Amy Winehouse's Dad Thrilled About Tony Bennett Charity Track
Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is delighted his daughter's duet with Tony Bennett will benefit a charity in her memory - because the late star was "so excited" about the collaboration.
Bennett was left devastated by Winehouse's death last month after working with her on a track, Body And Soul, for his upcoming record Duets II in March.
The 85 year old announced earlier this week that he planned to release the song in Winehouse's memory and donate all the proceeds to the Amy Winehouse Foundation - and Mitch is grateful Bennett is backing the cause.
He says, "I couldn't be happier that everyone involved with Amy and this recording felt they wanted to contribute. Amy was so excited to be working with Tony and really looking forward to her fans hearing the song. The fact that Amy's voice sounds as amazing and beautiful as ever and she is singing with the great Tony Bennett seems the most fitting tribute of all at this very difficult time."
The foundation, set up to provide help and support to those with ongoing addictions, will reportedly use the singer's London home as its headquarters.
A source tells Britain's The Sun, "They think it's too precious to give up, hence the new HQ idea. They don't want to rent it out and if they sold it they think it could attract the wrong kind of buyer as it was where Amy passed away. They may sell one day but that would be some way off. Having the offices in her old house is something they all thought made sense. Mitch has big plans and needs a nice environment where employees will be able to carry out their work properly."