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.
1. The Lady Is A Tramp with Lady Gaga
2. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) with John Mayer
3. Body And Soul with Amy Winehouse
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore with Michael Buble
5. Blue Velvet with k.d. lang
6. How Do You Keep The Music Playing with Aretha Franklin
7. The Girl I Love with Sheryl Crow
8. On The Sunny Side of the Street with Willie Nelson
9. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Queen Latifah
10. Speak Low with Norah Jones
11. This Is All I Ask with Josh Groban
12. Watch What Happens with with Natalie Cole
13. Stranger In Paradise with Andrea Bocelli
14. The Way You Look Tonight with Faith Hill
15. Yesterday I Heard The Rain with Alejandro Sanz
16. It Had To Be You with Carrie Underwood
17. When Do The Bells Ring For Me with with Mariah Carey
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Visit iTunes to download the single here.