It’s easy to get swallowed up in the mystery of Amy Winehouse’s untimely July 23 death. But first things first, let’s remember that she was an amazing singer. Thankfully, Tony Bennett won’t let us forget.
This morning on what would have been Winehouse’s 28th birthday, the legendary singer released the full clip of his time at Abbey Road Studios in London with the late English siren while recording their duet “Body and Soul.” The video shows a strong Winehouse coolly cooing alongside Bennett.
Even more precious than seeing her perform so well are the intimate moments revealed here. Seeing her alert, laughing, and hanging out behind the soundboard is how she should be remembered. Check out the clip after the jump.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation also launched today. Proceeds from “Body and Soul” will be donated to it. Though not specifically detailed, the charity will benefit children.
Amy's mother Janis says in a statement, “We want to give money to projects that make a direct difference. It is a source of great comfort to know that Amy would be proud of this and right behind it."
What do you think of their duet? Let us know.
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