The track and video for the long awaited Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett duet "Body and Soul" premiered in its entirety to commemorate what would have been Amy's 28th birthday. "Body and Soul" was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and is the final recording she ever made before her passing on July 23rd. The recording session was filmed by Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe as part of a large documentary film on Bennett that is in the works.
All proceeds from the sale of the "Body and Soul" single and video will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation. The organization was founded by the singer's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, with a mission to provide support for young people struggling with ill health, disability, financial disadvantage, or addiction.
"Body and Soul" will be featured on Tony's upcoming release, "Tony Bennett: Duets II" out on September 20th via RPM/Columbia Records. "Duets II" produced by Phil Ramone follows up "Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic" CD, the 2006 Grammy winning best selling CD which became Bennett's best selling recording to date. The album boosts an all-star cast of duet partners including Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Mariah Carey, and Aretha Franklin.