Winehouse/Bennett duet going to charity

2011-08-04 07:22

Los Angeles – A duet between jazz great Tony Bennett and the late singer Amy Winehouse is being released as a single to benefit a charity established by her father, Bennett’s spokesperson said.

The classic pop standard Body and Soul that Winehouse recorded with Bennett in March is one of her last works. She died unexpectedly at age 27 on July 23, after a long battle with alcohol and drugs.

An official cause of death for Winehouse has not been determined. Her father, Mitch, is creating a foundation in her name to help drug addicts.

Proceeds from Bennett and Winehouse’s Body and Soul recording, which is being released as a single, will go to the foundation, said Liz Rosenberg, a spokesperson for Bennett.

The song will also appear on Bennett’s Duets II CD to be released on September 20.

Bennett, a Grammy winning jazz legend whose biggest songs include I Left My Heart in San Francisco and Rags to Riches, celebrated his 85th birthday yesterday.

He recorded Body and Soul with Winehouse at the Abbey Road Studios in London, and has credited her for her abilities as a jazz singer.

Grammy winner Winehouse was famed for her black beehive hair and soulful voice, and is best known for her 2006 song Rehab that summed up her struggles with addiction.

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