such a shame she left this world. RIP

    September 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Babak from LA

    she sure had some pipes on her .. too bad. RIP

    September 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @mark

    They are too busy trying to turn one another from each other on yesterday's while you were working.

    September 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Naileditshut

      Wow, language you is horrible, better you speak on Tuesday.

      September 16, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. LEE

    She was a strange bird, but man could she sing! I will be buying this.

    September 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlotte

      Yes, she was a strange bird, but aren't all true artist that...?

      September 15, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  17. mark

    Not much going on toeday. Where is everone?

    September 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Pinkyupmynose

    Some sink ...... and some float

    September 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. erich2112x

    Logs or coils?

    September 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |

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